Comprehensive Business Analysis (CBA)

Program Summary

The Comprehensive Business Analysis Program is a nineteen session program designed to improve participants’ understanding of business analysis and enhance on the job performance.

This program is intended for employees needing to bridge the gap between formal schooling and real-world business analysis practice. For those with specialized business analysis experience, it will broaden and update their skills in effective business analysis.  The program leads up to and prepares participants to sit for the PMI-PBA℠, Professional in Business Analysis, credential examination.

Components of this program have been reviewed and certified by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA™) and the Project Management Institute (PMI®). This ensures the training presents real-world best practice approaches. All training is conducted by Total Systems Education, Ltd., a globally recognized and award winning project management and business analysis training provider.

Program Format

The course is comprised of eight modules for a total of 139 hours of instruction. These modules are presented over 19 sessions, one or two sessions per week. 

Sessions include a mix of presentations, workshops, and discussion. Upon request, modules include reference and/or use of applicable internal Business Analysis procedures as well as the use of Six-sigma DMAIC methodology. Pre-class preparatory homework assignments will also need to be completed, in addition to in-class assignments.  To ensure hands-on practice and facilitate discussion class size is limited to 20 participants, 5 to 15 being ideal. Homework and readings are assigned throughout, and, exams are given at the end of each topic.

Course Contents


All quizzes and tests will be robust and comprehensive and reflect the appropriate assessment of knowledge and application. Vendor will review and revise existing assessment exercises.   The placement of the quizzes will also be reviewed.

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