Specialization in Business Analysis

Bridge the Gap and Solve Complex Business Challenges


Program Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 5 - 6 months
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost: $3,060

Next start date:

October 7, 2024

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About this Program

A business analyst is the quintessential problem solver. The business analyst's job is to distill problems into their root causes so an organization can find meaningful solutions. These solutions can impact 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 technical and interpersonal savvy to facilitate change across an organization.

In this two-course specialization program, you’ll learn the day-to-day methodology of the business analyst. We’ll cover the core knowledge areas and vocabulary that business analysts use in their work. Drawing from real-world examples, you’ll define an organizational business problem and gather requirements, then develop and implement solutions. You’ll discover how to craft both technical and general solutions that address business objectives and reduce risk. You’ll complement your industry knowledge with communication strategies that will help you resolve conflicts and build consensus.

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Designed For

Business, nonprofit and public administration professionals who want to get started or advance in the field of business analysis.

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Skills You'll Gain

  • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML)
  • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
  • Analysis documentation
  • Solution approach
  • Business case analysis
  • Root cause analysis
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Waterfall and Agile methodologies
  • Digital strategy development
  • Consulting skills

Get Hands-On Experience

You'll take part in group and individual projects that simulate typical business analysis problems.

Prepare for Certification

This program is an International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Endorsed Education Provider; by completing the program you’ll earn credit toward CBAP and CCBA certifications. (Why get certified?)

Career Stats


Projected growth in U.S. demand for business process skills (2024–26)


Projected growth in U.S. demand for Agile methodology skills (2024–26)

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Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the specialization certificate.

Learning Format

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Online With Real-Time Meetings

Combine the convenience of online learning with the immediacy of real-time interaction. You’ll meet with your instructor and classmates at scheduled times over Zoom. Learn More »

Program Sessions

Online With Real-Time Meetings

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