Business Analyst Certificate Program


Business analysts (BA) are now recognized as crucial within today's fast-paced organizations for implementing business and technology change. The role of a BA is also recognized through the IIBA's CBAP and CCBA Industry Certifications. Today's organizations are relying on BAs to analyze stakeholders' needs, assess required changes and then work with the business and IT to implement those changes as quickly as possible.
BAs need to have the ability analyze the structures, policies and operations of an organization and then provide solutions to help the organization achieve its objectives. To do this, BAs need to understand the various methods and techniques to implement business change and deliver technology solutions.
DePaul's Business Analyst Certificate Program prepares students for the IIBA's industry certification and provides them with a tool belt of approaches, methods and techniques necessary for a BA to deliver value throughout the business/IT lifecycles of change. The BA-centric roles taught within the program include: facilitator, requirements analyst, business process/workflow modeler, task/user interface designer and business entity modeler
Additionally, you will be introduced to business and software changes methods for process transformation, process improvement, software migration, packaged-based implementation and project lifecycle patterns, including agile, incremental and waterfall.
This ten-week program dives into the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®) current and upcoming releases of A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), supplemented with the practical use of methods and techniques supported by examples and other marketplace resources.

For More Information, Contact:

Isabel Avalos
  • Email:
  • Phone: (312) 362-6407
  • FAX: (312) 362-8764

Who Should Attend

  • Business analysts
  • Business systems analysts
  • Business analyst managers
  • Business/IT liaisons
  • Product managers
  • Quality assurance analysts
  • Project managers
  • Business architects
  • Software architects
  • Program managers


In this program, you'll gain a thorough foundation in business analysis to use in your career while preparing you for the examinations to earn the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) designations.


International Institute of Business Analysis™
DePaul University’s Management Development Center is an endorsed education provider of International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®).
IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. CBAP® is a registered certification mark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. Certified Business Analysis Professional, EEP and the EEP logo are trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.
Enterprise Agility
The Business Analyst Certificate Program is presented in partnership with Enterprise Agility.


  • Business analysis planning and monitoring
  • Elicitation
  • Requirements management and communication
  • Enterprise analysis
  • Requirements analysis
  • Solution assessment and validation

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there a required text?
Yes. There is one required text to purchase for the Business Analyst Certificate Program:
CBAP Certification Study Guide
CBAP Certification Study Guide v3.0 by Larson & Larson, Watermark Learning [ISBN-13: 9780692691458]
Are books included in the tuition fee?
The textbook is not included in the tuition fee. Students are responsible for purchasing or renting the book on their own by the first day of class.
Are courses taught in class or online?
All courses are taught in class on DePaul’s Loop campus. There are no online courses.
How long is the program?
The program runs for 10 consecutive weeks and meets once/week in the evenings from 6:00 to 9:30 pm. See “Course Availability” below for program dates.
Do I need prior education or work experience to enroll in the program?
It is suggested that students have at least 1-2 years of full-time relevant work experience and/or a bachelor’s degree in business.
Does this program qualify for financial assistance through the  Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?
In order to find out if you qualify for financial assistance, you must first contact Workforce Development. As a certified program under the ILLINOIS workNet initiative, this program has been approved for workforce training grants for those who are eligible. Funding may be available for those receiving unemployment benefits. Please contact us or Workforce Development for more information.


Online registration is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Add the course you are interested in to your shopping cart and proceed to checkout. Registration is also available via phone, fax or mail. An Adobe Acrobat PDF of the registration form is provided for your convenience.

Course Availability

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MDC 133-00
David Heidt
14 E Jackson, Room 1005
Mondays, April 1 - June 10, 2019, 6:00 - 9:30 PM. No class 5/27
3.5 CEUs
35 Contact Hours
Required Fees: Price
Registration - $75 late fee applied to all registrations received after 3/25/2019$2,195.00