Becoming a Business Analyst

A Business Analyst (BA) is someone who analyzes the existing or ideal organization and design of systems, including businesses, departments and organizations. BAs also assess business models and their integration with technology.

What do business analysts essentially do? At the most basic level, a business analyst acts as a translator or liaison between the customer or user and the IT person or group attempting to meet this user’s needs. In a nutshell, business analysts are ‘responsible for identifying the business needs of their clients and stakeholders, to determine solutions to business problems.’

Business Analyst

Careers as a Business Analyst:  In the Indian professional domain job opportunities for a BA is catching up at a dramatic pace and is one of the fastest growing careers today. Did you know…American employers will need 876,000 business analysis related professionals by 2020? (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections Program) Opportunities for a BA are manifold, based on education and analytical skills.

Skills essential for a Business Analyst:

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Leadership and Influencing
  • Facilitator
  • Negotiator/Mediator
  • Business Knowledge
  • Communications Skills (both written and verbal)

These competencies represent the knowledge and personal characteristics necessary to support the effective performance of business analysis and are essential for effective performance at any level of experience.

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Learning in Virtual Classrooms

The virtual classroom is just what it sounds like. You “enter” the classroom using your computer and a headset equipped with a microphone. Since the class takes place in real time, the instructor and all the students attend classes at a set time and date. Students can raise their virtual hand to ask questions and interact with fellow students. The instructor can show videos, break students into small groups for exercises and conduct facilitated discussions…. Just about anything you can do in a traditional classroom you can do in a virtual one!

Welingkars Virtual Classroom

Traditional education is slowly being replaced by a wide range of technology-enabled learning modalities, from podcasts and webinars to formal, one-on-one coaching and a range of e-learning platforms via virtual classrooms.

The virtual classroom environment is flexible and convenient in its approach and encourages freedom of expression enabling students to communicate and express opinions openly in these environs.

Online courses support critical thinking skills, leadership, communication, problem solving and ethics. Often students’ prefer the delivery mode and work at their own pace and take the time to analyze and synthesize the learning materials.

Research has shown that students take online classes because they are able to get the course schedule they want to fulfill their degree requirements. Moreover, multimedia use has made virtual learning more interesting and lively, thus paving the way for fulfilling the emerging needs of higher education in 21st century India.

The Future

The advances that have been made in the quality and sophistication of the virtual classroom learning platform ensure that it is no longer a technological promise, it is a mainstream reality.

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Approaching education through Distance Learning

How curious are you to learn what you always wanted? Are you thinking of changing your field? Do you yearn for a master’s degree to step up the management ladder?

The solution lies with Distance Learning. The growing boom of virtual classrooms has given rise to many colleges that offer online education.Almost half the globe uses internet as a medium of education. With increasing restrictions on international visas and other stringent regulations, several international universities have tied up with Indian institutes to provide specialization in allied fields and many Indians are availing of this education.

It is not only convenient to study at your pace but it economical and a time-saver. Programs frDistance Learning Approachom a recognized management institute, not only focuses on education but also covers a gamut of workshops on analytical skills and creative problem solving, magic mind, industrial visits, brainstorming sessions and a host of related activities by outstanding faculty.

Professionals and Entrepreneurs who acquired skills from online programs have shown an outstanding performance which demonstrates the effectiveness of the virtual classroom.

There can be no time like the present to upgrade your skills through distance learning. This field has grown extensively. You have nothing to lose …only a world of possibilities to gain.

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