Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis

A key facilitator within any organization, the business analyst works as a liaison among stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate, and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies, and information systems. The Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis program focuses on both the technical and managerial aspects of software development that are required knowledge for successful business analysts, systems analysts, project analysts, project managers, software engineers, or quality assurance analysts.

To complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis, the student must complete the four required SEIS graduate courses (12 graduate semester credits) with a GPA of 2.7 or better.

NOTE: Students have the option to use the coursework from the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis to continue in the Master of Science degree.

Current and inactive students who enrolled in this program prior to fall 2018 may opt to remain with the graduate program requirements from their current catalog, or move forward to the newest graduate program requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis.

Required Courses [4 courses]:

  • SEIS 610  Software Engineering 
  • SEIS 627  Software Planning and Testing
  • SEIS 636  Requirements Analysis
  • SEIS 665  DevOps and Cloud Infrastructure

View SEIS Course Catalog.


  1. A bachelor's degree in any discipline from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent). 
  2. An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7. (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)

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