An analysis of underlying competencies and computer and information technology learning objectives for business analysis

Ryan T Quigley, Purdue University


This research examines whether the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) department at Purdue University should develop a business analyst concentration. The differences between system and business analysts, evolution of the business analyst profession, job demand and trends, and applicable model curricula were explored to support this research. Review of relevant literature regarding the topics suggested that a business analyst concentration should be developed. A gap analysis was performed to determine how well selected CIT courses address the skills and competencies required by today's business analysts. The primary finding, as a result of the analysis, was that CIT courses alone are not able to fulfill all of the learning objectives necessary for a business analyst. Based on this finding multiple recommendations are made, including a proposed business analyst concentration plan of study.




Dittman, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Business administration|Information Technology|Business education|Computer science

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