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Business Analysis

Sheridan Certificate

A Business Analysis Certificate from Sheridan will provide you with the core knowledge, competencies and skills to become an in–demand Business Analyst. You’ll be able to identify an organization’s needs and recommend solutions to address complex business challenges.  Enrol today.

More information is available in the Program Description tab.

The Business Analysis certificate consists of seven courses:  five (5) Compulsory and two (2) Electives.

MGMT70012 Business Analysis Introduction should be taken first and MGMT70016 Managing Requirements and Engagements should be taken last.

Students who successfully completed MGMT70013 Enterprise Analysis and Solution Assessment Engagements prior to Fall 2014 will receive 3.0 credits towards the program completion. 

These courses are part of the Business Analysis Program.

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Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete Five (5) Courses

Business Analysis Introduction
Course Code:
MGMT70012
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Business Facilitation and Communication
Course Code:
MGMT70014
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Business Process Modeling and Improvement
Course Code:
MGMT70015
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Managing Requirements and Engagements
Course Code:
MGMT70016
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Project Management, Fundamentals of
Course Code:
MGMT79001
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Elective Course(s)

Successfully Complete Two (2) Courses

Agile Methodologies
Course Code:
MGMT70046
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Analytics and Big Data, Introduction to
Course Code:
MGMT70045
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
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Business Case Development
Course Code:
MGMT70044
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class
Software Testing
Course Code:
MGMT70043
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Find a Class

Program Summary (PDF)

ON-CAMPUS, BLENDED AND ONLINE DELIVERY

The Certificate in Business Analysis will provide you with the core knowledge, competencies and skills to become an in-demand Business Analyst. You’ll be able to identify an organization’s needs and recommend effective solutions to address complex business challenges.

For program guidance, contact Jonathan Nituch, Program Coordinator at jonathan.nituch@sheridancollege.ca.

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)

The Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®) is defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) which is the basis for the globally recognized Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) designations.  The Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies is an approved Endorsed Education Provider (EEP) through IIBA®. Using curriculum that is consistent with the BABOK®, you’ll acquire the requisite skills to assess a business and support projects at all stages.  If you’re a business analyst, project manager, operations manager, systems analyst or marketing professional, then this program is for you!

Our courses have been endorsed by IIBA® for Continuing Development Units (CDUs) and Professional Development (PD) hours. For more information click here.

Click here to access the Sheridan Business Analysis Blog:  http://businessanalysis.sheridancollege.ca/.

Fees

There is a non-refundable material fee for MGMT70012 Business Analysis Introduction. 

 

 

Consider the Business Analysis Program for an exciting and rewarding career choice!  Business analysts combine their analytical and communication skills to help organizations change and grow. With a variety of industries looking for a business analyst and positions available, this may be the right path for you!

Job Titles

Sheridan’s Business Analysis Program can lead to several specialized roles:

Enterprise Analyst: These business analysts work with high-ranking members of the organization to develop strategic plans.  The analyst is a facilitator who helps to create business cases and select projects that will move the organization forward.

Business Systems Analyst: These business analysts are focused on IT and software development projects.  Many projects are plagued with issues related to requirements and communication.  The business analyst is uniquely suited to address these issues.  This is the most common type of business analyst.

Business Process Analyst: Organizations operate using processes that take inputs and produce outputs.  How well do those processes work?  These business analysts work with stakeholders to model and improve efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.

Agile Business Analyst: Agile teams are focused on collaboration and communication.  Business analysts fit naturally in these environments and allow agile projects to proceed more smoothly and effectively.

Big Data and Analytics Analyst: This growing industry trend is all about using technology and data to produce meaningful business measures and results.  These business analysts work with both the business stakeholders and implement a team to develop solutions that work.

Industries

In a sense, any industry can benefit from a business analyst.  Several Canadian industries are hotspots for business analysis activity:

  • Finance and Insurance
  • Information Technology
  • Energy
  • Business/Professional Consulting Services
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Healthcare and Social Services
  • Training/Education

A Day on the Job

On any given day, a business analyst is probably doing more than one of the following things:

  • Learning about stakeholder requirements.
  • Modeling and analyzing.
  • Documenting and writing.
  • Communicating and presenting.
  • Planning and monitoring.

Most importantly, the business analyst role is about helping people solve problems.  If you are curious by nature, enjoying communicating and analyzing, this could be a great career path for you!