Business Analysis Certificate Program

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About Business Analysis

Business analysis is a research approach to identifying and defining business needs in order to find solutions, make performance improvements, and enact organizational change. CEPE’s Business Analysis Certificate program provides comprehensive training in these vital areas and helps participants develop skills that will equip them for careers as business analysts.

Aligned with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), each course in this certificate program teaches students to prioritize, validate, and communicate system requirements — techniques essential for thriving as an analyst in a data-driven business environment.

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Courses delivered in a virtual format with live instructor & student interaction

2 times per year (Fall & Spring)


Five, 1 week long classes (workload for each class is 15 hours).

Full certificate cost: $2,995

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The lectures, group discussions, and hands on examples helped give me the experience I need to feel confident. The CEPE certificate was the most valuable because it allowed me to add credentials to my resume. 

- Tamara Saranpaa

Who Should Attend

This certificate program is for professionals who are interested in business analyst training to help them embark on or advance their careers in business analysis.

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of this program, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Understand key concepts of business analysis and identify suitable business opportunities for business analysis;
  • Effectively elicit, confirm, and maintain requirements throughout the analysis effort;
  • Prepare a business case to present justification for a project in terms of the value to be added to the business;
  • Evaluate solutions for overall value and recommend changes (including aspects of the organization) that could increase solution value;
  • Describe behaviors, characteristics, competencies, and personal qualities that support the practice of business analysis and identify the fundamental skills required for each area.

    5 Required Certificate Courses

    Courses may be taken individually. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Although courses may be taken in any order, Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring is recommended as the first course, especially for those new to the field. A recommended sequence is below.

    Required Courses Continued