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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 Latino9.0%
Black or African American1.0%
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George Washington University12.7%
University of Texas at Austin7.3%
University of Phoenix5.4%
George Mason University5.2%
Johns Hopkins University5.2%
New York University4.9%
University of Southern California4.2%
University of Maryland - College Park4.0%
University of California - Berkeley3.5%
University of Maryland - Baltimore3.5%
University of Chicago3.5%
University of Washington3.3%
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill3.3%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Policy Analyst||Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP||Washington, DC||Dec 15, 2016||$140,000|
|Accounting Policy Lead Analyst||Citibank, N.A.||Islandia, NY||Sep 01, 2015||$120,000|
|Policy Analyst||McGuirewoods LLP||Jacksonville, FL||Sep 23, 2015||$98,000|
|Policy Analyst||McGuirewoods Consulting LLC||Jacksonville, FL||Sep 27, 2015||$98,000|
|Risk Policy Analyst||Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)||Wilmington, DE||Jan 09, 2016||$93,500|
|Project Policy Analyst 3||University of California, Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||Mar 01, 2015||$92,316|
|Project Policy Analyst||University of California, Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||Jan 13, 2016||$92,316|
|Global Financial Policies Analyst||Hanesbrands Inc.||Winston-Salem, NC||May 12, 2016||$90,938|
|Risk Policy Analyst||Citicorp Credit Services, Inc. (USA)||Wilmington, DE||Dec 09, 2016||$90,000|
|Data and Policy Analyst IV||Acumen, LLC||Washington, DC||Apr 09, 2016||$89,003 -
|Global Financial Policies Analyst||Hanesbrands Inc.||Winston-Salem, NC||Aug 16, 2016||$87,750|
|Data and Policy Analyst IV||The Sphere Institute||Burlingame, CA||Apr 09, 2016||$85,862 -
|Project Policy Analyst||University of California, Berkeley||Berkeley, CA||Apr 01, 2015||$85,000|
|Policy Analyst||Immigrant Investors Association, Inc.||Washington, DC||Jan 09, 2016||$74,194|
|Mobile Source Emissions Policy Analyst||Jack Faucett Associates, Inc.||Bethesda, MD||Sep 01, 2015||$70,228|
|Policy Analyst||Immigrant Investors Association, Inc.||Washington, DC||Sep 01, 2015||$70,158|
|Data and Policy Analyst III||The Sphere Institute||Burlingame, CA||Apr 09, 2016||$70,000 -
|Policy Analyst||Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy||Washington, DC||Jun 24, 2015||$68,349|
|Data and Policy Analyst I||The Sphere Institute||Burlingame, CA||Jun 20, 2016||$67,683 -
|Data and Policy Analyst II||The Sphere Institute||Burlingame, CA||May 27, 2016||$67,683 -
|Policy Analyst||Research Foundation of Cuny||New York, NY||Sep 14, 2015||$56,349|
|Education Policy Analyst||American Learning Foundation, Inc.||Alhambra, CA||Jan 09, 2016||$55,306|
|Policy Analyst||International Peace Institute||New York, NY||Feb 22, 2016||$55,000|
|Policy Analyst||International Peace Institute||New York, NY||Apr 27, 2015||$55,000|
|Aviation Policy Analyst||Eno Transportation Foundation, Inc.||Washington, DC||Apr 01, 2015||$53,144|
|International Nuclear Policy Analyst||Federation of American Scientists||Washington, DC||Jan 12, 2016||$53,000|
|Policy Analyst||Aprise Incorporated||Princeton, NJ||Nov 30, 2016||$52,000|
|Environmental Policy Analyst||Utah Clean Energy Alliance, Inc.||Salt Lake City, UT||Sep 01, 2015||$50,045|
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