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Business Administration

Get down to business.

Grow your career in business and management

Business Analysis Concentration


Employers tell us that their most successful employees communicate well and understand how their organization works. They know how the functions of marketing, finance and operations connect and how human behaviour impacts the effectiveness of an organization.

Whether you are mid-career or beginning your career, the Business Administration program at McMaster, developed in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Diploma.  Upon completion of the Diploma, students can apply up 24 units towards degree studies.

Why Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is a growing field within the business world. The role of a Business Analyst is to clearly and concisely gather, document and analyze information for a multitude of business challenges and opportunities.  This concentration in Business Analysis will help you scrutinize the various operational procedures of an organization and find solutions to help the organization meet its strategic goals.

This Business Analysis curriculum will prepare you to write the IIBA's Certificate of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) exam.

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone who analyzing business processes
  • Anyone working in business
  • New and current managers
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of business
  • Recent college/university graduates
  • Professionals pursuing designations

Program Requirements

You must complete five core Business Administration courses and the applicable Business Analysis course requirements through Global Knowledge. Upon completion of the business analysis component, students will receive 9 units of elective credit which will fulfill the Business Analysis concentration requirement.The core Business Administration courses and the Business Analysis courses can be done concurrently.

Please Note: BUS 860 (Foundations of Business Finance) is replacing HRM 817 (Business Finance & Accounting)  as a core course. Students who already took HRM 817  do NOT need to take BUS 860.

Please contact us to develop a study plan.

+ Global Knowledge Program:

Students must complete the Level 2 Certificate of Completion (7 courses, 18 days of training). The Global Knowledge program offers numerous courses to choose from - please visit the Global Knowledge website for a listing of courses and to register.