Plan of Study

The MS in IT Business Analysis courses are offered on a rolling format, 100% online, that lets you progress through the program at your own pace. Courses are offered in an eight-week format for greater flexibility, so you can complete the required 34 credit hours (30 if you’re already certified Business Analyst) in 12 months to 5 years.

As you complete your first full semester, we'll work with you to establish your individual Plan of Study (POS). All students are required to have an approved Plan of Study in order to graduate from Purdue.

The Plan of Study serves as a contract between you, your advisory committee, and Purdue University’s Graduate School. Your POS is a blueprint for successful completion of your degree requirements. The plan must be approved adhering to department and Graduate School policies. We strongly encourage students to have an approved Plan of Study on file by the end of their first semester.

Refer to the table below and the POS Overview for assistance on what courses to take and when they’re offered. For a detailed description of each course please visit the Course Offerings page under the Student Resources tab.

Course Name

Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

Business Analysis Essentials

3

 

Enterprise Analysis

3

 

Professional Research & Communication

1

 

Project Management Essentials

3

 
CBAP and PBA Certification Prep

1

 

IT Requirements Analysis & Modeling

3

 

Project Quality Management

1

 

IT Policy, Law & Ethics

3

 

 
Business and Data Analytics

3

 

 
IT Economics & Procurement Management

3

 

 

Risk Management

1

 

 
Advanced Topics in Business Analysis

3

 

 

Interpersonal & Group Skills for Leaders

3

 

 

Organizational and Project Change Management

3