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Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis

Elevate your career in business analysis through our professional certificate program in partnership with Purdue University. Rated among the Top 5 Business Analysis courses by Entrepreneur, you will work on projects and real-world case studies from Harvard Business and IBM to further develop your business analysis competency.

Developed in collaboration with IBM and Purdue University, you'll also gain access to masterclasses taught by industry experts, IBM-exclusive Hackathons, Purdue membership, and live online classes lead by global business professionals; granting you all the skills, resources, and knowledge required for a successful career in business analysis.
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This is an online professional certificate program and students will learn via live virtual classes (conducted by IBM specialists)
Become "Job-Ready" For the Workplace
Build your expertise through Capstone projects in 3 domains, 14+ projects, IBM masterclasses, and Harvard Business case studies
Purdue Alumni Advantage
Earn 35 PDs/CDUs from the IIBA-accredited CBAP® course and the eligbility to join the Purdue University Alumni Association
Access to High Quality Content
Participate in IBM Hackathons and AMAs; along with LevelUp sessions from Susan David, co-founder of Institute of Coaching

Course Summary

5-7 months
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5-7 months
7 courses
$3,150 incl. GST
This Professional Certificate Program in Data Analytics is co-designed and co-developed by Simplilearn along with Purdue University. This academic collaboration provides students are provided with an in-depth, comprehensive training program that explores all the competitive techniques, frameworks, and methodologies of business analysis. This includes areas of Agile; product vision and roadmap; requirements analysis; modelling, and more.

This program comprises an intensive 7-course learning pathway that includes classes designed by IBM and accredited by the IIBA. Students will learn through interactive live masterclasses, each led by experts in their respective fields. You'll also get the opportunity to put your skills through a business analytics capstone project - helping add to your industry profile while equipping you with job-ready experience.

What you will learn

By the end of this Professional Certificate course, you will accomplish the following:
  • A comprehensive understanding of fundamental business analysis concepts
  • A skill set in data analysis and data visualisation, as taught by IBM
  • The ability to apply your business analytics skills real-world scenarios and workplace environments

Course Structure

Become a foolproof business analysis professional through hands-on training under IIBA, Purdue University, and IBM. Delivered by Simplilearn, students will familiarise themselves with the fundamentals of business analytics, including skills in business planning, documentation, and solutions design; developing skills according to IIBA standards. You'll also gain a comprehensive knowledge of industry tools such as Tableau and Python, helping you build experience in data analysis and visualisation. By the end of the course, students will have armed themselves with the skillset to solve complex business problems and make key business decisions in any workplace environment.

This program consists of various case studies, hands-on assignments, and cumulative capstone project to get you "work ready" for the business analytics field. Students will also gain access to IBM Hackathons and AMAs, along with LevelUp sessions from Susan David, the co-founder of Institute of Coaching. Each course is delivered in regular one week periods on a cohort based learning structure. This means students are required to complete training in their specific chosen schedule enabling students to focus and practice skills they have learned in class from start to finish.
  • Orientation Session for Purdue Business Analysis Program

    Get started with the fundamentals of business analysis, including basic training in statistics and SQL databases.

  • Course 1 - CBAP® - Certified Business Analysis Professional [IIBA Accredited Course]

    Explore business analysis skills according to IIBA standards. Train in areas of solutions design; requirement and strategy analysis; effective planning; advanced documentation; and agile methodologies.

  • Course 2 - Business Analytics with Excel

    Learn to leverage data analytics and statistics to improve business decisions. Master tools under Excel to advance your skills in both data and business analysis.

  • Course 3 - Tableau Training

    Acquire the skills to navigate and optimise the Tableau Desktop 10 platform, including visualisation building, dashboard design, and data organisation.

  • Course 4 - Data Analysis with Python [Designed by IBM]

    Learn to perform statistical analysis and create insightful data visualisations using the Python programming language.

  • Course 5 - Data Visualisation with Python [Designed by IBM]

    Develop ways of crafting engaging presentations and stories through effective data visualisation. Learn to leverage a variety of data visualisation libraries in Python, including Matplotlib, Folium, and Seaborn.

  • Course 6 - Mathematical Optimization for Business Problems [Designed by IBM]

    Using IBM Decision Optimisation technology, learn to construct optimisation models to more effectively navigate and solve business problems.

  • Course 7 - Business Analyst Capstone

    Put your newfound training to practice through a cumulative hands-on capstone project. This assignment touches on three different domains: Retail, Banking, and Hospitality - making a worthy addition to your industry portfolio and helping you build the "work-ready" experience for the job market.

Completion Certificate

You will gain individual certificates after completing each course

Optional electives

Optional electives are available as part of this Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis course. These are not mandatory to complete, but are available as additional courses to study if you are interested in expanding your knowledge and further implementing your skills.
  • Optional Elective 1 - Purdue University Business Analysis Master Class
  • Optional Elective 2 - Business Analysis Industry Masterclass
  • Optional Elective 3 - Business Analysis Industry Masterclass - EY
  • Optional Elective 4 - Data Science with R
  • Optional Elective 5 - Digital Transformation Course for Leaders
  • Optional Elective 6 - Agile Scrum Master
  • Optional Elective 7- Power BI

Tools covered

Who is this course for?

Professionals wishing to succeed in this Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis course should have:
  • Have a bachelor's degree in any discipline with an average mark of 50% or higher
This intensive Professional Certificate in Business Analysis is designed for current professionals looking to expand their business and data analytics capabilities. Both those from programming and non-programming backgrounds are welcome to apply.

Individuals best suited to this course could include:
  • Business, IT, or project management professionals
  • Current professionals with at least two years of work experience

Payment Options

Option 1 - Pay upfront and save today

Upfront Price: $3,450  $3,150 incl. GST

Save $381 when you pay upfront

RRP $3531

Option 2 - Upskilled Payment Plans

For Upskilled courses delivered by Simplilearn - we can arrange for you an interest-free, flexible and easy to manage monthly payment plan.

Speak to our Education Consultants to know more about our Flexible Payment Plans.
Call 1300 009 924 to find out more. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Course projects

The Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis comprises hands-on projects that develop the practical skills required to navigate actual industry scenarios. Each project targets a specific business anlaytics problem regarding real-world companies, helping you leverage the skills you've built throughout the course. 

Below are details of the projects you'll be working on:
Pearson's Successmaker
Help Pearson to better meet the needs of the education market. You'll be playing the role of the VP of Product, with the aim of improving the company's product development processes.
Amazon Facing Low Customer Satisfaction in Singapore
Why did Amazon rank last in terms of customer satisfaction in Singapore? You'll be stepping into the shoes of the lead analyst at ISE, with the aim of analysing customer surveys to identify key factors related to this outcome.
PGA Golf Is Sunday Made for TV
Analyse a Golf tournament to determine whether courses were made easier on Sunday to telecast low scores, or whether the pressure on the golfers led to them raising their scores.
Canteen Ordering System for Unilever
You'll be tasked with designing an online portal for Unilever, helping improve customer service efficiency by allowing consumers to directly order their products online (thus decreasing waiting times).

Career outcomes

Business Analyst
Business analysts are responsible for assessing both past and present business data to improve an organisation's decision-making process.
115k AUD
Information Technology
Data Analyst
Data analysts examine the market and business data relevant to a specific company, extracting key insights to help solve problems, develop new business plans, and make key business decisions.
104k AUD
Information Technology
Project Manager
Project Managers are responsible for the planning, supervision, and delivery of a business solution, product, or service. They oversee the lifecycle of a project from ideation to completion, ensuring all goals are met within the given budget, resources, and client demands.
$135k AUD
Information Technology

Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis course advisor

Dr. Zhiwei Zhu
Dr. Zhiwei Zhu
Clinical Assistant Professor at Krannert School of Management, Purdue University

With over 15 years of experience leading business analytics functions at global reinsurance companies, Dr. Zhu now uses his wealth of knowledge and business-relevant experience to provide analytics training to future business leaders at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.

*Please note: your course advisor may be subject to change

Show off your achievements

Earn your Professional Certificate in Business Analysis Certification

Digital certificates are the new way for Upskilled and Simplilearn graduates to offer proof of their hard earned knowledge or skill set.

You will receive individual certificates after each short course. Additionally, upon completion of the entire bootcamp, you will earn a certificate demonstrating your competence and actionable expertise as a business analytics professional.

Differentiate Yourself 

Set yourself apart from the competition with the Professional Certificate in Business Analysis.
This is your proof that you have high-level business analytics knowledge and skills helping you advance in your career. 

Share your achievement

You worked for it, you earned it! Share your achievement loud and proud! Talk about your Professional Certificate in Business Analysis on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook. Add it to your CV to stand out and showcase to your employers.


What is the difference between an Online Bootcamp Program, a Short Course and a Professional Certificate Program?

An Online Bootcamp Program is an intensive and accelerated learning program made up of a collection of self-paced eLearning components and live online classes that students are required to attend.
The Online Bootcamp program curriculum contain a combination of specifically chosen courses and career-critical skills that are aligned to a job role.

A Professional Certificate Program is quite similar to an Online Bootcamp Program but do not involve self-paced online learning. The Professional Certificate Program course structures are cohort based. This means students are required to complete training in their specific chosen schedule enabling students to focus and practice skills they have learned in class from start to finish.

A Short Course on the other hand are shorter courses that is designed to target developing a specific skill set or topic. They generally are much quicker to complete than Bootcamp Programs.


What is the role of a business analyst?

Business analysts are often seen as the key to business success and efficiency. Using various tools and technologies, these professionals help assess key industry, market, and company data to improve the decision-making processes of an organisation. Their work can also help solve recurring or potential problems, optimise emerging opportunities, and determine new IT requirements or general areas of improvement. These experts effectively bridge the gap between IT and business management, leveraging data analytics to evaluate current company performance.

Those interested in improving their business know-how, as well as build on their opportunities in big data and IT, can effectively gain the skill set required through our Post Graduate Program in Business Analysis.


Is Business Analysis a profitable career field?

Business analysts are in extremely high demand, with only further employment growth to come. According to SEEK, the profession is set to see a whopping 29.6% job growth over the next five years, with an average salary of $115k AUD per year.

Those interested in the field thus have a plethora of opportunities to pursue - plenty with lucrative salaries.


How quickly can I get certified through Business Analysis courses online?

With a consistent learning schedule and constant study hours, you can get through the course in about 6 months.


What are the requirements needed to qualify for this Post Graduate Program in Business Analysis?

Professionals wishing to qualify in this Business Analysis online course should have:
  • A bachelor's degree with a 50% or above grade point average.
Prior work experience in the field is not mandatory, though candidates are expected to have at least two years of general professional experience. Those with a existing background in programming or with little to no technical expertise are both welcome.


What is BABOK® and how does it apply to Business Analysis?

The BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) Guide is a referential source for business analysts that sets the globally-recognised standards of the profession. Issued by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), the guide provides a framework that sections the practice into six core knowledge areas: Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, Elicitation and Collaboration; Requirements Life Cycle Management; Strategy Analysis; Requirements Analysis and Design Definition; and Solution Evaluation. Through this, business analysts can carry out their tasks with greater efficiency and achieve better business outcomes at an operational, tactical, and strategic level

Those with IIBA membership will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the BABOK® Guide Version 3, downloadable on the IIBA website. Non-members can purchase a copy of the guide for $86.97 AUD.


How is a program in Business Analysis relevant today?

With digital tools and platforms becoming an economic staple, the online data created by consumers, corporations, and entire industries is invaluable. Those with the skills to mine and analyse this data for better business outcomes are thus increasingly sought after - and demand is only set to skyrocket.

A Business Analysis program equips one with all the skills, knowledge, and starting experience required to pursue the opportunity in this ever-expanding profession. As our economies grow increasingly digitised, our reliance on digital data shows no signs of slowing - boding an ever-rising need for business analysts and their abilities to help companies grow.


Will I earn a certificate?

Yes, upon completing the course program and projects, you will gain a certificate of completion.

You'll additionally receive a Professional BA Certification from Purdue, along with industry-recognised certificates for each of the IBM courses completed.


How do I enrol in the Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis?

To enrol in this Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis, you'll need to first submit an enquiry form via our website. You'll need to provide the following details:
  • Your Name
  • Best Phone Number
  • Email Address
Once you've submitted your online form, one of our education consultants will be in touch within 48 hours.

During the consultation, you'll be able to ask questions regarding payment options, learning content and what career outcomes you can pursue if you complete your studies.


What kind of jobs can I pursue upon completing the course?

There are various roles a Business Analysis student can work in upon completion of the bootcamp. This includes: Business Analysts, Project Managers, Data Analysts, Data Architects, Data Scientists, and Statisticians.


What payment options are available?

Enrol immediately and pay full price upfront at $3,150 or pay in split payments.

Find out more about other flexible payment plans and get in touch with one of our Education Consultants today


How do I become a Business Analyst?

Becoming a Business Analyst has never been easier and more accessible than through the option of online courses - such as this Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis delivered by Simplilearn.

Developed in collaboration with Purdue University and IBM, you'll train under globally-recognised frameworks, methodologies, and techniques - establishing yourself as a work-ready expert in business analysis. Exploring areas of solutions design, statistics, and agile scrum methods along with key IT skills in Python programming and data analytics; you'll acquire the valuable skill set required to pursue roles in business management, data science, and project management.

Those who complete the course will have also build hands-on experience through the various practical projects involved (including mini projects, case studies, and one capstone project), making them "job ready" for the workplace. Additionally, you'll be granted a BA Certification from Purdue University, course certificates under IBM, and accreditation from IIBA - helping further stand out in the job market competition.


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