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Applied Business Analysis

Offered in academic partnership with the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)


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12 month, full-time Intensive Program Package in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

UM credentials completed in the first 10 months of study, over three consecutive academic terms. Industry experience or placement completed in the last two months of study. Academic program supports throughout.

September intake fees:
Application fee: $300
Tuition: $14,255.00
Total: $14,555.00 (Textbooks costs are additional and are approximately $1,000.00)
*Fees are subject to change

Credentials awarded: Certificate in Business Analysis and Letter of Accomplishment (LoA) in Career Preparation from the University of Manitoba, plus eligibility for additional credential from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)

Designation eligibility: Certifications are provided by the International Institute for Business Analysis (IIBA),  the professional association maintaining the global standard for industry practices and certification.

What students and graduates say

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“The University of Manitoba is definitely the place to be. I have had a tremendous experience here. The program offers the opportunity to network with some really smart and intelligent people, the opportunity to learn from instructors who care about us and have sound industry knowledge. My previous education and work experience complimented the things that I’ve learned here, which makes me an even stronger professional.”

Avelia Stewart (Trinidad and Tobago)
Applied Human Resource Management





“I think that my experience at the University of Manitoba was incomparable. It was one of the most rewarding challenges, a great achievement in my life. The quality of the teachers, the staff and curriculum are really important because they made me understand the skills that are transferable from my country to Canada, because you understand how important it is to grow as a professional and as a person. I do recommend everyone come here to study.”

Estephania Guzman (Colombia)
Operational Analyst, The Northwest Company
Applied Business Management Grad 2019





“A business course doesn’t only relate to one line of career. This is a really good one to do. The opportunity is here for practicum. The school, I love it. You’ll go a very long way. I think what I have learned is really going to help me. With my two degrees and my years of experience in my field, this is just like the icing on the cake for me.”

Hauwa Roti (Nigeria)

Student, Applied Business Management





“Take this program to improve your communication skills, know about the Canadian culture and the Canadian workplace. I got so many good friends. We never felt we were away from home. It was very good studying here. It’s completely awesome.”

Amanjot Kaur Virk (India)
Customs Agent, Transat
Applied Human Resource Management Grad


What instructors say

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“I really actually can’t image what it’s like to pick up stakes and move halfway across the world. So, I see my job both as delivering the academic material and also explaining some Canadian things. Helping my students to thrive in the Canadian workplace is what I’m after. I am trying to make sure my students learn everything that they have to and that they actually understand it.”

Nicole Barnabe
Intensive Programming Instructor
Extended Education at the U of M


Your opportunity

Be a part of making things better. Learn the skills, knowledge, and tasks of the growing business analysis profession as you earn international experience.

Learn the tools and techniques of business analysis

Identify business needs and facilitate effective solutions using the tools and techniques of business analysis, with the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK) as your textbook and experienced business analysts to guide you. You’ll emerge with valuable technical and people skills, much closer to coveted IIBA designation.

Industry skills

Learn the essentials of business analysis, by industry standards. You will build your skills in relevant areas including how to work in an Agile project environment, how to adapt your process efficiently as you go, and more. You will enhance both your technical and your soft skills including communication, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

Introduction to Canada

Experience the culture and the workplace in Canada, with career preparation, language support, and a potential work placement, as you learn business analysis. Become a more capable business analyst, better prepared to perform the tasks of business analysis and better prepared to write IIBA certification exams.

Courses- Certificate in Business Analysis

Business Analysis Certificate

MGMT 0520: Excellence in Communication

Successful leadership is closely linked to the ability to communicate convincingly, efficiently and effectively. By successfully completing this course, students will become familiar with key strategies in effectively applying a wide range of organizational communication strategies and styles.

BUAN 0100: Business Analysis Fundamentals

This course examines the professional roles and responsibilities of business analysts; provides an overview of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK); and introduces BA concepts, methodologies, techniques, and tools. After outlining BA’s historical and contemporary contexts, the course considers emerging trends and technologies that are shaping the field’s future. Also explored are fundamental skills and competencies required to carry out BA tasks. Business Analysis Fundamentals is a prerequisite for all BUAN courses.

BUAN 0110: Planning and Monitoring
This course focuses on Business Analysis (BA) practices associated with planning and monitoring. It will define stakeholder roles and responsibilities, as well as how to effectively communicate with stakeholders. In addition to covering how to develop budgets and financial analyses, the course examines broader strategies of resource allocation. Further topics include determining necessary deliverables; how to approach, trace, and prioritize requirements; and adopting metrics for monitoring and assessment. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100

BUAN 0120: Elicitation and Collaboration

This course addresses tasks that business analysts will perform to obtain information from and manage collaborations with stakeholders. It explores a variety of techniques for performing elicitation and collaboration activities. It also examines ways of overcoming challenges when applying these techniques in real world business situations. Methods for testing and confirming elicitation results are also addressed. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100.

LDRS 0530: Leading Organizational Change

This course will focus on the personal qualities and abilities that are critical for the practice and modeling of effective leadership. As traditional hierarchical approaches to leadership are being replaced by leadership through influence, credibility is established through how values and purposes are consistently enacted and embodied in the workplace. It will offer learners an intentional shift away from deeply rooted individualistic and non-systemic views of leadership and their corresponding practices to building personal mastery.

BUAN 0130: Requirements Life Cycle Management
A fundamental purpose of requirements lifecycle management is to ensure that business, stakeholder, and solution requirements remain productively aligned. This course explores how requirements emerge and interact, and how requirements can be effectively managed throughout their lifecycle. The course also examines how solution requirements and designs are impacted by factors such as changing priorities, market fluctuations, and new information. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100

BUAN 0140: Strategy and Enterprise Analysis

Strategy analysis is often the starting point for initiating a new project, and it involves determining the most effective ways of mobilizing the resources and capabilities of an enterprise to reach a desired set of goals and objectives. This course explores the components of strategy and enterprise analysis to identify problems and locate solutions; advancing from a current state towards a future state; and responding to new information and unanticipated factors. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100.

BUAN 0150: Solution Assessment and Validation
Solution evaluation involves assessing the performance and value of a solution in use by an enterprise and seeking the removal of barriers or constraints that prevent the full realization of a solution’s value. This course explores how to measure the performance of a solution and recommends concrete actions to increase its value or look for an alternative solution if necessary. Processes of business analysis validation, both generally and in relation to solution evaluation, are also examined. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100

BUAN 0160 Agile Business Analysis
Organizations are increasingly realizing the benefits of Agile as a flexible, collaborative, and adaptive methodology. This course will explore Agile’s emergence in 2001, how the methodology has evolved over time, and the increasing use of Agile by business analysts today. Examples of additional topics include the use of Agile to identify and describe requirements and acceptance criteria; model desired product features and functions; and work collaboratively across organizations and teams. Prerequisite: BUAN 0100.

MGMT 0150: Project Management

This course will focus on the project management life cycle and organization including project definition, cost benefit analysis, planning, scheduling, group dynamics, control and project completion.

BUAN 0170: Business Case Development Project
This capstone course entails the application of knowledge and skills developed in preceding courses. Students analyze business problems, develop effective recommendations and solutions, and package and present them in the form of a business case. Prerequisites: BUAN 0100, BUAN 0110, BUAN 0120, BUAN 0130, BUAN 0140, BUAN 0150, BUAN 0160, MGMT 0520.

BUAN 0910: Special Topics: Business Analysis IT

This course provides an introduction to the field of information technology (IT) and explores its intersections with business and management professions. The topics addressed will vary according to factors such as current trends and events, instructor expertise, and student need.

Courses- Letter of Accomplishment in Career Preparation

CONV 0208: Pronunciation Clinic

This workshop helps students speak more clearly as well as develop an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses. Students are able to improve their pronunciation through a variety of authentic speaking tasks. The various components of good pronunciation, including linking, intonation, word stress patterns, and focus words, are introduced, and examined. Students will see improvement in both their overall comprehension and comprehensibility.

MGMT 0134 – Powerful Business Writing

Powerful business writing is a key aspect of business communication, and professionals who can write clearly and effectively are highly valued in the business world. This Workshop introduces students to common types of business correspondence, including emails, memos, formal letters, and reports. Students will study the formulae often used in business writing, examine examples of good writing and gain practical experience writing for a variety of purposes. 

MGMT 0134: Powerful Business Writing

A key soft skill in the Canadian workplace is the ability to give effective and engaging presentations. This workshop helps students hone their presentation skills and develop the confidence necessary for successful public speaking tasks.  Students learn how to present ideas, communicate messages, and use voice, gestures, and body language more effectively within a business context.

MGMT 0142: Effective Presentation Skills

A key soft skill in the Canadian workplace is the ability to give effective and engaging presentations. This workshop helps students hone their presentation skills and develop the confidence necessary for successful public speaking tasks.  Students learn how to present ideas, communicate messages, and use voice, gestures, and body language more effectively within a business context.

MGMT 0136 – Networking 101

This workshop develops students’ understanding of what networking entails in a Canadian context and its importance as a professional tool for career success. Students will study and apply the interpersonal skills and strategies commonly used by effective communicators/socializers in everyday networking situations. In doing so, students will be exposed to language that is reflective of authentic conversation in terms of cultural politeness and appropriateness within the Canadian workplace context.

MGMT 0138: Intercultural Communication

This workshop introduces students to the practice of intercultural business communication. Students learn about barriers to intercultural communication and explore strategies for dealing with cultural differences in a workplace context. This workshop encourages students to explore their own cultural biases and better recognize, acknowledge, and respect the role that culture plays in the workplace. Students will have opportunities to reflect on and share their own experiences with intercultural miscommunication, especially within a business context.

MGMT 0132: The Canadian Workplace

Building soft skills is essential to a successful career in Canada. This workshop provides an introduction to the Canadian workplace, focusing on the unwritten workplace rules. Students will have opportunities to explore and discuss expectations common to Canadian employers, thus raising their awareness and understanding of the Canadian workplace. Topics covered include communication, time management, teamwork, feedback, hierarchy, risk tolerance, problem solving and decision making. Students will examine case studies and reflect on their own experiences, biases, and personal expectations with regards to being employed in Canada.

International student update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses for the Winter and Summer 2021 terms will be offered through a live, synchronous and asynchronous delivery method in Central Standard Time. Extended Education is closely monitoring the situation and will transition to in-person delivery methods only once it has been deemed safe to do so by the appropriate federal, provincial and university authorities.

For information regarding Post-Graduation Work Permit eligibility for students beginning programs online, please visit

Upcoming Intakes

Applied Business Analysis
Sept 2021 - Open

Applied Business Management
Sept 2021 - Open

Applied HR Management
Sept 2021 - Open

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Industry Experience

175 hour internship placement OR preparatory industry experience course
Placement eligibility determined by resume, professional goals and performance in the program.

Support Services

Language and Study Support

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree, or
a minimum of a 2-year post-secondary credential from a recognized institution may be considered.

Language Proficiency

A minimum of a 6.5 Academic IELTS or equivalent
The complete list of English language proficiency requirements

Work Experience
With an undergraduate degree: a minimum of 1 year of full-time demonstrated professional work experience will be given preference.

With a 2-year post-secondary credential: a minimum of 6 months of full-time demonstrated work experience is required; candidates with a minimum of 1 year of full-time work experience will be given preference.

Apply to the program

1. Apply Online or Application Form

2. Gather your Transcripts and Documents

Complete the online or print application form and submit all required documents.

  • Complete the application form- online or print, as per number 1.
  • Include a translated copy of your academic transcript
  • Include proof of graduation (official degree or post-secondary credential)
  • Include a translated copy of your resume or curriculum vitae
  • Include a letter of Reference from an employer
  • Include proof of English language proficiency. (i.e. IELTS – academic stream, TOEFL pBT. TOEFL iBT)
  • Include a copy of your passport

3. Submit Your Documents and Application Fee

Submit completed application form, transcripts and documents, along with your $300 application fee payment

Student and Instructor Services

185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2
or email

4. Reserve your seat

Your application will be reviewed and assessed within 5 – 10 business days. If you meet the program’s eligibility criteria and if seats are available, you will be offered admission to the program you applied for. To reserve your seat, you must make a non-refundable $2,000 tuition deposit within 3 weeks of receiving your admission offer. Upon receipt of your payment, we will issue a Letter of Acceptance to you. If your tuition deposit is not received, your admission offer will expire.

5. Make final payment

One month prior to your program start date, the remainder of the tuition must be paid to the University.

6. Get your health care plan

If you are an International student with Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, enrollment in the Manitoba International Student Insurance Plan is mandatory.
Find out how to get your health care plan now.

7. Refund Policy

The $300 application fee and the $2,000 tuition deposit payable at time of admission into the program are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The remainder of the tuition is fully refundable if you decide to withdraw before the program start date. Once the program has started, there is no refund of tuition fees. In exceptional circumstances, Extended Education may consider a refund if an appeal is filed and documentation provided.



Q: How long does it take to complete?

Answer: 12 months, full-time

Q: What is a Letter of Accomplishment (LOA)?

Answer: The Letter of Accomplishment credential indicates that you have successfully completed intensive, focused programming that addresses the educational requirements for a very precise field of study.

Q: If your plans change, are you eligible for a refund?

Answer: The $300 application fee and the $2,000 tuition deposit payable at time of admission are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The remainder of the tuition is fully refundable if you decide to withdraw before the start date. Once the programming has started, there is no refund of tuition fees. In exceptional circumstances, Extended Education may consider a refund if an appeal is filed and documentation provided.

Q: Do I have to take the courses in a specific order?

Answer: Yes.

Q: Is there a conditional admission pathway?

Answer: Effective January 1, 2020, those that do not meet English Language Proficiency requirements and are seeking conditional admission into Applied Business Management, Applied Human Resources Management, and Applied Business Analysis (Intensive Program Packages) will need to enrol in the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE) offered by the English Language Centre (ELC).

Conditional admission application process into one of the Intensive Program Packages must be done through Extended Education.

For more information on AEPUCE please visit

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