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Business Systems Analysis

UCT Business Systems Analysis online short course | Course Trailer

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May 13—Jul 30
ZAR 15500 ≈USD 1072


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

But professionals with the right business systems skills are in short supply.

In today’s world, businesses that fail to adapt to their changing external and business environment ultimately fail in reaching their company goals and objectives. Business systems analysts identify the need for change in business systems, and facilitate that change through design and implementation of new or improved business systems and processes.

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

What will set you apart

On this UCT BSA course, you’ll be recognised as an expert Business Systems Analyst 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 a business systems analyst

Course curriculum

This BSA course is aimed at arming you with the perfect skill set to become a strong, effective business systems analyst. 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


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