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Business Analysis Certificate

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Most professional development courses for the foreseeable future will be delivered online. A small selection of courses will be offered in-person. Courses that are available virtually are denoted with "Online Option" in the course title.

Hone your skills as the main liaison between business and IT departments. As a business analyst, you will gather and document business requirements and translate them into functional design specifications that can be executed by IT development teams.

  • Identify business needs, and the costs and benefits of addressing them technically
  • Formulate business specifications to develop and implement technical solutions
  • Bridge the gap between business and IT with common project definitions and requirements
  • Use data modeling techniques to analyze and improve business processes

Video: Business Analysis Course Testimonial 

Business Analysis Courses

Required Courses (54 contact hours)
Courses are listed in recommended sequence
Introduction to Business Analysis - Online Option (6 hours) $470
Identifying Opportunities: Strategic Analysis, Building Business Case & Solution Scoping - Online Option (6 hours) $470
Collaborating for Success: Stakeholder Analysis & Eliciting Requirements (12-hours) $900
Analyzing & Modeling Requirements - Online Option (12-hours) $900
Modern Requirements Communication, Documentation and Validation - Online Option (12-hours) $900
Business Analysis Planning & Estimating - Online Option (6 hours) $470

Elective Courses (6 contact hours)
Select one to complete the certificate

Introduction to Agile - Online Option (6 hours) $470
Business Acumen - Online Option (6 hours) $470
Technical Writing - Online Option (6 hours) $420

Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually. See the full list of professional development courses.

Business Analysis Digital Badge

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Stories From the Field

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As the liaison between IT and management, the  business analyst—aka computer systems analyst, product manager, solutions designer, managing analyst—keeps abreast of the latest technology while simultaneously addressing the process needs of the organization. Two business analysts, one new to the field and the other a seasoned professional, talk about the significance of business analysis in a variety of industries.

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Lisa Beckham
Professional Development Enrollment Advisor

As your enrollment advisor, I'm here to help you choose which programs are the best fit to meet your career goals. There are three ways to connect with me: give me a call at 612-301-3091, drop me a line, or schedule an appointment on my calendar below.  

More About Me

I work with an extremely talented enrollment team where I advise adult learners about professional development programs to help them achieve their career goals. Before working for the University of Minnesota, I spent six years working with College Possible, a nonprofit organization that supports students in gaining access to and navigating through college.

When not at work, I love reading fantasy books, watching goofy cartoons, traveling, and walking for exercise. I also enjoy cooking, baking, and playing board games.

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