International Diploma in Business Analysis


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The International Diploma in Business Analysis is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT. BCS qualifications are globally recognised and delivered in over 200 countries. With a 25-year reputation for quality exams, integrity, and impartiality, A certification that employers around the world respect and value.

The BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis is a way to show and validate you have gained the knowledge, skills, and capabilities in order to be a business analyst. As an internationally-recognised certificate, the Diploma demonstrates to any employer that you have the detailed understanding of business analysis and that you are prepared and professionally certified to take up the role as a business analyst. This certificate consolidates the knowledge and skills gained from the four required business analysis modules that you will have obtained on this course.

In an ever-changing world, business analysis is used to identify and articulate the need for change in how organisations work, and to facilitate that change. Therefore, business analyst can work in any area of business where change is necessary. Understandably, business analysis is a flourishing career to be in or pursue.

Start With one of the following BCS knowledge based specialist modules

Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis

This certification is aimed at introducing you into the exciting and disciplined world of business analysis. You will gain a thorough understanding for the role of a business analyst and the competencies required.

Foundation Certificate in Business Change

This certification helps you gain an understanding and appreciation of the principles, processes, roles and approaches involved in business change. You will learn the knowledge and skills required to utilise information technology to enable and drive effective business change. 

Foundation Certificate in Organisational Behaviour

This certification is aimed at supporting the business analyst with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the complex factors that shape and change the way our organisations operate. 

After the knowledge-based module you now study both Core Modules:

Practitioner Certificate in Business Analysis Practice

This certification helps you take your career to the next level by teaching you how to support successful business change. As a practitioner you will delve deeper into business strategy and explore business issues. 

Practitioner Certificate in Requirements Engineering

This certification gives you the knowledge and skills to be able to take a systematic approach to elicit, analyse, validate, document, and effectively manage requirements by using a set of practices and processes. 

You now study the BCS Practitioner Specialist Module:

Practitioner Certificate in Modelling Business Processes

This certification allows you to gain the skills and knowledge of the different levels of processes in an organisation, from organisational level down to task level. After completing this course you will be able to apply process modelling techniques to a range of scenarios within an organisation. 

Career Path Job Roles

An exciting aspect about being a business analyst is that your career can go in many different directions. Your skills will translate well into various specialities in business and IT.

To become a business analyst, you do not need a degree however is it advisable to take professional accredited qualifications to validate your skills and experience.

Junior business analyst can earn in the region of £18,000 to £30,000. Senior business analyst earns around £40,000 to £60,000 and exceptional performers and expert analysts anything from £80,000.

  • Junior business Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Requirements Engineer
  • User Experience Analyst (UX Analyst)
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Solutions Architect
  • Contracts business Analyst

Prefer Classroom training? We can arrange fully accredited courses for any of the individual BCS certifications.

What's Included?

  • 4 pre-requisite Business Analysis certifications, including examinations
  • Oral preparation course
  • International Diploma oral examination
  • Business Analysis scenario-based workbooks 
  • Practice examinations
  • Module quizzes Element
  • 24 months unlimited access 
  • Qualified tutor support
  • Dedicated learner support team
  • Unrivalled career support 

Free BCS Membership

Receive free of charge Associate Membership for a full year once you have successfully passed your first BCS certification. Join the global and diverse home for digital, technical and IT professionals where you will be supported at every stage of your career journey.

As an associate member you can plot your next steps, connect with over 60,000 professionals, and take your development to the next level. Use our learning tools to enhance your skills and track your progress on your own CPD (continuing professional development) plan in your secure member area.

Additional Information

IBA Exemption

Learners holding the IIBA CBAP qualifications are exempt from the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering and the knowledge-based specialist module.

IREB Exemption

Learners who have completed IREB’s Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE) Foundation level will be exempt from taking the BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering to achieve their Business Analysis Diploma.

Oral Preparation Course

The oral preparation course has been specifically designed to support and prepare you for your International Diploma oral examination. This preparation course is aimed at testing the knowledge and skills you have gained from your four chosen modules. You will be given scenario-based practice questions relevant to your chosen modules to help prepare you for the official oral examination. We encourage you to complete this course before booking your examination.


Once you have successfully complete the examinations of your four chosen modules, you will need to book an oral examination and pass this to earn your International Diploma in Business Analysis.

Exam: Oral Preparation Course

Your oral exam will be conducted by two different examiners from BCS, and can take up to 50 minutes. The oral exam will cover the modules you have studied. In the exam, you are typically given a scenario to apply your knowledge accordingly and for the examiners to see that you can apply the tools and techniques when working as a BA in an organisation.

We would encourage you to sit the oral examination within 12 months of successfully completing the four pre-requisite modules mentioned previously.

Venue: The oral examination will take place online. Instructions will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed.

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