Competency evaluation for careers in business intelligence analysis

Mark Fox, Jennifer L. Breese, Ganesh Vaidyanathan

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We use the US Occupational Resource Network (O*NET) to derive competencies required of those pursuing careers as Business Intelligence Analysts (BIA). Specifically, we look at the knowledge, skills, abilities, and work styles required of BIA occupations. We then group those competencies into more meaningful, but related, competency categories that we call: personal effectiveness competencies; communication competencies; cognitive competencies; management & interpersonal skills; systems competencies; and mathematics, statistics, and applications. We contrast the competencies we found with those mentioned in previous studies and conclude by making some observations about the implications of our research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-167
Number of pages11
JournalIssues in Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting

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