Becoming a Business Analyst

Career Road Map

Did you know…

Canadian employers will need 171,000 business analysis related professionals by 2016.
(Source: Information and Communications Technology Council, 2011)

American employers will need 876,000 business analysis related professionals by 2020.
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program)

If you want to enter the business analysis profession, one of the fastest growing careers today, the IIBA® Business Analyst Career Road Map outlines the business analysis opportunities available to you. The Career Road Map identifies the many roles within business analysis, and shows your options based on your education and experience today. 

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Steps to Becoming a Business Analyst

If you’re considering a career in business analysis, review “Steps to Becoming a Business Analyst” to learn more about the profession and the actions you can take today to enter the profession. 

The Essential Business Analysis Skills

The IIBA Business Analysis Competency Model identifies 53 performance or discipline competencies specific to the role of the business analyst. The underlying competencies represent the foundational skills, knowledge and personal characteristics necessary to support the effective performance of business analysis, and are essential for effective performance at any level of experience. They are:
  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Influencing
  • Facilitator
  • Negotiator/Mediator
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communications Skills (both written and verbal)
Learn more about the Competency Model. If you are an IIBA member you can download your free copy of the Competency Model.

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