Continuing & Professional Education

Business Analysis

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Busi­ness Analy­sis pro­gram helped Suzelle embark on a new career path
The flex­i­bil­i­ty of the sched­ules is per­fect: for most class­es, you can decide which works for you the best.”

Change has always been a con­stant — but nev­er as fast as now. Tech­nolo­gies grow old at light speed, the advance of glob­al­iza­tion eras­es tra­di­tion­al bor­ders, and com­pa­nies are faced with new chal­lenges every day. Busi­ness ana­lysts help orga­ni­za­tions keep up with this quick­ly evolv­ing envi­ron­ment by iden­ti­fy­ing what needs to change for a busi­ness to thrive.

Cov­er­ing the entire orga­ni­za­tion or focus­ing on spe­cif­ic projects and pro­grams, the busi­ness analy­sis prac­ti­tion­er artic­u­lates prob­lems and rec­om­mends solu­tions that are often tech­nol­o­gy-based but also involve changes in strate­gies, process­es, and policies.

The Busi­ness Analy­sis Cer­tifi­cate from the Online and Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Alber­ta pro­vides stu­dents with a valu­able set of knowl­edge and skills need­ed for this pro­fes­sion, cov­er­ing top­ics such as enter­prise analy­sis and archi­tec­ture, inter­face and data design, solu­tion ver­i­fi­ca­tion and val­i­da­tion, require­ments elic­i­ta­tion, and scope management.


The assign­ments were thought-pro­vok­ing, always encour­ag­ing us to con­sid­er mul­ti­ple solu­tions to a problem.

Business Analysis Certificate student

The fac­ul­ty is real­ly good. They often shared their real-life expe­ri­ences with us, which was a great way of learn­ing more about the world of business.

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

The instruc­tors are great, and the cours­es very well designed.

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

Courses can be used toward accreditation through the IIBA
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  • University of Alberta parchment in as little as 6 months
  • Pay as you go
  • Currently open for enrolment

Only interested in taking a course? You can register for a course without applying and enrolling in the program – browse our Business Analysis courses. If later you decide to apply for the full program, the course you’ve taken will be applied toward your Certificate as long as it is still part of the program plan at the time of your application. Please note, program requirements are subject to change over time.

Enrolling in the pro­gram is a require­ment if you want to obtain the cer­tifi­cate. You may apply for admis­sion as you start your stud­ies or, if you pre­fer, after you have tak­en one or more courses.

We are open to stu­dents with a vari­ety of edu­ca­tion­al and pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds. Our expec­ta­tion is that you have a com­mit­ment to learn and achieve your con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion goals.

This pro­gram is cur­rent­ly open for enrol­ment—apply now!

This part-time program is comprised of six core courses plus one elective. Each course is either 14 or 21 hours in length. Most students choose to complete this program within six months to two years.

A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required to obtain the certificate.

It is highly recommended that the core courses are completed in the following order:

  1. Business and Strategy Analysis
  2. Requirements Elicitation and Management
  3. Analyzing People, Processes, and Information
  4. Communication Success Factors
  5. Solution Design and Quality Assurance
  6. Solution Deployment and Evaluation

Your program requirements

Once you are admitted, you can verify your program requirements by logging into the University of Alberta’s student portal, Bear Tracks, to view your Academic Advisement.

Apply for Your Credential

To qualify for program completion you are required to submit a request to obtain your credential. For a breakdown of details and how to qualify, visit the program completion page.

Upon com­ple­tion of the Busi­ness Analy­sis Cer­tifi­cate, you can receive cred­it in the Man­age­ment Devel­op­ment Cer­tifi­cate pro­gram for 78 hours of elec­tive cred­it. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, con­tact our pro­gram office at busprog@​ualberta.​ca.

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
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Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep

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