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Business Analysis Certificate

Program Start: 13 September 2023 - In Session
Location: Online
Credit Granting Institution: U of R


Business Analysis is not just for analysts and IT roles. Grow your skills and career by learning how to gather high quality information, identify solutions to business problems, reduce project failure and enhance stakeholder communication.

Learn how to apply a new level of knowledge while exploring the steps in the Business Analysis Process using the framework of the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA®) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®). Learning is facilitated through an effective combination of lecture, discussion and group exercises.

The University of Regina Centre for Continuing Education is an Endorsed Education Provider™ with the IIBA®. Each course is worth 14 CDUs with IIBA®. 

Students who complete the Business Analysis Certificate gain in demand skills and become University of Regina Alumni.

Course Descriptions

Fundamentals of Business Analysis (Prerequisite) - Sep 13-15 1:30-4:30pm
In this introductory course, you learn what Business Analysis involves, what a Business Analyst does, and how the role interacts with other members of a project team.  Important Business Analysis concepts, knowledge areas, tasks, techniques and competencies are introduced then expanded upon in subsequent courses. The course content is based upon the latest Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (Version 3).  Learning is facilitated through an effective combination of lecture, discussion and group exercises.

Business Analysis: Planning and Monitoring - Sep 26-28 1:30-4:30pm
Discover how to plan and monitor effective traditional and contemporary methodologies for business needs and opportunities.  Planning activities include developing a communication strategy and planning to manage changes to requirements. Identify, analyze and build your internal and external stakeholder relationships.

Strategy Analysis - Oct 11-13 1:30-4:30pm
Strategic analysis is all about exploring the dynamics of an organization and the challenges Analysts face to meet the demands of business units while aligning with an organization's overall goals and objectives.  This course will delve into the understanding the business wants and needs, transforming those requests into solutions, evaluation methods to establish viability within the organization and steps to gain the required approvals to move the solution forward.

Elicitation and Collaboration - Oct 23-25 1:30-4:30pm
All Business Analysts require the ability to gather relevant information from stakeholders and communicate effectively with operational or project teams.  In this course, you will learn leading practices in managing stakeholders through elicitation, documentation and validation of requirements. Emphasis is placed on the methods, techniques and best practices to managing collaboration amongst diverse stakeholder groups.

Requirements Life Cycle Management - Nov 7-9 1:30-4:30pm
Aligning, coordinating and implementing requirements are complex tasks and a key part of the job for Business Analysts.  They are the essence of requirements life cycle management. You will learn theory and practical techniques to ensure that business, stakeholder, and solution requirements and designs are synchronized and that they are contained within the delivered solution.  You will participate in practical exercises aimed at developing the skills required to promote and build the organizational capacity needed to store, retrieve and leverage business analysis information on future projects.

Requirements Analysis and Design Definition; Solution Evaluation - Nov 22-24 1:30-4:30pm
In this session,  you will review two final areas from the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (Version 3).  Learn about specifying and modeling requirements, defining requirement architecture, designing options, and analyzing potential value and recommending solutions. You will also learn about measuring solution performance, analyzing performance measures, assessing solution and enterprise limitations as well as recommending actions to increase solution value.

Business Analyst Practicum (taken last) - Dec 6-8 1:00-4:30pm
This final course takes students through the entire lifecycle of a business analyst case requiring them to employ the knowledge gained from previous courses.  You will go through the exercise of best practices, strategies, needs and opportunities, system requirements and the implementation and communication of a business solution.


Comprised of: 7 courses
Duration: 14 hrs per course X 7 = 98 hrs total
Delivery: Face-to-face and remote offerings
Achievement: Business Analysis Certificate
Assessment: Course completion based on pass/fail assigned by instructor. Based on 80% attendance of each day synchronous learning; completing assignments and group work; and active participation. You must commit to a total of 14 hours of learning including: pre-work, after class work with your group, and on your own.
Completion timeline: Within three years from the term in which you begin the program.

Tuition: $4,865*
*Note: Tuition, Books and Supplies, Health and Dental amounts are approximate, based on last year's program and may change at anytime.


*GST and PST will be added to the tuition cost.


Note: all Professional Development Certificates are non-credit/non-academic and do not offer course credit at the Universities, Sask Polytech, or other academic institutions.


PLEASE NOTE: This course is not eligible for a T2202A tax slip.  Courses must be a minimum of 10 hours classroom study per week for a minimum of 3 consecutive weeks to qualify.

This course is not eligible for International admission.

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