Business and Strategy Analysis

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

Busi­ness Analy­sis helps orga­ni­za­tions solve prob­lems and cap­i­tal­ize on oppor­tu­ni­ties by assess­ing the poten­tial val­ue of solu­tions, facil­i­tat­ing their imple­men­ta­tion, and eval­u­at­ing their per­for­mance. This course explores the var­i­ous ways to apply busi­ness analy­sis with­in orga­ni­za­tions and how to strate­gi­cal­ly iden­ti­fy, assess and select which poten­tial changes should be pur­sued. Stu­dents learn how to devel­op a busi­ness case that includes rel­e­vant infor­ma­tion for exec­u­tives to be able to make informed decisions.
Course at a glance

This is an IIBA Endorsed Course and corresponds to 21 PDU hours.

What you will learn

  • Describe what business analysis is and how to perform business analysis.
  • Compare the role of a business analyst to other roles involved in organizational change.
  • Apply business analysis concepts to proposed or underway organizational changes.
  • Develop a business case to evaluate whether a proposed change should be implemented or not.
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.


Weekend (Sat, Sun)
Jan 23, 2021Jan 30, 2021






9:00 am – 4:00 pm


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

21 hours of instruction

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

Ruth Younie

Your Instructor

Ruth Younie

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires post-work com­po­nents to be com­plet­ed after the last meet­ing. Detailed infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages (groups of 4 or more) are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at for pre­ferred pricing.
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  • Online delivery
  • 21 hour course, no prerequisites

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