A business analyst is someone who analyses a specific company or industry domain and records its overall business, procedures, or systems, analyzing the business structure or its integration with technologies. Business Analyst helps companies in improving internal processes, products, strategies, and technology through statistical analysis of the enterprise. It also involves developing marketing strategies to improve the company’s reputation. However, this role can be done only by the trained individuals. For an individual to become a business analyst, he must have a deep knowledge on the particular domain, which can be used as a base for further analysis.
Besides, the person must have strong interpersonal communication skills along with computer and communication skills, math skills, problem-solving abilities, writing skills, analytical skills, interpersonal skills, etc. The typical educational qualification of a Business Analyst is MBA, MSSE, EBC, CAE, BS, and CMA. Though most of the employers prefer people with four years of experience and above, those having three years of experience and above are also welcomed by some of the companies. But, having two years of experience and above is also equally important in this field. Thus, the length of experience of a person can help him secure his position in any company.
After obtaining the proper education and training, the individual starts working in an organization as a business analyst. Usually these analysts have two main objectives – one is to develop the technology solutions for organizations and the other is to analyze and test the current software and hardware systems of the company. These analysts find out the flaws in the application and suggest appropriate changes in the system, solving the problems of the users by developing new software and hardware, providing the required training to the staff so that they can perform their tasks better, etc. However, it must be kept in mind that these professionals are not involved in solving the actual technical issues, but they are responsible for solving the customer problems by their skills and knowledge. Therefore, they should be aware of every minute detail about the software and hardware systems and should have thorough knowledge of the computer programs.