Bluegrass IIBA - The Important Skills for Success

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • University of Kentucky, Conference Room 100, Hardymon Building, 301 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506-0495


  • UK students, staff and faculty get free admission to this event for the use of their facilities. Please show your campus ID at the door to get free admission to this event.
  • For paid members in good standing of Bluegrass IIBA Chapter. We encourage online registration to our events, member registration will be $10 at the door.
  • For current college students. We invite and encourage all college students to attend our events, registration for college students will be $5 at the door.
  • All are welcome to attend our events. We encourage online registration to our events, Non-member registration will be $15 at the door.
  • For the presenter of the event.

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What should we be teaching our students? How do we best prepare these students for careers as business analysts? What skills are most important? And how do we teach those skills? If you have been working, but wish to transition to a business analysis career, what skills should you make sure you are proficient at?  If you have been a business analyst for awhile, does your skills align with these important skills?


The BABOK Guide documents which skills are needed to be a business analyst. But what is the best way to learn these skills? And what is the best way to teach these skills to current college students? This presentation will try to answer these questions. We will discuss what Eastern Kentucky University's Computer Information Systems students are learning. We will also explore what types of jobs our recent graduates have accepted and what are their career-path options.


Target Audience:

  • Business and Business Analysis Students
  • IT Business Analysts
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Enterprise Business Analysts
  • Business and Solution Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of Business Analysts
  • IT Managers                         


  • Student
  • Novice
  • Intermediate 
  • Experienced
  • Managers 


Presented by:  Bob Mahaney, EKU Professor


Robert Mahaney is Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems in the School of Business at Eastern Kentucky University. He completed his Ph.D. in information systems at the University of Kentucky. He earned an MA in mathematics, also from UK. His research has appeared in Project Management Journal, the International Journal of Project Management, and others. Dr Mahaney teaches several courses at EKU, including Visual Basic Programming, Computer Networking, Network Security, and IT Project Management. His research interests focus on how rewards can be used to motivate IT workers.






We encourage online registration for our events; therefore, we offer discounts to those who register online. 

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Based in Lexington, Kentucky and serving all interested Kentucky Business Analysts    

Mailing address:  Bluegrass IIBA Chapter | 1588 Leestown Road, Suite 130-111 | Lexington, KY  40511



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