Business Analysis Certificate

UBC Certificate Program

Build Your Business Analyst Skillset. Become an Agent of Change.

Today’s business environment is characterized by complexity and change creating an ever-present demand for skilled business analysts. Employing analytical, problem solving, leadership, and communication skills, business analysts facilitate organizational change and deliver value to stakeholders.

Take your career to the next level as you learn the skills and techniques of a professional business analyst. This comprehensive program, which can be completed fully online or through a blended  format, is founded in the industry standards set by the 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).


April 30th, 2019

Format Online
Schedule Part-Time
Duration 9 to 12 Months
Per course cost from $995

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Program Details
Program Requirements
Registration and Fees

Online Course Registration

Register online via our secure server using your Visa or MasterCard. You need to create a profile in our system before we can process your online course registration.

Sign In to your account or create a new account.

Once signed in, your name will appear near the top right of your screen.

Add items to your shopping cart and follow the instructions to complete your purchase.

Please Note:

You do not require a login profile in order to submit an application to a program.

contact cbstudies@sauder if you have any problems registering online.

What payment options are available to me?

All course fees are payable in Canadian dollars.  Visa and Mastercard are accepted

Will I be charged tax on my course fees?

Fees payable to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies for certificate or associate certificate program courses are not subject to taxation.

Are there prerequisites for the Business Analysis Certificate program?

There are no actual pre-requisites for the program however Business Analysis Fundamentals is a co-requisite for the other courses and must be taken at the same time or before enrolment. 

Is it possible to switch from the Regular Business Analysis Program to the Fast-Track Program?

Yes, it is possible to transfer after you have completed the Business Analysis Fundamentals course.

Is it possible to take Business Analysis courses without enrolling in the certificate program?

It is not necessary to enroll in the program to take Business Analysis courses, however the Business Analysis Fundamentals course must be taken prior to or along with the other courses in the program.

When do I have to decide if I want to pursue the Certificate in Business Analysis?

You can decide before or after completing the Business Analysis Fundamentals course.  To enroll, you need to submit a program declaration form with a $200 non-refundable program declaration fee.

Please read the Student Handbook prior to submitting the Program Declaration.

Is there a fee differential for international students?

No, all students pay the same tuition fees.

How do I get a T2202A tax receipt?

Many courses and programs offered by UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies qualify for non-refundable tax credits and education expense amounts. If the courses or programs you were enrolled in are eligible, you will receive an email notification in February outlining how to obtain your T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook tax certificate. A T2202A can be used as an official statement for income tax purposes.

I'm a UBC employee. How can I access UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses?

Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that reimburse or offset the cost of courses. Please visit the UBC Finance Tuition Fee Benefit website for information on eligibility and instructions on how to use your tuition fee benefit. Since tuition fee benefits for UBC faculty and staff may differ depending on your employee group, please visit the UBC Human Resources Benefits website for information on your eligibility. Do not register for a course prior to submitting your tuition waiver.

If your department or faculty is funding the course, please submit an authorized journal voucher (JV) along with your registration to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.

Program Completion and Graduation

Are students in Business Analysis program graded?
All courses in the Business Analysis program are graded through activities such as quizzes, assignments, projects and discussion participation.  You must receive a minimum of 60% to pass a course.

What do I receive when I complete the Business Analysis certificate program?

Upon completing the program requirements, participants are awarded a UBC Certificate signed by the President of UBC and the Dean of the UBC Sauder School of Business. The certificate will be sent by mail, along with an official transcript. The time period between submitting a graduation request and receiving the documents in the mail can take up to three months.

Does completion of a UBC certificate program qualify for academic credits towards a diploma or degree program?

No, completion of our non-credit certificate programs cannot be applied towards UBC degree-credit diploma or degree programs at this time. However, some exceptions may apply for programs at other institutions. We recommend you contact the institution to which you are applying regarding their prior learning assessment policies. 

Scheduling, Duration and Workload

When can I start my online course?

Each online course has a specific start and end date.  Prior to 4 pm on the day your online course starts, we will send you an email message providing you with an access link, as well as a username and password to login to the course.

Am I required to be online at specific times?

For the most part, you are in control of your schedule as the online content can be accessed at any time. For courses with assignments and projects, you will receive advance notice of due dates so you can plan accordingly. Some courses have specific online components that require you to login at particular times

How many hours a week do I need to set aside for in-class course work and independent study?

Students should expect to study six to ten hours a week for the regular program and 10 to 15 hours per week for the fast-track program.

Online Learning Format

When taking a UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies online course, you benefit from university-level curriculum designed and developed by UBC online educators and subject matter experts in Canada and beyond.

Regardless of the online course or program you choose, you are not learning alone. You complete your studies with fellow students and the support of online educators.

Your online curriculum, which may consist of lectures, case studies, resource lists, research papers, and other materials, is delivered through an online learning management system called Moodle. The learning management system presents interactive learning activities and up-to-date content in a secure learning environment that you access through your Internet browser.

How will I communicate with Online Educators?

Depending on the course, you may communicate by email, online discussion or chat sessions, as well as occasional phone calls.

Are there opportunities to collaborate with other students in the online program?

Yes, the courses provide opportunities for group discussion and team projects.

What is Moodle?

Moodle is the learning management platform used to support the online Business Analysis program. It provides information on orientation, schedules, grades, and instructor contact details, as well as the course curriculum and learning resources.

Will I have an instructor or resource person to support me during the courses?

Yes. Depending on the course you are taking, they could be referred to as online instructors, online tutors, online facilitators, instructional assistants or mentors. Whatever their title, they are experienced online education professionals who will connect with you through email, online discussions, assignments and projects to make sure you get the most out of your online learning experience.

Are there scheduled times I need to be online?

Your online coursework can take place at any time of day or night. You can choose the study times that work best for you since the learning management system you will be using is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For courses with assignments and projects, you will receive advance notice of due dates so you can plan your study times accordingly. Some courses have specific online components that require you to log in at particular times.

How am I graded?

Some online courses and programs may be graded. Please check with the program unit responsible for your course for information on whether it includes grading. If it does, your coursework  may be evaluated by a number of assessment tools, including assignments, projects, or exams with scheduled due dates.

When can I start my online course?

Each online course has a specific start and end date. Before or on the day your online course starts, we will send you an email message providing you with a link to access the online course, as well as a username and password to log in to the course. The first time you log in to the course, the learning management system will prompt you to choose a new password. A password reset feature is available through the learning management system. UBC will never ask you for this password.

How many hours per week do I need to set aside for coursework?

The typical number of hours of coursework each week varies depending on the course or program and is outlined in the description of your course. Please check with the program unit responsible for your course if you would like more details. Some courses require up to 10 hours per week to read course content and participate in online discussions. Additional time may be required to complete assignments and projects.

Is there a difference in fees for international students taking an online course or program?

No, at the present time all students pay the same tuition fee.

Besides the course or program tuition fees, are there any other fees that I need to pay?

Some courses require additional materials outside of the online content, such as a textbook. Any materials required will be outlined in the course description. 

Do I need to purchase books for my course?

Some online courses do require that you purchase books or supplementary materials. This will be noted in the course description.


Are there any accommodations for people with medical conditions or disabilities?

Please contact us well in advance of the program start-date for assistance in the event of either of these circumstances.

Where can I get parking or transit information?

Parking and transit information is available on our website.

Who can I contact if I still have questions about the Business Analysis program?

If you are unable to find the information you need on the website, please contact us by phone at 604-822-1420 or online.