Business Analyst Certificate

Why not leverage your college education and step into an exciting career as a Business Analyst? This is one of the “in-demand” fields within the IT sector and it doesn't require a computer science or programming background. Information Technology Business Analyst job openings are expected to grow by 22% over the next 10 years and offer students an excellent career path that can provide excellent pay and benefits.

This comprehensive certification program is designed to provide qualified students with necessary skills and industry certification (IIBA/ECBA Certification) that can lead to a Business Analyst career. Industry experts will teach and expose students to problem analysis, requirement gathering, use cases, meeting organization, Agile system development, data mining, analytic and project management basics. This field may be of strong interest to individuals working in advertising and marketing, business strategy, research, or finance.

Prerequisites for this course include BA, BS, or AS degree (does not need to be in computer science), general computer literacy, MicroSoft Office experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Business Analyst—Core Competencies and General Skills
  • Data Analytics with Advanced Excel
  • International Institute of Business Analysis Foundation (IIBA)—Exam (ECBA) Preparation & Voucher


Business Analyst—Core Competencies & General Skills    
Students will learn the basic Business Analyst framework and job responsibilities. The course will spend majority of the time on enterprise analysis, requirement development, 'use case' development, project lifecycle, meeting coordination, critical thinking, teamwork/collaboration, prioritization, and documentation. Students will learn how to identify business problems, collaborate on solutions, develop specifications (with traceability), and implement. Course will be a combination of lecture and computer-based training.  
Data Analytics with Advanced Excel
The ability to analyze data is a powerful skill that contributes to better business decision outcomes. Data Analyst is a high demand skill set that is a key component in multiple career paths (including a Business Analyst). Microsoft Excel is one of the top tools for data analysis. This course will expose you to Excel tables, formatting, pivot tables, pivot reporting, VBA, macros, and other functions. Course will then utilize the data, formatting, and reporting to start the process of data analysis.
International Institute of Business Analysis Foundation (IIBA) —Exam (ECBA) Preparation & Voucher
Students will prepare for the ECBA exam focusing on documented questions and answers available from multiple sources. Review will focus on items like projects, brainstorming collaboration, requirement gathering, prioritization, requirement architecture, and other related subjects.