Certificate in Introduction to Business Analysis Online Course

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Develop Your Analytical Skills That are Consistently in High Demand

This Certificate in Introduction to Business Analysis Online Course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will have you making better, more informed, and more effective business decisions. The days of making critical business decisions by instinct or coin toss are long gone. If you are planning a career in business, you cannot afford to miss this course!

PMBOK® Guide, PMI®, PMP®, CAPM®, and the PMI R.E.P. logo are either marks or registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

Problem Solving and Decision-Making

Decision-making is one of the most important aspects of business. So, we'll start things off by exploring a variety of analytical approaches you can use for making business decisions. We'll also look at the basic steps involved in problem solving.

Introduction to Probability

This lesson will help you understand the probability of events. We'll talk about basic probability concepts and how you assign probabilities to experimental outcomes. You'll find out how to apply probability concepts to business situations.

Introduction to Sampling and Surveys

In today’s lesson, we'll delve into the concepts of mean and standard deviation and how they're used in business. We'll also go over survey analysis, the various steps involved in doing a survey, and the most common errors that people make.

Decision Analysis

Today's lesson is all about the use of probability in decision-making. We'll explore an analytical approach called Decision Analysis. You'll learn how to structure a problem so that when you decide how to deal with it, you know what result to expect. We'll talk about using an optimistic, conservative, and an in-between approach in making decisions. Finally, we'll examine the concept of Expected Value.

Utility and Decision-Making

What if the decision you want to make isn't the most sensible one from a financial perspective? There are times when you need to base the worth of a decision on its value to you. An example of this would be deciding to buy a lottery ticket. Sometimes it's appropriate to make business decisions this way. In today's lesson, we'll talk about this approach and where the different decisions can lead.

Forecasting

All businesses need to forecast sales and expenses. And the forecasts need to be accurate. In this lesson, we'll cover forecasting as it's done in business analysis. You'll learn about the two types of forecasting: qualitative and quantitative.

The Modeling Process

In today's lesson, you'll discover modeling, which is the application of mathematical constructs to decision making. We'll explore simple, intermediate, and complex types of models and discuss the two approaches to model development: reductionist and holistic.

Modeling in a Corporate Environment

Today is about how models are developed within a business organization. We'll talk about what needs to be done and who needs to do it in order to make the modeling effort a success. We'll explore the respective roles of the analyst (modeler) and the client for whom the model is being developed.

Financial Analysis

The most widely used type of business analysis is financial analysis. This probably doesn't surprise you too much since the point of any business is to make a profit. Today, we'll look at financial analysis and how it differs from accounting. We'll discuss cost estimating, and various types of business costs. You'll get familiar with the concepts of break-even analysis and benefit/cost analysis, both of which play a vital role in business analysis.

Project Management PERT/CPM

The techniques of PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method) have proven to be extremely valuable to project managers. In today's lesson, I'll explain the basics of PERT/CPM and how to utilize these techniques in your work. You'll meet a simple technique called a Gantt chart, which works quite well for planning a simple project with a relatively small number of tasks.

Computer Simulation and Risk Analysis

Risk is a part of any business situation, which makes it something you need to consider when you do business analysis. Simulation is an excellent method of performing risk analysis. So today we'll cover step-by-step procedures for creating and using a simulation model.

Computer-Based Information Systems

In this, our final lesson, we'll look at computer-based information systems. This includes such areas as Decision Support Systems, Optimization Analysis, and Knowledge-Based Systems. You'll learn what each of these areas constitutes, and I'll show you many business applications of each.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


After taking this course, I have a much better idea of what people learn in an MBA program. I can make a better decision about whether I should apply for business school.

I found the course most informative and beneficial to me. I came away with answers to questions I have had for a long time with regard to Business Statistical and Modeling analysis.

I have enjoyed this class; very informative. The class gave me the opportunity to see another side of the business world and see all that analysts do to come up with solutions.

I have no background in business analysis, and this course provided a basic foundation. If I decided to pursue business analysis in more depth, I will at least have been exposed to important concepts and definitions. I will actually be able to apply some of the material directly in my job. Thank you.

The class was very beneficial for me. The lessons were easy to understand and met my educational desires and needs. I am wanting to pursue a career in business and this class definitely gave me more knowledge. I would recommend this class to anyone and Frank David was very good in going through the lessons and answering questions we had and not confusing me. Excellent Class!

The course was relevant and useful in my current position - and enabled me to use the information learned during the course to make real world decisions.

The instructor was thorough, had interesting real world and relevant examples and one could not help but gain some valuable and helpful knowledge.

This course is very usefull to any individual in making business decisions. I also decided to continue my study of Management Science.

This course provided some valuable information that I can use on a daily basis. The instructor's writing style is very easy to comprehend and follow. Thanks for a great experience.

You do an outstanding job of covering the information -- your communication on the topic is just simple enough but just complex enough to bridge the "What?" and the "Why?" and the "How?" of this topic within a 12-lesson span. Thank you!

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Develop Your Analytical Skills That are Consistently in High Demand

This Certificate in Introduction to Business Analysis Online Course will teach you powerful quantitative methods that will have you making better, more informed, and more effective business decisions. The days of making critical business decisions by instinct or coin toss are long gone. If you are planning a career in business, you cannot afford to miss this course!

PMBOK® Guide, PMI®, PMP®, CAPM®, and the PMI R.E.P. logo are either marks or registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

There are 12 units of study

Problem Solving and Decision-Making

Decision-making is one of the most important aspects of business. So, we'll start things off by exploring a variety of analytical approaches you can use for making business decisions. We'll also look at the basic steps involved in problem solving.

Introduction to Probability

This lesson will help you understand the probability of events. We'll talk about basic probability concepts and how you assign probabilities to experimental outcomes. You'll find out how to apply probability concepts to business situations.

Introduction to Sampling and Surveys

In today’s lesson, we'll delve into the concepts of mean and standard deviation and how they're used in business. We'll also go over survey analysis, the various steps involved in doing a survey, and the most common errors that people make.

Decision Analysis

Today's lesson is all about the use of probability in decision-making. We'll explore an analytical approach called Decision Analysis. You'll learn how to structure a problem so that when you decide how to deal with it, you know what result to expect. We'll talk about using an optimistic, conservative, and an in-between approach in making decisions. Finally, we'll examine the concept of Expected Value.

Utility and Decision-Making

What if the decision you want to make isn't the most sensible one from a financial perspective? There are times when you need to base the worth of a decision on its value to you. An example of this would be deciding to buy a lottery ticket. Sometimes it's appropriate to make business decisions this way. In today's lesson, we'll talk about this approach and where the different decisions can lead.

Forecasting

All businesses need to forecast sales and expenses. And the forecasts need to be accurate. In this lesson, we'll cover forecasting as it's done in business analysis. You'll learn about the two types of forecasting: qualitative and quantitative.

The Modeling Process

In today's lesson, you'll discover modeling, which is the application of mathematical constructs to decision making. We'll explore simple, intermediate, and complex types of models and discuss the two approaches to model development: reductionist and holistic.

Modeling in a Corporate Environment

Today is about how models are developed within a business organization. We'll talk about what needs to be done and who needs to do it in order to make the modeling effort a success. We'll explore the respective roles of the analyst (modeler) and the client for whom the model is being developed.

Financial Analysis

The most widely used type of business analysis is financial analysis. This probably doesn't surprise you too much since the point of any business is to make a profit. Today, we'll look at financial analysis and how it differs from accounting. We'll discuss cost estimating, and various types of business costs. You'll get familiar with the concepts of break-even analysis and benefit/cost analysis, both of which play a vital role in business analysis.

Project Management PERT/CPM

The techniques of PERT (Program Evaluation and Review Technique) and CPM (Critical Path Method) have proven to be extremely valuable to project managers. In today's lesson, I'll explain the basics of PERT/CPM and how to utilize these techniques in your work. You'll meet a simple technique called a Gantt chart, which works quite well for planning a simple project with a relatively small number of tasks.

Computer Simulation and Risk Analysis

Risk is a part of any business situation, which makes it something you need to consider when you do business analysis. Simulation is an excellent method of performing risk analysis. So today we'll cover step-by-step procedures for creating and using a simulation model.

Computer-Based Information Systems

In this, our final lesson, we'll look at computer-based information systems. This includes such areas as Decision Support Systems, Optimization Analysis, and Knowledge-Based Systems. You'll learn what each of these areas constitutes, and I'll show you many business applications of each.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

After taking this course, I have a much better idea of what people learn in an MBA program. I can make a better decision about whether I should apply for business school.

I found the course most informative and beneficial to me. I came away with answers to questions I have had for a long time with regard to Business Statistical and Modeling analysis.

I have enjoyed this class; very informative. The class gave me the opportunity to see another side of the business world and see all that analysts do to come up with solutions.

I have no background in business analysis, and this course provided a basic foundation. If I decided to pursue business analysis in more depth, I will at least have been exposed to important concepts and definitions. I will actually be able to apply some of the material directly in my job. Thank you.

The class was very beneficial for me. The lessons were easy to understand and met my educational desires and needs. I am wanting to pursue a career in business and this class definitely gave me more knowledge. I would recommend this class to anyone and Frank David was very good in going through the lessons and answering questions we had and not confusing me. Excellent Class!

The course was relevant and useful in my current position - and enabled me to use the information learned during the course to make real world decisions.

The instructor was thorough, had interesting real world and relevant examples and one could not help but gain some valuable and helpful knowledge.

This course is very usefull to any individual in making business decisions. I also decided to continue my study of Management Science.

This course provided some valuable information that I can use on a daily basis. The instructor's writing style is very easy to comprehend and follow. Thanks for a great experience.

You do an outstanding job of covering the information -- your communication on the topic is just simple enough but just complex enough to bridge the "What?" and the "Why?" and the "How?" of this topic within a 12-lesson span. Thank you!

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007IBA
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate of Completion

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 14 August
  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November

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