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Business transformation and process adaptation are critical to the competitive survival of business enterprises. Business analysis plays a key role in ensuring that strategic plans for transformation are developed properly and implemented efficiently. Learn how a business analyst communicates requirements from customers, managers, users and subject-matter experts to technical deployment teams to ensure that optimized solutions can be designed and implemented. The Certificate Program in Business Analysis turns your familiarity with business and operations into expertise in business analysis so that you can move your company confidently to future success. The curriculum is overseen by an advisory board of business and education leaders and approved by the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, ensuring your education is relevant and up to date. UC Berkeley Extension offers this certificate online, giving you the flexibility to master these new skills from anywhere in the world.

Angela Sullivan,
Certificate Program in
Business Analysis


Required CoursesYou should complete the courses in the order listed below, beginning with Business Analysis Essentials and Planning X448.1.
Course Number Course Title Units / CEUs Delivery Options Status
BUS ADM X448.1 Business Analysis Essentials and Planning 3 Online Available
BUS ADM X448.2 Elicitation, Requirements Management and Communication 2 Online Available
BUS ADM X448.3 Enterprise and Requirements Analysis 3 Online Available
BUS ADM X448.4 Solution Assessment and Validation, Underlying Competencies 2 Online Available

Course availability is subject to change. Courses offered in both online and classroom environments are interchangeable; if both delivery options are available, you may choose either option.

To enroll, click on a course title above and choose a section. You may enroll in individual courses without registering for a certificate or program.

Prerequisites for Admission

There are no formal requirements for Business Analysis. However, it is strongly recommended that you have at least four years of professional experience and familiarity with business operations. If you intend to sit for the CBAP® exam at a later time, you must also meet the requirements of the IIBA® in order to take the exam. Find out more about the CBAP® exam requirements.

Curriculum Requirements

The curriculum consists of 4 required courses for a total of 10 units (150 hours of instruction). Candidates must pay a nonrefundable certificate registration fee.

You must take all courses for a letter grade. To receive the certificate, you must maintain an overall minimum 2.0 grade point average, with a grade of C or better (no C-minus grades) in each course. A Certificate with Distinction will be awarded to those who complete the certificate with a GPA of 3.9 or higher (effective to those who register beginning Sept. 1, 2016). All coursework must be completed within five years of registering for the certificate.

How to Register

By registering, you declare your intention to complete the curriculum. To register online for the Certificate Program in Business Analysis, complete these two steps:

  1. Submit the online registration, and complete your student account profile if you are a new student.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable registration fee through your shopping cart. Please allow 3–5 business days for the registration to appear in your student account.

You may also send the mail-in registration form with your credit card information or personal check.

You should register for the certificate before you complete your first course in the curriculum.

Estimated Cost

Each course is priced individually, and you pay the course fee at the time of enrollment. The certificate has an estimated cost of $4,000 (not including course materials or registration fee). Course fees are subject to change.

Certificate and Award Request

Once you have completed the certificate coursework, notify UC Berkeley Extension that you have completed the curriculum and request your certificate. Send an email to or call (510) 642-4151. After your records have been reviewed, verified, and approved, your certificate will be sent to you in the mail. The review of your records is usually completed within six to eight weeks after you request the certificate.

Additional Information

UC Berkeley Extension is an endorsed education provider of the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA). Our business analysis courses apply toward continuing development units (EEP number E234), which can be used to fulfill the Professional Development Criterion to sit for the Certified Business Analysis Professional® (CBAP) exam.

Advisory Board

Sara Beckman
Faculty Director, Management of Technology Program
Senior Lecturer With Security of Employment
Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley

Irene Chu
Chief Financial Officer

Chong Ee
Director of Compliance and Accounting Process

Rosemary Hossenlopp
Project Management Perspectives, LLC

Raphael Le Thery
Agility Solutions Inc.

Trent Moody
Manager of Customer Training
Accuray Inc.

Shelley Sweet
I-4 Process Consulting

Marshall Taxer
Business Systems Analyst
JDS Uniphase

Contact Information

To contact the department office, email or call (510) 642-4151.