Nevil Mehta – Senior Consultant | Business Analyst Skills | Internships | MS in Data Informatics



okay so I know that I posted another Instagram question for ba positions one of my friend he's not really business analyst but he's a senior consultant at one of the big force which you which we have talked about in a previous video he works for PwC and he's also my best friend and he is the one who have talked about in my other videos where he got into USC and and easier for my wedding party and I was like you know why don't we jump on a video and we can you know answer some of your questions and then talk through his journey because his journey is super interesting and I know a lot of you have been talking to you so part of you want to get into management role be Aero consultant role but have your undergrad in the technical field and how do you want to move to that so he's I think he's the best one to talk through in that position so it's gonna be very interesting and I am also very excited because I have not asked him this question so it's gonna be interesting for me to know what he says and also as well as well you guys know what he's gonna answer some of your questions so let's do this he's right here there he is so he's never by the way and you will see him you you saw him in a lot of my wedding videos and will see him more of my wedding videos which are coming soon and and thanks for coming and thanks for doing this and we were just talking before off-camera that you know how we have we were into the same phase where we had some kind of misconceptions and you know things that before coming to you this is how we plan but it's not as same as when you come to United States is so different and we want to that's why he is doing it that because we've gone through that same path and we want to guide you and direct you into the positions where you want to you know golden future right yeah well I'm excited to be here thanks for having me but I can I think I think I didn't by giving negative about myself and what I've done and what I do right now so start with that did my undergrad my bachelor's in engineering an IT well you didn't have you were in the same class together anyone by so we and all these angry people if you were from BJ's have a comment below probably just hunting yes yes and I did actually I did recently speak to a couple of professors from DJ's hanging in the like a nice one dy if you're in Bombay why don't you guys like come over and meet us so hello to them as well if you ever see this video but we both didn't either together in da zhangwei NIT we graduated 2013 ended up coming for master's in 2014 so it's very interesting because so I'm going to stop you because I think one other question they ask is gap yeah right because you had gap yeah what did you do in that gap yeah yeah so I when I graduated my undergrad bachelor's in engineering in 2013 I took I took time off for a year and I actually worked with TCS in as a bi developer so I worked core informatica and data warehousing so I did that for almost a year 11 months or so before coming out here for my master's the state's right and then and once you finished your once you've finished your work how much was your GIS per and how many policies did you apply to yeah that's that's an interesting mix because to be very frank I was working with TCS when I was preparing for my GRE I'm making my applications for my Master's so I did not study a whole lot before my GRE exam I mean the scorns and there's were with ride mobile I did not study a single word and I just showed up to the exam I don't know why I did that I should have studied a little more I think three bad recommend that we don't like um yeah we definitely recommend you to prepare unlike and like us that like me I didn't prepare first so we do recommend for you to prepare well yeah small the right way to go so but I scored a total of 297 of 340 in my GRE and my essay was four out of five or six I don't remember yeah I think it six six yeah so yeah so that was my score and initially I was like that's not good I guess because I was worried that you know my peers and my friends everybody scoring like 310 and 320 yeah applying to really good schools I'm like okay so am I gonna get to go to a good school or like a school that I really want to put a target so I was scared in the beginning with that score but I soon realized that that score itself is not the only thing that decides my my admission into gulia and I've been preaching this in my all so many videos that don't just you know focus on GRE score and that's why I made this video called myths of GRE where I've said that it's not just about gia it's over all your files yes and I second that completely because that's what that's I'm a living example of that and that happened with me so I got to 97 I had one year of experience on my resume I wrote I made my nature I mean my application readable my SOP and my state busy the statement of purpose and then I put my certifications together whatever I had at the time which was not a lot I just made a good resume and all those things once I had my application packet ready for all these things I applied to I guess about 11 universities mmm I ended up getting admits in five out of eleven which is good remember those do be very frank I don't remember all of them never and I remember some for example my first time you know from UT Arlington yeah so I got through Yuting Olympian as my first application admit I did get into Rochester RIT into the computer science program I got I got into an Eastern yeah any you Northeastern University Boston that was computer science program here and they had a specialization of either you can take a jump to the CI score so you can take data science data management programs but the interesting thing is out of the 11 universities I applied to everything was amazing to be designs right and except for one which is USC I applied to computer science as well as data informatics right and at the time I was not very sure how good this field is going to be because data informatics was very very new program at USC and and actually there was the first time they launched that program right so I ended up applying to all of these I got admitted a few I almost decided I'm going to Rochester yeah because just looking at the curriculum and what I wanted to do eventually I got my admit for USC very very late in the game when I actually booked my flight tickets to Rochester and yeah one of my buddies was going to Rochester at the time we actually had our seats booked and right next to each other on the plane yeah and then I actually paid some three hundred dollars to secure my seat and I got I get an ad built for data informatics at USC and I'm like well USC has way more credits it's it's I I thought who's a much better brand there was a good location to be in California near that near these near Silicon Valley and some really good companies out here so I ended up switching to USC and I came down here to USC after after all of these computer science application I ended up in the one program that I did not sort of aim at first which data informatics but I'm glad I took in one interesting it's a site site topic it's not related what is that I was not gonna do master's at all I was not even thinking of doing bastards so what happened is like he just drove by to my building we were sitting in the car and iced you're like I'm doing masters you are doing masters and you know just start preparing for tre that's about that's though all discretion we had and I was like okay if you're going I'm going so that's how I decided to go for masters and you know obviously there was much more discussion but but he's the one who kind of gave me this thought of doing masters and and then I came here and I'm glad you did that I'm more than happy because because it's great here right because obviously you went to good schools and we have good jobs and you're happy with it so I'm glad it it it all worked out yeah pretty well yeah and in one interesting thing when you were mentioning about this brand of the college which you talked about this I when I talk in my videos I I talk a lot about love students don't score 300 law school a don't score about 300 and couldn't get into good branding colleges like which which makes sense but I also mentioned that it's not you are not gonna get jobs just because of branding of the college I mean of course branding is good and you have access to a lot of good companies but it's not the only deciding factor like in GRE your score is not the only deciding factor for college so same with jobs too so so obviously he has good he had opportunity to go into USC and it's a good branded college but I another side was on different college but also had an opportunity to get to different jobs too so so yeah but then that's completely true because when I work at PwC not everyone is from USC or not everyone is from the best rated universities around Los Angeles or Southern California so it's not that you have to be in a very well branded school in order to get a very good job right right like the people that I work for like few my bosses they are from universities that I've never even heard of yeah so it's really important what you do and if you do it good then it doesn't really matter a whole lot right so now that we are on that so you did your house your masters like was a different compared to your studies and education in India that's one of the questions people lot they asked yeah it's it's a whole lot different I was pleasantly surprised seeing the education system for four masters because I did not expect a whole lot coming in to USC but when I did I was surprised and I was happy how that happened for me was when I came in here and I saw that oh yes I have a few courses that you know that I need to take and a few courses which are electives so I have the freedom to decide what I want to study that doesn't happen a whole lot because in in in in India a lot of engineering schools you have a set curriculum except for one or two electrodes yeah but in this case like I had nine courses to take three were compulsory and six I could do anything I could go to the business school or I could go to computer science school and study whatever I want that was really cool yeah but I mean when I talk about the gist takes us to how that happened professors give you a lot of freedom as to what do you want to do in terms of say project work or if something as simple as writing a test I remember doing this a couple of times actually because I was also greater for one of the classes later on in my Master's you can talk about later but I've seen students write answers five lines for one answer and get full marks I've also seen a student write one line for the same answer and get full marks yeah and I have done that because I have created papers and I've given them full marks why because the answer is what is important right not how you get to it or not how you explain the whole story behind it and things like that so I think that's something that's very cool that what's important is the knowledge that you have as opposed to how you write it okay so in that leads me to the next question which is the courses you need to take or what courses did you take to get into that consulting and EA positions yeah it's a good question so I just to back up a little bit I knew that I did not want to do a core tech job getting into my masters and I knew I wanted to get into a more management sort of a role as I started working out here so accordingly I I wanted to take the best possible courses that classes I can take at USC a couple of them to give you an example one of them I took was data management it involves a very technical type of a curriculum in where you actually do some technical stuff but it's more of a problem-solving type of technical stuff you don't have to sit in write code which is good but at the same time you also learn a whole lot about managing data centers and managing data on it so on and that's all big data related so so I learned two sides of it which is one how it's actually done technically but two how its managed functionally and how users are companies or try and see it at the end of the day that's one example another example which is a very good course that I took was I was it was a practical sort of a continuum course where we work with the startup to develop a product of her own oh that was part of your class yes yes so that was one of the class for three credits where a company came in who's the sponsor company and they basically told us that hey as part of your class what you need to do is this is what we do as a company you guys need to come up with a very interesting solution for this problem that we have and pitch it to us and see what he can sell and make out of it so that was a very good experience because that involves our day-to-day company life because for example I was the team leader in that so I was sort of the project manager for at my project and we had a bunch of team members we were all doing coding we were all doing like specifications we were all doing disaster recovery and at the end of the day we were doing presentations to pitch sort of a sales type of you know the presentation to the starter yeah so so those are overall all-round experience which is super cool I think and I think that people the people asked that you know is world experience what happens if they don't have any work experience they came after directly from bachelors in India – yeah and I think classes like this and projects like this is the help you build stories in your interviews right you can talk about this kind of experience in your experience yes 100% completely true any prior work experience obviously helps you in terms of you know how the industry works in a certain demographic or in a certain type of industry but if you don't have prior work experience and if you're good at what you do then I think it's still still good to talk about on your resume because you can talk about projects like these you can talk about what you've done as many projects in your undergrad and your masters and you can use that to sell your resume and sort of show your skills yes to whichever company you go fair so to summarize like master's in United States it's more practical hands-on then theoretical in India sort of I'd say so at least from my experience I would say so because what I've seen I mean my friends doing the masters in engineering and MTAC I am I definitely say that you have more freedom sort of to do things here and you can you can do any project any technology any type of project management type of activity within the project and your professors going to be super cool with it okay so now now it's like my favorite part because this is where people in actually a lot of my audience what I've been talking to is like they are in the same boat where they have done their bachelor's in technical field computer science and and they don't really like coding which is understandable because I was in the same boat and now they want to move on to management positions like pencil 10p a project management and and those you will see the questions are mostly related to that and they want to get into that and I think this is going to be very helpful for them to see what you have to say first first question I'll say from my side is that how did you find the job which you were and he is working for one of the big force which I've talked in another video big force you can talk about the force – yeah sure so big four is nothing but there's this four big biggest accounting companies in the world that's Deloitte KPMG PwC and ey and this is across the world so these big four companies are very prominent in the States as well and so in India and any other countries in the world so yeah these are accounting companies who have a lot of big share in in the financial risk market and they also do lost a lot of software and services type of work and how did you find like how how many companies did you apply did you have any internship let's talk about that before you talk about your full time position yeah sure so it was a good mix for me actually it's been interesting so I interned with this company called Metrolink which is the local Southern California Regional railroad company so how you have trains good that go between cities it's the same thing that there this company the government company that runs trains between cities out here so it's fairly local and I won't as a actually I worked as a bi intern so something similar that I did at TCS because I was working on Quora dramatical yeah but the cool part is at my internship is the first time that I actually got exposed to Oracle and Oracle financials and people who no article will know this but the people who don't know article I got introduced to an ERP system which is an enterprise resource planning system that Oracle builds and sells so I got exposed to that in my internship for the first time and that eventually led me to what I'm doing how did you get that so how do I get that internship is interesting I think is a good mix I don't know if you've spit on this in your other videos you you might have I believe so but so I knew somebody who worked there right and I and I strongly believe that your skills are important for you to land an internship or a job and also in the grip of industry we are in it is also very important that if you know people it is you can use that for your reference yeah and obviously it does not mean that you get a job in hand but it gives you a shot at an interview yes yeah so I knew somebody who worked there and then they referred me for the internship because they had a position open and frankly they had a position they were looking for somebody who's who's doing undergrad so so they they took my interview and they actually told me that this is you sure you want to do this because we are looking for somebody's an undergrad so you are actually overqualified for this job but but I was really intrigued by what they did in terms of BI because I knew informatica and I really wanted to learn the Oracle space that they were in so I took it I had a couple of other internship offers but actually decided to take this one and yeah that's about it so two questions one how many companies did you apply for internships how easy it is to get internship what's the process like yeah so I'll say they're two parts to it I think the first part to it is you can apply through university universities have their career portraits and the career fairs and a whole bunch of different things they have the Illuminati to abilities not same as campus placement let me this misunderstanding oh yeah pretty fair which is not like same as campus based on where they come just to hire you it's just they come they put a table and they talk about that company that's about it it's not that they can interview so yes yes so all through all those mediums is one way to go about applying for internships looking for potential companies another way to go about is you can directly apply it to companies outside that do not come on campus to your University there are a few small companies that still do that because a lot of big companies they go to the local universities to recruit but for example PwC they only recruit through USC in the local LA region u.s. USC or UCLA whichever universities but a couple of startups that I actually got through for my internship they don't come on campus because they're very small computers and they do have they don't have that time yet so i am i applied to I think four different companies out of which I got offers Faraci all four but two of them were unpaid internships and the other two were paying internships are obviously opted for something that would pay me so along with the knowledge I would also get paid for it so yeah I ended up taking a GU like those did you use I could use websites indeed Linden what did yeah so I for the most part I I so I went by one scouting for options in unlinked in in the in the Greater Los Angeles area so basically in the area I was in I looked up for potential companies and recruiters in my area and I would send them my profile and ask them if there's any opening and you know see if there's something that I could fit into then I would I would do something as simple as just Google what type of companies are around the city I live in and then just go to their websites and see what sort of openings they have and what are they hiring and what they need and this is very important that it it's very important because a lot of people don't do this and I think it's very important to note that yeah because you can't you can't just rely on campus placements so I have a good mix because my internship I got it through outside but my full-time job I got it through campus yeah so it's important that you can't just rely on one source for your for a job right right so now talking talking about PwC how did you get shot at interview or how did you apply to that and how did that happen yeah so so this was if I can remember this vaguely this was sometime right after the summer of 2015 I only finished my first year at USC and big four and a lot of other big companies they come on campus at USC and a lot of other schools is well not only USC but they came to my school and they recruit one year in advance for a full-time position so they come on campus you make applications on the campus portal for the for a full-time job and I made that application they liked my resume so they sent me an email that we want to do it I'm sorry they want to do an initial round of screening and just you know talk to one of the directors who was recruiting on campus so they scheduled an interview 30-minute session with me on campus I did that interview session and they like me they invited me to their office to do a formal interviews there were three different interviews in the office and I did all those three interviews and it works I'm gonna stop here real quick so when you met them during career fair or when they came what kind of con was like what did you talk how did you have conversation what is that's like the Kiwis lot of people that can I have courier companies are gonna be there and important part is like how do you make and that kind of conversation and you know kind of make them a try to give you that interview yeah so I think one very important thing is when you talk to a company in any of these career fairs and what I did when I when I went to one of these events or PwC people were there is you not only talk about yourself and your resume and what you've done because everybody does that yeah right everybody tries to sell themselves right but at the same time asking them good questions is very key yes because that one shows that you've done your research about the company too it shows that you're interested in what the company does because as a company if you were a company for example why would you hire someone who only wants to sell themselves and not sell your product Yeah right so I think that's also one of the key things that I had good conversations with people from PwC and and I try to find out what they do and I try to ask them good questions around what they do and how it benefits me and my career in the future that's very that so I think that's very key key information not just talking about yourself but also taking interest in the company okay and so now what kind of questions did they ask you for like when you went on side yeah so I had three different interviews when I went in the office for an on-site interview the very interesting part is since this job profile was a techno functional type of a job profile all of my interviews were not technical surprisingly I was prepared but they were not technical they did ask a whole lot about what I have done in the past my previous job my resume the kind of projects I've done and my skillset so a lot of my conversations were around that at the same time they did ask me you know what I understand about Oracle because that's what I was interviewing for about the ERP space and what is – this is for your consultant position yes right I was interviewing for a risky shortens associate which is a consultant role okay cool so yeah so it was very behavioral in nature I was given some real-world situations as to if I was in this position with the team how would I react to something right that's an example that I could remember the best but overall it was very behavioural and sort of analytical in nature they would give me some random problem-solving questions but yeah it was not technical at all which was surprising and I was happy about it yeah so I think related to that I'm gonna start asking questions from people so deep deep the done cunning something I'll put this name but he's asking is coding required to get in to be a physician so be a oppositions your business analyst I'd say yes I know both but to give you a more clear answer I would say that any sort of technical knowledge that you have is good right however if you do an interview for a business analyst if you can if you can write pseudo-code or if you can show logic about some certain problem I think that's good because if you are a business analyst you're not expected to write code as a full-time developer so okay so short answer if you have knowledge good if you do not you don't need to become an expert coder to get through a BA interview excellent so and then this are also more related to that similar topic we are talking about krithika and natraj ask what kind of skills one should have as a business analyst responsibilities handled as a business analyst or a consultant and then Sreenivas tak ask what skills do we need to develop before becoming a business analyst while pursuing master's another question it's a similar topic I am sharing seven asking skills required can a fresher get a job so okay so I think all related to we're going to kind of summarize and it's I'm sorry because we've got so many questions I'm gonna kind of ask this like as a general what skillset do one required to build either while doing their masters and want to get into the management consultant business analyst positions yeah and those are great questions right because I think everybody wants to know that so I think what is very important is one communication as a business analyst or a consultant a very important thing is how you communicate with people because these kind of job roles involved you working closely with a lot of teams and a lot of people for example if you're a business analyst you're going to do requirement specifications a lot you can write technical and functional specifications so you need to work with development teams and user teams and product teams and you're trying to actually get the choir eyes so communication skills is very important at the same time you need to be very good critical and logical thinking because you need to write logic whenever you write these specification documents and whenever you make people write code you should be in a position to test that and give your inputs about if it really does what it is supposed to do so it's a logical critical thinking is important and I mean is the better it's going to run out of the battery somewhere battery is my team not a battery we have the battery but after 29 minutes it shutdowns because to save the camera anyway so we have that now all right so I think one important skill that a business analyst or consultant can have and should have I think in my opinion I wouldn't say you need to be an expert developer or coder by any means but I definitely encourage everyone to know some some basics a sequel or some basic logics concepts say inheritance looping or polymorphism when you go to object-oriented programming but knowing these things definitely helps you put logic in your interviews and solve problems right right so more like a problem solving and also when he is talking about this inheritance and he's not talking code he's just talking the concepts so understanding the concept is more important than its knowing the four I do believe you if you know concepts you can learn writing code in any language by just going online and looking at tutorials to write code that is doable but if you know concepts very well I think you're good to solve the problem yeah and so similar question VK VK k a5 is asking it is that ml is MySQL enough for entry-level business analysts ok it's it's so I don't think it's enough for an entry-level business analyst because my say it's a very specific question it's a very specific technology that we are talking about is my sequel if you talk in general if you know if you know how to write sequence queries or sequel scripts yes it's a good skill to have but it's not enough to get a role as a business analyst it it depends a lot on the company that you interviewing for if they are looking for someone with my sequel specialization sure you you will definitely have the edge but that's not the only skill that you mean right and this is very interesting question Radhika Bhoj is asking what exactly means developing technological solutions to business problems what does that mean I'm not sure if you do you know what what is she exactly means developing technological solutions to business problems I think I can I can give you a fair answer to that well basically I think what Radhika is asking here is how do you solve business problems with technology right right and and let me give you a very quick example for that right for example at my company up UWC if we if we consult our clients and if we sell them products and services we try to find what our client means the most for example a client needs to understand how you do an addition one plus one this is a very basic example the clients problem is how do you do addition one plus one we can count on our fingers one plus one is two that's a solution now how do you use technology to find solution to this you can write code in any language or you can develop some visualization or reports or even something as basic as an Excel report that's it you can basically use technology to calculate this on its own and give you the answer as to so the business problem here the use case is I the business the client needs to come up for a solution to something that optimizes their work and saves the money and you use technology or any form of coding languages or reporting languages or anything that helps them get to the answer so that's sort of getting a technological solution and I think now a lot of questions are gone similar topic can I get admin can I get admit from a top university in ba without job experience not much sure yes you can I don't see why you wouldn't get a job without job experience because you do need to start somewhere right obviously there are nuances beyond that you need to have a solid profile you need to have good skill set you need to apply it to the right company who's looking for somebody with an entry level experience I do have friends who are working as a business analyst and has your experience so you can yeah all right so the next one is do I require it asked by Ruth Kirsch Sariah what technical skills should have BA possesses I think we kind of answered that yeah it's it's not I mean you need to have conceptual level of knowledge for BA position but more problem-solving so if you can write pseudocode or you can always learn how to write code yeah what is the role of BA in a company yeah I think we discussed a small amount of this earlier a very important role that a business analyst does is translates requirements from the clients or the user and transistors translate it in a way that the development team and the user experience team can build solutions on ok Chaitali cuckoomy has like three questions for business analyst position this hardcore coding knowledge is expected we already kind of answered sort of yeah yes if you are if you have hardcore coding knowledge you would rather be a software developer all right but it's not required it's not if you have it good you make a very good BA for sure if you don't have it that doesn't mean you make a bad PA right other question is Mis field suitable for behavioral meaning if she does master's in MI is it gonna be is she gonna get role and B yes definitely yeah I'm gonna skip the universities questions because how difficult or easy it is to find a job in the US as a business analyst it's a very relative question very little question yes I agree with you I would say it's a good mix it's not the easiest of jobs to land because there is a high demand in Silicon Valley for software development type of roles and given the background become from in terms of our undergrad as bachelor's in engineering and our master's in computer science and there's a big demand for software developers because in normal in a small team you can have one business analyst and five developers and do the job right right you don't need five business analyst for five developers right right so just that just to balance out the ratio the demand for business analysts at times could be less as opposed to developers but getting a job as a business analyst I have seen I've definitely seen people struggle a little bit here and there but I have seen all of my friends eventually get a job as a business analyst yeah at the end so and I just wanted to add that like ten jobs in da it's not that you're not gonna get job it's more how much hard work you want to put in to get that job so you need to really have a kick-ass profile in the making you need to understand the clients job requirement and make a resume accordingly I'm not saying fake it but at the same time I'm saying highlight the skills that you have on your resume that aligns to what the client needs since you talked about resume there is a question harro Moines homes I don't know how to pronounce that but that person is asking what things should I add on my resume to get a BA job yeah well definitely definitely include your experiences that you have had Fany include your education and whatever you started that is relevant to the company that is hiring right about his skills that you think can help the role of a business analyst or right about whatever technical skills you may have or whatever communication skills you may have that can help the job role and yeah just highlight any projects that you may have done something that is noticeable any publications if you've ever done that is noticeable yeah just make sure you align it to what the company is looking for right and this is other questions with a lot of people ask me is like having one resume for all the jobs they apply to or having multiple resume for I would say create like a framework but then you know when you are applying to be a position and the companies requirement is different then you don't you can't give them that oh I know the management things but they require technical roles or if you are like applying to PwC where they have er e requirements Oracle and if you have not put any of those there's going to be chances they are not gonna pick you so so it's you have to read the responsibilities and rules and requirements what they need and then tailor a resume like that you kind of has that same framework but then kind of change it a little bit yes it's good to have a generic resume I'm not saying you should never do that but the more specific a resume is to the requirements of the company the better chances of getting noticed and being picked for an interview right and can fresher get a job in be a position yes now what our day-to-day challenges that was why I am sure and seven and this is surely a 20 to see what our day-to-day challenges for ba technologies involved daily challenge is I think a very important challenge that business analysts have is to understand the client requirements because if you misunderstand what the client needs and if you translate that into actual development of code that the development team works on well it's not it's not a good space to be in because you have developed something that is wrong so that's a big challenge to be effective at communication and listening technologies yes are definitely involved because you are trying might need a technological solution for example your client wants you to develop a Python code and for example the time to report that reads the data and presents it in a nice way you do need to understand the requirements of a client which comes to technological optimization or advancement or involvement within distribution artista is asking difference between data scientist and business analyst a good question so they're very different from what I understand a data scientist is a far more technical job as opposed to a business analyst a data scientist works core on understanding better yeah or it's science about it it signs about it you you get a ton of data and you need to understand and make sense out of that data you will be using a lot of machine learning a lot of a lot of thumbs that you'll design in order to work with that kind of big data as well as opposed to a business analyst where you will work in a space where you work with clients and development teams that you analyze information and make meaningful information in order to develop a solution yeah and the other question I think somebody asked is msnb a which is MSM business analytics or nm as an engineering management who took data analytics core subject have the same job profile as business and it starts by Oddie's Joshi so I'm gonna it I think what is they are trying to ask if there are multiple questions about msnb the MS and business analytics is different then business analyst job position and you know key you can expand a little bit yes so I think a very modern sort of program that a lot of schools have started is Business Analytics it may be at the engineering school or at the business school Business Analytics pertains to its if you put in a good way Business Analytics pertains to a lot of strategical thinking a lot of information gathering a lot of reporting when it comes to solving business problem a business analyst is a part of a team that develops analytics a business analyst is a role where as business analytics is a field right and I think we kind of answer a lot of questions because they are all similar Akshay younger and Nath is awesome power the job opportunities in b.a after completing Mis and their job roles maybe kind of answer plenty of job opportunities when let's compare to software developers but you know you you will get the job and after completing a mais there's no reason you shouldn't and the job roles there are multiple so he's not business analyst Aziza he started as a risk associate and then now he's you know promoted to senior associate which is senior consultant position and that it is business analyst this project management project manager what are the different ba roles titles so you can be a business analyst it can be an information systems analyst which is similar to a business analyst you can be a business business engineer that's also one of the rare titles that I've seen it's not too prominent which which deals with similar types problems but when you go when you go further up the line in hierarchy when you go to management positions obviously you can become a project manager a program manager when it comes to doing management work with different teams as a consultant you may do these these roles when it comes to different projects so I have been a business analyst for one of my projects because that's the role that was required of me do but at the same time I've also been a project manager within a different project because that was the type of delivery that was needed on that project right so all of these are quite intertwined with each other right so now you know we've answered a lot of questions and we talked about this topic a lot how would you summarize because I think a lot of lot of people need this kind of understanding that what's the skill set for management position like consultant da all that and how do they proceed to carrying those skillset to get that job like right so I try to I try to keep it as short as possible I think the very important skill set to have when you want to get into management or business analyst type of or consulting type positions is communication very important because at the end of the day when you get promoted to higher positions you will do less technical work and you will work more with people you will have teams under you that you need to work with and get work done so communication is very much at the same time you need to have critical logical dynamic thinking because that helps you sort of do what you need to do in a more optimized than faster manner at the same time when you start fresh after school as a business analyst or manager or consultant you should I think you should definitely have some basic experience of technical things for example sequel sequel scripting sequel queries or something as basic as how to write basic code you don't need to be an expert you don't you be a full stack developer or something but how to write basic code or how to understand concepts of coding and things like that because if somebody else writes code you should be able to test it at least or you should be able to tell them what is what is wrong in the code or the end product so overall yes communication being critical thinking and problem solving and having basic knowledge and willingness to learn more every day in your job it I think it really really helps with these kind of conditions how do they build you know I mean not that people can build communication skill said how do they build that kind of skill set while they're doing their masters is that kind of I don't you your college is not going to have a no matter if you do msnb AMS and engineering management is higher so computer science nobody's going to teach you how to build communication skill set that's kind of you're gonna have to build while you're working on a project with the team and all of that so how do they build those kind of skill set while it is the Masters yeah great question I think more you work with teams you then do understand that every person is different and you need to listen more than you need to speak yeah so the more you can listen and understand people's problems and and the thing that you're trying to solve I think it helps you a lot because the more you listen the more you develop the ability to actually come up with something to make it better so listening is a very important skill in order to improve yourself right at the same time think about your end user for example if while you're studying and when you are say making a project for your professor in one of the classes think about how the professor is going to look at it instead of you making that project with find variable because if you know that you are selling something to someone you need to see that why will somebody pay money or why would somebody spend time in hooking at what you've done yeah yeah and just think if you think on those lines from an end user or customer perspective you will inadvertently do a good job of making it more presentable and making more sense yeah putting it in your self into customer shoes because I think that's what you will end up doing a lot of times when you're working for management positions or ba positions because you're representing client and you know you can't spend paint and tons of money and they want to buy product but if you don't give them what they wanted then that's not going to take and I'm not going to be happy so so thanks for doing this yeah super clear a lot of concepts were i opening to me to a lot of them no surprise that you said that pleasantly surprised and on an end note what's the one advice would you give to people who are pursuing the masters regardless of ba or anything but what's one advice would you give to the biggest thing that I've seen in my my masters and my career so far do good stop comparing yourself to others the day you start looking at the kind of jobs others are getting is when you're going to lose track of what you need to do for yourself a very important thing is if you get an interview do a good job if you don't get an interview and if your friend gets it be happy for them instead of feeling bad yeah so yeah I just do good focus on what you need to do as opposed to what others are doing and you'll be happy yeah and you have a signature sign sign off because we say which we say keep smiling and keep us tied up so do you want to do that yeah for sure everybody you should always look at this guy's video he's pretty kick-ass I'm not saying it because he is my best friend but I'm saying it because I've seen it and it's very helpful to everyone but at the end of the day I think what's important is life is keep smiling and keep oscillating on that bullish I admire Maha Devi me and Naruto the dome shanthi shanthi [Applause] boom shanti shanti [Applause]

28 Comments

  1. Ashish Kumar said:

    Great content!!!

    May 22, 2019
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  2. Saurav Palekar said:

    Hey Yudi bro…Industrial Engineering VS Engineering Management in California?
    Job opportunities?

    May 22, 2019
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  3. Apoorv Saxena said:

    Nice song in the end ! Om namah shivay πŸ•‰οΈ πŸ™‚

    May 22, 2019
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  4. Apoorv Saxena said:

    Can we put fake experience from India ?

    May 22, 2019
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  5. Oindrila Choudhury said:

    how to prepare for interview questions for internship for ba ?

    May 22, 2019
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  6. Harshita Bhalakiya said:

    ❀️ both..Though you didn’t invite me to your party!!

    May 22, 2019
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  7. Shyamsfriend Krishna said:

    Gr8 infm.guys

    May 22, 2019
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  8. Chaitali Kulkarni said:

    That's amazing how you lined up all the questions Yudi. You know everything what he is saying, still keeping us and our questions in mind you were covering all the topic. Each and every minute detail πŸ‘

    May 22, 2019
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  9. Prashant Wakchaure said:

    Please make a similar video with a software developer πŸ˜€

    May 22, 2019
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  10. veerja n said:

    Hey thanks for these useful videos if you have a friend in user experience design / interaction design / human computer interaction .pls make a similar video with them!

    May 22, 2019
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  11. 315126510151 SANKURATRI RAVITEJA said:

    the song is superb cool

    May 22, 2019
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  12. 315126510151 SANKURATRI RAVITEJA said:

    bro,could please do a video on master of supply chain management.

    May 22, 2019
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  13. Udbhav singh chauhan said:

    Nice and informative video bro 🀩

    May 22, 2019
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  14. Tafseer Khan said:

    Damn. Throughout the video, I thought you were speaking about Business Analytics. You made it clear only in the 41st minute that BA here refers to something else. Please make a video on Business Analytics.

    May 22, 2019
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  15. mansi n said:

    Thanks Yudi J once again……

    May 22, 2019
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  16. Sahil Patel said:

    As always GREAT video! And the song 😍πŸ”₯ #omnamahshivaay
    Thank you so much for this!πŸ™

    May 22, 2019
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  17. Siddharth Iyer said:

    Another kickass video broπŸ‘πŸ‘

    May 22, 2019
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  18. Karan said:

    Hi hero!

    May 22, 2019
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  19. Aarohi Singh said:

    Pls make a video on MBA 😌

    May 22, 2019
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  20. nabin maharjan said:

    Sir please can u make video in civil engineering.

    May 22, 2019
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  21. Swapna kamble said:

    Could you recommend few universities for MBA

    May 22, 2019
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  22. Aaryamann Varu said:

    In what field did you did your masters in?

    May 22, 2019
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  23. Ankit Tiwari said:

    Nice video and very informative and relatable πŸ‘πŸ»

    May 22, 2019
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  24. sai nikhil said:

    Bro nice. As I asked you about industrial engineering in masters u told that you will make a video on it. It will be useful for me.

    May 22, 2019
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  25. Rohan Joshi said:

    I'm from D J sanghvi. Its not what I expected to be.

    May 22, 2019
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  26. Dhaivat Ganatra said:

    super informative one …Thanks a lot for a bundle of cherishing knowledge…

    May 22, 2019
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  27. Aaryamann Varu said:

    Are you doing job now

    May 22, 2019
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  28. Aaryamann Varu said:

    Did you complete your masters

    May 22, 2019
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