Continuing & Professional Education

Business Analysis

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Courses for everyone 10

  • business managers
  • financial managers
  • project managers
  • system engineers
  • consultants

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

Business Analysis helps organizations solve problems and capitalize on opportunities by assessing the potential value of solutions, facilitating their implementation, and evaluating their performance. This course explores the various ways to apply business analysis within organizations and how to strategically identify, assess and select which potential changes should be pursued. Students learn how to develop a business case that includes relevant information for executives to be able to make informed decisions.
January 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Ruth Younie

February 5
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk
Defining good requirements is critical to implementing successful changes. Requirements are used to establish and maintain the scope of a change. Requirements are based on stakeholder needs and are elicited through ongoing interaction with stakeholders. This course focuses on techniques for eliciting requirements, as well as exploring methods for clearly documenting requirements so that they can be verified and validated. Students learn how to develop a requirements elicitation plan and prepare requirements documentation.
October 2
starts in 12 days
Online learning, synchronous. With Jarett Hailes

January 24
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

March 12
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Ruth Younie
This course will explore various analysis and modelling techniques to better understand the requirements associated with people, processes, and information elements in a business context. Basic business modelling tools such as organization models, workflow models and swim-lane diagrams are used to explore solution requirements. UML models (use cases, state and sequence diagrams) extend the solution requirements and establish the context for solution design. Principles of data and data analysis are introduced. Various methodologies are used to set a framework for analysis.
October 23
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

February 7
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Ruth Younie
Effective communication is essential to successful change. Being able to understand others, provide clear information and influence without authority ensuring the ability to navigate personalities and politics. This course identifies the key elements of communication and how to leverage various delivery channels and methods to ensure messaging is received and understood. Students will also learn approaches to negotiation and how to build high performance teams, while identifying and addressing risks that arise as you prepare for and implement a change.
November 20
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Jarett Hailes

February 28
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk
Great solutions address the needs of their intended users through good design. This course provides an overview of design thinking and how Business Analysts are involved in the solution design process. Students will learn how to create effective and compelling interfaces, and to develop solutions for managing data. Students will also understand how to define and assess the quality of a solution and how to create quality assurance processes.
December 4
starts in 2 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Ruth Younie

March 14
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk
Successful implementations provide solutions efficiently and achieve expected outcomes with minimal business disruption. This course explores factors for successful deployment and evaluation of both large and small solutions and the role Business Analysts play. Students will learn about solution transition planning, execution, post-project actions, and benefits tracking. Students will also investigate the critical link between solution evaluation and strategy analysis to complete the business analysis life cycle.
January 15
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Jarett Hailes

March 28
starts in 6 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

Project management has become a critical skill in every work place. Managers need to know the tools, techniques and have the knowledge to handle projects and deliver successful outcomes. Learn the basics to help you plan, execute, and control project management activities. This is an introductory project management course. We will explore successful projects and why projects that seemingly follow all the necessary rigor and methodology fail. In the end, students will leave with an enhanced ability to plan, execute and control their project management activities.

October 28
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Claudia Villeneuve

January 8
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Dave Ludwick

February 24
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk

A well-managed change helps move an organization into the "new way" quickly, with wide-acceptance by people and minimal disruption. Examine the change process and tools and techniques to manage organizational change. Through reflection on past experience, you will examine key concepts of change and how to utilize a structured method to approach, plan and sustain a change program.

September 27
starts in 7 days
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

January 24
starts in 4 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With David Yuk

Knowing how to extract real business value from the data generated by your organization is a valuable tool for all managers. Topics may include: foundational information on what is meant by analytics; the various types of analytics - descriptive, predictive and prescriptive; moving from business intelligence to business analytics; theories and trends in data analytics; and the latest best practices and tools available in business analytics, including their advantages and disadvantages.

September 25
starts in 5 days
Online learning, synchronous. With David Yuk
Leadership is all about building relationships and connecting with people. Reflect on current leadership practices and explore fundamental leadership theories as you discuss different leadership styles and strengths. Identify key planning strategies to lead others toward a shared vision. Identify strategies on how to develop a cohesive, efficient, and effective team. Understand the beliefs and barriers that may hinder the efforts of emerging leaders.
September 17
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With Russ Pierozinski

November 2
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Paul Rachmistruk

February 11
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Russ Pierozinski

  • 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.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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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.

$250+
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
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
                                                                                                                                               

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

Business Analysis Certificate student

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

Busi­ness Analy­sis Pro­fes­sion­al Citation student

The cours­es are excel­lent and make it eas­i­er to grow with­in your career.

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

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