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Professional Development Certificate in Business Analysis

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Information Session - Career Pathways in Business Analysis

Information Session - Career Pathways in Business Analysis

During this free info session, experienced business analysts and instructors in McGill’s Professional Development Certificate in Business Analysis will be on hand to explore the profession, including trends, new developments, challenges and career paths in this fast-growing profession.


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PDC Online Information Session

Online Information Session

Wondering if a McGill Professional Development Certificate is for you? Get answers from our on-demand info session and learn about topics offered, delivery method, our approach to learning and teaching, tuition fees and how to apply. Plus, hear from actual students who will talk about their experience and how the program they chose helped them achieve their professional aims.

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses (24.5 CEUs)
YCBS 210 Comprehensive Business Analysis (16 CEUs)
Fundamental principles of business analysis and tools and techniques available. Principles apply to projects of all sizes in the business world. Topics include: standards, planning and monitoring, requirements elicitation and analysis, enterprise analysis, solution assessment, competencies, finance 101 business analysis, Lean-6 Sigma approach to problem identification.

This course is aligned with the CCBA® (Certification of Capability in Business Analysis) & CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional) competencies. More information: CCBA Competencies / CBAP Competencies

YCBS 242 Applied Business Analysis (4.5 CEUs)
This hands-on course will focus on the building blocks of the Business Model Canvas, Business Motivation Models, and conducting rigorous feasibility studies and well-constructed business cases. Techniques for effectively introducing change will include Business Process Modeling Notation and a hybrid Use Case approach (Unified Modelling Language), from both a business and a systems perspective.

This course is aligned with the CCBA® (Certification of Capability in Business Analysis) & CBAP® (Certified Business Analysis Professional) competencies. More information: CCBA Competencies / CBAP Competencies

YCBS 243 Introduction to Business Analytics and Data Modelling (4 CEUs)
This course will explore the fundamental analytic methods and tools used to collect, analyze and interpret business data to gain insight into and inform business decision-making. Special emphasis is placed on data modeling tools and techniques used by business analysts to accurately define and communicate business requirements , and to determine relationships, business rules and data management methods for any project.
Two complementary courses from the following three (9-10.5 CEUs)
YCBS 216 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 CEUs)
The objective is to help learners develop effective interpersonal skills. Emphasis is placed on the following areas: communication styles, emotional intelligence, conflict resolution, working with teams and influencing others, workplace diversity and intercultural communication, presentation skills, and facilitation skills. As a result of acquiring and developing these interpersonal skills, learners can increase their overall professional effectiveness.
YCBS 221 Leading Sustainable Change (6 CEUs)
This course explores issues related to change management including models of change management, keys to successful change processes, change leadership structures, common change management techniques, integrating change management considerations into consulting programs and proposals, choosing the intervention and getting client buy-in. A substantial proportion of the class time is devoted to discussions, role-plays, case study exercises, and participant-facilitated discussions.
YCCM 208 Professional Writing in Business (4.5 CEUs)
Winter 2021, Spring/Summer 2021, Fall 2021
Concepts and principles of effective written communication: audience, purpose, organization, and style. Emphasis on business documents commonly produced by professionals (e.g., project and business plans, reports, status updates, proposals, analyses). Pre-writing and re-writing processes, including self-editing to enhance clarity, conciseness, and coherence. Audio-recorded instructor feedback.

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Our Business Analysis program equips participants with the analytical skill set required to clearly and concisely plan, elicit, communicate, model, analyze, verify, validate and manage requirements for all project types: traditional and agile environments.
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Career and Professional Development
(Non-credit courses and programs)

Phone: +1 514-398-5454
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1029 Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 3R1
Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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