I am a homemaker . I have done my bachelors in microbiology, genetics and chemistry 6 yrs back ..Then I pursued MBA in HR and Marketing .. Will I fit in healthcare industry if I start my BA coaching??
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!
Is there opportunity for someone to become a Business Analyst if not from an IT background?
I manage a Contact Centre so am using call centre software however have an Arts degree.
I am however very customer-focused and analytical so was wondering what course to take and opportunity there is within the BA industry for someone with my background?
Business Analysts come from a variety of backgrounds. Many have an in-depth knowledge of IT, while others have more of an overall understanding of how an IT department functions. Both require more experience than just an end-user hands-on use of one kind of software.
To complicate matters, not every company has the same requirements and expectations of the business analyst’s role. And, there are different kinds of business analysts.