Part-time, in classBusiness Analysis Certificate

Learn to identify business problems and provide solutions

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SFU’s part-time Business Analysis Certificate is designed for professionals who wish to begin their careers in business analysis or pursue the CBAP® designation. It's also beneficial for experienced analysts who need a refresher.

Many other professionals who perform business analysis functions in a different field will also benefit from the program:

  • Business or information systems managers who are new to business analysis
  • Project staff or managers who need to combine business analysis with their own work
  • Staff or managers in a business analysis environment who interact with project managers and business analysts
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Master the business analysis tools you need to excel

The certificate provides a comprehensive foundation in business analysis. You'll learn to gather, document, validate and communicate requirements; develop and implement business processes; build a case for business change; and lead successful teams.

Our applied, experiential approach includes discussion, theory, best practices, case studies, networking opportunities and a variety of quantitative tools. Nine intensive courses will cover key topics:

  • Gap and stakeholder analysis
  • Business process modeling
  • Techniques for documenting requirements
  • Defining a solution scope
  • Developing cost-benefit models
  • Creating business cases

Earn or maintain your CBAP® designation

SFU is an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®). Our certificate will help you meet your professional development requirements for the prestigious Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation. If you already hold this designation, you can maintain it by applying many of the courses in our business analysis program to the Continuing Development Units (CDUs) you need.