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In collaboration with Microsoft and W5 LIFE, Lasell University is excited to launch a Microsoft Business Application Developer Certificate programme.

The programme is designed to prepare participants to become Microsoft Certified and to jump start a career path as a business application developer. This hybrid programme is comprised of two 6-week modules that immerse students in hands-on experience designing solutions, building business applications, and learning essential communication and project management skills.

The programme is delivered in a flexible format blending online synchronous & in-person sessions with self-paced coursework. In-person sessions are held at W5 LIFE in Belfast and the Microsoft Dream Space in Dublin.

The programme requires 12 to 15 hours of weekly class and project time.


  • Trained low code business application developers
  • Proficient using Microsoft Power Platform
  • Positioned to grow into management roles
  • Prepared to sit for:
    • Microsoft PL-100 Power Platform App Maker Exam
    • Microsoft PL-900 Power Platform Fundamentals Exam

Upon completion of the Microsoft Business Applications Developer Certificate programme, students will receive a Business Applications Developer Certificate from Lasell University.

Microsoft Business Application Developer Certificate Modules


Dates: Wednesday, October 25 - Tuesday, December 5, 2023

In this six-week, students will learn to develop business applications that build businesses. The Microsoft Power Platform makes it easy to develop mobile and web apps even if learners have no technical or development experience. Students will create simple Power Apps, connect data with Microsoft Dataverse, automate a process with Power Automate, build a chatbot with Power Virtual Agents and be introduced to the newest member of the Power Platform, Power Pages. Students will also get hands-on experience developing apps and building a portfolio of work to present to potential employers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the business value of Microsoft Power Platform and identify the core components of Microsoft Power Platform and Agile Scrum ceremonies and why they are important
  • Demonstrate the capabilities of Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Microsoft Teams for collaboration and business value of Power Virtual Agents
  • Deliver compelling oral presentations
  • Apply Microsoft Power Platform low code development to real world simulations


Dates: Wednesday, January 24 - Wednesday, February 28, 2024

This six-week capstone experience serves as the culmination of the core courses in the Microsoft Business Application Developer Certificate. Students will draw upon your knowledge of business, project management and the Microsoft Power Platform to design, plan, build, and demo comprehensive business applications. Learners will be immersed in a real-world connected learning environment by defining a business challenge and designing a business application that solves the problem and creates value for the organisation. The capstone project, supporting documents, and plans will be added to the student's portfolio to present to potential employers.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify a business challenge and develop a business application that solves the challenge
  • Demonstrate how to build a project plan
  • Develop a budget and timeline
  • Design and build a business application on the Microsoft Power Platform
  • Apply business principles to the application
  • Prepare documentation and training materials
  • Demo the business application

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the programme, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

    • Over 18 years of age
    • Have attained a minimum of grade D in five subjects in the Junior Certificate or grade C or above in five GCSEs, including English and Maths.
    • Have completed Computer Basics – Level 1 selfpaced training.

    For candidates who don't have the above, they may still apply if they fulfill one of the following requirements:

    • Complete an approved preparatory training course followed by an assessment interview
    • Are over 18 years of age and have relevant work experience, in which case students will also be asked to do an assessment interview

      How To Apply

      Candidates can apply online by clicking here.

      Applications close 9 October 2023.

      Program Cost

      Course 1: Microsoft Power Platform Fundamentals: £925/ €1,081

      Course 2: Microsoft Business Applications Development: £925/ €1,081

      Course 1 and 2: £1850 / €2162

      For further information regarding the program, or if you have any queries, please contact our W5 LIFE team using the form below.