240.00 Hours Required

Delivery Options: IN CLASS, ONLINE

Course Schedule

A successful IT project begins with a detailed analysis of business requirements. A business analyst plays a crucial role in this process by working with business and technology stakeholders to identify needs for business change and implementation of technologies to support business goals and objectives.

This Certificate in Business Analysis program will prepare you to actively support the delivery of successful IT projects. You will learn how to clearly identify business needs and project requirements and how to work collaboratively with business and IT stakeholders.

The program includes courses that leverage the concepts of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge and include some key topics such as collaboration, testing and quality assurance, and requirements analysis and design. Upon successful completion of the certificate, you will have a toolkit of practices and knowledge that will support you in your day to day work.

NOTE: The IIBA recognizes writing as a skill necessary for Business Analysts. Students are therefore expected to have university-level English writing skills including grammar, vocabulary, and basic writing experience. If you need to brush up on these skills, it is strongly recommend WRI 150 Writing in the Workplace be taken at the beginning of the program.

New Optional Courses

ICT 700 and ICT 705 are now optional courses in the Certificate in Business Analysis. They cover the concepts, practices and tools used to successfully deploy business intelligence projects, and to efficiently and effectively define Business Intelligence (BI) project requirements. See the Timeline tab below for more details...

This certificate is perfect if you:

  • Work, or aspire to work, as a business analyst
  • Enjoy problem solving and collecting insights to propose innovative business solutions
  • Work at a program or project level analyzing and modelling the organization's business processes and identifying opportunities to improve them

Courses are instructor-led, and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class: All classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online: All classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended: Delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

Before taking your first online course, it is recommended to take the free course, Digital Skills for Learning Online.

This is a 240-hour program. Students must complete 120 hours of core courses and 120 hours of optional courses.

Students who begin taking courses in September can complete this certificate in two years.

A degree or diploma is not required to enrol in this program.

You must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be admitted. Successful completion of a Grade 12 diploma and relevant work experience are recommended. If English is not your first language, please review the English language proficiency requirements.

You can take courses first and enrol in the certificate later; however, as programs are subject to change, we recommend you apply for admission to the certificate program as early as possible. The certificate admission fee is $105. Once admitted, you can be confident that completed and eligible courses will apply to your certificate.

Depending on selected options and required prerequisites, the approximate cost to complete this certificate is $6,570 to $7,725.

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Prior learning from other post-secondary institutions

Advanced standing may be granted for equivalent, graded courses completed at other post-secondary institutions. Credit may be granted up to a maximum of 60 hours towards this certificate.

To apply for advanced standing, click here.

Transferring credit from other Continuing Education certificates

If you have completed requirements for another University of Calgary Continuing Education certificate, you may be able to transfer some credits between programs. For details, please review the Transferability section in the certificate programs that you have completed. To transfer credits, please contact a student advisor.

Please Note:

The combined total of Transferability and Advanced Standing credits cannot exceed 120 hours for this certificate.

On completion of one certificate, you may wish to pursue studies in another.

On completion of this certificate, up to 90 hours of equivalent courses may be transferred towards the certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics, or up to 30 hours to certificates in IT Fundamentals and .NET Application Development.

Up to 40 hours may be transferred to the Professional Writing Certificates specializing in Business and Technical Writing and Marketing and Public Relations.

Up to 30 hours may be transferred to the Professional Management Certificate: General, Specializing in Construction Management, Specializing in Risk Management, Specializing in Strategic Management, and Professional Engineer and Geoscientists (PEG).

If you wish to pursue another certificate program please complete the Application for Admission for your next certificate, and contact us requesting transfer of the equivalent course credits, or contact a student advisor for assistance at 403-220-2866. You must request the transfer of the equivalent courses credits to apply to your next certificate — this will not happen without your request.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure all requirements for graduation are fulfilled, and to apply to graduate.

View our Graduation page for details.

International students who wish to live and work in Canada can take this certificate in the one-year International Professional Program in Business Analysis, Intelligence, and Analytics.

Click here for contact information.

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