Business Systems Analyst

Job Description

Business Systems Analysts are responsible for delivering projects and initiatives involving business processes, business change and technology solutions. They study the business and information requirements of an organisation and use this data to develop processes that help achieve strategic goals.

Careers Ladder

Qualifications

There is no prescribed career pathway to becoming a Business Systems Analyst, but there is usually a formal training component, as well as some on-the-job experience.

Complete a degree in information technology, information systems or business information systems such as a Bachelor of Business Information Systems.

Alternatively, if you hold a business or non-technical degree, pursue a short course or certification in business analysis.

Attributes

  • Analytical
  • Articulate
  • Communicator
  • Detail Oriented
  • Independent
  • Innovative
  • Open-minded
  • Problem Solving
  • Reliable
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Consulting
  • Developing
  • Implementation
  • Systems Solutions
  • Business Process
  • Information Systems
  • Design
  • Finance

Future Prospects

Once you have several years of experience in the industry, you will reach a pivotal turning point where you can choose the next step in your business analyst career. After three to five years, you can be positioned to move up into roles such as;

  • IT business analyst
  • Senior/lead business analyst
  • Product manager
  • Chief technology officer
  • Consultant