Business Analyst For Full-time International Students

Business Analyst & Applied Communications Diploma Diploma For Full-time International Students

Develop business analysis and professional communication skills with this unique and experiential learning opportunity with a recognized Canadian College.

The Royal Alberta College is an Endorsed Education Provider with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and offers business analysis training aligned with the IIBA’s® A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®Guide) combined with our own real-world application process that is applied through the practicum component.

Learning and Career Growth

Develop new skills and up-to-date knowledge to continue your education and improve your career. You will:

  • understand and apply the tools and techniques to plan, elicit, analyze, model, assess, validate, communicate and manage business requirements
  • achieve a minimum of 21 hours of professional development required for certification with II BA® as a Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CB AP®) and/or the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA®) – the industry benchmarks of excellence for business analysis
  • learn professional and intercultural communication skills to succeed in the Canadian business environment
  • work with instructors that possess subject matter expertise and industry experience
  • demonstrate confidence communicating in a variety of professional situations

International Students receive professional training in more components of Applied Communications. These extra classes have been designed to assist in International Students to achieve successful placement for their practicum and to assist further for their work endeavours after graduation.

These additional classes include and are not limited to:

  • Intercultural Communication Skills Course –
  • Canadian Workplace Culture Course –
  • Business Presentations & Job Preparation Course –
  • Group Facilitation Techniques Course
  • Technical Communication Course Levels I –
  • Technical Communication Course Levels II –
  • Technical Communication Course Levels III  –
  • Technical Development Course –
  • Business Writing Courses- I, II & III –

Start Dates: Rolling admissions between September – January for 12 months

Course Delivery: Classroom/Face-to-Face

Course Fees: From $17,000

  • Fees are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change.
  • Textbook costs/material fees are included.
  • Does not include accommodation or travel.
  • Additional fees may apply, go to the website for updated information.

Program Classes for Business Analysis (BA) & Applied Communications Diploma:

Basics of Business Analysis Course                   -21 Hours

Business analysis enables change within organizations by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value. Gain an excellent understanding of what business analysis is and why it is so vital to today’s organizations. Learn about the role of the business analyst and how to perform key tasks and techniques. Discover A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide) from International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Learn how these concepts and techniques are applied to real world situations.

Strategy Analysis Course                                       -21 Hours

Business analysts help organizations identify problems and opportunities and determine which needs should be addressed. Once a need has been selected, a change strategy is developed based on an assessment of the current state of the organization and the target future state. Learn how to evaluate needs and select change initiatives using qualitative and quantitative criteria, define the scope of a solutions, and assess potential risks.

Elicitation and Collaboration Course  – 14 Hours

Requirements are rarely obvious or clearly defined up front. Business analysts perform the art of elicitation to draw out requirements and develop a clear shared vision. Learn how to perform elicitation, communicate results, and manage collaboration with all stakeholders. Discover how to use a combination of interpersonal and object-based techniques to develop the appropriate approach to performing business analysis for your particular situation.

Requirements Analysis & Design Definition Course – 21 Hours

Once requirements are identified, they need to be modelled so that everyone understands what they are and can ensure they are relevant to the change being performed, then evaluated for potential options. Learn how to evaluate the quality of requirements and how to validate them against the needs to be addressed. Discover the relationship between business analysis and solution design, and how to develop evaluation criteria to determine which option is the best fit for the organization.

Solution Evaluation Course                -14 Hours

Once solutions are in place, organizations need to ensure they are actually meeting business needs and are operating correctly. Learn how to measure the performance of a solution and recommend actions to increase the solution’s value. Solution and enterprise limitations will be assessed to identify opportunities to expand organizational capabilities. Techniques such as benchmarking, decision analysis and root cause analysis will be used to determine whether to continue with an existing solution or look for an alternative.

Requirements Life Cycle Mgmt Course         – 14 hours  

Requirements can change at any time. Priorities, market factors, new information or solution offerings can all affect requirements. Business analysts need to be able to properly manage changes to requirements and designs. Learn how to assess changes to requirements as they occur. Discover how tracing requirements helps understand the impact of changes, and how to facilitate the prioritization and approval of requirements. Tools and techniques that can be used to manage requirements throughout their entire life cycle will also be examined.

Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Course   – 14 hours

Business analysts need to develop approaches and plans that are tailored to the change being considered. Learn how to create appropriate business analysis plans based on the unique combination of people, organizational structure and capabilities, and the proposed change. Develop business analysis governance and information strategies, and assess business analysis performance. Discover how to estimate business analysis activity effort and durations and ensure all stakeholders are engaged in the business analysis approach

The Basics of Project Management Course   – 21 hours

Gain an understanding of the project characteristics, along with the five Project Management Process Groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing to enhance overall performance and the success of projects in any organization or industry. Discover how to integrate the ten Knowledge Area processes, tools, techniques and templates in a manner that can be readily applied in the workplace. Learn how to apply various techniques such as stakeholder analysis, work breakdown structure, scheduling, estimating, risk assessments, evaluation criteria, change control and lessons learned.

Group Facilitation Techniques Course  – 14 hours

In today’s increasingly complex and fast-changing world, collaborations is a necessity for organizations of all types and sizes. Getting and staying on the same page, and working together while leveraging individual and group creativity may not come automatically. Effective group facilitation can help maximize the synergy in collaboration. An effective facilitator can serve as an enabler to help accelerate the process of gaining clarity, solving problems, and building consensus.

And the following

Technical Communication Course Levels I –                                                                         8 hours
Technical Communication Course Levels II –                                                                        8 hours
Technical Communication Course Levels III  –                                                                     21 hours
Technical Development Course –                                                                                             8 hours
Business Writing Courses- I and II –                                                                                       21 hours
Intercultural Communication Skills Course –                                                                      18 hours
Canadian Workplace Culture Course –                                                                                   21 hours
Business Presentations & Job Preparation Course –                                                            21 hours
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Total in-classroom time                                                                                        380 hour*
Practicum                                                                                                      150 hours*
Total hours                                                                                                  530 hours*