Swapnika

Hi, i am a hotel management graduate working with American Express as a sr. dispute analyst for the past 4.5 years. my current salary is 3.5 lakhs per annum. i have advanced skills in excel and keen interest in the position of business analyst. i want a

Hi, i am a hotel management graduate working with American Express as a sr. dispute analyst for the past 4.5 years. my current salary is 3.5 lakhs per annum. i have advanced skills in excel and keen interest in the position of business analyst. i want a job profile in reporting, analytics and data crunching. i am confused about my education. are there any cources which i could take to better my chances.

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RE: Hi, i am a hotel management graduate working with American Express as a sr. dispute analyst for the past 4.5 years. my current salary is 3.5 lakhs per annum. i have advanced skills in excel and keen interest in the position of business analyst. i want a

Aaloka Anant
Aaloka Anant
Verified Career Expert
MBA, IIM Bangalore
  • Citywest

Hi Harsh,

There are certification courses for Business Analyst. you can look for them on internet and they are easy to find with terms like BABOK guide.
In case you are interested in being a Business Analyst in IT, specific advice for you would be to seek a position in American Express team of Business Analysts. Or Business Analyst position in the IT company which is handling IT work for American Express.

In case you are interested in being a Business analyst on the Business side, which is more of Operations analyst, strategy analyst, process analyst roles as a Business Analyst, you would have to gain more domain experience. And yes for being a Business Analyst in Financial domain, you should directly get in touch with Business Analysts in AMEX. Inter-company transfers are mostly welcomed in all companies for deserving candidates.
Your skills in excel and interest in data crunching would help in all cases of Business Analysis roles.
Wish you good luck,
Aaloka

RE: Hi, i am a hotel management graduate working with American Express as a sr. dispute analyst for the past 4.5 years. my current salary is 3.5 lakhs per annum. i have advanced skills in excel and keen interest in the position of business analyst. i want a

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
Verified Career Expert
Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
  • Thane

Hi,


Greeting's for the day!!!

In Today's fast-paced market scenario, the role of Busines Analyst (BA) lends great value to an organization. - a BA is a generalist capable of fucntioning competently in diverse roles.

Outsourcing has become a mainstray in our global economy. Large corporations reduce their operation cost by seeking out the same work quality at lower costs. By outsourcing, a distance between stakeholder and the programmer is created, creating the need for higher quality and more precise analysis, including creation of documents and fucntional specifications, has risen. With this equipment, an increasing demand for business analysts can be witnessed in our information economy.

Added to this, in a competitive economic landscape, business bodies strive to improve their business processes and reduce costs - Business Analysts are at the center of most of these initiatives.


Required Skills or Personal Qualities:
Business Anslysts needs to have:
1. Communicating Details and Concepts
2. Technical Skills
3. Conceptual Modelling Skills
4. Curiosity
5. Decomposing the Abstract into Details
6. Mentoring and Coaching
7. Communicating Risks
8. Leveraging the "Parking Lot"
9. Change Management
10. Asking WHY?
11. Impromptu Whiteboard Drawing
12. Analytical Skills
13. Problem Solving Skills
14. Decision - Making Skills
15. Negotiation and Persuasion Skills
16. Managerial Skills


Requirements to get Job as Business Anslyst:
- Most employers require candidate to have Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field, but some prefer candidates with a master's Degree.
- Certified Management Consultant (CMC) may have the best job prospects.
- Certifications such as "Certified Business Anslysis Professional (CBAP)" and "Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA)" woud be considered as an added advantage.


Career Prospects:
The 2006-2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Stastistics (BLS) report predicts BA's will be among the fastest growing IT Occupations, while Google, Infosys, Wipro and their like are constantly on the lookout for business anslysis graduates with the acumen to undertake critical business projects.

Career Prospects for this course are quite promising, with multinational gaints often visiting leading international educational institutions to recruit promising students as Business Anslyst. With the Business Analysis qualification earned abroad and experience earned during your study tenure, you can start with a salary of about Rs. 4,20,000 and reach Rs. 15,00,000 or even more over the years, as you nurture your career.


The various types of Analytics Jobs:
analytics Jobs are of various types including Data Analytics, Web Analytics, Marketing Analytics, System Analytics, Analytics Consultant, Financial Analytics, Investment Analytics, Business Analytics and so on.


Further doubts or queries feel freeto contact.

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Regards,
Rahul.

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