• Underpin your understanding of business finance and organisational behaviour
  • Gain the commercial and organisational knowledge you need to deliver effective business analysis
  • Understand external and internal impacts for successful organisational evaluation
  • Attain one of the four modules you need to gain the International Diploma in Business Analysis

Who is it for?

  • The foundation certificate is for people wanting to gain an understanding of the complex factors which shape the way organisations operate.
  • Suitable for business analysts for business analysts, subject matter experts, project managers, business managers, and product owners, plus many more.

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification.

What will I learn?

You’ll gain an understanding of organisational behaviour and business finance, including:

  • Organisational principles
  • Operating models
  • Organisational motivation, behaviour and culture
  • Group formation
  • Principles of financial reporting
  • Project finance

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

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

Download our sample question paper (PDF)

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 two 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.

Find a provider

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 16 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: £192 (£160 + VAT)


Book exam

What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’ with 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Resources to help you study

Organizational Behaviour book cover
Organizational Behaviour 10th edition

Organizational Behaviour by Buchanan and Huczynski is one of the best established books in this field.

What are the benefits of gaining a BCS certification?

"Studying the BCS certifications keeps my knowledge fresh and alive, giving an extra boost to the tasks I do during my working day"

Donna Rozycki
Business Analyst, Zurich

What's next?

International Diploma in Business Analysis

  • Available once you’ve completed four modules: two core modules, one knowledge module and one practitioner module
  • You’ll have an oral examination to discuss your experience and capabilities

Read more about our International Diploma in Business Analysis

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
  • One additional BCS professional certification in either an analytical or business skills subject

Read more about our Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis

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