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What is the eligibility criteria to be a Business Analyst?

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RE: What is the eligibility criteria to be a Business Analyst?

Deepak Rana
Deepak Rana
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The eligibility criteria may vary according to the company you are applying to and also where do you want to work. I am listing down the various criteria you need to meet, if you want to work as a Business Analyst in India:

  • Having an Engineering background is the most important criteria for most of the companies. That too from a premier college. Most of these companies have shortlisted the top engineering colleges of India and hire from those colleges only. Both on campus as well as off campus.
  • In certain cases, companies prefer students with MBA degree. Therefore if you are from non engineering background then you should go for MBA if you want to get in to this profile.
  • The prospective employee needs to have sharp analytical skills. Companies generally conduct aptitude based written test for hiring purposes and students need to score extremely well in that test.
  • The communication skills, both written and oral, have to be extremely good. The proficiency in English is must, if you are looking for a career as Business Analyst.
  • One needs to have extremely good interpersonal skills if they want to become Business Analyst.
  • The academic record of a student reflects their consistency, work ethicsand determination. Students with extraordinary academic backgrounds are generally preferred.

RE: What is the eligibility criteria to be 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 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 outsoucing, a distance between business stakeholder, and the programmer is created, creating the need for higher quality and nore 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 reduc costs - Business Analysts are at the center of most of these initiatives.

Required Skills or Personal Qualities:
Business Analysts 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 Persuuasion Skills
16. Managerial Skills

Eligibility Criteria to Become a "Business Analyst":
- Most employees require candidate to have Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field, but some prefer cadidates with a Master's Degree.
- Certified Management Consultant (CMC) may have the best job prospects.
- Certifications such as "Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)" and "Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA)" would be considered as an added advantage.

Career Prospects:
The 2006-2016 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report proedicts 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 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 Analyst. 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 Anlytics 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 free to contact.


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