Forums for the Business Analyst

 
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Career Advice &...  Can I be a BA?
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
New Post 5/19/2010 11:46 PM
User is offline Sagar
1 posts
No Ranking


Can I be a BA? 

 Hi All,

I did my B.Tech (Comp. Sci) and MBA (Finance). I have an mixed experience of 5 Years as an Software Engineer and a Financial Analyst. I am currently working as a Financial Analyst in one of the company's Financial Planning and Analysis Department.

I have a query, wheter i can become a BA? If Yes, How should i approach the BA way?

Sagar

 

 

 
New Post 6/2/2010 3:09 AM
User is offline Adrian M.
762 posts
3rd Level Poster




Re: Can I be a BA? 

Hi Sagar,

Yes!  You can definitelly become a business analyst.

You probably already have many of the skills needed by a business analyst and have already performed many of the tasks done by BAs.

My best advice would be to take a few business analysis courses which would give you a solid understanding of the profession as well as the next steps to get started.

- Adrian


Adrian Marchis
Business Analyst Community Blog - Post your thoughts!
 
New Post 6/2/2010 3:15 AM
User is offline Kimbo
454 posts
5th Level Poster


Re: Can I be a BA? 

 Hi Sagar,

I agree with Adrian except before taking and paying for a course, consider approaching your IT department or the BA manager in your company. Have a chat with them and ask there advice on what to do. You might find you can move sideways fairly quickly. In my experience its much easier to move career in your current company than look for a change externally with limited relevant experience.

The training you get then may be free and even if you pay you'll have the added benefit of putting it to use straight away on the job.

Good luck.

Kimbo

 
Previous Previous
 
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  Careers  Career Advice &...  Can I be a BA?

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