There is no single model or standard for A.T. Kearney Business Analysts. They are a diverse group, with superior intellectual and communication skills. Most Business Analysts join us immediately after graduating college with undergraduate degrees in fields that include business, engineering, and the liberal arts. Others join after gaining industry experience elsewhere, studying abroad, or pursuing graduate work in areas other than business. In addition to a strong academic record, the relevant attributes for a Business Analyst include being a team contributor, having excellent problem-solving abilities, exceptional communications skills, strong quantitative skills, and personal maturity.
As a Business Analyst, you are a fully participating member of the consulting team. You are expected to contribute ideas, opinions and new information. Working with experienced consultants, Business Analysts develop models, perform complex analyses, and work on research assignments at both the office and client sites. Analysts often travel while on assignments, undertaking a broad range of activities while gaining exposure to the business world. They may also participate in marketing activities and the preparation of proposals for new engagement opportunities.