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Bridge the Gap and Solve Complex Business Challenges
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Business analysis is both a role and a skill. Business analysts build solutions; they connect the goals of the company with the issues they are tackling, creating systems connecting the business side of the company with technology, people and processes. The role requires solid analytical and interpersonal skills, business savvy and technical expertise. Those who possess this potent combination of talents are highly competitive in today’s job market.
In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn how to analyze an organizational problem and develop business requirements to tackle the challenge. You’ll discover how to craft both IT and non-IT solutions that address business objectives and reduce risk, and you’ll complement your systems knowledge with faciliation techniques that can resolve conflicts and build consensus.
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Business analysts who want to advance in their field, other professionals with business-side exposure who want to transition into business analysis and data analysts who want to complement their skills.
To apply, you must have one of the following
For a more detailed look at admission requirements, see our suggested preparation info.
If English is not your native language, you should have at least intermediate English skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements – Noncredit Programs.
Because this offering is 100% online, no visa is required and international students are welcome to apply. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You earn the certificate by adhering to the program's attendance policy and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Earning the Certificate.
An instructor and a graduate of the Certificate in Business Analysis talk about how the program delivers the skills professionals need to advance in their careers.
You’ll take part in group and individual projects that simulate typical business analysis problems.
This certificate program is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider; by completing the program you will earn credit toward CBAP and CCBA certifications. (Why get certified?)
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Analyzing Business Needs & Requirements Planning
Facilitating Assessment, Modeling & Documentation
Synthesizing & Gaining Alignment for Implementation
Certificate in Business Analysis
Approved by the UW Foster School of Business.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Rodolfo Achtmann-Mendoza, Senior Program Manager, Retail Business Services, Amazon
Ron Claude, Principal, R.D. Claude and Associates
John Clemmons, CBAP, Senior Manager Product Management, T-Mobile
Christiane Fortin, Senior Business System Analyst, REI
Art Frohwerk, Managing Partner, ClearPath, LLC
Sara E. Hasan, Senior Finance Professional and Education Advocate, Weyerhaeuser
Vicki James, Manager, Scrum Master, Capital One Investing, Capital One
Dawn Klinghoffer, General Manager, HR Business Insights, Microsoft
Scott Lloyd, Production Control & Logistics Functional Excellence Manager, Boeing
Andrew Miles, Senior Business Analyst, Expeditors International of Washington
Paul Ortman, Program Management Leader, Airplane Development, Boeing
Shaosong Ou, Senior Lecturer in Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington
Brian Paulen, Managing Director and Seattle Office Leader, West Monroe Partners
Chris Pawlak, CBAP, Senior Business Analyst (Contract), Puget Sound Energy
Diana Rhodes, Principal Business Analyst, Marketing Systems, REI
Piyu Roy, Program Manager, International & Academic Programs, UW Continuum College
Christian Stephens, Senior Analyst, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Matt Winiski, Business Architect, Expeditors International of Washington
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Alum Frederick De Lara explains how the Certificate in Business Analysis gave him the skills he was looking for to improve in his professional journey.
“The program was great because there were other people who were in career transition, like I was, and really pivoting into a brand new world. So it was a great way for me to network with other people.”
Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll stream courses online and interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, web conferencing or phone, all in real time. Learn More »
Senior Business Process Analyst, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Senior Business Analyst | Expeditors International of Washington
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