What Qualifications Do You Need To Become A Business Analyst


I would like to become a business analyst in the software industry. May I know what is the minimum qualification which I would like to have?


A Business Analyst needs the following qualifications:
1. A Bachelors degree in an Information Technology or business oriented degree. You may even combine the two majors.
2 You do not need an MBA. YOu can get one if you want to but some people make the mistake of assuming that an MBA Educatin is equivalent to a Business Anallyst Education. But an MBA Education is not equivalent to a Business Analyst education althoug they two noth have the word business.
3. Excellent communication and presentation skills. A business analyst needs strong presentation and communication skills otherwise they will be better of in a more techical or programming role.

There is a difference between the type of functional education required to become a business analyst and general, college type education like an MBA.

While an MBA is an excellenet educational qualification for almost any Information Technology career and not just business analysis, it is not functional in nature so you won’t be qualified as a business analyst with just an MBA.

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2 Responses to "What Qualifications Do You Need To Become A Business Analyst"

  1. Satya   November 21, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    I hold a bachelors degree in Business Management & I have 1 & 1/2 yrs of experience in a automotive industry as sales & marketing deopartment. I want to be come BA in this sector. Kindly reply what shall i do to become the same???

  2. preetha   April 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM


    just wanted to know whether can i change my carrer from masters in science to a business analyst now???? i have done my masters in clinical research but now i want to enter into IT industry?is it possible??? if so what ae the main things that i do need to learn or trained??
    waiting for ur reply


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