How does one start out to become a Business Analyst?

How does one start out to become a Business Analyst?

I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration

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2 Responses to "How does one start out to become a Business Analyst?"

  1. magoosh48   December 1, 2010 at 7:37 am

    you start by analyzing you friends businesses and when they kick you out you go into business for those who don’t know you.

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  2. Einstein   December 1, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Here is an overview of the business analyst career.
    I strongly urge you to check out the links listed at the end of this post. The material contained on those sites constitute a information that will be of great value to you.

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    There are usually entry-level analyst positions available on most job-boards. Usually, they will read something like: Financial Analyst or Account Analyst.

    Employers usually want analysts with backgrounds in accounting, business management or economics for work in a business environment, while backgrounds in the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering are preferred for work in scientifically oriented organizations. In the businsess environment, analyst should ideally have strong forecasting and statistical analysis skills.

    Business analysts must be able to think logically and should like working with ideas. They often deal with a number of tasks simultaneously. The ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail also is important. Although analysts often work independently, they also work in teams on large projects. They must be able to communicate effectively with technical personnel, such as programmers, as well as with managers and clients who have no computer background.

    Analysts also need to keep up with the rapidly changing technology of the computer field, so continuous study is necessary to keep skills up-to-date. Training requirements average about one to two weeks per year.

    Given these requirements, successful business analysts will need business analysis training as well as project management, leadership, communication, team-building and business process management training.

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    About the career of a business, in general:

    http://ce.com/Careers/Business-Analyst.htm

    Below, is a link to Boston University’s Business Analyst Knowledge Base:

    http://www.butrain.com/BusinessAnalyst/knowledgebase.asp

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