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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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University of Phoenix19.1%
West Virginia University7.8%
New York University5.2%
Michigan State University5.2%
University of Houston4.3%
University of Denver4.3%
Southern New Hampshire University4.3%
Western Michigan University4.3%
Kansas State University3.5%
Middle Tennessee State University3.5%
University of Texas at Arlington3.5%
Arizona State University3.5%
Georgia State University3.5%
Florida State University3.5%
American InterContinental University3.5%
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|Consulting Technical Professional (Process Enginee||Wood Group Mustang, Inc.||Houston, TX||May 08, 2014||$131,040|
|SR Principal Professional SVS Consultant (Software||Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, Inc.||Bridgeville, PA||Jun 09, 2014||$131,000|
|Consulting Technical Professional||Wood Group Mustang, Inc.||Houston, TX||Jan 13, 2014||$124,800|
|Consulting Technical Professional||Mustang Engineering LP||Houston, TX||Aug 21, 2012||$114,400 -
|Consulting Technical Professional||Mustang Engineering LP||Houston, TX||Dec 15, 2011||$114,400 -
|Consulting Technical Professional||Mustang Engineering, LP||Houston, TX||Oct 27, 2009||$110,240|
|Big Data Professional-Consultant||Talend Inc.||Buffalo Grove, IL||Oct 05, 2016||$110,000|
|Manager, Professional Consulting||Frontrange Solutions USA Inc.||Pleasanton, CA||Oct 01, 2011||$105,000|
|Consulting Technical Professional||Mustang Engineering, LP||Houston, TX||Feb 07, 2011||$104,000|
|Consulting Technical Professional||Mustang Engineering LP||Houston, TX||Sep 14, 2013||$87,360|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Urban Honolulu, HI||Apr 12, 2016||$87,317|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Walnut Creek, CA||Nov 15, 2016||$86,490|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Islandia, NY||May 11, 2016||$84,864|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Jersey City, NJ||Dec 18, 2016||$84,864|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Jersey City, NJ||Aug 19, 2016||$84,864|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Walnut Creek, CA||May 09, 2016||$84,524|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Renton, WA||Apr 11, 2016||$84,487|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Charlotte, NC||May 08, 2016||$78,832|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Charlotte, NC||Nov 14, 2016||$78,832|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Charlotte, NC||Jan 11, 2016||$78,832|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Melville, NY||Sep 10, 2016||$78,810|
|Big Data Professional-Consultant||Talend Inc.||Tampa, FL||Mar 14, 2016||$78,500|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Carlsbad, CA||Mar 10, 2016||$78,354|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Pennington, NJ||Aug 21, 2016||$77,272|
|Consultant-US-Professional||Infosys Limited||Irvine, CA||Jul 10, 2016||$77,272|
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