A Career In Business: Business Analytics

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A Career in Business—Business Analytics

Business Analytics (BA) is a burgeoning field which has been created to bridge a communication gap between Business and Information Technology. A career as a business analyst is a fulfilling career goal for me because it will exercise my ability to solve problems by utilizing Information Technology (IT) and Business Process Management skills for any organization. In this informative essay I will demonstrate why I am interested in Business Analytics, describe what Business Analytics is, explain the education and experience requirements, and identify what opportunities there are for me to succeed in the field of Business Analytics.
Business analysis interests me because I naturally seek to understand how
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Some job titles are; systems analyst, product manager, requirements manager, or consultant, the company defines what the title is and means to the organization. Additionally, the “role” identifies your discipline, what you practice and perhaps what professional association you belong to.
The primary professional Association for BAs is the IIBA, who offer two levels of professional certification. According to the IIBA website the requirements for application are as follows:
The lower level of certifications is called the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) which carries these requirements:
Minimum 3750 hours of business analysis work experience aligned with the BABOK® Guide in the last seven years
Minimum 900 hours in two of the six knowledge areas or 500 hours in four of the six knowledge areas
Minimum 21 hours of Professional Development in the past four years
Minimum high school education or equivalent
Two references from a career manager, client or Certified Business Analysis ProfessionalTM (CBAP®) recipient
Signed Code of
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I am honing my skills, degree and experience to fit in as a BA who can develop databases, manage them, apply business process management principles and focus more of my activity on the business process and database management aspects of the field, and less on the accounting and software development aspects, those are the most boring, tedious and difficult. They are too much like accountants and software developers to be a “real” business analyst, at least when defined as one who acts as a liaison between stakeholders to help achieve organizational and personal goals. I believe that the principles of business analytics can be used at a personal level and tailored to the needs of an individual and to the organization as a

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