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Business and Systems Analysis Principles and Practices short course

R 15,740
Starts 25th January

Course Details

The University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Education's Business and Systems Analysis short course will provide you with the necessary understanding of business analysis principles and processes, and the tools and techniques used to identify, develop and implement innovative processes to tackle areas of weakness within a business.

Business analysts are responsible for identifying areas that could be improved and optimised to achieve business objectives. They find solutions for defective processes and operations; aiming to make or save the business money. Businesses rely heavily on the expertise of Business and Systems Analysts, as they drive positive change by establishing a clear, effective path for business growth.  

What will I learn?

  • Processes and tools to transform an idea into an active solution

  • How to facilitate positive change within an organisation 

  • A logical approach to problem-solving

  • Perfectly defining problems using 5W and 1H approach

  • Apply processes for finding solutions to difficult or complex issues

  • Develop frameworks for analysing business competition

  • Learn to guide both project execution and project control

  • Build attainable plans for reaching business goals 

Course breakdown

Week 1 - Orientation to the course 

Week 2 - Business Analysis Concept

Week 3 - High-Level Analysis

Week 4 - Brain Storming the Solution

Week 5 - Solution Strategy

Week 6 - Designing the Enabling Environment

Week 7 - Understanding the Solution dynamics

Week 8 - Developing the Business Case 

Week 9 - From Business Plan to Project Plan

Week 10 - Building the Solution

Week 11 - Measure and Maintain Business Value

Week 12 - Complete the final assignment 

Is this right for me?

This course is intended for both new and experienced Business and Systems Analysts, to develop a better understanding of how to optimally turn business processes into future business value.

Course details

Business and Systems Analysis Principles and Practices short course

Registrations Close:

24 January 2022

Start Date:

25 January 2022


12 weeks


R 15,740


6 - 8 hours

Payment options

The debit order payment option offers you a convenient, affordable, and easy way to pay off your online course with monthly interest-free instalments. Our debit order process allows you to track your payment history, minimizing the stress of manual payments and tailored to your lifestyle. On debit order the enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee. *From as little as R4000pm over 5 months.

*The above amount is illustrative and will be calculated on the actual course price and the start date of the course.
  • A Credit Card payment is the easiest way to ensure an effortless transaction. We accept credit card payments from VISA and Mastercard. We accept a small, 25% initial instalment to enrol and start your course with us.
  • An electronic funds transfer (EFT) allows a simple and effective payment process between two parties by using electronic signals to transfer money. EFT payment options allow for affordable instalments through payment plans and monthly instalments. On EFT, enrolment is available at 25% of the course fee.
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  • Knowledge is power, and by upskilling it allows your company to benefit and tap into the knowledge and expertise gained from your chosen online course.
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Course faculty

Keith de Swardt (MBL) (MBL (Strategy, Investment Analysis, M&A), 2000, Graduate School of Business Leadership)

Keith de Swardt is a registered associate member in Risk Management with SAQA (2016). Currently the owner of 4IR Consulting, offering consulting, training and executive coaching services to numerous corporate clients. In addition, he is also a senior facilitator, learning process facilitator and program director, facilitating on various post-graduate and executive education programs up to executive level. He also has 20 years corporate banking experience within the FirstRand Group holding the following positions: Divisional CEO; Senior International Strategic Consultant and Programme Manager; Head of Strategy and Research and Senior Credit Manager.