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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 Phoenix12.1%
Michigan State University6.1%
Florida State University5.7%
New York University5.3%
Ohio State University4.9%
University of Alabama4.2%
George Washington University4.2%
State University of New York Buffalo3.8%
University of Maryland - College Park3.8%
University of Massachusetts Amherst3.8%
University of Georgia3.8%
University of Illinois at Chicago3.8%
Virginia Commonwealth University3.4%
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|Revenue Management Program Consultant||ICF Sh&E, Inc.||Cambridge, MA||Jul 15, 2016||$148,337|
|ICS Life Cycle Management Program Consultant||NES Global, LLC||Houston, TX||Dec 31, 2009||$145,000|
|Application Programming Consultant Capmkt Bckofc||BANC of America Securities LLC||New York, NY||Mar 21, 2010||$138,000 -
|Applications Programming Consultant, Capital Marke||Bank of America N.A.||New York, NY||Mar 01, 2010||$125,000|
|Consultant, Programming||DFS Corporate Services LLC||Riverwoods, IL||Oct 09, 2016||$111,280 -
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.||Agoura Hills, CA||Sep 16, 2011||$105,040 -
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Bank of America N.A.||Agoura Hills, CA||Mar 31, 2015||$100,000 -
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Bank of America N.A.||Richmond, VA||Jul 01, 2013||$100,000 -
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.||Addison, TX||Mar 15, 2011||$100,000 -
|Applications Program Consultant||Bank of America N.A.||New York, NY||Mar 15, 2010||$100,000|
|Consultant, Programming||DFS Corporate Services LLC||Riverwoods, IL||Oct 06, 2016||$97,115 -
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.||Agoura Hills, CA||Jan 01, 2012||$96,658 -
|Marketing Program Consultant||Dell Marketing USA LP||Round Rock, TX||Sep 03, 2010||$94,000|
|Consultant, Apps Programming||Countrywide Home Loans, Inc.||Simi Valley, CA||Sep 27, 2010||$93,829 -
|Systems Software Program Consultant||Health Care Service Corporation||Roanoke, VA||Mar 15, 2012||$92,300 -
|Marketing Programs Consultant||Dell Marketing USA, LP.||Round Rock, TX||Sep 20, 2010||$91,000|
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Bank of America N.A.||Charlotte, NC||May 30, 2011||$90,000 -
|Marketing Programs Consultant||Dell Marketing USA LP||Round Rock, TX||Aug 31, 2010||$90,000|
|Applications Programming Consultant||Bank of America N.A.||New York, NY||Jul 19, 2010||$90,000 -
|Consultant Apps Programming||Bank of America N.A.||Charlotte, NC||Oct 31, 2011||$90,000 -
|Consultant, Programming||DFS Corporate Services LLC||Riverwoods, IL||Jan 26, 2011||$88,920 -
|Consultant, Programming||DFS Corporate Services LLC||Riverwoods, IL||Jan 31, 2014||$88,670 -
|Programming Consultant||Prithvi Catalytic Inc.||Princeton, NJ||Oct 01, 2012||$79,872|
|Programming Consultant||Akshat Corporation||Princeton, NJ||Jan 05, 2015||$79,000 -
|Consultant-Apps Programming||Bank of America N.A.||Charlotte, NC||Aug 15, 2011||$77,000 -
|Program Consultant||AGFA Healthcare Corporation||Carlstadt, NJ||Aug 31, 2013||$77,000|
|Program Consultant||AGFA Healthcare Corporation||Greenville, SC||Aug 31, 2013||$77,000|
|Consultant-Programming||Zylog Systems Limited||San Francisco, CA||Jul 18, 2013||$72,613|
|Consultant-Programming||Zylog Systems Ltd.||Mountain View, CA||Nov 23, 2011||$71,947 -
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