University of Alberta

Business Analysis

The Business Analyst works as a catalyst for new growth within a business. Using tasks and techniques to identify business needs and opportunities – and then making recommendations on the best solution – it is a position that can produce large organizational change and create incredible technological advancement.

Aimed at individuals positioned between business and technology, this program will be extremely beneficial for Business Managers, Project Managers, and System Analysts.

Take a Class

For general interest students:

  • 6 courses available
  • Anyone may register in any course without enrolling in a program
  • You can be a 'general studies' or an audit student
  • Use online checkout or call our registration office at 780.492.3116

For program credit:

  • see the Courses & Completion tab below:

Earn a Citation

Program in detail:

Citation Overview

  • Part-time study 6-24 months (on average)
  • 6 courses all offered downtown
  • Apply now start any time

The Business Analysis Professional Citation from the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension is significantly different from programs currently offered at other institutions. Whereas many other programs choose specific aspects of Business Analysis to teach, our program focuses on the entire lifecycle of a project – from initiation and diagnosis through to successful implementation of the solution.

Qualifying for admission

As the University’s primary resource for continuing education, we bring University of Alberta academics to the public through high impact part-time programs. We are open to students with a variety of educational and professional backgrounds and goals. Our expectation is that you have a commitment to learn and achieve your continuing education goals.

Core competencies of our graduates

  • Gain the knowledge of strategic planning of an organization through Enterprise Analysis
  • Develop tools and techniques to elicit, represent and validate stakeholder requirements
  • Understand the lifecycle of a project and what a business analyst should be focusing on during which phase
  • Learn how to manage the scope of a project throughout the entire life-cycle
  • Develop effective communication and facilitation skills
  • Gain knowledge to responsible for change management and lead effective risk management
  • Develop techniques to validate the correct solution has been recommended and developed ensuring quality throughout the process
  • Get networking opportunities in an innovative post-secondary program

Corporate Partners

These corporations are strong supporters of the continuous success of business programming offered at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension. They demonstrate their support in a myriad ways:

  • recommending courses to their employees
  • serving on program advisory boards
  • hiring and advancing our graduates
  • sharing in overall achievements of students and graduates

Distinguished Corporate Partners of Management Programs

  • ATB Financial
  • Cougar Tools
  • CEDA Group
  • Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries
  • IPEX
  • National Oilwell
  • Varco
  • Agriculture Financial Services Corp.

We are in good company. Thank you for your continued interest and support.



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