BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

Joe Newbert

August 4, 2022 in 

BA Certification

BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis programme is designed for business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate they have a detailed understanding of business analysis best practice and  to demonstrate your knowledge and skills as a proficient business analyst.

The BA Programme Your Whole Career Will Love

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis programme has all the tools and techniques you need for business, process, and systems analysis. Each course in the programme is powerful alone, but the real magic happens when you blend them together.

Finally, a BA programme that’s truly both powerful and flexible. Validate your knowledge, skills and capabilities. Boost your career doing it.

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Tailor The Training Programme To Match Your Needs

To gain the Diploma in Business Analysis, you must pass four one-hour examinations on a number of business analysis topics, each of which leads to a certificate which has value in its own right. To convert your set of certificates into the Diploma, you then attend an interview with two BCS examiners to confirm your technical, business and interpersonal competencies.

Core modules – you must pass both of these:

Knowledge modules – you must pass one of these:

Practitioner modules – you must pass one of these:

Oral examination – you must pass this:

Put all of the skills you’ve learned together and prove that you’ve got what it takes to be awarded the international diploma.

From 4125 ex. VAT

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Over 100,000 professionals certified worldwide

The de-facto professional development standard for all business analysts from junior through intermediate to senior.

It demonstrates your practical experience and shows you have the capabilities of an effective business analyst.

It develops your skills to support successful business change programmes and increase your impact.

It stands you out from other business analysts by proving your dedication to your professional development.

It gives you an internationally recognised certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question? These answers may help.

Is this certification for me?

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is for business and IT professionals who want to demonstrate

their skills and understanding of business analysis best practices, and gain professional certification.

How do I get the Diploma?

You need to pass four modules (two core, one knowledge-based, and one practitioner) and then the oral examination.

Are there any prerequisites?

No, there are no specific entry requirements for the International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Are there any exemptions?

IIBA exemption: Holders of the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) qualifications are exempt from the Requirements Engineering module and the knowledge-based specialist module.

IREB exemption: If you have completed IREB’s Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) Foundation level, you don’t need to take the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering.

How long does the programme take?

Each course module takes 2-3 days of classroom study followed by an exam.

What format is the oral exam?

The oral examination lasts for approximately 50 minutes and you are required to demonstrate that you can put the competencies gained in the written examinations into a coherent context.

Which modules should I choose?

Which modules you choose will depend on your background, situation and preference, what your organisation requires, the nature of your current role and  future career aspirations.

Do I have to take all the modules together?

You can choose to work towards the Diploma module by module, or take all the modules together in a bundled training programme.

Do I have to take the courses in a specific order?

The course modules can be completed in any sequence.

In what timeframe do I need to complete the diploma?

There is no time limit, the modules do not expire. You can choose when you take each of the four courses.

Do I need to renew my Diploma?

The Diploma is a professional qualification and does not require recertification.

How much does it cost?

Prices vary depending on your chosen courses and programme format.

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