Business Analysis - Applied Business Analysis

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150 Hours
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Business Analysis

If you want to launch a career in business analysis, the Diploma in Applied Business Analysis – Level 3 course is the perfect choice. The course provides learners an essential set of techniques and tools to learn to develop a solution to meet organisational challenges. The course is designed for individuals who want to excel in business analysis and become productive in an organisational setting.

The course will introduce learners to the fundamentals of business analysis, learn how to explore data, understand frequency distribution, financial modelling and financial analysis.

The Diploma in Applied Business Analysis – Level 3 is a unique course that enables learners to understand how global affairs work. The course is also highly effective for professionals in many fields to learn the geo-economics and geopolitics and make it integral in their climb up the career ladder.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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What is covered in this course?

  • Learn how to develop a business plan analysis to meet organisational requirements.
  • Learn how to lead diverse teams and motivate them towards achieving a common goal.
  • Gain an understanding of business change and how to build a case for it.
  • Learn how to implement business processes within an organisational setting.

Course Curriculum (Type Of Course Material: Text)

Module 01: Introduction to Fundamental Concepts for Business Analysis

1.1 What is the point of this course?

1.2 Getting to grips with the basics

1.3 Working through the basics

1.3.1 Symbols

1.3.2 Key terminology

1.4 Decimal places and significant figures

1.4.1 Percentages

1.5 linear equations and their graphs

Module 02: Finding Average Values

2.1 Average values

2.2 Raising a number to a positive integer value

2.3 Revision section – exercises

2.4 Chapter references

Module 03: Decision Making Data and Information

3.1 Decision making

3.2 Functions of management

3.3 Informed decisions

3.4 Decision making within the organisation

3.5 Types of decisions

3.6 Data and information

3.7 Sources of data

3.7.1 Internal sources of data

3.7.2 External sources of data

3.8 Primary and secondary data

3.9 The problems of using secondary data

3.9.1 Sources of secondary data

3.10 Collecting data

Module 04: Sampling

4.1 Populations and samples – why sample?

4.2 The selection of a sample

4.3 Random sampling

4.4 Random sample designs

4.5 Non - random sample designs

4.6 Statistical investigations and surveys

4.7 Information requirements for effective decision making

4.7.1 Quality of information

4.8 Chapter references

Module 05: exploring data deriving information

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Storing and structuring data

5.3 The organisation of data

5.4 The interpretation of tables

5.5 Designing a table

5.6 Ordering data

Module 06: Frequency Distribution

6.1 Grouped frequency distribution

6.2 General guidelines for the choice of class intervals:

6.3 Cumulative frequency distribution

6.4 Percentiles

6.5 Relative and percentage frequencies

6.6 Presenting information pictorially

6.7 Charts and diagrams to display category data

6.8 Construction of charts and diagrams

6.9 Interpretation of charts and diagrams

6.10 Diagrams to display non - category data

6.11 The histogram

6.12 Frequency polygon

6.13 Cumulative frequency polygon or ogive

6.14 Box plot

6.15 Conclusion

6.16 Chapter references

Module 07: Summarising Data

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Some fundamental concepts for summarising data

7.3 Measures of the typical value or average (measures of location)

7.4 The calculation of the mode, median and mean for non – frequency data

7.5 Other useful measures

7.6 The use of relevant Microsoft excel functions

Module 08: Calculate the Mean for Combined Values

8.1 The overall mean of two or more combined groups

8.2 The effect on the measures of location of global changes to the data values

8.3 Measures of the variability in the data values (measures of dispersion)

8.4 The use of relevant Microsoft excel functions

8.5 Interpretation of the standard deviation

8.6 Relative dispersion

8.7 The effect on the standard deviation of global changes to the data values

8.8 Symmetry

8.9 Chapter references

Module 09: Measuring and Evaluating Variation of Data Values

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Percentage change

9.3 Index numbers for a single item

9.4 Index numbers for a group of items

9.5 Weighted index numbers

9.6 Base year weighting

9.7 Current year weighting

9.8 Base year weighted or current year weighted index numbers

9.10 Deflating a time series – using a value index as a deflator

9.11 Chapter references

Module 10: Association between Variables

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Correlation analysis

10.3 Scatter plot

10.4 Calculation of the correlation coefficient, r1

10.5 Linear relationships

10.6 Recapitulation

10.7 Simple linear regression model

10.8 Illustrating the setting up of a simple linear regression model

10.9 The coefficient of determination, r2

10.10 Estimation using the linear regression model

10.11 Assessing the reliability of the estimates

10.12 Chapter references

Module 11: Time Series and Forecasting

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Time series components

11.3 Models for time series

11.4 The analysis of an additive component model

11.5 Calculate the seasonal components for an additive model

11.6 Deseasonalise the data to find the trend

11.7 Calculate the residual variation

11.8 Forecasting using the additive model

11.9 Evaluation and comparison of models

11.10 Chapter references


12.1 Introduction

12.2 Costs, revenue, profit and contribution

12.3 Using a graph to illustrate financial models

12.4 Simple linear models

12.5 Break – even charts

12.6 Non – linear relationships

12.7 Other useful types of business relationships

12.8 Chapter references

Module 13: Financial Analysis Money Interest and Time Value

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Interest

13.3 Compound interest

13.4 The calculation of compound interest

13.5 Nominal and actual interest

13.6 Applications of interest rate calculations

13.7 Present value

13.8 Net present value

Module 14: Concluding

14.1 Brief concluding remarks and considerations

14.2 Advantages of using models include:

14.3 Disadvantages of using models include:

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in Applied Business Analysis – Level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Please Note: Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 04 installments when you are submitting your assessments.


Having completed this course, you will be awarded the Diploma in Applied Business Analysis – Level 3 by Global Edulink as well as a summary of the units learnt. This summary will include the specifics of the units you have learnt in the completed course. At the end of this course, you will be able to gain a professional qualification. Potential employers will view you as an asset and will recognize the level of commitment and skills you have displayed while studying this course.

Course Code: QLS-4524

Who is this course for?

  • Beginner level business analysts
  • Anyone who wants to have a career in business analysis
  • Individuals who want to gain an understanding of business analysis in their current role
  • Anyone who wants to work as a consultant and will find this course highly effective


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Business Consultant – £38,142 per annum
  • Business Analyst – £30,631 per annum
  • Business Systems Analyst – £32,976 per annum

Others jobs you can get

  • Junior Business Analyst

Questions and answers

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doublej asked:

So if I pay the additional £159 I will recieve Level 3 Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Dear Doublej Thank you very much for your query. Having completed this course, you will be awarded the Diploma in Applied Business Analysis – Level 3 by Global Edulink which is a professional qualification. Endorsed by ABC Awards. This is a Ofqual regulated awarding body but the course is not individually regulated by Ofqual. Since the certification is endorsed by an ABC Awards it has the quality and standard. Regards, Student Support Team.

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martin asked:

what is the cost of the exam and assessments


Dear martin Thank you very much for your query. Additionally, £159 (Inc. VAT) is charged for assessment and certificate and you need to pay that when you are submitting your assessments only (It is not required to pay initially when you are registering). This payment can be paid into 04 installments when you are submitting your assessments.The offer ends this Friday, so hurry up and get the discount as you will receive 24/7 access for 365 days. Regards, Student Support Team.

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Great asked:

How long will I have access to this course for? Is it lifetime access or just 150 hours? Thanks


Dear Learner, Thank you for your queries. The Business Analysis - Applied Business Analysis course will provide one year of online course access with expert tutor support. The guided learning hours of the course will be 150 Hours. Regards, Student Support Team.

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