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Business Analysis Concentration


Important update about our Business Analysis concentration

McMaster University Continuing Education is phasing out the Business Analysis concentration for all students at the end of the Winter 2023 term. We are committed to assisting our students in completing the concentration during that time. If you are interested in completing the Business Analysis concentration, please contact us at for more information on the program closure and course schedules.



Employers tell us that their most successful employees communicate well and understand how their organization works. They know how the functions of marketing, finance and operations connect and how human behaviour impacts the effectiveness of an organization.

Whether you are mid-career or beginning your career, the Business Administration program at McMaster, developed in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business, will help you develop the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Diploma.  Upon completion of the Diploma, students can apply up 24 units towards degree studies.

Why Business Analysis?

Business Analysis is a growing field within the business world. The role of a Business Analyst is to clearly and concisely gather, document and analyze information for a multitude of business challenges and opportunities.  This concentration in Business Analysis will help you scrutinize the various operational procedures of an organization and find solutions to help the organization meet its strategic goals.

This Business Analysis curriculum will prepare you to write the IIBA's Certificate of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) exam.

Who should take this program?

  • Anyone who analyzing business processes
  • Anyone working in business
  • New and current managers
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of business
  • Recent college/university graduates
  • Professionals pursuing designations

Program Requirements

You must complete five core Business Administration courses and the applicable Business Analysis course requirements through Global Knowledge. Upon completion of the business analysis component, students will receive 9 units of elective credit which will fulfill the Business Analysis concentration requirement.The core Business Administration courses and the Business Analysis courses can be done concurrently.

Please Note: BUS 860 (Foundations of Business Finance) is replacing HRM 817 (Business Finance & Accounting)  as a core course. Students who already took HRM 817  do NOT need to take BUS 860.

Please contact us to develop a study plan.

+ Global Knowledge Program:

Students must complete the Level 2 Certificate of Completion (7 courses, 18 days of training). The Global Knowledge program offers numerous courses to choose from - please visit the Global Knowledge website for a listing of courses.
Please note, Ontario's residents purchasing Programs from the Global Knowledge Canadian Website do so on the expressed understanding that:

  1. Global Knowledge is not a registered Private Career College in Ontario and as such is restricted to offering Programs that are exempt from approval under Ontario's Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 (the "PCCA");
  2. Global knowledge does not provide training to individual consumers. Global Knowledge provides Programs in Ontario only by contract to third parties who pay for the individual student's or students' training. A third party could be, for example, an employer, business, government agency, or non-profit. In addition, the third party must not require the student to repay the third party the cost of the training.
  3. Global Knowledge's Programs are offered in Ontario only to third parties as outlined in the Third Party Funding and Corporate Training exemptions consistent with the PCCA. For full details about these exemptions, please see Fact Sheet #1 published by Ontario's Superintendent of Private Career Colleges, found at