This post answers a question submitted by Elena who is “looking for the right study program for becoming a professional business analyst”.
There is an old comedy sketch quoted by many that tells of a young man asking directions in New York City.
He stops a man on the street and asks, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” to which the man replies, “practice, my son practice.“
That is how it is with becoming a professional business analyst. Practice and proven performance are looked upon with more favor than a degree or certification, even the much touted MBA.
While a resume’ filled with degrees looks good, those hiring in the Business Analyst industry are actually more interested in your performance on the job in the face of constant changes in the industry!
“Do you need a degree to become a DBA or a Business Anaylst?”
I have returned to school to complete my degree in “Business Administration, Business Information Systems” and I have reestablished
my interest in database management but my school only touches the surface of the subject.
Do You Need a College Degree To Become A Business Analyst?
When you visit a doctor for the first time, you are, no doubt, assured when you see a framed diploma on the wall in his office.
I am 1 class away from receiving my BSIS in database development. The school’s focus was on Oracle. My last two classes, which I am currently enrolled take it one step further to teach Building Internet Applications.
However, I don’t feel with a Bachelor’s in Business and soon a Bachelors in Information Systems, that I am knowledgeable and skilled enough to even get a job interview, which is proving to be very daunting.
I would love to be a systems analyst, but I don’t believe I can ever move to that position until I at least have worked as a developer for a while.