Management Analysts

Business Management & Administration > Operations Management

Projected Growth: Much faster than average

99900+
Projected Job Openings

Extensive Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.

Common job titles of Management Analysts include:
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Experience and Education

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

  • 46.15% said they needed a Master's Degree.

  • 38.46% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

Tasks

    Plan study of work problems and procedures, such as organizational change, communications, information flow, integrated production methods, inventory control, or cost analysis.

    Interview personnel and conduct on-site observation to ascertain unit functions, work performed, and methods, equipment, and personnel used.

    Review forms and reports and confer with management and users about format, distribution, and purpose, identifying problems and improvements.

    Confer with personnel concerned to ensure successful functioning of newly implemented systems or procedures.

    Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.

    Design, evaluate, recommend, and approve changes of forms and reports.

    Prepare manuals and train workers in use of new forms, reports, procedures or equipment, according to organizational policy.

    Document findings of study and prepare recommendations for implementation of new systems, procedures, or organizational changes.

    Gather and organize information on problems or procedures.

    Recommend purchase of storage equipment and design area layout to locate equipment in space available.

    Develop and implement records management program for filing, protection, and retrieval of records, and assure compliance with program.

Tools

Universal serial bus USB flash drives

Personal computers

Liquid crystal display LCD video projectors

Laptop computers

Desktop computers

Technologies

Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign

ADP Workforce Now

Advanced business application programming ABAP

AJAX

Amazon Redshift

Ansible software

Apache Ant

All Technologies

Apache Cassandra

Apache Groovy

Apache Hadoop

Apache Hive

Apache HTTP Server

Apache Kafka

Apache Pig

Apache Solr

Apache Struts

Apache Subversion SVN

Apache Tomcat

Apple macOS

Atlassian Bamboo

Atlassian JIRA

Backbone.js

Bash

C#

C++

Citrix

Common business oriented language COBOL

Confluence

Drupal

Eclipse IDE

Elasticsearch

ESRI ArcGIS software

Geographic information system GIS software

Git

GitHub

Google Analytics

Google AngularJS

Google Docs

Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS

Hypertext markup language HTML

IBM Cognos Impromptu

IBM Cognos ReportNet

IBM SPSS Statistics

IBM WebSphere

Integrated development environment IDE software

JavaScript

JavaScript Object Notation JSON

jQuery

JUnit

Linux

Marketo Marketing Automation

MEDITECH software

Microsoft .NET Framework

Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP

Microsoft ASP.NET

Microsoft ASP.NET Core MVC

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Business Intelligence BI

Microsoft Dynamics GP

Microsoft Exchange Server

Microsoft PowerShell

Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript

Microsoft Visual Studio

Minitab

MongoDB

MySQL

Nagios

NetSuite ERP

Node.js

Oracle Agile Product Lifecycle Management PLM

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher

Oracle Fusion Applications

Oracle Hyperion

Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP

Oracle JDBC

Oracle PeopleSoft Financials

Oracle PL/SQL

Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management

Oracle Solaris

Oracle Taleo

Oracle WebLogic Server

Practical extraction and reporting language Perl

Puppet

Python

Qlik Tech QlikView

Red Hat WildFly

Relational database management software

Ruby on Rails

Salesforce software

SAP Business Objects

SAP Crystal Reports

Scala

Selenium

Shell script

SmugMug Flickr

Splunk Enterprise

Spring Framework

Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software

Swift

Symantec

Tableau

Teradata Database

Transact-SQL

Trimble SketchUp Pro

Unified modeling language UML

UNIX

Wireshark

Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript

Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Systems Adobe Flash

Apache Maven

Blackbaud The Raiser’s Edge

Blackboard

CA Erwin Data Modeler

Ceridian

Chef

Customer information control system CICS

Delphi Technology

Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML

Enterprise JavaBeans

Ext JS

Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML

FileMaker Pro

Fund accounting software

Hewlett Packard HP-UX

Hewlett Packard LoadRunner

Hibernate ORM

Human resource management software HRMS

IBM InfoSphere DataStage

IBM Power Systems software

IBM Rational Requisite Pro

Information Builders WebFOCUS

Job control language JCL

Jupyter Notebook

KornShell

LexisNexis

McAfee

Medical procedure coding software

Microsoft ActiveX

Microsoft Team Foundation Server

Novell GroupWise

Oracle Eloqua

Ubuntu

Veritas NetBackup

Skills

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Systems Evaluation

Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Operations Analysis

Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Mathematics

Using mathematics to solve problems.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Negotiation

Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Abilities

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning

Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Information Ordering

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Sociology and Anthropology

Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Economics and Accounting

Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Mathematics

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

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