IT Masters Business Analysis Career Start


Join one of our senior project management lecturers, Karen Sleeman, and develop your business analysis skills to prepare for entry into the workforce. This course is directed towards people who are interested in commencing a career as a business analyst, and learning the skills required to effectively perform the tasks required of business analysis.

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Use the form below to enrol in this short course, once submitted you will receive a signup email with login details for our learning site.

Course Schedule


  • Why business analysis?
  • Understanding your role and objectives
  • Understanding the organisation and its environment
  • Analysing the business problem
  • Time management skills
  • Rapport building and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Facilitation and presentation skills
  • Verbal communication and listening skills
  • Written communication and documentation skills
  • Modelling skills
  • Verification and negotiation skills
  • Change management skills
  • Gaining business analysis experience
  • Building networks
  • Finding business analysis roles
  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present the webinars?

These webinars were presented by one of our senior industry-based lecturers, Karen Sleeman. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the public sector as a business analyst, project manager, project coach, and manager. She has undertaken specialist project management work and training in large organisations including Charles Sturt University, Albury City Council, Cobham Aviation and the NSW Rural Fire Service. She has an interest in guiding the development of organisational project frameworks, building project management capability and leadership skills for women.

Karen has qualifications in business analysis, teaching, coaching and postgraduate qualifications in project management and management.


Why a Business Analysis Career Start Short Course?

This course is based on our MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation subject which is part of Charles Sturt Universities’ Master of Project Management degree and is designed to help you develop the necessary skills to enable you to perform in an introductory business analysis role.


Is there a final exam?

Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.


Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available participation marks.


Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.


Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No — all essential materials will be supplied.


Will the webinars be recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.


Am I Eligible to Study
a Post Graduate Course?

Industry experience and previous studies all contribute towards your eligibility. You do not necessarily have to have an undergraduate degree to study.