Business Systems Analysis online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R14,900
Course starts: 30 January 2017
Course fees: R14,900

Why this course?

Did you know that 70% of all business failures are as a result of poorly specified project requirements?
It’s true, and that’s why, in various industries across South Africa, the demand for astute Business Systems Analysts (BSAs) who can implement efficient, user-friendly systems that both support the strategic objectives of a business, and also meet the end-user’s requirements, will maintain its prominence. If you've got an eye for process refinement, and an interest in using it to safeguard the success of business projects, you might just be the right person to address South Africa's growing need for skilled business analysts and fill the increasing number of business analyst jobs. 


IIBA Course Endorsment This course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).


Course overview

This highly technical 10-week business analyst short course from UCT will empower you with comprehensive conceptual knowledge and the practical skills needed to model business and system requirements, and perform effective BSA within an organisation. With one of the best BSA short courses in South Africa, you’ll learn to identify and communicate varied business requirements; model business processes and system architectures to meet those requirements; managing organisational change; measure quality and success to make data-driven decisions, and more.

Is this course for you?

Whether your goal is as specific as wanting to transition into the role of a business analyst for the first time in your career, or as general as to gain the technical skill set and practical expertise you need to start making a more visible impact within your organisation, this UCT course could be what you’re looking for.* If you already have experience in the field, this BSA online short course is an opportunity to formalise your experience with a certificate from the University of Cape Town.

*This course requires you to model business processes, system architectures, as well as system data. It is advantageous to have prior knowledge or experience in project management, IT, systems development, operations management or similar.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Contextualising business systems analysis
  • Module 2 Analysing the current business system
  • Module 3 Recommending an alternate business system
  • Module 4 Eliciting and communicating requirements
  • Module 5 Preparing to create a business requirements specification
  • Module 6 Modelling business processes and system architecture requirements
  • Module 7 Modelling functional requirements
  • Module 8 Modelling data and human-system interface design
  • Module 9 Assuring quality
  • Module 10 Facilitating change and innovation

Your success team

Getsmarter brent combrink


Project Management & Business Systems Specialist

Brent is a highly experienced business mentor and project manager. Over the years, he’s managed a wide array of projects, from software development projects, IT projects, project office implementations, executive coaching projects, and more recently, marketing and strategic projects for small and large businesses. Brent believes that no matter how technical or bottom line-driven any project’s objective, every project is only ever successful because of the right focus on people.

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This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.

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