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Certificate in Digital Business Analysis

The University of Tartu is an IIBA Endorsed Academic Institution. IIBA is a non-profit professional association formed with the mission of supporting and promoting the discipline of business analysis. It currently has close to 30,000 members worldwide and is responsible for developing and maintaining the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) as well as several certification programmes.

As an IIBA Endorsed Academic Institution, the University of Tartu offers IIBA Endorsed Courses. These courses are based on globally recognised standards for business analysis as outlined in the BABOK and approved and recognised by IIBA. Students who successfully complete these courses can apply to receive a Certificate in Digital Business Analysis. The contents of these courses are equivalent to the Academic Diploma that IIBA co-branded and issued until 2019.

The Certificate in Digital Business Analysis is a recognition that the recipient has completed the required business analysis courses, covering the IIBA Body of Knowledge comprehensively, and has practised the acquired skills and knowledge in an organisation.

To be eligible to be awarded the Certificate in Digital Business Analysis, a student enrolled at the University of Tartu must complete at least the following courses offered by the Institute of Computer Science:

  • Business Analysis (6 ECTS)
  • Business Process Management (6 ECTS)
  • Software Product Management (6 ECTS)
  • Requirements Engineering (6 ECTS)
  • Business Data Analytics (6 ECTS)

The applicant must have passed each of the above courses with a grade of C or higher. The order in which courses are taken does not matter. In addition to completing these courses, the student is required to gain practical business analysis experience via an internship or a job. The student must have obtained at least 5 ECTS for this internship or work from the university.

The Certificate in Digital Business Analysis can be requested by any student of the University of Tartu (full-time, part-time and external students as well as continuing education learners) who fulfils the above criteria, regardless of the institute or faculty in which the student is enrolled.

Students can apply within six months after they have completed all the corresponding criteria.

To apply write to If the you are eligible, you will be asked to pay an administration fee to cover expenses that the university incurs to maintain its accreditation with IIBA. 

The deadlines for applying are:

  • 31 August,
  • 15 February,
  • 30 June.

The administration fee is, as of 1 September 2020, 180 euros (VAT included).


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