What does a business analyst do?

  • analyse the structure of a business, how it uses technology and what its goals are
  • identify problems within a business, including through using data modelling techniques
  • communicate with senior people in organisations to find out what they hope to achieve
  • formulate ways for businesses to improve, based on previous research
  • persuade internal and external stakeholders of the benefits of new technology or strategies
  • oversee the implementation of new technology and systems
  • run workshops and training sessions