The Certificate in Business Analysis has been developed in association with the Business Analysts Association of Ireland. The role of the business analyst is to identify the core business objectives of an organisation and its constituent parts. They also need to ensure that the processes, procedures, systems and structures that are in place are the most effective and efficient to enable it to achieve its core objectives.
This professional course offers academic accreditation for business analysts and for those who play a leading role in improving business performance, either in their own company, or in a consultancy role to others, through the use of proven business analysis techniques.
This part-time course is for business analysts and those who aspire to work in the role. It is ideal for those currently working as business analysts, internal and external consultants and advisors, managers, team leaders and members of improvement teams.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
The Certificate in Business Analysis is a Special Purpose Award (15 credits) awarded by QQI at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students may transfer to other related level 8 courses subject to normal entry requirements.
Two days per month; Thursday and Friday 09.00 - 17.00.
The dates for the October running of the course are:
The dates for the November running of the course are:
Please note that exams can be scheduled during the morning, afternoon or evening Monday to Saturday.
This course is open to those working as business analysts, trainee business analysts or individuals with relevant work experience. Applications will be assessed based on relevant experience by the Business Analysts Association of Ireland. Applicants from other areas will be expected to have a primary level 7 degree or proven work experience in the area. Applicants under 21 will be assessed based on Leaving Certificate or equivalent.
The college operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements may be considered based on relevant work and other experience. This may be assessed using a written application or interview.
NCI is prepared to adhere to Government directives for course delivery in September 2021. Investments have been made in technology for online learning, as well as campus enhancements if face-to-face classes are permissible.
If remote learning remains a feature of the course timetable, the College recommends the following laptop requirements for incoming students:
Intel 7th (or higher) generation processors (Core i-3, i-5, i-7,i-9-7x)
or AMD Ryzen 3rd generation processors, running at 2.0GHz and above (Intel Atom/Celeron or AMD Athlon/Sempron Processors may cost less, but may not meet your requirements)
Random Access Memory (RAM):
8 GB minimum
Solid State Drive (SSD) Capacity:
256 GB minimum
802.11 a/b/g/n compliant with Bluetooth Capability (incompatibilities have been noted with the Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Adapters and software device drivers)
Direct X9 or later
Supported Operating Systems:
Windows 10 Home/Pro
The cost of this course is €3,300.
(Fees revised annually)
Price includes 1 year membership of the Business Analysts Association of Ireland