Professional Development Certificate in Business Analysis

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Courses & Workshops

Required Courses (24.5 CEUs)
YCBS 210 Comprehensive Business Analysis (16 CEUs)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Master the business analyst’s tools and techniques to help achieve your projects’ goals. Successful completion of this course with a grade of 77% or higher, leads to a co-branded IIBA-McGill Academic Certificate in Business Analysis.
YCBS 242 Applied Business Analysis (4.5 CEUs)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
Master both the techniques you need to attain your desired business objectives and deliver value to your stakeholders.
YCBS 243 Introduction to Business Analytics & Data Modelling (4 CEUs)
In-class, Part-time
Spring/Summer 2019
Data literacy and an analytical mindset have become valuable skills not only for data scientists, but for business managers as well. Explore fundamental analytical methods, use them to collect and analyze data, and learn how to translate the results into informed business decisions.
Two complementary courses from the following three (9-10.5 CEUs)
YCBS 216 Interpersonal Skills for Professionals (4.5 CEUs)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring/Summer 2019
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)
In-class, Part-time
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
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)
Fall 2018, Winter 2019
The ability to write effectively is a highly prized professional skill: it plays a key role in successful business planning, strategizing, and development; it facilitates productive relations with internal and external stakeholders; and contributes significantly to the preservation of an organization's professional image and reputation.

Classes focus on developing your ability to draft key business documents—including reports, plans, and proposals—for senior managers, colleagues, clients, business owners, business partners, and investors. You will also engage in several in-class activities that focus on realistic business communication situations and allow for discussion and debate with your peers. Grammar and mechanics will also be covered, along with techniques for honing your style and developing self-editing skills.

These assignments and activities will enable you to create professional and influential business documents using communication strategies to inform, persuade, and motivate others.

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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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