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What courses would be helpful if I want to start my career as a Business Analyst?

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RE: What courses would be helpful if I want to start my career as a Business Analyst?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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Author: Sky Beyond the Clouds
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Please focus on the following courses if you are looking to start your career as a Business Analyst:

  • Mathematics is an important subject considering the fact that you are going to solve analytical problems in this profession. Not only the theoretical maths but also you need to learn about the mathematical software and build your expertise on it.
  • Business Analyst requires the basic understanding of business. In that way studying Economics would be of great help.
  • In some cases studying Finance can be useful if you are going to work in finance related industry.
  • Organizational Behavior is one subject that has a lot of significance while working in the corporate world as a Business Analyst.
  • You can also take up Business Administration subject in your college to understand the business environment better.
  • You can take up few computer related courses to get yourself familiarized with computer software and database.
  • You should also take one or two courses on building your communication skills.

RE: What courses would be helpful if I want to start my career as a Business Analyst?

Rahul Shinde
Rahul Shinde
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Career Consultant at Pinnacle School of Business Management
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Greeting's for the day!!!

In Today's fast-paced market scenario, the role of Business Analyst (BA) lends great vaue to an organization.- a BA is a generalist capable of functioning 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 business stakeholder and the programmer is created, creating the need for higher quality and 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 Persiasion Skills
16. Managerial Skills.

Required Courses which will help in the career of Business Analyst:
- Most employees 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 Consultants (CMC) may have the best job prospects.
- Certification such as " Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)" and "Certification in Comptency in Business Analysis (CCBA)" would be considered as an added advantage.

Job Prospects:
The 200-2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (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 analysis graduates with the acumen to undertake the critical business projects.

Career Prospects for this course are quite promising, with multinational giants often visiting leading international educational institutions to recruit promising students as Business Analsysts. With the business analysis qualifiaction 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.

Further doubts or queries feel free to contact.


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