Introduction to Business Analysis

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This course covers the common stages of a business analysis project and describes common terminology and tools and techniques utilized by a business analyst.

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Course Description

Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and requirements and designing and executing solutions to business problems. This introductory course provides a wide-ranging overview of the principles and concepts of business analysis, with a focus on the following six areas: needs assessment, stakeholder engagement, requirements elicitation, requirements analysis, requirements tracing and monitoring, and solution evaluation. This course covers the common stages of a business analysis project and describes common terminology and tools and techniques utilized by a business analyst. It provides subject matter expert testimony by business analysis practitioners on important topics related to successfully completing business analysis activities. This course also considers the place of business analysis and product development life cycles within the greater scheme of project life cycle management. While this course is not officially or directly aligned as an exam prep course, it contains sufficient content that can be used as a resource for individuals preparing for the PMI-PBA® or IIBA-CBAP® certification exams, containing over 170 questions.

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Course Information

    Suite Price: $599.00

    Estimated length: 25 hours

    PDUs/Contact Hours: 18 | CEUs: 2.5

    Access Time: 180 Days

Course Details

Learning Outcomes:

• Explain the general concepts of business analysis and its strategic importance

• Discuss the role of the business analyst in different organizations and identify skills needed

• Describe the concept of requirements and identify the various types of analysis

• Create a needs assessment and roadmap to the future state

• Analyze current capabilities, design future state options, and recommend the best option for implementation

• Identify and engage with stakeholders to prepare them for the transition to the future state

• Define requirements elicitation and outline the elicitation process

• Employ analysis tools and techniques to refine requirements in order to validate, verify, and prioritize requirements and essential product information

• Manage changes, linkages, and dependencies related to requirements

• Evaluate the solution to determine business value and the product's fitness for release


★ Expert Supported

★ Accessible

★ Games & Flashcards

★ Real-world case studies


★ Mobile-friendly

★ Badge and credit-awarding

★ Video content

★ Audio-enabled in-app


No Prerequisites Required


This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.


This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.


Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.


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Note:  If you are applying for the Continuing Education Private Loan to cover the registration fee for a non-credit continuing education program, then please use the UTRGV Continuing Education School Code: 00359902. The loan amount you note in the application cannot exceed the open enrollment fee noted on our website. The minimum for the loans must be $500.00. Some service charges may apply.

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McAllen Teaching Site:
1800 S. Main Street
Suite 1100 McAllen, TX 78503


Phone: (956) 665-2071


Brownsville Campus:
One West University Boulevard, BMAIN 1.210K
Brownsville, Texas 78520


Phone: (956) 882-7711