Business Architect Certificate Evening Course

“I found the course to be extremely valuable and think it would appropriate for a select group of project and program managers at our company.” – participant 

“I have enjoyed Mandy’s teaching, and she has lots of stories and experience to go with her teaching tools.  She is friendly, approachable and always notes if someone has a question – so very responsive.”  – participant 

“The experience and case studies provided in the course were like a mini-MBA program.” – participant 

“Consulting time was valuable.  I appreciate that Stacey really sought to understand before diving into solution.”   – participant 

“Good content. Excellent Instructors – I very much appreciated that the course was taught by practitioners who could give us real-world examples.”  – participant 

 “Pat – loved your laid-back approach – do what makes sense in a situation.  Thank you for the assessment materials!  You are an excellent teacher! – from a 2016 participant 

This certificate is comprised of two courses: Understanding the Business and Business Strategy to Execution. 

Price: $3781.00

See details below on taking the certificate with a co-worker.

Cancellation Policy:

Class cancellations must be done fourteen full business days before the class start date.  No refunds for cancellations of less than fourteen full business days.  No Shows/Missed Classes – Refunds will not be issued for any missed class.  Late Arrivals/Early Departures – Metropolitan State University reserves the right to decrease continuing education units issued for late arrivals and early departures.  Written confirmation will be sent to you a week before class.  If a class is canceled, you will be contacted by phone, mail, or email.  Metropolitan State University reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances, such as weather (a full refund will be granted).

Metropolitan State Institute for Professional Development does not currently have public seat-based classes running due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We will follow guidance from the Minnesota State system for upcoming semesters; and the health and safety of students and staff will be at the forefront of any decision we make about classes.  Information will be posted here as soon as available, but please join our email list for updated information to be sent to you directly.

In the meantime, please Click HERE for information about customized training classes that can be offered at your organization.

The Business Architect Certificate explains what business architecture is and the value of what it can do for your organization.   It prepares you to practice business architecture in an organization by teaching you when and how to use tools to:

  1. Define your business
  2. Understand your current business state
  3. Delineate your future business state
  4. Evaluate the capabilities that support that business
  5. Determine capability gaps that are hindering your move to the future state
  6. Build a roadmap of how execution to move from current to future state

Drawing on the variety of experiences and background of the cohort group, the certificate is a rigorous, non-credit training program designed and delivered by practicing business architects teaching face-to-face in the classroom.

The certificate delivers a deeper understanding of the discipline, skills, and techniques to succeed in a business architect role, along with:

  • Increased professional skills
  • Opportunities to network with other professionals
  • Enhanced career advancement prospects
  • Increased capacity to help resolve issues currently facing your organization

This course is accredited by the Business Architecture Guild

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  • Executives
  • Business Managers
  • Enterprise Architects
  • IT Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Finance Managers
  • Business Consultants
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Those who think TOGAFs are fun and exciting
  • Six Sigma Experts

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Articulate the business need and value of business architecture
  2. Understand how this discipline relates to others in the organization
  3. Identify current state:
    • Understand an organization through the business architecture lens
    • Model an organization’s capabilities, value streams, and processes
    • Show the intersection between the business and technology
    • Visualize how the organization’s workforce impacts its capabilities
  4. Define the future state:
    • Map the organization’s strategy, direction, and intent
    • Interview leaders
    • Depict a future state business model
    • Understand and analyze the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of an organization
    • Determine and model the maturity and gaps of an organization’s capabilities and create roadmaps to fill the gaps and address priorities
  5. Be an effective Business Architect:
    • Understand and demonstrate the value of storytelling
    • Manage upward to sponsors and stakeholders
    • Identify an organization’s power network

There are no prerequisites for this certificate.

Watch our video about the Business Architect Certificate Program


Register with a co-worker and save 25%

Our Business Architecture Certificate is exponentially more valuable when taken alongside others from your organization. Whether two people or a small group, get your team talking organizational strategy, change, realistic outcomes and timelines to quickly propel from “forming” to “performing” … and save 25%! Call us today for more information at 612-659-7230!