Business Analyst

Many degreed professionals and junior military officers accept positions in civilian careers as business analysts and consultants. They may work within a company in the operations or finance/administration divisions, or work for a management consulting firm that is hired by businesses for specific projects.


The business analyst is responsible for identifying and clarifying changes needed to advance business objectives. The candidate will be expected to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis in order to justify the necessary changes and brief management on the recommendations.

Skills that you will bring to the job/typical duties:

  • Analyze, adjust and restructure business resources, processes and procedures as needed
  • Advise on structural system requirements and document proposed changes
  • Work with company personnel at all levels to gather and analyze internal information
  • Address the questions and concerns of company employees that arise during implementation
  • Develop and update a reference guide for all business initiatives and goals
  • Build and maintain a positive rapport with external markets and vendors to support business initiatives
  • Support mergers and acquisitions and understand how to incorporate various lines of business into one entity