Employment Potential

Career Options

Business analysis is distinct from financial analysis, project management, quality assurance, organizational development, testing, training and documentation development. However, depending on the organization, a business analysis professional may perform some or all of these related functions.

Business analysts can work in different industries and may have different titles and roles. Some of these include:

  • A Business Consultant works at a high level to analyze the stakeholder’s business objectives and recommend and develop solutions to address the business problem.
  • A Business Process Analyst is responsible for analyzing and defining business processes both “as is” and “to be”.
  • A Data Analyst is responsible for logical data model.
  • A Business Architect models the whole business in terms of goals, data, process, and organization.
  • A Requirements Analyst/Specifier works at a lower level to identify, analyze and document the business requirements and deliver work products through the project life cycle.
  • A Systems Analyst translates the business requirements into System/Functional requirements, which are then passed to Application Developers.
  • A Management Consultant assists stakeholders with understanding their strategic goals and how best to accomplish them.


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