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BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis with Data and AI for Business Analysts

Includes Data & AI for Business Analysts | Award Winning Training Provider | Includes Exams | 1-year BCS membership


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£2,995 inc VAT (was £3,495)
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Study method
Online + live classes
Duration
13 days · Part-time
Certification
BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price

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Overview

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Our BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis training programme consists of four official BCS training courses (or modules), which are the BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour, the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice, the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering, and the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes, as well as two of our own specialist courses in Data for Business Analysts and AI for Business Analysts.

Spanning 13 days total, spread over approximately 5 months, these training courses will give you the essentials to become an effective Business Analyst, teach you how to identify business problems and provide you with the skills required to find the solutions, making you a very important team member for your current or future organisation.

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is an internationally recognised certification demonstrating professionalism and knowledge in your chosen field to employers.

Senior Business Analysts can earn over £50,000 per annum*, with many exceeding £70,000+ with experience.

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.
    • BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour
    • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice
    • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering
    • BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes
  • 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.

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

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some of the leading BCS trainers and network with fellow students.

We are proud of our Excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 14,000 customer reviews!

"I studied the BCS Business Analysis International Diploma with David Smallwood. David made each session engaging and manageable. The content and support from e-Careers were beyond what I expected going into the course. David even carried out two mock oral exams with me, which weren't part of the course, and they took up over two hours of his time. Thank you e-Careers!" Ed.

"Happy with my experience while taking the Course for International Diploma in Business Analysis. Very good Teachers and great customer support. I would definitely recommend e-Careers". Ade.

*** Please note, this training course is 13 days, delivered over a series of weekends (one per month for around five months).

*Source: PayScale

Certification

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

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Description

Meet your Business Analysis Trainer, Paul Irven

Paul started out as an Analyst Programmer at IBM in the 1980s, having studied Maths and Computer Science at Cambridge. Over the next 20 years, he provided consultancy and training in systems analysis & solution development, as well as business analysis and change across sectors such as clinical trials, mobile telecoms, securities custody, airlines, and retail banking. Paul then co-founded, co-managed, and developed the financial systems for a humanitarian aid agency specialising in malaria relief in complex emergencies. He now divides his time between training and coaching apprentices in business analysis.

Why choose to study Business Analysis with e-Careers?

We are an accredited provider of BCS training, and we take pride in working with you through your training, helping you achieve your ambitions and succeed in your chosen career.

We also:

  • Have high pass rates
  • Give you the best price guaranteed like-for-like
  • Offer 0% Finance to spread the cost
  • Highly rated on Trustpilot

About your Business Analysis training programme

To gain the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, you will need to pass four modules and sit the oral examination.

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 how 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 a 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 developing and designing 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.

One-day training courses offered by e-Careers:

  • AI for Business Analysts course:
    • Human and Artificial Intelligence and types of AI
    • 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

International Diploma in Business Analysis Exam Details

  • There are written examinations for each of the four modules, which can be booked directly via Pearson VUE.
  • Once all four exams have been passed, the oral examination can be booked with BCS directly.
  • The oral exam can take up to 50 minutes and will consist of two examiners who will provide a range of questions. Questions will be based on topics defined in the oral examination syllabus and from your chosen specialist modules. The questions will require you to apply your business analysis knowledge and understanding to scenarios described by the oral examiners.
  • Fees are paid directly to Pearson VUE for the written exams and BCS directly. Please note that with the exception of the Oral exam, all other exam fees are included with this training.

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice Exam

  • Exam format: Multiple-choice
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open book: No
  • Pass mark: 26/40 (65%)

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering Exam

  • Exam format: Multiple-choice
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open book: No
  • Pass mark: 26/40 (65%)

BCS Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour Exam

  • Exam Format - Multiple-choice
  • Duration – 60 minutes
  • Pass Mark – 26/40 (65%)

BCS Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes Exam

  • Exam format: Multiple-choice
  • Duration: 60-minutes
  • Supervised: Yes
  • Open book – No
  • Pass mark: 26/40 (65%)

**How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the next class for free.

All we ask is that you:

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

Please note: Students retaking the course are required to 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.

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 qualifications supported by leading practitioners in 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 ongoing 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

Who is this course for?

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis course is for Business and IT professionals wanting to demonstrate a solid understanding of business analysis best practice and attain an internationally recognised professional qualification.

Typical job titles include:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Managers and members of their team
  • Business Change Managers
  • Project Managers

Requirements

Once all four module exams have been passed, you will then be eligible to take the oral examination.

Career path

We have found the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis to be suitable for the following job roles:

  • Early-Career: Business Analyst, £31,000
  • Experienced: Business Analyst-IT, £37,000
  • Senior: Business Analyst-Finance/Banking, £40,000
  • Senior: Senior Business Analyst, £50,000

Salary source: PayScale

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