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Business Analysis Diploma Oral

Course Description

Leading industry certification to help you showcase all your business analysis knowledge, skills and capabilities — all with a professional qualification that's recognised internationally.

Pricing Overview

Basic, essential and professional options that match your ambition. Flexible options to suit you:
- R8475/exam (Basic)
- R4125/course (Essential)
- R12,600.00 R10700/bundle (Professional)

Key Learnings

Includes exam guidelines, mandatory module review, knowledge based specialism review, practitioner specialism review, practice questions, and much more — giving you everything you need to pass the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Oral exam.

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Your business analysis expertise deserves professional certification.

Passing the BCS Oral Examination is the final step towards gaining your BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis.

The 50-minute exam will see you being interviewed by two BCS oral examiners as they evaluate whether you can put all of the techniques you’ve learned from your certificate modules into an overall context and prove that you’ve gained the analytical and interpersonal skills needed to be awarded the diploma.

And this Business Analysis Diploma Oral preparation workshop is designed to help you do exactly that.

You’ll have the opportunity to review the core and specialist modules you’ve taken and prepare for what the examiners might ask you by practising some sample oral questions.

When All Your Business Analysis Expertise Shows Up

Showcase all your business systems analysis and change expertise, and get noticed.

Process and Content

Main features of the oral examination - process and content

Examination Guidelines

Review of ISEB's guidelines for the oral examination

Business Analysis Context

Review of the business analysis principles

Business Analysis Techniques

Review of syllabus for business analysis techniques

Business Case Development

Review of syllabus for making a business case

Requirements Engineering

Business Perspectives

Review of syllabus for defining, documenting and managing requirements

Knowledge-based specialism

Review of the Knowledge based specialism subjects

Practitioner Specialism

Review of the Practitioner specialism subjects

Practice Questions

Round-robin handling of practice questions 

Who Business Analysis Diploma Oral is designed for:

All business professionals who have completed their two core and two specialist modules and want to be fully prepared for their BCS Business Analysis Oral exam.

Analysis People

Including business analysts, process engineers, and systems analysts.

Business People

Including subject matter experts, business managers, and product owners.

Project People

Including project managers, project stakeholders, and change managers.

IT People

Including system architects, software developers, and test analysts.

Business Analysis Diploma Oral is the final step in the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, for those seeking a higher-level BA qualification.

Have a question? Get in touch and we'll walk you through it. 

We've got your back — every step of the way.

Because we are mindful that training isn’t an end, it's just the beginning.

Learning Points

Our series of post-training Key Learning Points emails helps transform your classroom learning into long lasting knowledge and enables better workplace skills.

Alumni Forums

Complimentary life-time access to our Alumni forums gives you the opportunity to ask any questions about the course content and share your practical experiences.

Free Content

From articles to templates to podcasts and webinars, Business Change Academy offers no shortage of free content to help you stay ahead of the curve.

BCS International Diploma Training That Matches Your Ambition

Choose your own path with the workshop or exam only, or hit the ground running with our professional bundle.


Preparation Workshop Only



What's included

  • 1 day expert-led training
  • 7 PD hours
  • BCS examination


Oral Exam Only



What's included

  • 1 day expert-led training
  • 7 PD hours
  • BCS Oral examination

SAVE R1890


Preparation Workshop + Oral Exam





What's included

  • 1 day expert-led training
  • 7 PD hours
  • BCS examination

Price shown in ZAR and subject to applicable tax.

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Fully Backed By Our 100% COURSE PROMISE

We're so confident that you'll get everything you need in the professional bundle to pass the BCS Business Analysis Diploma Oral exam at the first attempt, that should you need another shot we'll give you the opportunity to re-attend the training free of charge when booking your exam resit—just bring your workshop materials along with you.

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How Business Change Academy Professionals Are Breaking Through the Noise

Here’s what some of our learners say about how the Business Analysis Diploma helps them cut through the clutter and deliver business change in remarkable ways.

I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst

My biggest learnings on the course were game changing

My two biggest learnings on the Modelling Business Processes course were game changing--human performance analysis and process measurement!

Tasliem Solomons Lead Business Analyst, Old Mutual

This is the course for people wanting to transition to the business analyst role.

This is the course for aspiring business analysts and for people wanting to transition from non-BA roles to the BA role. I always recommend when asked by colleagues and newbies!

Arlene Cloete Business Analyst, TFG

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

Everything You'll Learn on Business Analysis Diploma Oral

To give you more of an idea of how the workshop will help you, here’s a quick guide to the syllabus.


Context for business analysis

The rationale for business analysis, sectors of the economy, business environment analysis, legal framework for business analysis, SWOT analysis, business performance measurement, business change lifecycle.


Business analysis techniques

Investigating and documenting business situations, stakeholders and perspectives, business activity modelling, business events and business rules, gap analysis.


Business case

External environment analysis – PESTLE, Five Forces Analysis; Internal environment analysis – Resource Audit, MOST; Building a SWOT analysis.


Requirements definition

Critical success factors and key performance indicators; measuring performance – the Balanced Business Scorecard.


Requirements management

Initiating a business analysis study, defining terms of reference; business and project objectives; deliverables from business analysis studies.


Knowledge-based specialism

Review of investigation techniques, representing a holistic view of the business situation – rich pictures, mind maps, fishbone diagram.


Practitioner specialism

Relevance to role and responsibilities of the business analyst; description and application of techniques and / or approaches from specialist module.


Practice questions

At the end of the workshop the trainer provides participants with practice in handling the types of questions that they will face in the oral examination and gives feedback on the participants’ answers and presentation.

Grow your career with Business Change Academy's

hands-on business analysis diploma oral workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have a question? These answers may help.

Why learn with Business Change Academy?

We actively work at the forefront of the worldwide business analysis evolution, helping to craft modern industry standards and practices.

We are committed to creating long-lasting relationships with the delegates and companies we work with, and with supporting their training every step of the way.

Why choose the BCS Business Analysis programme?

Over 100,000 business analysis professionals worldwide are certified with BCS.

Your business analysis journey is as unique as you are, so rather than choose a 'one-size-fits-all' training programme, you can tailor a path that meets you where your career is at.

How is this course delivered?

All our courses are facilitated by recognised industry experts, each of whom have gained profound experience of business analysis.

Their knowledge, enthusiasm and interactive skills will ensure the success of your training.

What materials are provided?

A comprehensive manual, containing detailed information about business analysis techniques, and providing references for further reading, is provided to each delegate who attends this course.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by the BCS and IIBA®.

Is this course aligned with the IIBA® BABOK®?

Yes, this course is aligned to Version 3.0 of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, you can get two.

Once you've attended the course, you'll receive an IIBA® endorsed certificate from the Business Change Academy.

And when you pass the BCS exam you'll receive a certificate for your international qualification.

Do I need IT skills to attend the course?

No, none of our courses require you to have IT skills.

Do I need to prepare for the course?

We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course.

We will send you the required material (including a case study) one week before the course start.

Is there an exam?

This course thoroughly prepares participants for the BCS Business Analysis Practice examination, which is an optional exam.

When do I take the exam?

You can sit the exam immediately after finishing the course, 

What format is the exam?

One hour ‘open book’ written exam, based on a business scenario. The pass mark is 50%.

When do I pay for the course?

Full payment is required at least 10 working days before the course start date. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

Can I cancel a booking?

Yes, you can cancel a booking but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.

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