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The Rise of Online Business Analysis Courses


For academic institutions, online learning has become the new norm due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some universities are planning to return to in-person classes in the fall, many are not as they feel that would compromise the health and safety of their students, staff, and faculty. In fact, just 65 percent of colleges plan to resume in-person classes this fall.1

Moving some or all learning content online will be a challenge for administrators, and there will be a learning curve for students who must adapt to online classes. However, the benefits of online learning are significant and extend to both academic institutions as well as learners.

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The Benefits of Online Learning

eLearning benefits everyone involved. For example, online learning can save academic institutions money by reducing or eliminating the cost of venue rental and classroom maintenance and allowing administrators to repurpose learning content. eLearning benefits learners by increasing their future earning potential and chances of employment. “In a survey conducted by The Learning House, 44% of online students reported improvements in their employment standing by obtaining a full-time job within 12 months of graduation, and 45% reported a salary increase,” Illinois Online stated.2

The Availability of Online Business Analysis Courses is Growing

Business analysis courses are becoming increasingly in-demand as the field broadens and develops. Online business analysis courses help those who practice good analysis, are interested in starting a career in business analysis, or are in college and want to gain the skills needed to become a business analysis professional upon graduation. Best of all, these online courses allow individuals to safely earn business analysis credentials now, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The IIBA Academic Program Enables Educational Institutions to Offer Online Business Analysis Courses

This is a critical point of evolution for academic institutions. COVID-19 has made eLearning a necessity, not just an option, and institutions must adapt or become ineffective and irrelevant. The IIBA® Academic Program enables educational institutions to stay current with today’s job market trends by offering online business analysis programs to leading institutions around the world.

From course framework and curriculum to online exam sitting, the IIBA® Academic Program offers your institution a jumpstart to business analysis courses and programs. Program membership allows you to provide value beyond coursework by getting your graduates job-ready, create a direct path for your students to globally recognized IIBA certifications, and expand your institution’s reach and course offerings. Also, when you become a member of the IIBA Academic Program, you will:

  • Gain licensing permission to use the globally recognized standard, the BABOK® Guide in your courses and programs.
  • Build connections to the business analysis industry.
  • Get IIBA endorsement of your courses.
  • Gain access to IIBA professional resources, exclusive offers, and discounts.
  • Enhance the reputation of your academic institution.

IIBA Academic Program Membership is available to academic faculty at accredited colleges and universities.

Interested in aligning your academic institution with those such as the University of Auckland, Bellevue University, George Brown College, Indiana Institute of Technology, Missouri State University, and more by participating in the IIBA Academic Program? See what IIBA’s Academic Program has to offer.



1. The Chronicle

2. Illinois Online