August 1, 2011

Villanova University Updates Business Analysis Program to Improve Certification Preparation and Help Strengthen Core Skills

TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing efforts to provide exceptional academic services, Villanova University is pleased to announce its revamped Master Certificate in Business Analysis program, offered 100% online. This program is designed to help professionals gain the essential skills that can advance their business analyst career possibilities, prepare for industry-recognized certification, and position themselves for higher earning potential. With exciting new interactive features, additional certification support and updated content, the Business Analysis program is even more valuable.

Villanova's business analysis certificate courses feature instruction by leading industry experts; the latest standards and best practices of the business analysis field; and updated models, examples and content. The program continues to support the latest Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide 2.0) from the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) and preparation support for the Certificated Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) certification. In addition, Villanova's courses now offer preparation support for the new Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA(TM)) certification.

The updated Essentials of Business Analysis and Mastering Business Analysis courses utilize exciting interactive technology to support students' learning, with hundreds of new graphics, animated exercises and intuitive tools to truly enhance the user experience. The flexibility of 100% online instruction allows students to enhance credentials, boost marketability and learn valuable skills within their busy schedules. Students also benefit from the 24/7 convenience of 100% online learning, featuring streaming video, two-way voice over IP (VOIP), shared virtual whiteboards and live chat rooms.

"Villanova University is proud to offer this enhanced 3-course Business Analysis Master Certificate program to help working professionals around the globe strengthen core skills and prepare for CBAP® or CCBA(TM) certification, required by many top employers," said Wayne Brantley, Sr., Director of Online Villanova Programs. "Today's competitive business environment demands the right business analysis skills for improving processes that deliver effective information systems which can often solve complex business problems and drive organizational change. Villanova's updated curriculum really delivers with strong emphasis on elicitation, communication, requirements modeling, and quality."

With a well-rounded, flexible curriculum that helps prepare for certification, as well as real-life application of valuable skills, strengthening business analysis skills through Villanova's 3-course master certificate program is more enjoyable and attainable than ever before.

For more information on enrolling in Villanova's newly updated Master Certification in Business Analysis courses, please visit, or call 1-800-571-4953.

About Villanova University

Founded in 1842, Villanova University is the worldwide leader in professional education online. A traditional, accredited university located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, it has more than 106,000 alumni, NCAA Division I athletic teams, unparalleled academic and technical support, and an outstanding faculty - over 90% of whom hold the highest degrees in their field. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Villanova the #1 Master's University in the Northern Region for nearly two decades.

About University Alliance Online

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments - making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University's Freeman School of Business, The University of San Francisco, The University of Vermont, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Jacksonville University and Dominican University.

Contact Information:

Sandy Levine, VP of Marketing Services
Bisk Education/University Alliance Online
9417 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33619
813-621-6200, ext. 328

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