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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 Latino9.5%
Black or African American0.9%
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University of Phoenix14.3%
New York University7.9%
George Washington University6.5%
Michigan State University4.8%
Pennsylvania State University4.8%
George Mason University4.4%
University of Houston4.3%
University of Southern California4.3%
University of Texas at Austin4.2%
Arizona State University3.8%
University of Pennsylvania3.7%
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|Consultant (Software Developer, Applications)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Sep 21, 2015||$125,757|
|Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Apr 10, 2016||$123,718|
|Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Apr 27, 2016||$123,718|
|Consultant (Software Developer, Applications)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Nov 13, 2014||$122,886|
|Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Nov 12, 2014||$122,096|
|MTS Consultant-SYS Engrg (SR Applications Developer)||Verizon Data Services LLC||Ashburn, VA||Apr 20, 2017||$113,776|
|Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Oct 27, 2015||$106,787|
|Domain Consultant-L4||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Apr 05, 2016||$102,149|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Apr 21, 2014||$97,500|
|MTS Consultant (Cmts-Technology)||Verizon Corp Resources Group LLC||Ashburn, VA||Feb 18, 2015||$97,383|
|Consultant (Management Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Oct 01, 2014||$96,429|
|MTS Consultant-Sys. Engrg. (Consultant-Applicati||Verizon Data Services LLC||Ashburn, VA||Sep 14, 2013||$95,900|
|Consultant||Sparta Consulting Inc.||Ashburn, VA||Jul 17, 2014||$95,000|
|Consultant||Sparta Consulting Inc.||Ashburn, VA||Jan 15, 2015||$95,000|
|Consultant||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Jun 05, 2017||$94,557|
|Consultant||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Nov 16, 2017||$94,182|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Oct 14, 2010||$94,000|
|Consultant||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Mar 29, 2016||$92,248|
|Consultant||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Dec 04, 2016||$92,248|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Mar 21, 2011||$92,000|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Mar 27, 2012||$90,500|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Feb 14, 2012||$90,100|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Oct 18, 2010||$90,000|
|Consultant||M&S Consulting, LLC||Ashburn, VA||Feb 15, 2017||$90,000|
|Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Sep 03, 2016||$90,000|
|Consultant||IBM Corporation||Ashburn, VA||Oct 01, 2014||$88,591|
|Consultant-US||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||Nov 07, 2017||$87,733|
|Consultant-US||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||Jun 16, 2017||$87,733|
|Consultant-US||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||Feb 16, 2017||$87,489|
|Consultant-US||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||May 24, 2016||$87,117|
|Consultant-US||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||Oct 24, 2017||$86,021|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Mar 27, 2012||$86,000|
|Domain Consultant L2||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Jun 06, 2017||$85,592|
|Consultant-US-Practitioner||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||Dec 23, 2016||$83,304|
|Consultant (Computer Systems Analyst)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Jun 01, 2017||$83,304|
|Consultant-US-Practitioner||Infosys Limited||Ashburn, VA||Jul 08, 2017||$83,304|
|Domain Consultant-L3||Wipro Limited||Ashburn, VA||Apr 19, 2016||$83,158|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Oct 02, 2015||$82,000 -
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Mar 21, 2012||$80,300|
|Consultant||Sparta Consulting Inc.||Ashburn, VA||Oct 28, 2013||$80,000|
|Consultant||Sparta Consulting Inc.||Ashburn, VA||Apr 08, 2015||$80,000|
|Consultant (Network and Computer Systems Administrator)||Dimension Consulting||Ashburn, VA||Jul 06, 2015||$78,603|
|Consultant (Software Engineer Applications)||Hr Cache LLC||Ashburn, VA||Jun 17, 2008||$74,797|
|Consultant (Software Engineer Applications)||Hr Cache LLC||Ashburn, VA||Jul 28, 2008||$74,797|
|Consultant||IBM Corporation||Ashburn, VA||Nov 02, 2011||$73,446|
|Consultant||Jawood Business Process Solutions LLC||Ashburn, VA||Jul 31, 2016||$71,760|
|Consultant||Jawood Business Process Solutions LLC||Ashburn, VA||Jul 31, 2017||$71,760|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Aug 20, 2017||$70,000|
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Sep 29, 2014||$68,500 -
|Consultant||Deloitte Consulting LLP||Ashburn, VA||Apr 22, 2014||$68,500|
|Informatics Consultant||K Base Technologies Inc.||Ashburn, VA||Apr 01, 2017||$63,315|
|Informatics Consultant||K Base Technologies Inc.||Ashburn, VA||Oct 01, 2017||$63,315|
|ERS Consultant||Deloitte & Touche LLP||Ashburn, VA||Jul 25, 2013||$61,000|
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