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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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Apr 26, 2015||$148,694|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Jan 20, 2016||$145,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Aug 23, 2016||$140,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Apr 01, 2015||$140,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Aug 08, 2016||$140,000|
|Senior Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Mar 15, 2015||$140,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst||IBM Corporation||San Francisco, CA||Apr 04, 2016||$130,001|
|Business Solutions and Architecture Analyst||AIG Employee Services, Inc.||New York, NY||Apr 18, 2016||$130,000|
|Business Systems Solutions Analyst||Corbis Corporation||Seattle, WA||Sep 12, 2015||$115,773|
|Senior SAP Business Solutions Analyst MM, LE and WM Modules||WWF Operating Company||Broomfield, CO||Nov 23, 2015||$115,232|
|Senior SAP Business Solutions Analyst-Mm, LE and WM Modules||WWF Operating Company||Broomfield, CO||Dec 11, 2015||$115,232|
|Business Solutions Analyst-Enterprise Sales||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Apr 07, 2016||$115,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Adobe Systems Incorporated||San Jose, CA||Jan 05, 2015||$115,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst Lead||Amerisourcebergen Corporation||Chesterbrook, PA||Sep 19, 2016||$112,029 -
|Business Solutions Analyst||Zeomega, Inc.||Plano, TX||Apr 26, 2016||$98,904|
|Business Solutions Analyst||Ericsson Inc.||Duluth, GA||Jul 19, 2016||$95,956 -
|Business Solutions Analyst||SLK America Inc.||OH||Oct 19, 2015||$94,432|
|BIO Business Solutions Analyst 5||Suntrust Banks, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Jun 29, 2015||$94,300|
|BIO Business Solutions Analyst||Suntrust Banks, Inc.||Atlanta, GA||Jun 15, 2015||$94,000|
|Business Solutions Analyst III||Archer Daniels Midland||Decatur, IL||Jul 02, 2015||$93,000 -
|SR. JDE. Business Solutions Analyst||Archer Daniels Midland Company||Erlanger, KY||Nov 23, 2016||$90,272 -
|SR. Business Solutions Analyst||Community Health Plan of Washington Corporation||Seattle, WA||Nov 07, 2016||$85,176 -
|SR. Business Solutions Analyst||Community Health Plan of Washington||Seattle, WA||Nov 07, 2016||$85,176 -
|Business Solutions Analyst III||Archer Daniels Midland Company||Decatur, IL||Jan 04, 2016||$85,000 -
|JDE SR. Business Solutions Analyst||Archer Daniels Midland Company||Erlanger, KY||Jul 01, 2015||$84,989 -
|Offers Management Business Solutions Analyst .02)||Brook Consultants Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Jan 25, 2016||$83,200|
|Analyst 3, Business Solutions||T-Mobile USA, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Jan 09, 2016||$83,040 -
|Business Solutions Analyst||Vitech Systems Group||New York, NY||Sep 01, 2015||$80,995|
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