Management Analyst at a Glance

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  • 2023

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Best States for Management Analyst

  Employment
in 2011
Average
Annual Salary
Average
Hourly Pay
Virginia 40,980 $97,980 $47
District of Columbia 20,140 $88,180 $42
Maryland 18,700 $95,000 $46

Becoming a Management Analyst

In order to become a management analyst, candidates must meet basic education and work experience requirements. Most management analysts have bachelor's degrees at minimum, and having a certification can improve job prospects even more. In terms of the type of bachelor's degree a person should have if pursuing careers in management analysis, there are some majors that are more beneficial as preparation for management analyst jobs than others. For example, having a bachelor's degree with business, accounting, economics, or management concentrations can strengthen the resume and prepare students for elements of a management analyst career.

Because of the nature of the job, management analysts must possess certain skills to be successful. This includes analytical thinking, communication, problem-solving abilities, self-confidence, and time-management skills. With experience cultivating these skills, consultants will be given more advanced tasks or work in areas more in line with their specialization. Taking courses in the right subjects can help a student gain the skills necessary for success and lay the foundation for a career in management analysis.

  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Marketing

In addition to having the proper educational background, management analysts typically enter their careers with work experience in management, information technology, or human resources (to name a few). Certain kinds of certification, such as the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation, can only be obtained with adequate work experience as well. Offered by the Institute of Management Consultants USA, Inc. (IMC USA), the CMC requires candidates to have adequate education and work background, submit client reviews, and successfully pass an interview and exam. Having an advanced degree, such as a Master of Business Administration (MBA), along with several years of work experience and a certification will give candidates the most options when it comes to careers in management analysis.