The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business is now offering certificate programs in business analysis, one of several new executive programs being launched in 2009, at the Terry Executive Education Center in Atlanta.
The certificate courses go beyond definitions and theory to teach the practical methods and skill development needed to carry out successful projects, starting with everyday projects and building up to complex, enterprise-wide initiatives and business transformations.
Terry's Office of Executive Programs has partnered with Advanced Strategies Inc. to teach the comprehensive Business Analysis Certificate Programs. Classes are continuous through 2010 and range from one- to three-week courses.
Courses in the certificate series include Business Analysis for Everyday Projects; Business Process Analysis and Facilitation for Major, Complex Projects; Business Analysis Leadership; Enterprise Transformation Analysis; and an Executive Forum on Identifying and Executing Enterprise Transformation Initiatives.
The programs are comprehensive not only in the topics covered, but also in providing a structured and well-defined career path. From being an analyst working on everyday projects to a "master business analyst" working on the most complex enterprise transformation initiatives, training and work experience at each level provide a solid basis for advancement to the next level of complexity and responsibility.
Business analysis instructors are experienced Advanced Strategies facilitators and trainers. As business analysis faculty, they lead the development of methodologies and training for business and technology transformation.
A senior manager with the Supreme Court in the state of Minnesota, who was a participant of the program, said, "The positive energy and excitement this training generated can't be bought and was, in large part, due to the facilitators and how the classes were taught."
Terry College and Advanced Strategies are also offering an executive forum where senior executives will meet for three days to address the critical issues facing enterprises in business transformation initiatives. The forum provides a unique, interactive opportunity to address challenges, such as maximizing delivery of business results, minimizing time to value, and affecting organizational change. The forum will be held March 3-5, 2009, and the registration fee is $3,750.