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Business Analysis Short Course

Date: Mar 8, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022

Once-off: R1,175.00

Lecturer: Charmaine Nadasan

Working with business clients requires that you understand the internal and external environments of those businesses. This course will help you with the fundamentals.


Business analysis is used to identify business needs and determine solutions to business problems. It involves gathering and analysing information, communicating with stakeholders, and making recommendations for improvement. Employees in various roles within an organisation require business analysis skills.

Financial institutions perform a due diligence before approving finance to businesses. This requires a thorough documentation of the institutional characteristics of the business. In this course we present a four-part framework for conducting due diligence which is also often referred to as business analysis.

This course is oriented towards novice business advisors and credit analysts, but professionals in other fields who want to improve their business acumen will also benefit. The course will help you with the fundamentals; you will learn the qualitative techniques to assess the ‘health’ of a business and the information gathering techniques which lead to informed decision-making regarding the business.

The areas covered in this short course include:

  1. Current Business Review
  2. Governance
  3. Management
  4. External Environment

Why do you need to register?

Getting to know your clients and understanding their business needs is the first step to a successful business relationship. It is essential for anyone that works in the financial services industry to really understand the needs of their business clients, and for this you need to understand their business.  

We use our experience in adult learning to design courses that share practical knowledge as well as engage participants to become critical thinkers and improve their problem-solving and decision-making abilities. We encourage you to explore our unique offerings and ask us more about our training programs.

About the presenter

Charmaine Nadasan has been working in the Training field since 2012. She is the holder of a B. Com (Unisa), Post Graduate Certificate in Education (Unisa), and Advanced Credit Diploma (Institute of Bankers SA) . Charmaine is a seasoned Facilitator and is registered as an Assessor and Moderator for the Generic Management qualification as well as various other unit standards. In addition she has 10 years banking experience and has been a franchisee for two popular franchise businesses where she managed the daily operations of these businesses.

Competencies developed in the course

  • Understanding of the business internal environment
  • Understanding of the business external environment
  • Information gathering and questioning techniques
  • Conducting due diligence on a business
  • Performing a SWOT analysis


  • Unit 1: Introduction to business analysis
  • Unit 2: Current business review
  • Unit 3: Governance
  • Unit 4: Management
  • Unit 5: External environment

For more information on what will be covered in the curriculum please download the prospectus.


This short course is delivered through the SA Accounting Academy online learning platform. The course is divided into five units and can be completed within five hours. Participants will have six months access to the course content.

About SA Accounting Academy

SA Accounting Academy is an online platform, where professionals have access to the best and latest knowledge. Each one of our courses are taught by knowledgeable and experienced instructors, and every course is available on-demand, so students can learn anything, anywhere, and at any time.

Course Fees

The fee is R1 175-00 and consists of:

  • Online course material
  • Online Facilitator support
  • Assessment

Payment Methods

There are various payment methods available that you can securely pay through your profile which include Credit / Debit Cards and Instant ETF.

Contact us for more information
Phone: 010 593 0466 / E-mail: [email protected]

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