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Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis

Become a future business leader through our Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis (developed in collaboration with IBM and Purdue University).

This program delves into all critical areas of business analysis - including skills in data analytics, agile perspectives, statistics, and practical, hands-on training with common tools such as Tableau, Excel, and Python.

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Delivery Mode
This is an online post-graduate course and students will learn via live online classes
Learn from Global Industry Experts
Receive access to masterclasses taught by professionals under Purdue, IBM, and EY
Gain "Hands-On", Work-Ready Skills
Build practical experience through 14+ projects, a final capstone, real-world Harvard case studies, and exclusive IBM Hackathons
Get Internationally-Certified
Earn 35 professional development units under CBAP® from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and eligibility into the Purdue University Alumni Association

Course Summary

5-7 months
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5-7 months
7 sections
Flexible payment plans available
Designed in partnership with Purdue University (and in collaboration with IBM), our Professional Certificate Program in Business Analysis explores all the techniques, tools, and framework knowledge required to pursue a successful career in the industry. By the end of the course, you will help solve complex business problems and make meaningful data connections using sought-after skills such as Python, Tableau, and IBM Decision Optimisation technology.  You'll also become eligible to join the Purdue University Alumni Associaton upon completion.

What you will learn

By the end of this Professional Certificate in Business Analysis, you will accomplish the following:
  • Skills in business solutions design; requirement and strategy analysis; lifecycle management; and advanced documentation
  • A fundamental knowledge of statistics, data analytics, and Agile
  • A comprehensive skillset in common tools such as Python, Tableau, Excel, and IBM Decision Optimization software

Course Structure

Aligned to the BABOK® Guide Version 3, this course delves into all the key skills and knowledge required of any successful business analysis career. Learn to make better decisions and form strategic solutions by leveraging data, statistics, and optimisation models. You'll also familiarise yourself with Agile frameworks and the common tools used to perform analytical tasks - including Python, Excel, and the Tableau platform. Through a multitude of hands-on industry projects (including a final capstone), graduates will earn 35 PDs/CDUs from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) and globally-recognised credentials from Purdue and IBM.

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

    Kickstart your training with preparatory courses in fundamental business analysis, statistics, and SQL database skills.

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

    Delve into the critical areas of business analysis, including effective planning and solution design; advanced documentation; and agile methodologies. You will also learn to perform requirement and strategy analysis; lifecycle management; and basic planning and monitoring.

  • Section 2 - PC BA - Business Analytics with Excel

    Learn to leverage data analysis in business through common office tools such as Excel. Build the skills in performing advanced, sophisticated data analytics - helping you make effective data-driven decisions in the workplace.

  • Section 3- PC BA - Tableau Training

    Familiarise yourself with the Tableau Desktop 10 platform by learning to perform critical tasks on the program such as data organisation, dashboard design, and visualisation building.

  • Section 4 - PC BA - Data Analysis with Python [Designed by IBM]

    Learn to use Python for data analytics - including performing statistical analyses and constructing meaningful data visualisations.

  • Section 5 - PC BA - Data Visualization with Python [Designed By IBM]

    Learn to tell a compelling story through effective data visualisation, helping you and your teams make better, data-driven decisions. This course will familiarise you with the common data visualisation libraries in Python (including Seaborn, Folium, and Matplotlib); making your data more visually engaging and easy to understand.

  • Section 6 - PC BA - Mathematical Optimization for Business Problems [Designed by IBM]

    Build the skills in leveraging IBM Decision Optimisation Technology, helping you construct effective optimisation models for solving business problems.

  • Section 7 - PC BA - Business Analyst Capstone

    Put your newfound training to practice through a cumulative capstone project in three different domains: hospitality, retail, and banking.

    Delivery mode: self-paced learning only

Completion Certificate

You will gain individual certificates after completing each course

Optional electives

Optional electives are available as part of this Professional Certificate in Business Analysis.
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?

Individuals looking to enrol in this course should have the following:
  • A bachelor's degree in any field

Though not mandatory, candidates are also recommended to have:
  • At least two years of professional experience in the field

Payment Options

Option 1 - Pay upfront and save today

$3,050 incl GST - Save $481 when you pay upfront
RRP $3,531
When you pay upfront with any Upskilled delivered by Simplilearn courses you gain the confidence and security of being able to start learning straight away - save $481 when you pay upfront.

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.

With our convenient and affordable payment plans, you can split the RRP course price over 12 months and pay equal monthly payments as low as $294.25 per month.

Course projects

As part of your training, you'll learn to apply your newfound knowledge in Business Analysis to real-world projects simulating relevant industry challenges.
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
Based on both the technical and non-technical data they gather, business analysts help identify issues or potential risks within an organisation's current processes - determining methods of improvement to help achieve better outcomes.
$110k AUD
Information Technology
Product Manager
Product managers help tailor a product's engineering processes to suit a client or customer's requirements. They are also responsible for overseeing the planning, marketing, and pricing stages of the product lifecycle.
$137k AUD
Information Technology
Marketing Specialist
Marketing specialists are tasked with helping develop, implement, and monitor the marketing programs or campaigns of a business. They also keep watch for new market trends, helping strategise innovative ways of reaching their company's target audience.
$87k 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

Having over 15 years of business analytics experience under his belt, Dr. Zhu has lead multiple BA functions at global reinsurance companies, and now uses his extensive knowledge and skillset to help train future business leaders at the Purdue University Krannet School of Management.

Show off your achievements

Earn your Professional Certificate in Business Analysis

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

Additionally, upon completion of the entire short course, you will earn a certificate demonstrating your competence and actionable expertise as an experienced professional in business analysis.

Differentiate Yourself 

Set yourself apart from the competition by certifying your demonstrable expertise to your employers.

This is your ticket to get your foot through the door and proof that you have verified skills in business and data analysis under the Professional Certificate in Business Analysis, making you job ready as a full-fledged expert.

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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.

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From finding the course to completed enrolment, this has been a simple process. Staff were readily available, either by phone or email and really helpful. Since enrolment, contact with both support staff and my trainer has been positive and encouraging. I have no concerns about contacting them for help and advice if needed. I would certainly recommend Upskilled to friends looking to further their skills.


5 star

Upskilled really helped me get on top of my studies, the trainers were helpful and supportive and student support was also always quick to get back to me with any issues and were understanding when issues may arise that could have affected my studies. Would recommend to friends, very simple to use.


  • What is the difference between a Short Course and an Online Bootcamp?
    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 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 Professional Certificate in Business Analysis?
    Our Professional Certificate in Business Analysis is a comprehensive post-graduate program delivered in partnership with Simplilearn and Purdue University, with content and masterclasses developed under IBM, EY, and Harvard Business Publishing. Students will develop hands-on, "work-ready" skills in the core areas of business analysis - including data analytics, statistics, and solutions design - with multiple, industry-relevant projects, live classes, and a final, portfolio-worthy capstone.

    This program is also aligned to the BABOK® Guide (Version 3), a world-renowned reference for business analysts to advance their skills on an operational, strategic, and tactical level. The guide covers all critical areas of knowledge in business analysis, including their tasks and activities relevant to each area - and the best tools, techniques, and skills to execute them successfully.

    Getting certified under our Professional Certificate in Business Analysis can thus help align your industry skills to global, up-to-date standards - helping position yourself as a valuable business leader among potential employers.
  • What are the prerequisites for the Professional Certificate in Business Analysis?
    In order to qualify for the Professional Certificate in Business Analysis, candidates must have at least a bachelor's degree in any field.

    Though not mandatory, individuals are also recommended to have at least two years of professional experience in the field. Professionals from both programming and non-programming backgrounds are welcome.
  • Is a Professional Certificate in Business Analysis worth it?
    Sharp decisions based on quality data form a core part of driving business growth, a challenge often delegated to the talents of business analysts. These professionals help steer companies toward success through their analytical strategies, data skills, and agile approach to common processes. They skilfully combine business leadership with data science, allowing them to come to optimal solutions for complex problems. It's no wonder that such experts are thus high in demand among Australian employers, with a 29.6% expected job growth in the coming five years.

    As such, getting certified in Business Analysis is well worth it to step into this rapidly-growing, lucrative industry. According to, business analysts earn an average of $110K AUD per year, with the potential to earn even higher as experience grows. Our internationally-recognised credentials under IBM and Purdue University can grant you that competitive edge you need on the job market - helping you stand out among employers and land high-paying, sought-after roles.
  • How do I earn my Professional Certificate in Business Analysis?
    Students will earn a certificate of course completion upon finishing their training. Other credentials upon completion include:

    A certificate of course completion in collaboration with Purdue University
    Globally-recognised IBM certificatese for each of the three IBM courses
    35 PDUs/CDUs from the International Institute of Business Analysis under the CBAP (Certified Business Analysis Professional™) course
    Eligibility for membership itno the Purdue University Alumni Association
    A Data Analysis Badge from IBM to showcase on your LinkedIn

    All these can help set you up for success upon entering the business analytics job market.
  • How do I become a certified professional in Business Analysis?
    Through this comprehensive post-graduate course, you'll learn all you need to know to launch your business analytics career. Through high-quality content designed by IBM and Purdue University (and one IIBA-accredited CBAP course), you'll explore critical skills areas in data analytics, business strategy, Agile, data visualisation, and more. You'll also equip yourself with the common business analysis tools such as Python, Excel, Tableau, and even IBM Decision Optimisation software.

    Not only will you broaden your knowledge of business analysis and all the key techniques, frameworks, and technologies involved - but you'll also verify your skills under internationally-renowned bodies in both business education and data analytics. This effectively positions you as a certified professional in business analysis in any field.

    To top it off, our online course delivery allows you flexibly study at time, place, and pace that suits you best - granting you a learning experience best suited to your needs and schedule.
  • What kind of careers can I pursue with a Professional Certificate in Business Analysis?
    With the industry relevant knowledge and skills you gain from our Professional Certificate in Business Analysis, you are eligible to apply for in-demand jobs including:
    • Business analyst
    • Data analyst
    • Marketing specialist
    • Product manager
    • Project manager
    • Market research analyst
    • Systems analyst
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