Become a Business Analyst

In the Business Analyst Certificate Course you will learn how to become a business analyst, including: what a business analyst does, how to develop your skills to succeed in a business analysis career, how to get hired for a job and freelance as a business analyst, how to transition into business consulting, and how to start your own business analysis business and get clients.

What Happens in the Business Analyst Certificate Course

The Business Analyst Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Analyst. This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Business Analyst Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Business Analyst Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Business Analyst Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Business Analyst Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Business Analyst

In this course, you will learn how to become a business analyst, including how to start your own business analysis business. Topics covered in the Business Analyst Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction to Business Analysis

  • What is a Business Analyst?
  • The Business Analysis Profession
  • Benefits of Being a Business Analyst

What a Business Analyst Does

  • Business Analysis Specializations
  • Business Analysis Methodologies and Tools
  • Steps in a Business Analysis Project
  • Conducting a Needs Analysis
  • Determining Project Requirements
  • Information Gathering Techniques
  • Identifying Possible Solutions
  • How to Present Your Recommendations
  • Project Management
  • Samples of Business Analysis

Developing Your Skills

  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Technical Skills
  • Business Ethics
  • Ways to Learn Business Analysis
  • How to Get Business Analysis Experience

Getting Hired as a Business Analyst

  • Who Hires Business Analysts?
  • How to Find Job Openings
  • How to Get Hired as a Consultant
  • How to Find Freelance and Contract Work
  • Creating a Winning Resume and Cover Letter
  • Job Interviews
  • The Job Offer

Starting Your Own Business Analysis Business

  • Setting Up a Freelance Business as a Business Analyst
  • Starting a Business Analysis Consulting Company
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Legal and Financial Matters
  • Setting Your Fees and Getting Paid
  • Employing Others

Marketing Your Business

  • Choosing Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Tools
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Community Outreach

Working With Clients

  • Selling Your Services
  • Creating Proposals
  • Meeting with Prospective Clients
  • Client Contracts

Information in the Business Analyst Course is also relevant for individuals considering how to become a management or business consultant, or project manager.

What Is Included in the Business Analyst Certificate Course Online

This all-inclusive Business Analyst Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Business Analyst Certificate Course Online
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with up to 3 hours of business mentoring during the course
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Business Analysts for only 249.00 per month
  • Downloadable Business Analyst Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Business Analyst (e-book edition)

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Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

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About a Career as a Business Analyst

As a Business Analyst you can have a high-paying career that consistently allows you to use your curiosity and intellect to discover ways to improve business operations.

In our rapidly changing and data-driven world, all types of industries rely on Business Analysts — and their unique skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques — to help business leaders make and implement important strategic decisions that will increase profits and improve efficiency.

As a Business Analyst, you can work independently much of the time, using sophisticated technology to understand business objectives and requirements, identify problems and opportunities, and make recommendations on how to transform business processes and bring value.

Business Analysts are well rewarded for their work and are respected professionals in virtually every sector, in corporations, government agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.

As a Business Analyst you might choose to work in a particular industry such as IT, healthcare, or finance, or focus on a particular business area, such as marketing or human resources. You could also specialize in a particular BA methodology or tool.

You might even decide to start your own business as a consultant doing business analysis for clients of your choice.

Other common job titles you may see relating to business analysis include: business systems analyst, research analyst, management analyst, business architect, data analyst, enterprise analyst, process analyst, project analyst, requirements engineer, product manager, and systems analyst.

My experience with IAP Career College was exceptional! I loved how the courses get right to the main points and you learn so much in a short period of time.
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A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

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  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

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Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over 83,167.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

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We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Does a Business Analyst Make?
    A rewarding career intellectually as well as financially, business analysis was ranked #6 in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Business Jobs. According to Indeed.com the average base salary for business analysts in the U.S. is $73,967 with $4,000 in additional bonuses, while senior business analysts with several years of experience can expect over $100,000. The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the top 10% of consulting or management analysts could earn over $150,000.
  • What Does a Business Analyst Do?
    As a Business Analyst, you can work independently much of the time, using sophisticated technology to understand business objectives and requirements, identify problems and opportunities, and make recommendations on how to transform business processes and bring value. Business Analysts are well rewarded for their work and are respected professionals in virtually every sector, in corporations, government agencies, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations. As a Business Analyst you might choose to work in a particular industry such as IT, healthcare, or finance, or focus on a particular business area, such as marketing or human resources. You could also specialize in a particular BA methodology or tool. You might even decide to start your own business as a consultant doing business analysis for clients of your choice.
  • How Do You Become a Business Analyst?
    Earning a certificate as a business analyst will equip you with the principles and techniques for becoming a professional business analyst. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Business Analyst Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Business Analyst Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional business analyst. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.