Business Analysis & Professional Communication

Executive Professional Development for International Students

The School of Continuing Education supports MacEwan University’s international strategy of preparing students, faculty and staff to succeed in and contribute to a global society.

Organizations are increasingly recognizing that business analysis services are critical to improving organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and financial performance. Business analysts are engaged at all levels of organizations, working on strategic initiatives, operational projects and continuous improvement. Whether you are new to business analysis, an experienced business analyst, a systems analyst, a project manager, a program manager, or a consultant, it is important to be effective at defining business requirements and evaluating and recommending solutions that provide value to stakeholders.

MacEwan University, an Endorsed Education Provider with International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), is pleased to offer this practical, hands-on program that is aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3) published by IIBA. These courses will also help you prepare for certification with IIBA and satisfy eligibility requirements for the Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation and/or the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) - the industry benchmarks of excellence for business analysis.

For more information regarding IIBA certification requirements, please visit

In addition to training in business analysis, you will develop your verbal, written and non-verbal communication skills and confidence. Topics such as the Canadian workplace and intercultural communication will support the development of your English professional communication skills and enhance your performance and success.

IIBA, BABOK, CBAP and CCBA are registered marks of the International Association of Business Analysis.

Instructional Hours

Start Date: January & September
Length: 12 months Full-time
Term 1: January - April or September - December
Term 2: May - August or January - April
Term 3: September - December or May - August

Delivery: Classroom/Face-to-Face

Admission Requirements

Students must have completed a post-secondary diploma or degree and have a minimum of one-year work experience in a related industry. Successful applicants require a minimum English language proficiency of 6.0 on all IELTS components or 80 on all TOEFL/CBT components

Applicants are solely responsible for applying for and obtaining necessary study permits from government agencies, and for ensuring they meet eligibility criteria for study and work permits.


$17,000.00 (CAD). Fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change. Textbook costs/material fees are included. Program fee does not include accommodation or travel.

$110 Application Fee required to assess your credentials and evaluate the application.


Business Analysis Professional Development Certificate and a Professional Communication Certificate of Attendance

Completion Requirements

Business Analysis Courses
The Basics of Business Analysis
Strategy Analysis
Elicitation and Collaboration
Requirements Analysis and Design Definition
Solution Evaluation
Requirements Life Cycle Management
Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
The Basics of Project Management
Group Facilitation Techniques
Capstone Project

Professional Communication
Technical Communication I
Technical Communication II
Technical Communication III
Technical Development
Business Writing - I and II
Intercultural Communication Skills
Canadian Workplace Culture
Business Presentations

*Curriculum is subject to change

Student Information

For all International Student Services and Supports, including how to obtain a study permit, please visit MacEwan International.

Are you already living in Canada and interested in this program? Please contact us at


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or if you would prefer not to enrol online, contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

School of Continuing Education
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