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IIBA UK recently responded to a consultation run by the Department for Education (DfE), which was examining the content that should be included in the Computer Science GCSE.

We were extremely keen to highlight the importance of business analysis within the context of Computer Science. Of course, business analysis as a discipline takes into account many angles other than IT — but we felt it important that pupils studying Computer Science covered an element of business analysis. Our recommendations highlighted the following topics as being of particular relevance:

We have received formal acknowledgement of our submission, and we hope that it is adopted.

Fingers crossed!

(PS — we're always looking for ways of elevating the business analysis profession. Do you have an idea of how we can work together to make this happen? If so, please get in touch!)

Adrian Reed
President, IIBA UK