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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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|Principal Implementation Consultant||Unifi Software, Inc.||San Mateo, CA||Sep 05, 2016||$150,000|
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|Technical Implementation Consultant||Nomis Solutions Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Jul 10, 2015||$134,638|
|Coric Implementation Consultant||Simcorp Coric Inc.||Boston, MA||Dec 10, 2016||$131,800 -
|Technical Implementation Consultant||Nomis Solutions, Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Jan 19, 2016||$125,000|
|Post Sales Implementation Consultant||Centric Software||Los Gatos, CA||May 01, 2016||$122,762|
|Implementation Consultant||Syspro Impact Software, Inc.||Costa Mesa, CA||Jul 30, 2015||$120,000|
|Implementation Consultant||Nomis Solutions, Inc.||San Bruno, CA||Feb 09, 2015||$120,000|
|Implementation Consultant||Edifecs, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Dec 09, 2016||$118,706 -
|Implementation Consultant||Oneview Commerce, Inc.||Boston, MA||Oct 04, 2016||$118,500|
|Implementation Consultant||Edifecs, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Dec 21, 2015||$115,773 -
|Himp Implementation Consultant||Edifecs, Inc.||Bellevue, WA||Oct 15, 2015||$115,773 -
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|Lead Technical and Implementations Consultant||Pros, Inc.||Houston, TX||Sep 14, 2016||$98,376|
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|Technical Implementation Consultant||Charles River Systems, Inc.||Burlington, MA||Feb 14, 2016||$95,000 -
|Intermediate Implementation Consultant||Logic Information Systems, Inc.||Bloomington, MN||Aug 02, 2016||$95,000|
|Implementation Consultant||Syspro Impact Software, Inc.||Costa Mesa, CA||Feb 12, 2015||$95,000|
|Syndication Implementation Consultant||Tie Commerce, Inc.||Tewksbury, MA||Sep 03, 2015||$94,600 -
|Intermediate Implementation Consultant||Logic Information Systems, Inc.||Charlotte, NC||Jul 04, 2016||$94,500|
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|Implementation Consultant||Allscripts Healthcare, LLC||Raleigh, NC||Oct 19, 2015||$78,475|
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|Implementation Consultant||Logic Information Systems, Inc.||Bloomington, MN||Sep 28, 2015||$77,000|
|Implementation Consultant||IBM Corporation||Somers, NY||Aug 16, 2016||$76,066 -
|Implementation Consultant||Wiley Edu, LLC||Oak Brook, IL||Nov 21, 2015||$75,041 -
|Software Developer/Implementation Consultant||Quinn David & Associates, LLC||Chelsea, MA||Jan 09, 2016||$75,000 -
|Software Developer/Implementation Consultant||Quinn David & Associates, LLC||Chelsea, MA||Sep 11, 2015||$75,000 -
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