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Business and Systems Analysis Principles and Practices short course

R 15,740
Starts 9th March

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:

8 March 2021

Start Date:

9 March 2021


12 weeks


R 15,740


6 - 8 hours

Payment options

The following payment options are available:

We offer a two-part payment plan. Pay 50% deposit to secure your spot and the balance within 30 days from the course start date.

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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.