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Luisa VillegasHSCI 415 / Prof. MalecTue /Thu 11AM – 12:15PMNovember 27, 2018HIT Career ExplorationCareer Title: IT Business AnalystAn IT business analyst's primary objective is helping businesses implement technologysolutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program, andcommunicating them clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners. They are a very vital linkbetween a firm’s information technology capabilities and its business objectives. Skilled businessanalysts may contribute to the profitability of small and large companies alike, in almost everysingle industry. Learning to become a business analyst will help you seize opportunitiespresented by a rapidly changing marketplace, by preparing an individual with the skills modernorganizations need to remain competitive. Traditionally, a business analyst candidate needs abachelor’s degree, but sometimes companies require a master’s degree as well. Some of thecourses that candidates are required to take are courses in communication, accounting, business,law and other related course work. In some companies the personnel may not know what isgoing on internally with the system or the IT department. That is why it is the Business Analyst’sjob to dumb down the information so that all employees may understand how to use it. Anyrelative work experience is also a plus because prior knowledge will easily come and be useful.
No credentials are required, however there are certain certificates that are necessary.Many employers prefer to hire candidates with either a IIBA™ or a CBAP™ certification.Certain core competencies that are needed to apply for this job include; good communicationskills, analysts that facilitate work meetings, ask pointed questions, as well as listening to ideas.As in any job, you need good relationship building skills to maintain healthy businessrelationships which come in handy with stakeholder relationships. A thick skin is needed when

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