New York State Office of the State Comptroller | Evaluated Learning Experience
Business Analysis (Track V)
450 hours (12 weeks).
September 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain the role of the Business Analyst (BA) in an organization; explain the BA’s role in conducting strategic analysis from the user’s perspective; identify stakeholders; create a communication plan to ensure stakeholders are engaged in the process; describe various modeling techniques and apply any one of these techniques to a business process analysis; articulate the skills necessary to help business units create a business case document that communicates with various stakeholders for successful completion of initiative; explain the role of strategic planning in an organization; discuss the agency’s budget process; define business analysis and its role in developing organizational strategies; define internal controls and risk mitigation; and orally present the final project.Students gain and utilize knowledge of business analysis with practical applicability within the Office of the New York State Comptroller in a variety of capacities.
This course provides an academic focus on the core knowledge areas of business analysis, which are a collection of logically (but not sequentially) related tasks that describe specific activities which accomplish the purpose of their associated knowledge area. rom initial idea to closeout. Students actively participate in exercises to gain a better understanding of how business analysis enables change in an organization by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. Instruction is provided through the use of the Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide), the globally recognized standard for the practice of business analysis. During each class, students utilize business analysis techniques to document requirements and business rules which will then be tied back to the business process allowing for improvement opportunities. Some of these techniques include: Scope modelling, stakeholder analysis, process modelling, and data modelling; these deliverables are required with each session. At the conclusion of 12 weeks, students develop a full business requirements document (BRD) to be used as part of this work. Other topics include, fraud awareness, internal controls, financial reporting, the Agency’s budget process, introduction to project management, NYS procurement, and the NYS budgeting process.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, up to 13 semester hours as an onsite supervised internship or field experience in Business Analysis, other appropriate academic departments, or as a general elective (9/18).