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Professional Certificate in Business Finance

  • Demonstrate your financial management and analysis skills with this internationally recognised certification
  • A certification that is specifically focused on finance and reporting within business change projects
  • Develop skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes within your organisation
  • Attain one of the four modules you need to gain the Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

Who is it for?

  • The professional certificate is designed for people who are not finance specialists but need to be able to analyse and interpret finance and accounting
  • Suitable for business analysts,business architects and project managers

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification.

What will I learn?

You’ll gain a broad understanding of financial management techniques and reporting including:

  • Finance in the project lifecycle
  • Developing a business case
  • Constructing a financial case
  • Budgets and budgeting
  • Costs and cost behaviour
  • Evaluating supplier financial stability
  • Financing service deliver

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list.

How do I get this certification?

Take the complete training programme (recommended)

You can take a bundled programme of courses with one of our approved training providers. You’ll find them across the UK and around the world.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last 3 days.

Where can I study?

  • At an approved provider near you
  • At your computer via e-learning or web conference learning

How much does it cost?

Prices for courses vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

Exam only (study on your own)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about business analysis.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 27 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where can I take the exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £330 (£275 + VAT)

What format is the exam?

  • 90 minute ‘closed book’  multiple choice exam
  • Pass mark is 65%

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS certification?

Demonstrate your practical experience and show you have the capabilities to be an effective business analyst.
Gain an internationally recognised certification, enabling you to take your skills around the world.
Map your skills and identify your goals along your career path by following the SFIAplus industry-standard framework.

"Taking an industry leading professional qualification and using the techniques within the course syllabus allowed me to effectively structure my learning and gives me the confidence to engage with key stakeholders at the highest level"

Helen Mason, Business Analyst, Zurich

What's next?

Demonstrate your skills and expertise by gaining the internationally-recognised BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis, available once you have completed 3 other professional-level modules.

The BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Available once you’ve completed the BCS International Diploma in Business Analysis, and
  • A BCS professional certification in each of the analytical, business and people skills subjects, and
  • 1 additional BCS professional certification in either an analytical or business skills subject

Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Designed for senior business analysts with at least 5 years’ experience
  • Validates your experience and expertise as well as your contribution to the wider business analysis community
  • To attain the Advanced Diploma you must gain 4 professional level certifications and complete a portfolio review

Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualification in Wales, CCEA or SQA.