FAQ

What is the IIBA?

The IIBA is the International Institute for Business Analysis. It is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and has chapters around the world in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Its mission is to develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners. The web site is www.iiba.org.

Are there local chapters in Minnesota?

Yes. The St. Paul-Minneapolis chapter is the only chapter of the IIBA currently in Minnesota. The chapter serves business analysts primarily in the Twin Cities metro area.

How do I become a member of IIBA?

See our membership page on how to become a member.

When are the chapter meetings held?

Chapter meetings are held at least 6 times a year, generally on the second Thursday of the month (January, March, May, July, September, November). Check-in begins at 6 PM. The meeting begins at 6:30 PM. Additional chapter meetings may be scheduled in the off-months. Please check the web site for the most current information on scheduled meetings.

How much does it cost to attend a meeting?

If you are a member of the St. Paul-Minneapolis chapter of the IIBA, you attend the chapter meetings for free after paying the local chapter annual dues of $20. If you are not a member of the local chapter, the cost is $25 per meeting. Payments are handled at the meeting.

Are food and drinks available at chapter meetings?

We have a limited selection of food and beverages available at the chapter meetings. Food selection is usually limited to finger food and/or desert items. Beverages are often limited to water. Note that alcohol is NOT served.

How do I sign up for a chapter meeting?

Please RSVP for chapter meetings through the chapter’s web site – www.iibamsp.org. RSVPs should be submitted at least two days prior to the meeting date. This will allow chapter leadership to plan appropriately for the number of attendees. NOTE: Any payment of fees will be handled at the meeting.

What benefits do I get for being a chapter meeting?

By being a chapter member, you are able to attend the chapter member meetings without paying a per-meeting fee. You also receive notification of chapter events, announcement of training opportunities, and other information of interest to business analysts. Click here to learn more about membership benefits.

Can I attend chapter meetings without becoming a member?

Absolutely. However, non-chapter members pay a fee of $25 per meeting. Payment is handled at the meeting.

What happens at a chapter meeting?

At each chapter meeting, we take a few minutes to pass on chapter news. The bulk of the meeting, however, is focused on a specific topic of interest to business analysts and is presented in a lecture or discussion format.

How can I get involved in the IIBA?

The St. Paul-Minneapolis chapter is always interested in individuals who want to get involved. Please visit the web-site regularly for postings of volunteer opportunities, or contact a member of the board of directors to express your interest.