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National Certificate in Business Analysis

In the modern business environment – characterized by a high level of complexity and a demand for efficiency – many businesses recognize the importance of effective systems for elevating the business and addressing business needs. This accounts for the increasing demand for business analysts who are able to analyze critical problems and challenges within organizations and develop efficient, technology-driven solutions and systems to address them.

This National Certificate will take you through the business analysis process – from A to Z – empowering you so that you are able to develop innovative solutions that will give your business a competitive advantage.

“Thank you Team Red & Yellow for the knowledge. It’s only been a few months and I can see a difference in the way I think regarding advertising and marketing in the digital realm.”

Nadine Botes

Ogilvy – Senior Creative Specialist in Retail Marketing and Advertising

Use data, critical thinking & creativity to become a business leader of the future

Good business begins with having all the right tools for success.

This 15-month National Certificate in Business Analysis is designed to equip you with the skills you need to analyze a business’s context, identify problems or opportunities, and develop innovative, technology-based systems and solutions to address or capitalize on them.

What you’ll learn

  • Conduct a thorough business analysis to identify areas for improvement.
  • Identify and document user requirements within the business.
  • Develop an innovative and unique solution (a ‘business case’) based on your analyses.
  • Outline the functional specifications of a systems-based solution.
  • Monitor the implementation of the solution to ensure quality and effi­ciency throughout the project lifecycle

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Learners and working professionals with a basic understanding of Information Systems and IT who would like to equip themselves with practical methods to analyze a business’s context, identify problems or opportunities, and develop innovative information systems to solve identified problems or opportunities.

What you need

  • Software requirement: MS Word and Excel (or equivalents)
  • Hardware: Standard requirements

Equip yourself with the industry’s most sought after business analysis toolkits, based on the latest info & case studies

This National Certificate is taught by industry experts with years of experience in business leadership

Build a career of note with the latest innovative and up-to-date skills that will shape tomorrow’s industry

Be recognised with an industry centric Red & Yellow National Certificate, giving you a blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills.

Red & Yellow courses are made to future-proof your career

Our courses are designed to accelerate opportunities and give a boost to your CV. Top businesses across industries recognise Red & Yellow graduates as having the practical skills and the theoretical background to hit the ground running with confidence and creative flair.

  • An industry-sought-after Certificate of Completion from Red & Yellow
  • Original, relevant, and constantly updated content
  • An interactive online learning experience that includes videos, live chat sessions, forum discussions, and more

Our courses are both current and relevant to the South African context.

Applicable, practical assignments:

  •       So that you can apply what you’re learning to your everyday work life, and your specific business challenges.

Discussion Forums and Chat sessions:

  •       Helping you develop your professional network.
  •       Hosted by your coach, lecturer, or subject specialist.
  •       Ideal opportunities to discuss the content and get answers to all your questions.

Personalized feedback:

  •       Tailored to your individual strengths, and opportunities for personal improvement.

A dedicated team:

  • Acting as your “virtual” support crew whose only focus is to help get you over the finish line.

Course curriculum:

Meet your team:

This course was created by, and benefits from, our full-time lecturers’ years of experience in the field – both in lecturing and in industry. They know how to nurture talent and bring out the best in students, resulting in many award-wins over the years.

Carmen Schaefer
Head of Academics

  • 20 years in education
  • Academic Team leader at Red & Yellow
  • Authors the annual employability report

Thabo Djoye
Business Analyst at Takealot

  • Retail Business Analyst.
  • Blends technical skills with business acumen.
  • Expert in Business Analytics and Management.
Red & Yellow Creative School of Business

About Red & Yellow

Creative thinking is the most important skill. Artificial Intelligence and robots are going to replace some of the jobs we know today.

Red & Yellow is the business school where talented people go to develop the career skills they need to thrive in this digital world.

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Your brand does not exist in a vacuum. There are multiple factors affecting your business right at this very moment. Your business has control over some of these elements, while it has no control over others.

Micro factors are mostly internal elements or factors that you and your business have some control over, such as your brand, your brand or product’s unique selling point (USP), and any digital offerings.

It should be noted that, while you have some control over micro factors that affect your business, these are informed by macro factors. It is important to keep this in mind when you are doing any kind of strategic planning, or simply day-to-day brand management. You could say that macro factors are the ‘bigger picture’, while micro factors are the details. You need to keep an eye on the bigger picture without losing sight of the details, and vice versa.

Your company or business is the factor that you have the most control over. You decide how the brand comes across to the world – your brand identity.

You can control what you present to the world, to a degree. Unfortunately, there is little you can do about how the world sees you.

Macro factors are aspects that are beyond your business’s control. Macro factors are the opportunities as well as the threats to your business.

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