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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|
|Portfolio Risk & Performance Analyst||Guggenheim Credit Services, LLC||New York, NY||Jul 29, 2016||$153,546 -
|Performance and Capacity Analyst 2||Stubhub, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Oct 19, 2016||$140,000|
|Performance and Capacity Analyst 3||Paypal, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jun 16, 2016||$138,375|
|Performance and Capacity Analyst 3||Paypal, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Aug 31, 2016||$138,375|
|Performance and Capacity Analyst 3||Paypal, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 05, 2015||$135,000|
|Performance and Capacity Analyst 3||EBAY Inc.||San Jose, CA||Jun 12, 2015||$135,000|
|SAP Performance Analyst||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Sep 21, 2015||$135,000 -
|Computer Performance Analyst||Intermedia Group, Inc.||Jersey City, NJ||Oct 27, 2016||$132,000|
|Performance and Capacity Analyst 2||EBAY Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 07, 2015||$128,850|
|Capacity and Performance Analyst 2||EBAY Inc.||San Jose, CA||Sep 20, 2016||$128,850|
|Financial Performance Analyst IV||Bank of The West||San Ramon, CA||Feb 18, 2016||$120,000|
|Senior Service Delivery Performance Analyst||American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||Aug 08, 2016||$115,000|
|Senior SD Performance Analyst||American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||Aug 08, 2016||$115,000|
|Hardware Performance Analyst||IBM Corporation||Austin, TX||Jul 26, 2016||$91,416 -
|Performance Modeling Analyst||IBM Corporation||Austin, TX||Aug 07, 2016||$91,416 -
|SAP BW Performance Tuning Analyst||Tata Consultancy Services Limited||Charlotte, NC||Jun 05, 2015||$90,000|
|Performance Analyst||Medidata Solutions, Inc.||Iselin, NJ||Jul 13, 2016||$90,000|
|Performance Analyst||JM Information Systems, LLC||Edison, NJ||Feb 12, 2015||$89,731|
|Performance Analyst||Monsanto Company||Saint Louis, MO||Jan 23, 2015||$89,627 -
|Performance Analyst Global Operations||Huntsman International LLC||The Woodlands, TX||Jan 10, 2016||$88,437|
|Performance Analyst||General Motors Company||Detroit, MI||Aug 14, 2015||$88,000|
|Performance Analyst||Eachwin Capital, LP||New York, NY||Jun 04, 2016||$72,500|
|Performance Analyst||Eachwin Capital, LP||New York, NY||Feb 10, 2016||$72,500|
|Data Performance Analyst||IBM Corporation||Austin, TX||Oct 30, 2015||$72,469 -
|Programmer/Performance Analyst||Compest Solutions, Inc.||Jersey City, NJ||Mar 17, 2016||$72,000|
|Programmer/Performance Analyst||Compest Solutions, Inc.||PA||Oct 01, 2015||$72,000|
|Programmer/Performance Analyst||Compest Solutions, Inc.||Durham, NC||Jun 15, 2015||$72,000|
|Programmer/Performance Analyst||Compest Solutions, Inc.||NJ||Sep 15, 2016||$72,000|
|Programmer/Performance Analyst||Compest Solutions, Inc.||Dublin, OH||Jul 18, 2016||$72,000|
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