Business Analysis Certificate

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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.


Courses by Recommended Sequence

The cost of the Business Analysis Certificate is $4,530–4,580, depending on which elective you choose. But if you register and pay for all courses at once, we'll give you a 10% discount! 

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

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

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

Upcoming Courses

Required Courses (54 contact hours)

Business Analysis Testimonials

Professional Development Webinars

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Free webinars give you a glimpse into the course experience as well as practical insights and tools to put to work immediately. 

Watch recordings of webinars in your area of interest and register for the spring webinar series, "Avoiding Burnout at Work," starting March 25.

Let's Connect!

Lisa Beckham, Professional Development Enrollment Advisor

Meet Lisa Beckham

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, email me, 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.