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Business Analysis Certificate Program

Course Details

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Investigating business needs and proposing solutions to business problems is the essence of business analysis. This is crucial for successful project delivery and organizational change, whether it’s for-profit businesses, governments, or non-profits. As a practice, business analysis is emerging and momentum and acceptance of the role is growing. Enterprises that have embraced this function are realizing a competitive advantage and those with proven business analysis competencies and skills are in high demand.

Boost your career! Invigorate your organization! Business analysts have the power to steer an entire organization in a new direction by managing communications and requirements, shaping expectations and supporting positive project outcomes. When you earn a Business Analysis Certificate through PDC, you are part of a growing group of professionals who are delivering business value and building more capable enterprises.

As an Endorsed Education Provider (EEP™) of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®), our business analysis curriculum is consistent with the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) but also incorporates case studies, exercises, quizzes, and practical applications that are relevant and meaningful in the workplace.

To find out more about this program, learn about the IIBA credentials, review certificate requirements and discounts please visit the FAQs page.

Program Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for the Business Analysis Certificate Program; however, if you intend to sit for the CCBA® or CBAP® exam at a later time, you must meet the requirements of the IIBA® in order to take the exam. For more information regarding the IIBA® exam requirements or to reference the CCBA® or CBAP® handbooks please go to www.theiiba.org.

Enroll in the PDC Business Analysis Certificate Program


The following courses may be taken individually or as part of the Business Analysis Certificate Program. Please note: Course titles changed in the fall of 2012. If you took Business Analysis courses prior to the fall of 2012, please contact the Program Coordinator for details.

Required Courses: (All Required)

Elective Courses: (Select one)

Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in gaining a broad knowledge of the key tasks and techniques involved in business analysis or anyone who needs to effectively analyze business options and outcomes.

  • New and Current Business Analysts
  • Systems Developers
  • Project Managers
  • Requirements Analysts
  • Business Consultants
  • Marketing Consultants
  • Planners
  • Engineers
  • Business-IT Liaisons
  • Operations Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Development or IT Professionals

Continuing Education and Recertification Hours

  • See individual courses for PDU and CDU hours.

As a PMI Registered Education Provider, The University of Texas at Austin, Professional Development Center has been approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs) for our courses (Provider # 1616). The PMI logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Professional Development Center is an Endorsed Education Provider of the IIBA® (EEP # E48092). IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.

Certificate Requirements, Scheduling, and Pricing

You will be awarded a Certificate from The University of Texas, Professional Development Center upon the successful completion of six courses in addition to passing classroom quizzes with a minimum score of 70%.

If you are new to Business Analysis or are looking into taking the CCBA® or CBAP® exam we suggest taking Business Analysis Essentials first. The Business Analysis Essentials course comes with a free copy of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide).

  1. Each instructor-led course is a one or two day course from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please see individual courses above for more information.
  2. To register for a course, click on the class name. The class dates and registration links are listed on the individual class pages.
  3. To register for the full certificate click on the above cart.
  4. If registering one class at a time, the cost of the certificate program is $4,440.00. If registering for the full certificate program upfront, students receive a certificate discount of $175.00.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify business needs, and the costs and benefits of addressing them
  • Techniques for effectively eliciting requirements from your stakeholders and users
  • Analyze and document comprehensive business and solution requirements
  • Model and communicate requirements effectively to different audiences
  • Bridge the gap between business and IT with common project definitions and requirements
  • Analyze and improve business processes
  • Manage changes to requirements throughout the project lifecycle
  • Use agile techniques to streamline the requirements process


"I was encouraged to take a broad range of courses related to business analysis that allowed me to expand my knowledge and interest in different areas of the business analysis field. I had the benefit of being taught by approachable and engaging instructors. The BA certification helped me in making my business analysis skills stronger."

-Vikram Virmani

Professional Organization

The Professional Development Center is an endorsed education provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA). In addition to obtaining a Business Analysis Certificate of Completion from The University of Texas at Austin, our business analysis courses prepare you for the CCBA® and CBAP® certification, delving into the role and responsibilities of the business analyst and providing comprehensive training on building, documenting, communicating, and managing requirements. The program satisfies the 21 hours of business analysis professional development required to apply for the CCBA® or CBAP® certifications.

Membership and exam fees are not included in the program.

Business Analysis Certificate and Body of Knowledge

The certificate program is designed to give you a foundation in all areas covered in the most recent version of the IIBA’s “A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge®” (BABOK®).

  • Enterprise Analysis
  • Requirements Planning and Management
  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Requirements Communication
  • Requirements Analysis and Documentation
  • Solution Assessment and Validation

Enroll in the Program

Download the certificate checklist above to assist you in recording which courses you have completed. Upon completing five courses and registering for your final course, fill out the certificate checklist and fax it to the attention of the Coordinator at 512-232-6126. A framed certificate will be presented to you at your last workshop in the certificate program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

To find out more about this program, visit the FAQs page.

Future Term Courses and Enrollments

Most certificate programs are offered three terms per year, spring, summer and fall. Individual workshops are offered at least once each semester. Information about upcoming courses is available when enrollment opens each term. Some certificate programs consist of individual workshops while others are cohort style programs, please contact the coordinator for more information.

  • Spring term: Enrollment opens in early October, workshops or certificate programs are offered January – May
  • Summer term: Enrollment opens in early March, workshops or certificate programs are offered June - August
  • Fall term: Enrollment opens in June, workshops or certificate programs are offered September - December

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