Management Analyst

OFO No: 242101

Other names for Management Analyst:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Coach
  • Business Consultant
  • Business Support Project Manager
  • Business Turnaround Management Consultant
  • Capital Expenditure Analyst
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Corporate Planner
  • Ecommerce Programme Manager
  • Farm Management Consultant
  • Financial Systems Advisor
  • Management Consulting Specialist
  • Management Reporting Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Purchase Advisor
  • Resource Development Analyst
  • Service Solutions Project Manager
  • Small Business Consultant / Mentor
  • Strategic Developer / Facilitator
  • Superannuation Transitions Specialist
  • Technology Development Coordinator

What is a Management Analyst?

Management Analysts are sometimes referred to as management consultants. They provide corporations and government agencies with the expertise needed to solve management problems quickly.  

Consultants assist agencies with change of structure, business relocation, technical innovations, improving efficiency, increasing profits and making the business more competitive.

What does a Management Analyst do?

  • gathers information about company and identifies problems
  • conducts on-site observations and interviews company’s personnel
  • collaborates with management
  • develops and designs recommendations appropriate for the company
  • trains personnel to use new programmes and procedures

Are you . . . ?

  • an analytical thinker?
  • able to work well with people?
  • an active listener?
  • someone with good reading comprehension?
  • an effective communicator, both orally and in writing?
  • considerate of the costs and actions of potential solutions or approaches to problems and able to choose the most appropriate one?

How do I become a Management Analyst?

There are various degrees and diplomas that will help you skill yourself to become a Management Analysis depending on what prerequisites the company requires for this position. 

Some will want an Economics background while others will want a Business or Management background.

Here are a few examples:


Diploma in Management

Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Management


  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Tshwane University of Technology
  • Universitiy of Johannesburg
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Zululand 



Bachelor of Management


  • University of Pretoria
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Venda
  • University of the Western Cape


Honours in Management


Bachelor of Business Science

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of KZN


Relevant NQF Level 7 qualification – and/or managerial work experience

Advanced or Postgraduate Diploma in Management


Managerial work experience

Advanced or Postgraduate Diploma in Management


  • CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
  • Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
  • To avoid scams, make sure your institution is registered with the Department of Higher Education. 
  • CLICK HERE to check accredited Private Higher Education Institutions. 


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