Business Analysis Fundamentals

Learn the fundamental skills needed to be a successful business analyst. You'll explore the role of the business analyst, as well as key definitions, concepts and the context of business analysis within an organization.

You will also learn how to evaluate and apply business analysis techniques that assist with decision-making, and how to effectively present ideas through a variety of critical communication skills.

In addition, you'll explore the breadth of knowledge areas of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) according to the BABOK® Guide, and how these areas are applied to the work of business analysis.

IIBA professional development hours: 14
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This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Priyanka Agrawal $860.00 13 Register
Online - Priyanka Agrawal $860.00 25 Register

Course schedule: Classes run online from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

What will you learn?

After completing this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Identify the fundamentals of the business analysis profession
  • Analyze the role and value of a business analyst in an organizational framework 
  • Explore the breadth of business analysis knowledge areas according to the BABOK Guide
  • Interpret concepts foundational to the success of a business analyst 
  • Assess specific business analysis techniques in a variety of scenarios 
  • Apply appropriate business analysis skills and key concepts that successfully achieve specific deliverables 
  • Model key competencies for a successful business analyst 

How will you learn?

The course features a wide variety of instructional techniques, including facilitated group discussions, thought-provoking exercises that encourage experimentation and analysis, and instructor presentations of theory and best practices.

You will complete regular course reading and participate in exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations.

How will you be evaluated?

We’ll evaluate your performance in this course on a pass/fail basis using a combination of in-class or take-home assignments, individual or group projects, presentations, participation and attendance. We expect you to participate in discussions and activities and complete all assignments.

Textbooks and learning materials

To complete the Business Analysis Certificate program you will need to pass all nine courses. You will also be expected to have read A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3), which you can purchase through the IIBA website. In this course, we will reference relevant chapters of the BABOK® Guide.

Hardware and software requirements

You will need a computer that is connected to the internet so that you can access Canvas, our online course management system. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas by accessing Canvas guides here. We recommend you use Google Chrome or Firefox.

Also, you will need to enable your computer’s audio and microphone to participate in live sessions offered through Zoom Meetings.

You can find more information on our About Online Learning page. 

Note: To participate in this course, please be sure to use a computer capable of running Office 365. 

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