Business Systems Analysis online short course

Starts on 27 February 2017
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Course information

10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
R14,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
R14,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


The demand for Business Systems Analysts (BSAs) in South Africa is higher than ever before.

But the right skills are in short supply.

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



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What will set you apart

You’ll be recognised as a BSA industry expert 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 business analyst
IIBA approved
This 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.

Course curriculum

This BSA online short course is aimed at arming you with the perfect business analyst skill set. 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.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

Readiness test

This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 27 February 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 27 March 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

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 Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


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, 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 Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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