Business Systems Analysis online short course

Course starts 14 October 2019

Course information

Registration Closes:
8 October 2019
Course Starts:
14 October 2019
10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
ZAR R15,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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The demand for Business Systems Analysts (BSA) in South Africa is higher than ever before.

But professionals with the right business systems skills are in short supply.

In today’s world, businesses that fail to adapt to their changing external and business environment ultimately fail in reaching their company goals and objectives. Business systems analysts identify the need for change in business systems, and facilitate that change through design and implementation of new or improved business systems and processes.

You can fill the BSA gap and land a business systems analyst job with a UCT online short course. Learn to balance user-friendly business systems that support strategic objectives, while meeting the end-user’s requirements and ensure you are recognised as a top business systems analyst.

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What will set you apart

On this UCT BSA course, you’ll be recognised as an expert Business Systems Analyst by learning to:

  • Identify various business systems requirements and communicate them in ways that drive results
  • Model the perfect business systems architecture to meet those requirements
  • Master organisational change and accurately measure quality in your role as a business systems analyst
IIBA approved
This BSA course is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) meaning you are guaranteed to receive only the most relevant, up-to-date skills and information in the field of business systems analysis.

Course curriculum

This BSA course is aimed at arming you with the perfect skill set to become a strong, effective business systems analyst. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
  • Course Module 1: Contextualising business systems analysis
  • Course Module 2: Analysing the current business system
  • Course Module 3: Recommending an alternate business system
  • Course Module 4: Eliciting and communicating requirements
  • Course Module 5: Preparing to create a business requirements specification
  • Course Module 6: Modelling business processes
  • Course Module 7: Modelling functional and systems architecture requirements
  • Course Module 8: Modelling data and human-system interface design
  • Course Module 9: Assuring quality
  • Course Module 10: Facilitating change and innovation


Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 14 October 2019.

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    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


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    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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