Wright State’s Professional Development and Continuing Education for the Workforce offers completion certificates in partnership with ESI that combine a variety of courses that enable you to sharpen your skills and work toward professional credentials, such as PMI's PMP certificate, that demonstrate your expertise, enhance your resume and build your career.

A completion certificate from Wright State will help you stand out as a leader in today’s crowded marketplace. 

Classes can either be taken individually for specified spot training or grouped together for a reduced rate and applied to a certificate.


Business Analysis Training

ESI’s business analysis training courses will help give you a thorough understanding of requirements management and development, which are crucial elements of successful project execution. To be effective, you will need to elicit justifiable, verifiable and traceable requirements, and manage them through the entire requirements process.

Note:  All publically available courses are also available at client locations. Courses that are designated as On Site Only are only available at client locations.

* IIBA®, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. EEP is a trademark owned by the International Institute of Business Analysis.

** ESI courses support the knowledge areas as defined by IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®).


Title Date # Days Access Location Price  

Business Data Modeling

TBD 3 WSU $965 More Info

Business Data Modeling explores business rules, policies and procedures and how they can be modeled effectively. Participants will learn entity relationship diagramming, super and sub-types, attributive and associative entities, and documenting data constraints.

Business Process Modeling

TBD 3 WSU $965 More Info

This highly interactive course provides participants the opportunity to perform the four phases of a process improvement project-define, analyze, implement and control-which have been derived from the leading process improvement models in the industry.

Developing Use Cases

TBD 3 WSU $965 More Info

This course provides business analysts with the required competencies for creating use case diagrams and use case scenarios, which serve as a vehicle for eliciting, analyzing, documenting and communicating functional requirements.

Developing a Business Case

TBD 2 WSU $819 More Info

Developing a Business Case provides the program manager, project manager and/or business analyst with hands-on practice developing and documenting a project business case. As part of the course, participants receive detailed templates for developing a business case document and the associated economic spreadsheets.

Facilitation Techniques for Requirements Development

TBD 2 WSU $819 More Info

Facilitation Techniques for Requirements Development focuses on teaching the facilitation skills necessary to elicit and analyze requirements on a project. In this highly interactive course, you will learn how to effectively help stakeholders define their needs and form these into quantifiable requirements through facilitation.

Foundations of Business Analysis

TBD 3 WSU $965 More Info

This course provides a special focus on the business analysis function as it relates to developing IT solutions, given that such an understanding is essential for project success. You'll learn the business analysis process as it is applied throughout a project, including the pre-project activities that comprise enterprise analysis.

How to Gather and Document User Requirements

TBD 4 WSU $1105 More Info

This “how-to” course introduces the roles of the business analyst as they relate to the elicitation, analysis and documentation of requirements. It familiarizes participants with the core knowledge and skills required to identify and document user requirements. It also addresses how these requirements are managed throughout the life cycle.

Strategic Enterprise Analysis

TBD 3 WSU $965 More Info

Strategic Enterprise Analysis is an advanced course designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to begin working as part of a strategic enterprise analysis team. In particular, the course covers the major activities of strategic enterprise analysis that must be conducted to study the enterprise architecture.

Testing Techniques for Tracing and Validating Requirements

TBD 3 WSU $965 More Info

By attending this course, you’ll develop the competencies required to create test cases and scenarios and to ensure proper test coverage according to the risk level. You will also learn about the different levels and types of testing commonly used in solution development today.

Business Skills Training

Technical skills are important, but comprehensive business skills are truly critical to successful execution of projects. ESI’s business skills training courses help you master effective communication, goal setting, critical thinking, and problem solving.

Select ESI business skills open enrollment or on site courses are available through our GSA Federal Supply Schedule GS-02F-0058P contracts.


Title Date # Days Access Location Price  

Budget and Financial Management

TBD 3 WSU $1110 More Info

After completing this course, you'll know how to gather, compile and prioritize financial data to develop, execute and manage a budget. You will also be better able to communicate financial and budgetary information, have greater confidence in assessing finances, and participate more effectively in the business decision-making process.

Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Performance

TBD 3 WSU $1110 More Info

This course teaches you how to apply a powerful behavioral model to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of your coaching and mentoring with lasting results.

Communicating Up: Winning Strategies for Successful Executive Conversations

TBD 2 WSU $830 More Info

Learn how to prepare for executive conversations, including those that are unplanned. Recognize communication techniques that executives commonly use and react to them.

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Dec 1-3 3 WSU $1110 More Info

When: December 1-3
Location: Wright State University, Student Union: Room 010
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

This course presents a structured approach for tackling problems, opportunities and decisions that will ultimately help you get better results—whether you are innovating, managing crises or planning for the future. The course addresses the five types of critical thinking needed in business environments: strategic thinking, tactical thinking, analytical thinking, innovative thinking and implicative thinking.

Establishing a Business Mindset

TBD 3 WSU $1110 More Info

This course helps professionals develop and apply holistic solutions to business issues. You will learn to leverage variables related to the business environment, business thinking, business interactions, and business outcomes for project, organizational, personal and professional success.

High-Impact Communication

TBD 3 WSU $1110 More Info

This course teaches techniques for creating high-impact, meaningful communication with coworkers, clients and stakeholders. Through practical exercises, group discussions and case studies, you will learn how to determine your own communication style, identify the communication styles of your audience and adapt your delivery accordingly.

Taking Charge of Organizational Change

TBD 3 WSU $1110 More Info

The course will teach you how to engage support for change from stakeholders, as well as how to develop a successful communication plan that is key to any successful change initiative.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jennie Gallimore or Jared Glick.