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New Post 5/31/2008 4:20 PM
User is offline Mshiwdin
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Please clear up my confusion!!! 

I am about to start on a internship with a major bank. My title will be as a BA of course but in the investment banking branch, however I'm confused on what exactly does a BA in this branch does. Will it be more towards IT work? I'm slightly worried of that case since I only have minor programming knowledge (C++ and SQL at a VERY basic level) my major is a unique program that sort of combines MIS & finance coursework. Can someone please clearify what is the typical role for a BA in Investment Banking

 
New Post 5/31/2008 9:15 PM
User is offline Jarett Hailes
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Re: Please clear up my confusion!!! 

First of all, congrats on the position.  Without knowing how your bank works, it's impossible for me to tell if this will be a more technical role or not.  However, in the banks in my area a 'Business Analyst' role is seldom about being the conduit between IT and business.  In fact, they use that title to describe someone who plays a supporting role in the accounting/finance department by generating budgets, forecasts, reconciliations, etc.  If anything, I'd be wary that it leans towards that type of job if anything.

That said, this may just be a local phenoma (Western Canada), so if I were you I would ask your future supervisors what the primary duties of your role will be.  It doesn't hurt to ask, and I bet they would like to see you take the initiative and show an interest in learning what you'll be doing before you start.

Good luck.

 
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