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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 Latino9.3%
Black or African American0.7%
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University of Phoenix15.7%
University of Nevada - Reno5.6%
University of Maryland - University College5.6%
Southern New Hampshire University5.6%
University of Houston4.5%
Western Governors University4.5%
Virginia Commonwealth University4.5%
Northern Virginia Community College4.5%
George Mason University4.5%
North Carolina State University3.4%
Madison Area Technical College3.4%
Brigham Young University3.4%
Pennsylvania State University3.4%
University of Maryland - College Park3.4%
Indiana Wesleyan University3.4%
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|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Senior Resource Strategy Analyst IV||Portland General Electric Company||Portland, OR||Apr 16, 2015||$100,022|
|Senior Resource Strategy Analyst IV||Portland General Electric Company||Portland, OR||May 24, 2016||$100,022|
|Senior Resource Strategy Analyst IV||Portland General Electric Company||Portland, OR||Oct 28, 2016||$100,022|
|Enterprise Resource Analyst III||Bi-State Development Agency||Saint Louis, MO||Oct 05, 2009||$95,000|
|Senior Resource Modeling Analyst||Windlogics, Inc.||Juno Beach, FL||Feb 01, 2014||$93,000|
|Systems and Storage Management Resource Analyst||ATOS Origin, Inc.||Arlington, TX||Feb 06, 2012||$90,207|
|Systems and Storage Management Resource Analyst||ATOS||Arlington, TX||Feb 06, 2012||$90,207|
|Principal Services Resource Analyst||Ca Technologies, Inc.||Chesterfield, MO||Aug 22, 2011||$85,000|
|Resource Analyst-Operations||Oracle America, Inc.||San Jose, CA||Nov 03, 2014||$84,398 -
|Resource Analyst||Zeno Sky Inc.||Crawfordville, FL||Feb 09, 2016||$80,000|
|Finance and Resource Analyst||Pillars Hospice Care, LLC||Phoenix, AZ||Oct 01, 2015||$76,461|
|Finance and Resource Analyst||Pillars Hospice Care, LLC||Phoenix, AZ||Jun 07, 2015||$76,461|
|Financial Resource Analyst, SR.||Lg Electronics Mobilecomm U.S.A., Inc.||San Diego, CA||Oct 20, 2010||$74,818 -
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Central Nursing & Rehab Center||Chicago, IL||May 23, 2015||$73,530|
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Peterson Park Health Care Center Inc.||Chicago, IL||Sep 30, 2015||$73,530|
|Global Resourcing Analyst||Dover Corporation||Downers Grove, IL||Oct 01, 2010||$70,000 -
|Resource Analyst||Sap America, Inc.||Chandler, AZ||Oct 01, 2009||$68,400 -
|Wind Resource Analyst||Everpower Wind Holdings Inc.||Pittsburgh, PA||Oct 01, 2015||$66,500|
|Data Resource Analyst||Michigan State University||East Lansing, MI||Jan 12, 2015||$65,000|
|Wind Resource Analyst||WKN USA LLC||San Diego, CA||Sep 14, 2013||$65,000|
|Finance and Resource Analyst||Pillars Hospice Care, LLC||Phoenix, AZ||Jun 07, 2015||$62,691 -
|Resource Analyst||World Wildlife Fund Us||Washington, DC||Oct 01, 2011||$61,500|
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Peterson Park Healthcare Center||Chicago, IL||Jun 07, 2012||$60,350|
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Chicago Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center||Chicago Ridge, IL||Jul 19, 2012||$60,350|
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Chicago Ridge Nursing and Rehab||Chicago Ridge, IL||Oct 06, 2012||$60,350|
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Peterson Park Healthcare Center||Chicago, IL||Sep 29, 2012||$60,350|
|Nursing Resource Analyst||Central Nursing & Rehab Center||Chicago, IL||May 23, 2012||$60,345|
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