Program Endorsed by IIBA®

IIBA® is the world’s leading professional association that develops and maintains standards for the practice of Business Analysis.

Accelerate your business analysis career and open the door to all-new opportunities in just 8 weeks!
Business Analysis Essentials covers the basic knowledge and foundational competencies of business analysis and prepares students for the IIBA® Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA™) Exam Level 1.

  • Course Duration: 8 Weeks

  • Small Cohort

  • Rolling Admissions

  • Format: 100% Online / Instructor- Led Training

Course Overview

  • This online test preparation course provides a sound introduction and a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals of business analysis.

  • Business Analysis Essentials online course, designed by Nexus University and endorsed by the IIBA, equips participants with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to help drive the organization into an innovative, efficient, and sustainable business of the future.

Key Feature and Benefits

  • Test Preparation

    Nexus University course will prepare you for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™)

  • Deliverable

    Completion of training from Nexus University, equivalent to 21 PD hours

  • Short & Focused

    In just 8 weeks, at your own pace, you’ll learn everything you need to take the IIBA® Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™)

  • Highly Accessible

    Nexus University asynchronous online training provide flexibility to working professionals. Study at any time, anywhere

  • Access and Support

    Participants will enjoy Instructor-led training, access to resources and materials, and the IIBA® BABOK guide

  • Opportunities

    Leverage the tools and resources available to you and elicit feedback from your peers. Periodically reassess your career goals!

Your Completion of Training

Once you successfully complete the Business Analysis Essentials course, you’ll be awarded an official Completion of Training from Nexus University that grants the 21 PD hours required for the IIBA in order to apply for the ECBA examination.

Completion of Training is available for download upon successfully completing the training course.

IIBA® is the world’s leading professional association that develops and maintains standards for the practice of Business Analysis aligned with the BABOK® guide V.3.

Course Details

In only eight weeks, this online course will provide you with strong foundational knowledge about key concepts of business analysis.

Module 1 

Introduction to Business Analysis

Module 2 

The Fundamentals of Business Analysis

Module 3

Business Planning & Monitoring

Module 4 

Elicitation & Collaboration

Module 5

Life Cycle Management

Module 6

Strategy Analysis

Module 7

Requirements Analysis & Design Definition (RADD)

Module 8

Solution Evaluation

Module 9

Underlying Competencies of a Business Analysis Professional

Module 10

Applied Business Analysis Techniques

Learner’s Profile & Industry Trends

Nexus University developed the Business Analysis Essentials course for working professionals that would like to expand the foundational knowledge they need while balancing their busy lives.

According to the market intelligence and advisory company Mordor Intelligence /, the global Business Analytics Market is expected to grow from $67.92 billion in 2019 to more than $103 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3%. Linkedin ranks Business Analysis as one of the top 10 skills companies need most in 2020.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, 0ccupational Outlook Handbook, Management Analysts, on the Internet, at

Who Should Take (BA) Business Analysis Essentials?

Participants who are interested in Business Analysis regardless of their experience.
This includes:

  • Individuals considering a career in business analysis with limited or no previous BA work experience

  • Anyone already in the field looking to strengthen their BA skills and knowledge

Why Nexus University?

Nexus University is a unique place to learn. Here are just a few of the many reasons that we’re the ideal place for professionals to expand their knowledge and qualifications:

  • Our fully online university offers flexibility for working professionals to study anytime, anywhere

  • Nexus University offers an introductory price never seen before.

  • Instructors have a Master Degree in the subject and actual experience in the field.

  • Access to countless resources and materials from IIBA®

  • Nexus University is an Academic Member of IIBA®

  • We have the foundation and resources of a major university with the flexibility and future-facing mindset of an online university.

  • Students get local, personalized attention, support and instruction.

Course Duration & Fees

  • Rolling Admissions - Talk to an admissions rep about the next class start dates.

  • Introductory Course Fee: $950 

  • $285 Off - Limited Time. Enter Discount Coupon "Essentials30" at checkout.

  • Easy Installment Plan (2 monthly payments)

  • Duration: 8 weeks

  • Workload: 5-10 hours/week of self-paced learning

  • Format: 100% online


  • Time: The recommended weekly time commitment for covering content is 8-10 hours, taking into account the busy lifestyles of working professionals and their individual levels of comfort

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Contact Info

111 NE 1st St 3rd. Floor, Miami, FL 33132

(305) 537-4800 | (305) 537-4801


*National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual growth. Nexus University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.