Business Analysis

Professional Development Certificate

In today's dynamic business environment, it's crucial to recognize the value of a business analyst's contribution to an organization and all project teams. Business analysts are a necessity at all levels of an organization as they work on strategic initiatives and projects and play critical roles in collaborating with stakeholders to define requirements, assess business needs, recommend solutions and support the implementation of project plans.

MacEwan University is an Endorsed Education Provider with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), offering this practical, hands-on program aligned with A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide v3), published by IIBA.

These courses will also help individuals preparing for certification with IIBA and satisfy eligibility requirements for the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®) and/or Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®) designation—the industry benchmarks of excellence for business analysts. They may also be used to satisfy recertification requirements.

For more information regarding IIBA certification requirements, visit

Learning and Career Growth

The Business Analysis professional development certificate will:
• Help you acquire highly sought after business analysis skills and foundational knowledge based on industry best practices
• Equip you with tools and techniques to gather, communicate and manage business requirements
• Allow you to pursue a career working with strategic initiatives, technology applications and operational projects to improve organizational effectiveness, efficiency and financial performance
• Enable you to earn CDUs to satisfy recertification requirements or prepare you for the ECBA, CCBA or CBAP certification exams
• Allow aspiring analysts, project coordinators and assistants, technical support and customer service representatives to gain transferable skills that will benefit them in all sectors
• Enhance skills that may benefit those working in operations, reporting or business processes, marketing, communications and sales

Duration and Delivery

This certificate consists of 7 courses 14-21 hours in length for a total of 119 instructional hours. The certificate may be completed in as little as six months or over a three-year period.

Getting Started

There are no admission requirements for this program. You can simply register for a course any time. We strongly recommend that Basics of Business Analysis be taken first as it is an overview of the entire Business Analysis professional development certificate.

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


Course and/or material fees are listed with individual courses. Course fees range from $499-$595 and the total cost to complete the full certificate is $3,781 based on the current course fees. Fees are subject to change.

A copy of the BABOK® Guide v3 is required and may be purchased through IIBA or most bookstores.


Professional Development Certificate


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.

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