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Business Analysis Certificate

Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. While business analysis practitioners are often hired as business analysts, many essential jobs, such as project and product management, quality assurance, and system analysis, all rely heavily on business analysis skills for success.

The Certificate in Business Analysis focuses on providing you with practical skills needed to successfully perform business analysis. Instructors in this program are experienced business analysis practitioners. Step-by-step, they will help you learn how to identify business needs; elicit, analyze and validate business requirements; and recommend real solutions to enterprise problems: Throughout the program, you will develop immediately applicable analysis tools. Upon completion of the program, you will also have a substantial portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your work on a business analysis project.

There are no prerequisites for this program, but it is recommended that students have three years of prior business experience and/or a bachelor’s degree. Consisting of six required courses totaling 93 hours of lecture and discussion, the Certificate in Business Analysis uses lectures, classroom discussion, exercises, case studies and a final class project to prepare future Business Analysts. 9.3 Continuing Education Units will be awarded to the certificate graduate.

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Course Title
Winter / Spring 2020

- Understand the process needed for identifying business problems
- Identify the set of tasks, knowledge and techniques required to become a business analyst
- Acquire the basic skills for performing business analysis projects
- Understand the role of business analyst as member of the team(s)
- Communicate requirements necessary for problem solving
- Work as a liaison among stakeholders to validate requirements and implement change
- Recommend solutions that enable organizations to achieve their goals

- Business analysis professionals
- Project managers
- Managers/Trainers of business analysis and related topics
- Consultants and business subject matter experts
- Employees with high potential
- Executive administrative staff seeking career advancement
- Individuals seeking a career change
- Systems analysts
- IT professionals
- Graduates from business management programs

Although there are no prerequisite for this program, it is recommended that students have three years of prior business experience and/or a Bachelor's degree

Fred Diluzio
Program Manager, Hoag Memorial Hospital
Alicia Fan
Program Developer, University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton
Sharon Flemings
Principal, Insightful Solutions, Inc
Harold M Fraser
Lecturer, Department of Management, College of Business & Economics, California State University, Fullerton
Jerry Hartanto
Director, Strategic Development & Execution, Ingram Micro
Paul Henry
Senior Business Analyst, Southern California Edison
Pawel Kaleczynski
Professor, Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Mihaylo College of Business and Economics California State University, Fullerton
Kari A Knutson Miller
AVP, International Programs; Dean, University Extended Education California State University, Fullerton
Melem Sharpe
Manager, International Instructional Management & Development, California State University, Fullerton
Mike Vincent
CEO, MVA Software
Shelly Wang
Manager, Program Development, University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton

Program Details

Location: Fullerton
Length: 10 months
Cost: $2,675*
Next Start: Fall 2019

*Cost is approximate and subject to change

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