Business Analyst

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What is a Business Analyst?
A Business Analyst is responsible for assessing a business and its systems to identify business needs and solve problems. The work may include the development of new systems, improving processes, strategy planning or organisational change.

What skills do Business Analysts need?
  • Business Analysis
  • Business strategy
  • Business metrics
  • SQL
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Tableau
  • Critical thinking & problem-solving

What qualifications do you need to become a Business Analyst?
It is not necessarily a requirement to have a degree to become a Business Analyst although a bachelor's degree in business administration or related degree won't hurt. However, it is recommended to have some qualifications specific to the industry.

How much can a Business Analyst earn?
According to Indeed, the #1 job site, the average salary for a Business Analyst in 2018 is £41,694 per year in the United Kingdom and $76,509 per year in the United States.

How do I gain the skills to become a Business Analyst?
The following list of courses provides you with a step-by-step path to help you gain the necessary skills to land a job as a Business Analyst. The open online courses are open to anyone and are delivered by top universities and organisations. Little to no previous experience is required - you can follow the step-by-step path or select the courses that are most relevant to your needs.

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