Business Analyst certifications are a big deal.
The American Business Association ranks them as one of the most important job-related credentials, so much so that the B.A.A., the industry’s biggest trade group, ranks them among the top ten for the first time ever in a study.
But the BAA doesn’t keep track of which business leaders have them.
That means the credential has never been in a national database, and it’s difficult to say for sure whether it’s a strong credential for the business world.
The BAA has now created a database of Business Analyst Certifications, and the list includes people from all walks of life.
There’s an important distinction between the credential and a regular certificate: the Business Analyst certification is a full-time, six-month degree that’s awarded to business owners who have at least 10 years of experience in the business.
The certificate, by contrast, is awarded to those who are part-time or part-year employees who are not a full time employee.
There are several requirements for the Business Associate and Business Analyst certificates.
The Business Associate certifications include an emphasis on teamwork, communication, and communication-related skills, as well as a business development focus.
The business associate certifications emphasize “business leadership,” while the business analyst certifications focus on “business analysis,” according to the BAAA.
In the BAB’s ranking of Business Associate, the Business Administrator certificate is the highest-rated certificate, followed by the Business Analysis and Business Analysis-related certificates.
For Business Analyst, the BACS top rating is the Business Leader, which is also considered a strong business leadership credential.
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