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IMPORTANT COVID UPDATE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses for the Fall 2021 term will be offered through a live, synchronous and asynchronous remote delivery in Central Standard Time. We expect the Winter 2022 term to be the same as there will still be strict social distancing guidelines that will affect room occupancy. Government policies dictate what the university can and cannot do. Extended Education is closely monitoring the situation and will transition to in-person delivery methods only once it has been deemed safe to do so by the appropriate federal, provincial and university authorities.

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    Credentials

    • Certificate in Business Analysis
    • Letter of Accomplishment in Career Preparation

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    Program package length

    • 12 months

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    Program features

    • For international students
    • Full-time, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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    Program fees

    • Total cost: $16,000 approximately
    • Courses: included

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    Experience Canada, Learn Business Analysis

    Experience the culture and the workplace in Canada with career preparation, language support and a potential work placement. Learn the skills, knowledge and tasks of the growing business analysis profession. Identify business needs and facilitate effective solutions using the tools and techniques of business analysis with the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK) as your textbook and experienced business analysts to guide you. You’ll emerge with valuable technical and soft skills, much closer to coveted IIBA designation.

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    Industry skills

    Learn the essentials of business analysis, by industry standards. You will build your skills in relevant areas including learning how to work in an Agile project environment, how to adapt your process efficiently as you go and more. You will enhance both your technical skills and your soft skills including communication, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration.

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    Drive change and create solutions

    Today’s business analyst enables change in businesses and organizations, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. Get ready to join these important professionals. Prepare to make a difference in the business world and transform your career with the potential of business analysis.

Program details

This program is for international residents. Information for Canadian citizens and permanent residents who wish to study Business Analysis can be found at Business Analysis.

Credential: Earn a University of Manitoba Certificate in Business Analysis.

Additional credential: University of Manitoba Letter of Accomplishment in Career Preparation

Prepare to pass the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) ECBA certification exam.

Fees: $14,555 including application and tuition, plus approximately $1,000 for textbooks

Expected duration: 12 months, full-time, with UM credentials completed in the first 10 months over three consecutive academic terms, industry experience or industry placement completed in the last two months, and academic program supports embedded throughout.

Entrance requirements: An undergraduate degree and a minimum of one year of full-time demonstrated professional work experience will be given preference. A minimum of a two-year post-secondary credential from a recognized institution with a minimum of six months of full-time demonstrated work experience may be considered. Candidates with a minimum of one year of full-time work experience will be given preference.

Language proficiency entrance requirement: A minimum of a 6.5 Academic IELTS or equivalent is required. We are currently accepting the DuoLingo test for the 2021Spring Term. See the complete list of English language proficiency requirements.

Conditional acceptance:  Applicants to UM Extended Education may be accepted into the intensive program packages on the condition that they complete Level 5 of the English Language Centre’s Intensive Academic English Program first. Those who do not meet English Language Proficiency requirements (IETLS (academic) 6.5 overall) and have at least an IETLS of 5.5 or equivalent, could apply as conditional admission students. Conditional pathway students who successfully complete the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE)/Level 5 of the Intensive Academic English (IAEP) at the English language Centre (ELC), meet the English language proficiency requirements for the intensive program packages. See English Language Centre’s Intensive Academic English Program/AEPUCE

Health insurance requirement: If you are an international student with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, enrollment in the Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan (MISHP) is mandatory. While you are registered in an intensive program package, MISHP is mandatory whether you are in Canada or not.

International student COVID update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses for the Fall 2021 term will be offered through a live, synchronous and asynchronous remote delivery in Central Standard Time. We expect the Winter 2022 term to be the same as there will still be strict social distancing guidelines that will affect room occupancy. Government policies dictate what the university can and cannot do. Extended Education is closely monitoring the situation and will transition to in-person delivery methods only once it has been deemed safe to do so by the appropriate federal, provincial and university authorities.

Technology requirements for remote learning

You will require internet connection and a computer equipped with a microphone and camera. Smart phones will not be sufficient for examinations.

Post-graduate work permit

For information regarding Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility for students beginning programs online, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/news/notices/pgwp-eligibility-measures.html

Remote industry placements

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, all current industry placements are done remotely. There are currently no in-person placements.

Program courses

As an Applied Business Analysis student, enrollment in your courses will be done for you upon acceptance into the program.

Certificate in Business Analysis courses

Course number Course name
MGMT 0520 Excellence in Communication
Successful leadership is closely linked to the ability to communicate convincingly, efficiently and effectively. By successfully completing this course, students will become familiar with key strategies in effectively applying a wide range of organizational communication strategies and styles.
BUAN 0100 Business Analysis Fundamentals
This course examines the professional roles and responsibilities of business analysts; provides an overview of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK); and introduces BA concepts, methodologies, techniques, and tools. After outlining BA’s historical and contemporary contexts, the course considers emerging trends and technologies that are shaping the field’s future. Also explored are fundamental skills and competencies required to carry out BA tasks. Business Analysis Fundamentals is a prerequisite for all BUAN courses.
BUAN 0110 Planning and Monitoring
This course focuses on Business Analysis (BA) practices associated with planning and monitoring. It will define stakeholder roles and responsibilities, as well as how to effectively communicate with stakeholders. In addition to covering how to develop budgets and financial analyses, the course examines broader strategies of resource allocation. Further topics include determining necessary deliverables; how to approach, trace, and prioritize requirements; and adopting metrics for monitoring and assessment. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100
BUAN 0120 Elicitation and Collaboration
This course addresses tasks that business analysts will perform to obtain information from and manage collaborations with stakeholders. It explores a variety of techniques for performing elicitation and collaboration activities. It also examines ways of overcoming challenges when applying these techniques in real world business situations. Methods for testing and confirming elicitation results are also addressed. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100.
LDRS 0530 Leading Organizational Change
This course will focus on the personal qualities and abilities that are critical for the practice and modeling of effective leadership. As traditional hierarchical approaches to leadership are being replaced by leadership through influence, credibility is established through how values and purposes are consistently enacted and embodied in the workplace. It will offer learners an intentional shift away from deeply rooted individualistic and non-systemic views of leadership and their corresponding practices to building personal mastery.
BUAN 0130 Requirements Life Cycle Management
A fundamental purpose of requirements lifecycle management is to ensure that business, stakeholder, and solution requirements remain productively aligned. This course explores how requirements emerge and interact, and how requirements can be effectively managed throughout their lifecycle. The course also examines how solution requirements and designs are impacted by factors such as changing priorities, market fluctuations, and new information. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100
BUAN 0140 Strategy and Enterprise Analysis
Strategy analysis is often the starting point for initiating a new project, and it involves determining the most effective ways of mobilizing the resources and capabilities of an enterprise to reach a desired set of goals and objectives. This course explores the components of strategy and enterprise analysis to identify problems and locate solutions; advancing from a current state towards a future state; and responding to new information and unanticipated factors. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100.
BUAN 0150 Solution Assessment and Validation
Solution evaluation involves assessing the performance and value of a solution in use by an enterprise and seeking the removal of barriers or constraints that prevent the full realization of a solution’s value. This course explores how to measure the performance of a solution and recommends concrete actions to increase its value or look for an alternative solution if necessary. Processes of business analysis validation, both generally and in relation to solution evaluation, are also examined. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100
BUAN 0160 Agile Business Analysis
Organizations are increasingly realizing the benefits of Agile as a flexible, collaborative, and adaptive methodology. This course will explore Agile’s emergence in 2001, how the methodology has evolved over time, and the increasing use of Agile by business analysts today. Examples of additional topics include the use of Agile to identify and describe requirements and acceptance criteria; model desired product features and functions; and work collaboratively across organizations and teams. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100.
MGMT 0150 Project Management
This course will focus on the project management life cycle and organization including project definition, cost benefit analysis, planning, scheduling, group dynamics, control and project completion.
BUAN 0170 Business Case Development Project
This capstone course entails the application of knowledge and skills developed in preceding courses. Students analyze business problems, develop effective recommendations and solutions, and package and present them in the form of a business case. Prerequisites: BUAN 0100, BUAN 0110, BUAN 0120, BUAN 0130, BUAN 0140, BUAN 0150, BUAN 0160, MGMT 0520.
BUAN 0910 Special Topics: Business Analysis IT
This course provides an introduction to the field of information technology (IT) and explores its intersections with business and management professions. The topics addressed will vary according to factors such as current trends and events, instructor expertise, and student need.
Hours: 288

Letter of Accomplishment in Career Preparation courses

Course number Course name
CONV 0208 Pronunciation Clinic
This workshop helps students speak more clearly as well as develop an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. Students are able to improve their pronunciation through a variety of authentic speaking tasks. The various components of good pronunciation, including linking, intonation, word stress patterns, and focus words, are introduced, and examined. Students will see improvement in both their overall comprehension and comprehensibility.
MGMT 0134 Powerful Business Writing
Powerful business writing is a key aspect of business communication, and professionals who can write clearly and effectively are highly valued in the business world. This Workshop introduces students to common types of business correspondence, including emails, memos, formal letters, and reports. Students will study the formulae often used in business writing, examine examples of good writing and gain practical experience writing for a variety of purposes.
MGMT 0142 Effective Presentation Skills
A key soft skill in the Canadian workplace is the ability to give effective and engaging presentations. This workshop helps students hone their presentation skills and develop the confidence necessary for successful public speaking tasks. Students learn how to present ideas, communicate messages, and use voice, gestures, and body language more effectively within a business context.
MGMT 0136 Networking 101
This workshop develops students’ understanding of what networking entails in a Canadian context and its importance as a professional tool for career success. Students will study and apply the interpersonal skills and strategies commonly used by effective communicators/socializers in everyday networking situations. In doing so, students will be exposed to language that is reflective of authentic conversation in terms of cultural politeness and appropriateness within the Canadian workplace context.
MGMT 0138 Intercultural Communication
This workshop introduces students to the practice of intercultural business communication. Students learn about barriers to intercultural communication and explore strategies for dealing with cultural differences in a workplace context. This workshop encourages students to explore their own cultural biases and better recognize, acknowledge, and respect the role that culture plays in the workplace. Students will have opportunities to reflect on and share their own experiences with intercultural miscommunication, especially within a business context.
MGMT 0132 The Canadian Workplace
Building soft skills is essential to a successful career in Canada. This workshop provides an introduction to the Canadian workplace, focusing on the unwritten workplace rules. Students will have opportunities to explore and discuss expectations common to Canadian employers, thus raising their awareness and understanding of the Canadian workplace. Topics covered include communication, time management, teamwork, feedback, hierarchy, risk tolerance, problem solving and decision making. Students will examine case studies and reflect on their own experiences, biases, and personal expectations with regards to being employed in Canada.
Hours: 96

Language Support

Course number Course name Hours
ELSO 0194 Academic Language Support 18

Industry Placement or Experience

Choose one.

Course number Course name Hours
ELSO 0800 Industry Placement
Placement eligibility determined by resume, professional goals and performance in the program.
175
ELSO 0750 Preparatory Industry Experience 175

The Certificate in Business Analysis is offered in academic partnership with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). The program is built on the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK) and current industry standards. It is designed and taught by experienced business analysts who share methodologies and soft skills.

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How to apply

Upcoming intakes

September 2021 – Closed
January 2022 - Open

What to include with your application form

  • Translated copy of your academic transcript. Photocopies are accepted for applications however originals are required upon arrival. Transcripts become the property of University of Manitoba and will not be returned.

  • Proof of graduation (official degree or post-secondary credential)

  • A copy of your passport

  • Translated copy of your resume or curriculum vitae

  • Letter of reference from an employer

  • Proof of English language proficiency if not from an English exempt country. (i.e. IELTS, TOFEL pBT, TOFEL iBT, CLB, TOEIL)

  • $300 Application Fee OR $475 Conditional Acceptance Application Fee

What happens after you apply

Once your application and payment have been processed, your application will be submitted to the student advisor for approval. The student advisor will contact you to indicate whether your application has been approved or denied or to let you know if any further documentation is required. Your application will be reviewed and assessed within 5 to 10 business days. If you meet the eligibility criteria and if seats are available, you will be offered admission to the programming you applied for.

Tuition payments and reserving your seat

To reserve your seat, you must make a non-refundable $2,000 tuition deposit within three weeks of receiving your admission offer. Upon receipt of your payment, we will issue a Letter of Acceptance to you. If your tuition deposit is not received, your admission offer will expire.

One month prior to your start date, the remainder of the tuition must be paid to the university. The health insurance fees are also due.

If the payment deadline is approaching and you have not heard back regarding the status of your study permit, you can request a deferral to the following intake.

Refund policy

The application fee and the $2,000 tuition deposit payable at time of admission are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The remainder of the tuition and health insurance fees are fully refundable if you decide to withdraw before the start of your classes. Once the programming has started, there is no refund of tuition fees. In exceptional circumstances, Extended Education may consider a refund if an appeal is filed and documentation provided.

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Learn more about the program

  • Abraham King
    Business analysis, Instructor

  • Ejike Eneude
    Business analysis, Student

Our location

Live, learn and work in the heart of North America in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The University of Manitoba is Western Canada’s oldest university and it welcomes many international students. In the province of Manitoba, enjoy the colourful beauty of four distinct seasons with a variety of activities and recreation options to explore.

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Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

204-474-8800
Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8800