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Certificate of Business Analysis


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Business analysts play an integral role in an organisation’s ability to make informed, data-driven decisions that lead to a competitive advantage. As such, professionals with data analysis skills are in high demand to ensure business performance is continually improving.

The Certificate of Business Analysis is ideal if you are new to the business analyst role, providing you with an increased understanding of business analysis and the role’s impact on business operations.  Throughout this online business analysis course you will learn powerful business analysis methods that will enable you to make more informed and effective business decisions.

On completion of this course, you will develop your analytical skills to seek new opportunities or enhance your business analysis career.

Course Structure

Unit: Business Analysis

  • Purpose of business analysis
  • Business analysis deliverables
  • New trends
  • Structures and processes
  • Sub disciplines
  • Organisation’s lifecycle
  • Key concepts
  • Management roles and functions
  • Understanding cost centres
  • Understanding revenue centres
  • Cross-functional teams
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • Measuring business performance
  • Effective benchmarking
  • Industries and business analysis
  • Company valuation
  • Financial reporting
  • Ratio analysis
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Trend analysis
  • Financial planning and control
  • Market strategy analysis
  • Market and environment analysis
  • Efficiency and productivity analysis
  • Company valuation
  • Mind mapping
  • Communication strategy
  • Organisational analysis
  • Organisational culture
  • Business analytics
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Business Process Redesign (BPR)
  • Business Process Improvement (BPI)
  • E-Commerce


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Business Analyst
  • Operations and Business Planning Analyst
  • Project and Business Analyst
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only