Forums for the Business Analyst

  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Getting Started  Need some advice
Previous Previous
Next Next
New Post 1/12/2010 5:52 PM
User is offline Tom Kline
1 posts
No Ranking

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. 


 2 Reports
Previous Previous
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Getting Started  Need some advice

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Context:  Intro Change Request Definition Reasons for CRs Adaptive, predictive and mixed projects Flow of processing change requests Change Management Workflow Tools and Techniques 1. Intro  The World will never stop changing, as well as human needs and desires. The business environment evolves continually. An or...
For many people, a career in business systems analysis can be an ideal opportunity to use their skills in technology and business. Business systems analysts bring together the best of both worlds – technical know-how and business acumen – to help organizations become more efficient and effective. Here are some of the key benefits of pur...
There is no doubt in my mind that curiosity nurtures the mind when it comes to T shaped skills.  T shaped professional are specialist in something(the vertical line) and also have a wide range of skills and knowledge in a broad range of subjects(the horizontal line) and are are highly sought after in the workplace.  I’ve recently...



Copyright 2006-2023 by Modern Analyst Media LLC