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A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking, collaborative partners that delivers immediate, meaningful results and a long-term transformational advantage to our clients and colleagues. We are talented problem solvers who work in a collegial way to create and implement elegantly simple, practical, and sustainable solutions. Consequently, we seek people with a combination of analytical skills, academic excellence, and superior interpersonal attributes. For undergraduates and advanced-degree graduates without previous work experience, the A.T. Kearney business analyst program is an outstanding introduction to the discipline of management consulting. Business analysts learn and apply the fundamentals of management consulting as they identify, study, and solve business issues across a wide range of industries.
As a business analyst, you are able to contribute immediately as a full member of the client team, where 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. You may also participate in marketing activities and preparing proposals for new engagement opportunities.
We emphasise career development, providing our consultants with ongoing feedback and helping them manage their careers. Our goal is to help our people be very successful throughout their career life cycle. The scope of your consulting role will increase as rapidly as your performance warrants.
After two or three years, most business analysts pursue a master of business administration (MBA) degree (although this is not mandatory). Top-performing consultants are eligible for the A.T. Kearney Scholars' Program, which provides selected consultants with significant support for tuition and fees to pursue an MBA degree at a top business school. Those who choose not to pursue an MBA degree will continue to progress within the firm and be offered a range of local and regional training courses to further develop their skills.
Regardless of how long you stay with A.T. Kearney, the experience you gain and the relationships you develop will be with you throughout your career. Our flourishing global alumni network is a testament to our commitment to our people—and their commitment to A.T. Kearney.
A.T. Kearney offers individualised training to enhance your consulting knowledge and potential. Upon joining the firm, you will participate in New Consultant Orientation (NCO)—a regionally conducted training course, in which you will learn essential concepts and methodologies, while building a network of relationships with peers and contacts within the firm. Your training program continues with a full curriculum of tailored courses available to enhance your skills.
What We Seek
There is no single model or standard for A.T. Kearney business analysts. 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, and having excellent problem-solving abilities, exceptional communication skills, strong quantitative skills, and personal maturity.
Business Analyst Contributions
At A.T. Kearney, no two client engagements are identical. Each requires unique insights and offers unique challenges. The following are examples of projects—and outcomes—that our business analysts have contributed to:
- Conducted an activity-based analysis of key business processes, which helped identify quick hits that resulted in 15 percent efficiency gains; the team also made final recommendations to management for longer-term improvements
- Performed a competitor benchmarking analysis by identifying savings opportunities of $15 million (50 percent of total expenditures) for the finance function of a major oil company, positioning it for sustained growth
- Assessed the working capital effectiveness and conducted a competitive analysis for a global manufacturing client
- Organised online reverse auctions for packaging commodities for a global manufacturer
- Developed global market profiles of IT outsourcing, business process outsourcing, and call center offshoring companies
- Led research efforts to outline international strategic implications of entry into new markets for a global consumer electronics firm
How to Apply
Applications for the role of Business Analyst to start in 2017 is now closed. We will be recruiting for this role in February 2017.
A.T. Kearney Australia Pty Ltd
Level 5, MCA Building
140 George St
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9259 1999