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Be a Tech-Savvy Problem Solver

Mini Master of Business Analysis

Designed for experienced industry professionals and career changers interested in the roles, responsibilities, and skills necessary to be an effective business analyst or project manager. The Mini Master of Business Analysis is designed to enhance the understanding of the role an analyst plays in bridging the gap between business and technology. The program highlights many of the topics taught in the Graduate Programs in Software's graduate-level courses, including how to identify and articulate a business need and find an appropriate IT solution.


Participants who benefit from this program include:
  • Those seeking an understanding of data development, architecture & storage.
  • Individuals interested entering the field or who are new to their positions as business analysts, systems analysts, project analysts, project managers, software engineers or quality assurance specialists.
  • Managers and leaders who oversee business analysis or technology solutions.
  • Professionals in any department who desire to communicate better with an information technology team.


Melissa Fink

Program Coordinator
Phone Number
(651) 962-5500
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What to Expect

Participants in this program will:

  • Gain an overview of Business Analysis topics.
  • Learn about the role an analyst plays within an organization.
  • Learn key concepts, techniques and methodologies that ensure success in improving how organizations do business.
  • Increase their ability to bring new ideas, insights and technologies to their organizations that may improve their performance and results.

Topics covered in the Mini Master of Business Analysis include:

  • Introduction to Business Analysis
  • Business Analysis: Problem Statement Definition through Delivery
  • Business Analysis: Effective Modeling that Drives Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Leadership
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Software Project Management
  • Database Management Systems Design
  • DevOps Cloud Computing
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Enterprise Architecture

Faculty Highlights

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Logistics, Discounts and Policies

St. Thomas Student and Alumni Discount

Receive 15% off Graduate Programs in Software mini master's programs. To obtain the discount contact Melissa Fink, Program Coordinator, at (651) 962-5500 or email melissa.fink@stthomas.edu for instructions on how to register and receive this discount.

Dislocated Worker Program

If you are part of the Dislocated Worker Program and are receiving funding assistance through a Workforce Center, please contact Melissa Fink, Program Coordinator, at (651) 962-5500 or email melissa.fink@stthomas.edu for directions on how to register. This program is WOIA-certified.

Continuing Education Units

You can earn 2.7 CEUs upon successful completion of program. CEUs are non-credit educational experiences. One CEU is equivalent to 10 contact hours of study.

Refund Policy

The full fee or approved purchase order is due at the time of registration. Registration cannot be processed without payment. Contact Melissa Fink, Program Coordinator, at (651) 962-5500 or email melissa.fink@stthomas.edu for more information. Substitutions or transfers can be made up to the day of the program. If you need to cancel, please call our office at least five working days before the beginning of the program to avoid a 10 percent processing fee. Cancellations made after the program begins are subject to the full fee.