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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Are you an analytical thinker with good interpersonal skills looking for a career that supports your ambitions to facilitate change in any business, no matter what size, industry, or sector, helping it to improve its processes and systems? If so, a career in business analysis, specifically as a Business Analyst, could be an excellent choice for you!

Alternatively, if you're already performing in a junior business analysis role and are looking to advance your career, the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis would provide you with the knowledge, skills, and certifications required to take on additional responsibilities or apply for more senior job roles.

So, whether you're looking to get into this profession for the first time or advance your business analysis career, we have a training programme to support your career development.

Organisations everywhere are constantly needing to adapt in response to problems, opportunities and threats arising in a complex and rapidly changing world. Business analysis is the practice of enabling and facilitating change in an organisational context, by engaging with stakeholders to define needs, recommending options that deliver value to customers and other beneficiaries, and seeing chosen solutions through to realisation.

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an internationally recognised qualification that opens career opportunities worldwide, demonstrating to employers that you are fully proficient, and competent to conduct business analysis at all stages of the business change lifecycle.

The Diploma will enable you to understand the needs of stakeholders and how these can be met through business change and digital solutions, helping organisations undergo business and digital change successfully.

Training package summary

Our BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an online training programme delivered via virtual classroom sessions, and includes:

  • Four BCS certification courses with exams.
  • One-day BCS oral exam preparation workshop.
  • Our one-day Data for Business Analysts course.
  • Our one-day AI for Business Analysts course.
  • Follow-up Live Study sessions, covering revision, case studies, Q&A, and exam preparation.
  • Tutor Support
  • Official eTextbook: Business Analysis, 4th Edition.
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  • One-year BCS membership.

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, one of the leading accreditation bodies in Business Analysis. 

Key features

  • Delivery Method: Online & Virtual Classroom
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
  • Accredited by BCS
  • 1-year BCS membership included

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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Online & Virtual Classroom
  • Certified & Experienced Trainers
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Fast-Track a career in Business Analysis
  • Accredited by BCS
  • 1-year BCS membership included

Course Details

Why study the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis with e-Careers? 

Over the last 10 years we have developed a team of expert subject matter Trainers and Tutors, who specialise in their respective fields, to ensure you have the best people onboard to help support you through your training sessions with us.

We have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training and ensured we could refine our processes, partner relationships, and course materials to offer you a high-quality training solution.

You will also benefit from:

  • Virtual Classroom sessions, so you can study from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Follow-up Live Study sessions, covering revision, case studies, Q&A, and exam preparation.
  • Online Tutor Support.
  • eTextbook: Business Analysis, 4th Edition.
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*.
  • One-year BCS membership.
  • Enhance your career prospects with your new certificates.
  • Interest-free payment options.

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BCS Membership Benefits

Additional Benefits

The career benefits gained from earning your BCS Business Analysis Diploma include:

  • Industry Recognition: Earning a well-respected qualification in the field of business analysis will demonstrate to employers that you have the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in a Business Analysis role.
  • Career Advancement: The BCS Diploma offers a structured career pathway for Business Analysts, with the International Diploma being a stepping stone to more advanced qualifications and roles.
  • Validating your abilities: Gaining qualification supported by leading practitioners in the world of business analysis.
  • Global Opportunities: Being a BCS Diploma holder makes you a strong candidate for business analyst positions around the world, as the qualification is internationally recognised.
  • Prepared to deliver results: You will be equipped with the toolkit of frameworks, concepts, approaches, and techniques that will enable you to deliver the business analysis services that organisations need.
  • Standing out from your competition:Prove your dedication to your career and on-going professional development with advanced qualifications.

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership, which is eligible from the moment you pass your first exam.

Benefits of this associate’s membership include:

  •  Professional recognition
  •  Career development
  •  Networking
  •  Knowledge and best practice
  •  Exclusive discounts and offer

Read the full membership details.

 

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

Our Virtual Classroom training has provided high pass rates, which has made us confident to offer an Exam Pass Guarantee. This way, you know we’ll support you until you are certified.

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending our training course, you can attend the same training again for free.

All we ask is that you:

  • Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  • Take the exam within 30 days of your Virtual Classroom training
  • Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please Note:

Students retaking the course must use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

*Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam; this would be an additional cost.

Is the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis programme suitable for me?

This qualification is aimed at business and IT professionals who wish to demonstrate that they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice.

If you are currently a Business Analyst, or you are looking to move into this profession to be able to apply for Business Analyst jobs, then this programme provides you with both a thorough understanding and an internationally recognised certificate to advance your career. 

You will gain essential knowledge, learn the techniques and skills required of a Business Analyst, and earn a certificate to support your knowledge and enhance your CV.

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Syllabus

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is achieved by passing the exams for the following four modules, before passing the oral exam, which is conducted online.  

Knowledge-based Specialist Module:  

  • BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour- gain an understanding of the factors which shape the way organisations operate, including organisational design, operating models, group and individual motivation, behaviour and culture, as well as business and project finance.

Two Core Practitioner Modules: 

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice- learn how to set a change initiative in strategic context, analyse stakeholder perspectives, analyse and model business activities, identify potential solutions, and make the business case.
  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering- using the Requirements Engineering Framework, learn how to elicit, analyse, model, validate, document and manage business requirements, for the development and design of business solutions.  

Practitioner Specialist Module: 

  • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes- using standard notation sets and techniques, learn how to model at the three levels of the business process hierarchy, in order to document, analyse and improve business processes.

Oral Examination:

  • Our one-day BCS Oral Examination Preparation Workshop will prepare you for your BCS oral exam, which, in respect of the three Practitioner Modules, will test your knowledge of the topics, and your ability to apply the business analysis techniques to given situations or contexts.

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AI for Business Analysts course

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  • the process of Machine Learning;
  • the potential benefits, challenges and risks associated with an AI project;
  • the future of AI – human and machine together.

Data for Business Analysts course

  • Introduction to data, from a Business Analysis perspective
  • Modelling data using Class Diagrams
  • Defining data requirements
  • Obtaining and recording data, to support functional requirements
  • Analysing data for decision-making – a survey of data analytics
  • Protecting data

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis Exams

The BCS module exams are multiple-choice/response rather than written answers and are remotely proctored by Questionmark Proctoring Hub.

 Module Exam Formats 

BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Exam

  • Type - 40 Multiple-choice questions
  • Duration – 60 mins
  • Supervised – Yes
  • Pass Mark – 26/40 (65%)

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Exam

  • Type – 40 multiple-choice and multiple-response questions
  • Duration – 60 mins
  • Supervised – Yes
  • Pass mark – 26/40 (65%)

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Exam

  • Type – 40 multiple-choice and multiple-response questions
  • Duration – 60 mins
  • Supervised – Yes
  • Pass mark – 26/40 (65%)

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Exam

  • Type – 40 multiple-choice and multiple-response questions
  • Duration – 60 mins
  • Supervised – Yes
  • Pass mark – 26/40 (65%)

 BCS Oral Examination

Once you have passed all the module exams, you can book your BCS oral exam directly with BCS. The oral exam is conducted by two oral examiners and lasts for 50 minutes.

Fees are paid directly, to Pearson VUE for the written exams, and to BCS for the oral exam. Please note that, with the exception of the oral exam, all other exam fees are included in this training programme.

 

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