Business Analyst

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Program Number: 10-102-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Online
This program is eligible for financial aid

Take your communication and analytical skills to the next level with a Business Analyst associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Business analysts are change agents or liaisons that create value by identifying business needs and recommending solutions that produce better business outcomes.

Put yourself ahead of the competition and propel your career with Moraine Park’s Business Analyst degree. Moraine Park Technical College is an Academic Member of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), the leading association for business analysis around the globe. IIBA supports recognition of the profession, networking and community engagement, standards and resource development, comprehensive certification programs, and support for education providers.

Through the Academic Program, IIBA has endorsed the following eight core courses from Moraine Park’s Business Analyst program: Business Analyst Software Applications, Business Analyst Essentials, Business Analyst Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation Techniques, Requirements Life Cycle Management, Requirements Analysis and Design, Business Analyst Solution Evaluation, and Business Analyst Strategy Analysis.

Moraine Park is the first two-year college in Wisconsin to achieve this endorsement and is listed on IIBA’s endorsed education and training website. An IIBA endorsed course offers the following benefits to students:

1. Asserts alignment to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), the internationally recognized body of knowledge for the practice of business analysis

2. Meets industry and internationally recognized standards and best practices in business analysis, ensuring learners develop the skills companies need most in 2021 and beyond

3. Allows students to apply the endorsed course hours towards the professional development requirement for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™(ECBA™), designed specifically for students with no work experience”.

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What You’ll Learn

The online Business Analyst program at Moraine Park prepares students to decipher organization structure, policies and operation through collaborating and building relationships among stakeholders. Graduates of the Moraine Park Business Analyst program will be prepared to elicit requirements or needs from stakeholders such as customers or subject matter experts of processes or workflows, information technology, and supply chains. They will explore the use of a variety of best practice techniques, analytics, and relevant technologies to validate, analyze, and synthesize information to gain insights. Students will also complete strategy analysis and solution evaluation to assess performance and value.

Transfer Opportunities

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

Credit for Prior Learning

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $13.45 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2024-25 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,462 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $3,008 (if living with parents, $9,147 if living on your own), books and supplies of $1,465, personal expenses of $3,608, and transportation of $4,017 for a total of $17,002. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements 

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
102-132 Business Analyst Planning and Monitoring 3
102-134 Business Analyst Essentials 3
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
801-136 English Composition 1 3
890-101 College 101 2
Mathematics Course 3
Semester 2
102-136 Elicitation Techniques 3
102-138 Requirements Life Cycle Management 3
196-189 Team Building and Problem Solving 3
Communication Course 3
Social Science Course 3
Semester 3
101-138 Data Management, Analysis and Reporting 3
102-140 Business Analyst Software Applications 3
102-142 Requirements Analysis and Design 3
152-105 Relational Databases 3
196-190 Leadership Development 3
801-197 Technical Reporting 3
Semester 4
101-184 Principles of Accounting 3
102-144 Business Analyst Strategy Analysis 3
102-146 Business Analyst Solution Evaluation 3
196-188 Project Management 3
Behavioral Science Course 3
 Total Credits63

Program Outcomes

  • Perform elicitation, validation, and analysis of requirements to meet a business need
  • Build relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrate leadership throughout business analysis efforts
  • Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment


Students also earn the Project Coordinator Certificate by completing the Business Analyst Associate Degree. Earn a certificate and an associate degree along this pathway. Start with some courses for entry-level employment, and continue with additional courses for higher wages and job advancement.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Process Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst 

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates