Business Analysis Implications

A business analyst is rarely limited to a single domain in an organization. Explore the impact of the business analyst’s role and skillset in aligning project objectives with organizational goals. In addition to learning to navigate relationship dynamics with project managers and key stakeholders, you will evaluate the impact of a variety of perspectives (Information Technology, Agile, Business Process Management) on project requirements and resulting implications. Since initiatives often engage one or more perspectives, you will also learn to focus on the techniques and tasks specific to the context of an initiative.

IIBA professional development hours: 14


Location: Online
Duration: 2 days
Tuition: $860
Can be applied to:
Business Analysis Certificate

Upcoming Offerings

Register for a course at any time, with the option to apply to a program later.

Start Date
Seats Available
Start DateSat, Oct 19, 2024
  • Sat, Oct 19, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Sat, Oct 26, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorBassam Meski
Seats Available24
Start DateSat, Apr 5, 2025
  • Sat, Apr 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
  • Sat, Apr 12, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (virtual class)
InstructorBassam Meski
Seats Available25

What you will learn

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

  • Differentiate the most common perspectives applied within a business analyst’s scope of practice
  • Assess the implications of applicable perspective(s) to guide approaches and techniques utilized during an initiative or project
  • Differentiate between the role of a business analyst and project manager and how each contributes to the outcome of any initiative

How you will learn and be evaluated

  • Prepare to spend 6–10 hours per week on coursework
  • Expect reading, exercises, group discussions, case studies and presentations

You will be evaluated on a Pass/Fail basis on:

  • Assignments
  • Individual or group projects and presentations
  • Participation and attendance

To graduate with the Business Analysis Certificate, successfully pass all nine courses.

Learning Materials

Course fees do not include textbooks. We recommend you purchase your textbook as soon as you’ve registered. We will provide additional course materials online.

Required textbook:

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide v3). Available for purchase from online or local bookstores, or through the IIBA website. We will expect you to have read the textbook, as this course will reference relevant chapters.

Technical Requirements

For online courses, you will need a computer with audio and microphone that is connected to the internet. Canvas is the online system that will be used for the course. For more information and online support, visit Online Learning.

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

Professional Development Credits

SFU is an Academic Program Member with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). This course can be applied towards professional development hours for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation.