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Certificate in Business Analysis

Bridge the Gap and Solve Complex Business Challenges


Program Details

  • Location: Online, Downtown Seattle
  • Duration: 8 - 9 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $4,335

Next start date:

October 2022

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About this Program

A business analyst is the quintessential problem solver. The business analyst's job is to decompose a company’s problems into their root causes so they can generate meaningful solutions. These solutions effect change to all aspects of the business, including processes, technologies, metrics and people. To be effective, a business analyst must have strong critical thinking, analytical and communication skills, as well as the business and interpersonal savvy to facilitate change across an organization.   

In this three-course certificate program, you’ll learn the day-to-day methodology of the business analyst. You’ll start with defining the problem and gathering requirements, then developing and implementing solutions based on real-world examples. You’ll discover how to craft both IT and non-IT solutions that address business objectives and reduce risk. You’ll complement your systems knowledge with facilitation techniques that can resolve conflicts and build consensus.

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Designed for

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.

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Video Overview

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.

Duration: 03:23


  • Knowledge areas and competencies as defined by the latest Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
  • How to use Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Approaches for synthesizing and presenting research and analysis to facilitate decision-making
  • Waterfall and Agile methodologies and other emerging approaches to IT development
  • Consulting skills that build trust, support authentic communication and ensure solution acceptance by stakeholders 


  • Create and use work products like analysis documentation, solution approach and business case to ensure teams are solving the problems that matter to their organization
  • Take part in group and individual projects that simulate typical business analysis problems

Prepare for Certification

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?)

Career Stats


Alumni working in field

Top Employers

Amazon, Boeing, T-Mobile, Expeditors, Microsoft, various management consulting companies


Projected job growth for management analysts in Washington state (2018-2028)

Program Overview

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.

Learning Formats

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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 »


Attend classes part time at one of our convenient locations in the Puget Sound region. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings


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