Business Analyst Fast-Track Programme: 2020 Cohort

The Business Analyst Fast-Track is a uniquely designed Accelerator Programme to ramp up successful candidates from novice to intermediate level, with the skill set required to become a highly proficient Business Analyst professional in any industry. The BAFT programme leverages tutors and mentors who have years of experience as business analysts and are specialists in their field to deliver an intimate, intensive training model that has been designed, tested and has proven successful at one of the biggest technology companies in Africa.

Programme Details

Background

Organizations around the world are searching for people to solve business problems and implement effective solutions.  A Business Analyst (BA) is a problem identifier, a problem solver, a solutions specialist, a business optimizer, a stakeholder manager, a communication champion, the voice of the customer in solution delivery. Essentially, Business Analysts are drivers of change in any organization.

There are many misconceptions on what a Business Analyst does and why this role is very critical for many organizations. A BA analyzes business problems – whether it is a problem with a business model, performance, process, solutions/products or business environment/market; and recommends solutions that optimizes or improves results and offer best value to all stakeholders. To achieve this, the Business Analyst must possess a special set of technical and non-technical skills and the Business Analyst Fast-Track (BAFT) Programme has been designed to equip successful candidates with all these skills and transform you to a refined Business Analyst.

Programme Description

The Business Analyst Fast-Track Programme is a 9-months intensive training Programme designed to upskill young, intelligent and hardworking candidates; and to provide successful candidates with a career head start, making them highly competitive among their peers. This Programme is a combination of:

  • A three (3) months intensive training which combines self-led and tutor-led classes with a project-based learning approach. Participants will undergo training via online classes taught by business analyst professionals with several years of experience for 3 months. The training features weekly live sessions, monthly meetups, networking with peers and professionals, CV review, employment interview prepping, capstone projects, etc
  • A six (6) months experiential training after the completion of the three (3) months intensive training. Successful Cohort members will proceed on a 6 months experiential training with any of our partner organizations to gain real-life experience.
Programme Outline
  • Business Analysis Fundamentals and Tools
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Solution Design
  • Solution Requirements Management
  • Software Solution Delivery
  • Introduction to Financial Analysis
  • Introduction to Process Analysis
  • Delivery Management
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Mentorship – CV structuring, interview prep
  • Soft skills and professional positioning
Expected Outcomes
  • Comprehend the fundamentals of Business Analysis and its significance.
  • Master the core skills/competencies of Business Analysis and their application
  • Master the soft skills that help Business Analysts thrive in any environment
  • Identify actual problems in business cases and develop a strategy for problem solving and solution implementation
  • Apply business strategies that generate expected value and stakeholder buy-in.
  • Ideate and manage a technology solution
  • Adopt best practices for expert Business Analysts
How It Works
  • The expert-led training will last for 3 months (September - November) while the experiential training with an organization will last for 6 months.
  • The online sessions will be held weekly while physical sessions will be once a month
  • Learning resources (including texts and videos) will be provided to facilitate comprehension
Who should Attend?

Any young graduate who is:

  • Computer literate.
  • Willing to put in an average of 5 hours a day of work.
  • Self-driven, Dedicated and Willing to learn.
  • Able to Self-Manage and Learn using Online Tools.
  • Able to complete the 6 months Experiential Training with Partner Organization.
Application Requirements
  • CV/Resume
  • Essay:
    In 300 words or less, tell us:
    • What are your professional goals and how can the BAFT programme help you achieve these goals?
    • Describe an obstacle you faced in your academics or a previous job/internship and how you overcame it.
  • Recommendation (Optional):
    A recommendation letter from a professional acquaintance that will speak to your professional capabilities and why you should be chosen for this programme.
  • ₦10,000 application fee
Admission Criteria

This is an intensive programme and as such, cohort members will be carefully selected. We will be looking out for candidates that are/have:

  • Quick thinking, smart and with high cognitive skills. This will be tested post application as part of the selection process.
  • Minimum educational background: Graduate (HND, BSc, BTech)
  • Strong inclination and interest in business, technology and/or management
  • Able to partake in online and physical engagements (physical session will be in Lagos State)
Training Requirements
  • Must have good listening, writing and communication skills with fluency in English
  • Applicants must have a computer and good internet connectivity for the online sessions
  • Applicants must be willing to put in the work to achieve their set goals for this training. Estimated time commitment is an average of 5 hours daily.

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