Business Analysis

UBC Certificate Program


At a Glance

  • Format Online
  • Program Duration 9 to 12 months
  • Program Fee $7,985
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  • Program Start Date JAN 11

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Deliver Value to Stakeholders

Take your career to the next level as you gain the skills and techniques of a professional business analyst. This seven course comprehensive certificate program, delivered in an online format applies an integrated view of business analysis that goes beyond systems analysis, focusing on understanding the context of the business problem. Using a real life case study example, you will learn how to apply a solution oriented approach that aligns decisions to organizational value. The program also covers advanced topics in requirements lifecycle management, agile business analysis and change management.

This award-winning program is taught by experienced Business Analysis professionals who are committed to supporting you in your learning journey and achieving your professional goals.  Aligned to industry standards including International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) in their Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®), the Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide and the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

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Program Excellence Award.

IIBA Endorsed Provider

BABOK and IIBA® logos are registered trademarks for the International Institute of Business Analysis.

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Authorized Training Partner issued by Project Management Institute.

UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies is proud to be a sponsor of the IIBA Vancouver Chapter and PMI CWCC. We believe in investing in the local professional association communities by providing support for the local chapter’s activities such as networking events, mentor programs, conferences and speaker sessions.

Who Should Attend?

The Business Analysis program welcomes early to mid career professionals seeking to develop or advance their business analysis skillset.  This including current business analysts and business systems analysts; project, product or program managers; financial and operations managers; usability, program and quality assurance analysts, and business process improvement specialists. This program is ideal for those who are looking for working from home type jobs where many responsibilities can be performed remotely.  Prior experience in business analysis or information technology is not necessary.

Since completing the course, I’ve established myself as a capable Business Analyst.

Rob Adams, Senior Business Advisor, WorkSafe BC

Program Benefits

  • Understand business analysis techniques and processes.
  • Analyze and synthesize organizational information.
  • Define problems, consider opportunities that contributes to the bottom line and recommend course of action.
  • Build a shared understanding between the project team and stakeholders.
  • Acquire Continuing Development Units (CDUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs), which can be used towards Project Management Institute or International Institute of Business Analysis certifications.
  • Pursue the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) designation or other related industry professional certifications offered through the IIBA® or PMI®.

Fast Track Your Career with the UBC Certificate in Business Analysis


Comprised of seven required courses in the program, the UBC Certificate in Business Analysis program provides students with a rich and practical learning experience that includes lectures, videos, group discussions, and research and project assignments. Theory-based learning is augmented by case studies and exposure to topics central to current industry practices and standards. Strategically designed by a team of industry and academic experts, the program is grounded in industry best practices and applications.  Planning, problem solving, critical thinking – students acquire skills to be effective in the business analyst role. 

Note: Students are required to have access to flowcharting software such as Microsoft Visio®, PowerPoint® or SmartDraw® to complete some assignments.



Regular Program Required Courses

The following sequence is recommended:

Spring / Summer2022

Schedule may be subject to change.


UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies offers 3 different delivery formats to fit your learning needs. Some courses are taught in multiple formats while others are delivered in one format only.

Formats Scheduled Classes Features & Benefits
Yes Learn in the classroom through in-person interaction with instructors and classmates and through self-paced online instruction. Blended learning combines all the benefits of the in-person classroom experience and allows for easy access to learning materials increasing the flexibility to learn at your own pace.
Live Online
Online Teaching
Yes Learn through online classroom-style interaction with instructors and classmates in real time from anywhere in the world.  Live Online creates a learning environment in which you collaborate and engage in live Q&A, webinars, and discussion forums.
No Learn independently when it’s convenient for you, while having the flexibility to collaborate with your classmates.  Online coaching is available from our experienced industry professionals through virtual office hours and optional webinars to help assist you with course materials, assignments, and projects. 



The courses in the UBC Certificate in Business Analysis are developed by qualified professionals with years of teaching and hands-on experience gained in the field.

UBC's online instructors are business professionals experienced in online adult education and skilled in the online facilitation and guidance of students on a one-to-one and group basis. They provide continuous support as well as feedback and assessment through email communication and online discussions, assignments and projects to make sure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Azeema Jamal

Azeema Jamal

Cindy Jeromin

Cindy Jeromin

MKM (Royal Roads)

Cindy Jeromin has worked in business development with various private and public sector organizations throughout her 35 year career. She currently has her own consulting firm focusing on business development, business continuity, risk management and emergency management activities. She is an instructor and instructional designer for UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies and an instructor for the Justice Institute of BC. Cindy holds a Master’s degree in Knowledge Management, and is an Associate Business Continuity Planner.

Eunice MacCharles

Eunice MacCharles

Hons. BA (U of T), CBAP, POPM

Eunice MacCharles has over 20 years experience with large and small scale software development projects across various industries, including banking, telecommunication, professional services, higher education, regulatory bodies and insurance. Eunice holds a Honours BA in History & Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and both the Executive Leadership Certificate and a Certificate in Project Leadership from Cornell University. She is a Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP), and a Scaled Agile certified Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). She is an Advisory Board Member for the annual Vancouver BA World Conference, and was a long serving Board Member of the IIBA Vancouver Chapter.

Hasnain Rizvi

Hasnain Rizvi


Hasnain Rizvi is an acclaimed public speaker, mentor and coach. He has spoken at numerous events nationally and internationally. Hasnain has managed mission critical complex programs and projects for key clients in North America, such as for a Canadian Crown Corporation, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Amdocs where he led a significant Business Transformation Program. He also spent a decade in California leading projects for Fortune 500 companies.

Hasnain is a graduate of Caltech’s Project Management Program.

Li Yang

Li Yang


Li Yang is the principal and owner of iACTConsulting Ltd. which offers business analysis and project management services. Li has over 15 years of experience in both China and Canada in the areas of marketing and sales, project management, and more recently, her discovered passion for business analysis. As a trusted advisor, Li draws from her practical industry knowledge in health care, insurance, banking, transportation, call centre, and non-profit organizations.

Holly Zhang

Holly Zhang


Kristen Seer

Kristen Seer

Certificate in Pure and Applied Sciences (Marianopolis), Certificate in Computer Systems Technology (BCIT)

Kristen Seer is a Senior Consultant with Business Rule Solutions, LLC. She has worked as a business analyst with international clients in insurance, finance, retail, pharmaceuticals, energy, telecommunications and public health. Her thirty-year career has encompassed roles as business analyst, rule analyst, process analyst, data analyst, and project manager.

Her practice focuses on helping clients introduce business analysis methodologies and techniques, including setting up centers of excellence, conducting training, mentoring business analysts, facilitating sessions to capture requirements, and redesigning business processes.

Kristen has presented at numerous conferences, including the Building Business Capability Conference, Business Rules Forum (Europe), American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) National Meeting, BA World, and IIBA chapters in the U.S. and Canada. She has written several articles published in the Business Rule Journal and contributed chapters to the book Business Rules: Management and Execution, published in 2019. She has served as a judge for the Business Rule Excellence Awards.


Edward Hung

Edward Hung


Edward Hung has over 25 years of management experience advancing and advocating business analysis, project management practices, and change management in public and private organizations. As a practitioner, he has successfully delivered enterprise wide, large-scale transformations and high-value projects with a solid track record of setting and delivering strategy. Edward holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in business management. He is currently a Certified Business Analyst Professional (IIBA, CBAP) and Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA). He is a Board Member of IIBA Vancouver Chapter and PMI Canadian West Coast Chapter.

Kristine Thody

Kristine Thody

CPCC, PCC Certified Professional Coach

Kristine comes to us with 25 years of combined experience in Business, Recruitment and Higher Education. She’s a Certified Coach, having trained with The Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) which is widely recognized as the most rigorous professional coach training and certification program in the industry. She is also certified by the International Coaches Federation. Kristine has been recently named #10 on the list of Top 20 Coaches in Vancouver by Influence Digest.  

For 9 years (2012 - 2021), she worked for the UBC Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia as the Associate Director, Alumni Careers. She considers herself incredibly lucky and honoured to have supported the alumni community with their career development around the globe by creating and facilitating unique programming and providing career coaching services. She’s worked with a range of industries and career pathways from new grads to seasoned professionals across Canada, USA, UK, Asia, Europe and Australia. 

Prior to moving into Higher Education, she spent 11 years as a Financial Recruiter, working for both a Fortune 500 global recruiting company and a boutique agency in Vancouver, BC. She also spent 5 years working as an Accountant for a wholesale and retail company. 

Kristine is currently building her own coaching business and overseeing her passion project as the Executive Director of the largest cycling club in BC.  

Jaya Deep Tunuguntla

Jaya Deep Tunuguntla

BSc (UFC), Post-baccalaureate (UFC, RUSM)

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Andrea Jerome

Andrea Jerome

Front Counter Supervisor, Faculty of Arts

Arts Academic Advising Services, University of British Columbia

Certificate in Business Analysis

The UBC Sauder Business Analysis Certificate Program is a great fit for those committed to ongoing professional development but seek to do so while balancing their other life commitments.

Jagjeet Kaur

Jagjeet Kaur

Administration, Student Housing and Community Services

University of British Columbia

Buisiness Analysis

I highly recommend the UBC Certificate in Business Analysis Program to anyone looking to advance their career. When I entered the program, the online courses turned out to be very flexible. Assignments and group projects are designed as per real-world scenarios, which makes learning more interesting while focusing particularly on skill development. After completing the program, I feel confident using the Business Analysis skills learned through this program and can add value to any organization that I belong to. I am planning to sign-up for more courses in other Sauder CBS programs to continue my learning journey.

Oge Anyahuru

Oge Anyahuru


Certificate in Business Analysis

I found the Agile Business Analysis course quite interesting and mentally stimulating. The concepts introduced are things I feel will prove invaluable to me in my future career as a business analyst. The instructor did a commendable job of facilitating learning, teamwork and free expression among the participants. In addition, the use of videos and other reading materials introduced related ideas that better helped me understand Agile Business Analysis. I found the assignments most valuable as they were patterned after real situations and easily relatable. The online platforms used to deliver the sessions were ok. I would readily recommend this course to anyone looking to better understand the concept of Agile as it relates to business analysis.

Rob Adams

Rob Adams

Senior Business Advisor

WorkSafe BC

Certificate in Business Analysis

Since completing the course, I’ve established myself as a capable Business Analyst. This has given me freedom to try ‘outside the box’ solutions on my projects. As the old saying goes, you need to learn the rules well, so you can break them efficiently.

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