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A Commitment to Business Analysis Education

IIBA is committed to the growth of the business analysis profession by supporting education providers who wish to offer high demand business analysis programs aligned to the global standard.

A Career for Today. A Career for Tomorrow.

The growth of the Business Analysis discipline and practice is expanding across the globe. As a result, the demand for business analysis related programs and courses is also growing.

Increase projected in jobs related to Business Analysis.1 That is nine percent higher than the average growth rate for all occupations.

Adoption of user and entity big data analytics by 2022. Meaning that the role of a  business analyst will transform in line with the change.2

Business Analysis jobs posted on and expected to grow by 30%3

The number of job profiles for all US business analysts. Increase from 364K as indicated by IBM4


Findings From Our Corporate Study

  • Business analysis plays an instrumental role throughout the project life cycle which increases the demand for business analysis skills in organizations. 
  • The practice of business analysis is expanding beyond the traditional business analyst role. 
  • Role delineations of many professions are less clear and there are overlaps of capability. 
  • The techniques and tools of business analysis will be applied more, but there will be fewer with the job title of business analyst but the demand for the skillset with keep growing. 

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Findings From Our Corporate Study

A World of Possibilities

The evolution of business analysis professionals into expanding roles depends on a combination of digital skills, business acumen, and targeted knowledge to drive better business outcomes across all industries.


Foster the Next Generation of Business Analysis Professionals With IIBA Academic Program


Through IIBA’s Academic Program, IIBA endorses business analysis courses and programs of academic institutions of all sizes around the globe. An IIBA endorsed course:

  1. Asserts alignment to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), the internationally recognized body of knowledge for the practice of business analysis

  2. Meets industry and internationally recognized standards and best practices in business analysis, ensuring graduates are job-ready and enter the workforce ready to meet tomorrow’s business challenges

  3. Allows students to apply the endorsed course hours towards the professional development requirements for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™(ECBA™), designed specifically for students with no work experience

  4. Having increased international marketability

A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide)

The globally recognized standard for the practice of business analysis guiding professionals in their work and adopted by enterprises to achieve better business outcomes.

Create a Direct Path for Your Students to Globally Recognized Certifications


Core Certifications


Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™
Get exposure to business analysis without experience to get job ready


Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™
Professionals who hold a CCBA certification earn 28% more.1


Certified Business Analysis Professional
Professionals with CBAP® certification earn 59% higher on average.1



Specialized Certifications


Certification in Business Data Analytics
By 2022, 85% of companies will have adopted big data analytics.2


Agile Analysis Certification
72% of BA professionals practice agile approaches, and those certified in agile analysis earn up to 19% more.1


Certificate in Cybersecurity Analysis
19% of business analysis professionals report working in cybersecurity.1


Certificate in Product Ownership Analysis
The integration of Business Analysis and Product Ownership with an Agile mindset to maximizing value.


1. 2020 IIBA® Global Business Analysis Salary Survey. *Earn more vs non-certified professionals.

2. Varonis. 2019 Global Data Risk Report.