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Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.Education
A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).
Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.
Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.Work Experience in a Related Occupation
Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology.Advancement
As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.
Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.
Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals.
Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.
Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.
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Hispanic or Latino10.4%
Black or African American0.9%
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University of Phoenix23.2%
Michigan State University5.4%
University of Texas at Austin4.8%
George Washington University4.7%
University of Southern California4.6%
Arizona State University4.5%
University of Houston4.4%
University of Arizona4.2%
Pennsylvania State University4.2%
University of Florida3.8%
New York University3.6%
Georgia State University3.5%
University of Iowa3.3%
University of Connecticut3.2%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Partner-Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||New York, NY||May 07, 2015||$340,301|
|Business Consultant||Bayer Business & Technology Services, LLC||NJ||Jan 08, 2016||$193,000|
|Associate Principal Business Consulting||Bayer Business & Technology Services, LLC||Pittsburgh, PA||Jan 14, 2015||$170,000|
|Associate Director, Business Consulting||Saama Technologies, Inc.||Englewood Cliffs, NJ||Jan 09, 2016||$170,000|
|Business Experience Consultant Director||Dassault Systemes Services, LLC||Charlotte, NC||Sep 29, 2015||$168,935 -
|Business Consultant||Edifecs, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Jun 25, 2015||$167,066 -
|SAP Lead Business Consultant||Mohawk Industries, Inc.||Calhoun, GA||Oct 24, 2016||$165,000|
|Principal-Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||Bellevue, WA||Feb 07, 2016||$164,861|
|Principal-Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||Redmond, WA||May 27, 2016||$164,861|
|Principal-Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||Minneapolis, MN||Sep 19, 2015||$162,826|
|Principal Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||Redmond, WA||Jul 18, 2016||$161,861|
|Principal Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||Redmond, WA||Jul 29, 2016||$161,861|
|Principal-Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||Atlanta, GA||May 27, 2016||$161,861|
|Business Consultant||Ericsson Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Dec 05, 2016||$109,346 -
|Business Consultant||Ericsson Inc.||Bellevue, WA||May 12, 2016||$109,346 -
|Business Information Consultant||Anthem, Inc.||Richmond, VA||Mar 11, 2016||$109,200|
|Business Consultant||Excelacom||Philadelphia, PA||Feb 26, 2016||$109,117|
|Business Consultant||Hp Enterprise Services, LLC||Houston, TX||Sep 15, 2016||$108,708 -
|Business Consultant||Cove Hill Consulting LLC||Valley Stream, NY||Sep 09, 2015||$108,000|
|Business Consultant||Stradegi Solutions Inc.||Fremont, CA||Nov 15, 2016||$108,000|
|Business Consultant||Hp Enterprise Services, LLC||Plano, TX||Jan 03, 2016||$107,100 -
|Business Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Charlotte, NC||Jun 28, 2016||$89,901|
|Business Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Charlotte, NC||May 07, 2016||$89,901|
|Business Consultant||IBM India Private Limited||Charlotte, NC||Jul 29, 2016||$89,901|
|Associate-Business Consulting||Infosys Limited||San Jose, CA||Jul 08, 2016||$89,856|
|Business Consultant||Ericsson Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 16, 2016||$89,856 -
|SAP Business Warehouse Consultant||Denken Solutions, Inc.||Glendale, CA||Oct 01, 2016||$89,741|
|SAP Business Warehouse Consultant||Denken Solutions, Inc.||Glendale, CA||Jan 10, 2016||$89,741|
|Business Consultant||Ericsson Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Apr 18, 2016||$89,149 -
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