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Business analysts work in many areas of the oil & gas industry.  They analyze data, identify opportunities for improvement and help develop solutions to complex business problems.  They work with stakeholders to define goals and requirements for projects.  Business analysts are also involved in continuous improvement in technology and business processes.

Program: Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op)

Institution: Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s Campus)
Duration: Five years (common first year, then specialization in years two to five)

Entrance Requirements:

  • General entrance requirements for Memorial University and can apply to enter directly into the Business Faculty from high school.
  • Admission to the Bachelor of Commerce program is competitive and selective. Although a student may meet the minimum requirements, admission is not guaranteed.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) program has nine school terms and three work terms.  Students can concentrate on a specific area by choosing business electives from a specialized field.  Students interested in business analysis can concentrate on operational research, accounting or information systems.


Graduates receive a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) degree.  Many graduates in the oil & gas industry continue specialized training with their employer.

A business analyst can seek certification from the International Institute of Business Analysis.  Both the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) designations are recognized.