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New Post 1/12/2010 5:52 PM
User is offline Tom Kline
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Need some advice 

Hey everyone,

I recently graduated college in December with a BS in business management.  My degree granted me a relatively broad exposure to business processes, with a small amount of emphasis on information systems and IT.  After learning more about the position of a business analyst, I have come to the conclusion that it is my best path for success.  Its field of work interests me very much, and I feel that given my background I have plenty of time to learn IT.  My question is, given that I have relatively no IT experience (however I did buy several books on becoming a business analyst and am getting more aquainted with IT), what would be my best bet for landing a job as a business analyst?  I am aware that I will probably not directly land a role as a BA, but I am willing to take on a job with functions that would transfer over to a BA position.  Keeping in mind that I am looking for a complete entry level job within the field, what are some entry level job titles that I could specifically look for within my job search? 

So far all I have really seen that can transfer over from the business side would be any position regarding project management or coordination; is this definitely true?  I have noticed from the few job postings that with certain project coordinators there would be relatively little to no exposure to IT; would this necessarily disqualify me from future BA positions?  Are there any other titles I should look for that would get me started on my career towards becoming a BA?  Thanks for the help, I'm really happy I found such a great website. 

 


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