Knowledge is a lifelong pursuit. From curious learners to those with ambitious professional goals, Nexus University is the perfect place to expand your knowledge at your own pace. We're building a whole catalog of Continuing Education classes that you can immediately apply to real-world situations, starting with Business Analysis Essentials.

Business Analysis Essentials IIBA® ECBA Exam Preparation – Level 1

Business Analysis Essentials – ECBA Exam Preparation covers the basic knowledge and foundational competencies of business analysis, according to the IIBA’s BABOK® Guide. The course also prepares participants to apply for the ECBA examination, administered by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®).

This online course provides a complete introduction for participants looking to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of business analysis, whether you are considering a business analyst career or already in the role and seeking deeper professional development.

Business Analysis Essentials, designed by Nexus University and endorsed by the IIBA® equips participants with the knowledge needed to support transformation by improving results, innovating and applying business analysis skills during times of constant change.


Key Feature and Benefits

Business-Analysis-Essentials-16-Test-Preperation Business-Analysis-Essentials-17-Deliverable

Nexus University course will prepare you for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™).

Completion Award from Nexus University, equivalent to 21 PD hours.

Business-Analysis-Essentials-18-Short-Focused Business-Analysis-Essentials-19-Highly Accessible

In just 8 weeks, at your own pace, you’ll learn everything you need to take the IIBA® Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™).

Nexus University asynchronous online courses provide flexibility to working professionals. Study at any time, anywhere.

Business-Analysis-Essentials-20-Access-Support Business-Analysis-Essentials-21-Opportunities

Participants will enjoy Instructor- lead courses, access to resources and materials and the IIBA® BABOK guide.

Leverage the tools and resources available to you and elicit feedback from your peers. Periodically reassess your career goals!



Once you successfully complete the Business Analysis Essentials course, you’ll be awarded an official Completion of Training from Nexus University.

Completion of Training are available for download upon successfully completing the training course.



IIBA® is the world’s leading professional association that develops and maintains standards for the practice of Business Analysis aligned with the BABOK® guide V.3.

Diploma_BA 3 (1)


Course Details

In only eight weeks, this online course will provide you with strong foundational knowledge about key concepts of business analysis.

Module 1
Module 6
Introduction to Business Analysis Strategy Analysis
Module 2
Module 7
The Fundamentals of Business Analysis Requirements Analysis & Design Definition (RADD)
Module 3
Module 8
Business Planning & Monitoring Solution Evaluation
Module 4
Module 9
Elicitation & Collaboration Underlying Competencies of a Business Analysis Professional
Module 5
Module 10
Life Cycle Management Applied Business Analysis Techniques

Learner’s Profile & Industry Trends

Nexus University developed the Business Analysis Essentials course for working professionals that would like to expand the foundational knowledge they need while balancing their busy lives.

According to the market intelligence and advisory company Mordor Intelligence (, the global Business Analytics Market is expected to grow from $67.92 billion in 2019 to more than $103 billion by 2025, at a compound annual growth rate  of 7.3%. Linkedin ranks Business Analysis as one of the top 10 skills companies need most in 2020.



Why Nexus University?

Nexus University is a unique place to learn. Here are just a few of the many reasons that we’re the ideal place for professionals to expand their knowledge and qualifications:

Business-Analysis-Essentials-19-Highly Accessible


Our fully online university offers flexibility for working professionals to study anytime, anywhere.

Nexus University offers an introductory price never seen before.


Instructors have a Master Degree in the subject and actual experience in the field.

Course endorsed by IIBA®. Access to countless resources and materials from IIBA®.


Who Should Take Business Analysis Essentials?

Participants who are interested in Business Analysis regardless of their experience. This includes:

Business-Analysis-Essentials-22-New-to-BA-1 Business-Analysis-Essentials-23-Strenghten-Knowledge-1

Individuals considering a career in business analysis with limited or no previous BA work experience.

Anyone already in the field looking to strengthen their BA skills and knowledge.



Introductory Course Fee: $950 

Rolling Admissions - Classes begin May 03/21

Duration: 8 weeks

Workload: 5-10 hours/week of self-paced learning

Format: 100% online

Time: The recommended weekly time commitment for covering content is 8-10 hours, taking into account the busy lifestyles of working professionals and their individual level of comfort.


Request more information

Still thinking? Create a free account with us, see our course structure, and download the course brochure.


Business-Analysis-Essentials-BrochureDOWNLOAD BROCHURE