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Work Based Learning and Education in the US

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What is work-based learning?

Work based learning (WBL) is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability.

Our Business Analyst (BA) work based learning experience offers students a hands-on and inspirational learning environment that can be accessed from anywhere. It seamlessly integrates desirous workplace capabilities with your curriculum to create a different and much effective learning paradigm. Our BA work based learning experience has been designed by experienced and certified practitioners of international business and deliberately merges theory with practice and develops the utilization of explicit and tacit forms of knowledge.

Objectives of Savio Global’s Work Based Learning

Savio Global’s WBL experiences aims to satiate several academic and industry needs as follows:

  • Our WBL experiences can substitute for accredited courses
  • It aims at bridging the gap between the learning and the doing.
  • We create win-win-win situations where the school or university’s objectives, the learner’s needs and the industry requirement for a skilled workforce are met.
  • Our work based learning experiences also serves to provide:
    • an awareness of career options,
    • self discovery,
    • career planning,
    • help students attain technical competencies as well as soft skills,
    • evaluate students on such technical and employable skills and receive performance scores.

We are active participants in business and academics, and through our own experiences and research over the years, we’ve understood that the best learning happens on the job. This is primarily the reason we’ve built our work based learning to help students learn and experience work.

Know more about our Business Analyst WBL experiences:

Savio Global’s work based learning encompasses a combination of formal and informal work place simulations that require students to exhibit:

  • timeliness, because workplaces deliver value within deadlines
  • an ability to produce correct results
  • decision making abilities that are beneficial to the business
  • effective written communication, especially useful for work-from-home arrangements

Savio Global’s WBL creates win-win-win situations where the school or university’s objectives, the learner’s needs and the industry requirement for a skilled workforce are met.

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Professional Business Analyst Training and Certification with Work Experiences in USA

Business Analyst Certification Course and work Experience course by Savio Education Global

Participants join our simulated business analyst work experience course around the world for 8 weeks, throughout the year, to work in teams. Successfully completing this business analyst course within the stipulated time will ensure that you can demonstrate your competence as a business analyst and meet real world expectations. This work experience offers you a professional business analyst certification that is greatly valued by hiring managers.

When you join Savio Global in this simulation of a Business Analyst, you are joining a firm that will challenge you and ensure your professional development. In this role you will work on the best teams to solve difficult business problems and perform professional business analysis. You will also work with many experts, from data scientists and researchers to software and app designers. This program is a 100% experiential learning program that readies you for a career as a business analyst.

Your Business Analyst Certification and Work Experience

You’ll work in teams of typically 3 – 5 consultants, playing an active role in all aspects of the business engagement.

In this Business Analyst course, you will perform business analysis, which includes gathering and analyzing information, formulating and testing hypotheses, performing benchmarking, business data analysis and developing and communicating recommendations. You’ll also have the opportunity to present results to management and implement recommendations in collaboration with team members.

You will work from home with your Savio Global colleagues, owning a distinct piece of the project. Some examples of the specific work may include interviewing people, leading teams, building business and technological models, creating and delivering presentations, and working with Savio Global subject experts to develop perspectives and insights.

Our Business Analyst Work Experience program gives participants first-hand and immersive experiences. Through this simulation course, you will participate in continuous training, as well as a range of continuous learning activities to get to know your work leading up to your professional business analyst certification.

Business Analyst Training – Be the best in business analysis

You’ll gain new skills and build on the strengths you may already have. You as a Business Analyst will receive exceptional training as well as frequent coaching and mentoring from colleagues on your teams. This support includes daily training. Moreover, to ensure that you are a truly certified business analysis professional, an expert from our practice is assigned to you to help guide you throughout your work experience.

Through one month of mentor guided work experiences in business analysis, you will learn, grow and be evaluated in the abilities to:

  • create professional requirements documentations using prioritization techniques, user stories, and more!
  • use advanced business modelling notations for communication
  • apply advanced SQL for database querying
  • use MS Excel for dashboarding
  • develop tests for product verification
  • use Tableau to create and present stunning visualizations
  • develop insights from data and guide business decision making
  • communicate professionally

Includes over 25 hours of instructional videos for FREE!
Placement assistance included. Know more here.

This low cost, high value Business Analyst Work Experience provides you a business analyst certification and prepares you and enhances your skills to secure a job as a business analyst. Explore thousands of Business Analysis Jobs (Credly: External Site).

Learn business analysis from Master Facilitator and Professor, Savio Saldanha, PMP

Prof. Savio Saldanha will mentor you in this business analyst certification program. Learn from the best; be the best!

Savio is an industry professional and veteran project manager. He has served in several techno-functional roles at companies including Dentsu International, Bank of America, CITI Bank, TCS and L&T Infotech. He is recognized by LinkedIn as being among the top 5% in AI ML globally. He also serves as an Advisor to Harvard Business Review Council, USA and is a Contributing Member to the Python Software Foundation, USA. Savio has authored two books on project management and business analysis and is a Contributing Author to the Project Management Standard Seventh Edition 2021, PMI USA. He is a Certified Project Management Instructor and Professional, Software Quality Assurance Specialist, (ISTQB Belgium) among others. He currently also serves as Adjunct Professor for Analytics and Project Management at Universal Business School, Mumbai.

Business Analyst program reviews by participants

Business analyst salaries in the US

The average base salary a Business Analyst makes in the United States ranges between $82,411 and $93,000. (Data: Indeed and BLS). The average additional cash compensation for a Business Analyst in US is $7,869. The average total compensation for a Business Analyst in US is $90,742. To know details of business analyst salaries in every state in the USA, read here.

Who is this business analyst certification for – Beginners or Experienced Professionals?

Our Business Analyst certification program is designed to cater to beginners, freshers as well as experienced professionals. Because of the depth of the program, the ideal candidate is one who is willing to invest the effort to complete the projects, tasks, and stakeholder presentations, within a timely manner. Our team of educators are constantly evaluating you on key business analyst skills like critical thinking, analytical reasoning, communication abilities, and many more in order to develop and enhance you.

Frequently asked questions about business analyst training and certification with work experiences

  1. What are the eligibility criteria for this Post Graduate Program in Business Analysis with Immersive Experiences?

    For admission to our Work Experience Program in Business Analysis, candidates should have a bachelor's / master's degree in any discipline with an average of 50% or higher marks.

  2. Can candidates from non programming backgrounds apply?

    Yes. The program develops skills in business analysis. Business analysts are semi-technical roles, that do not emphasize programming. However, our program includes building skills in SQL, which we begin from the basics.

  3. Can freshers or beginners join the program, those without work experience?

    The program is designed for freshers / beginners as well as working professionals.

  4. What can I expect from this program?

    In addition to experiencing the role of a business analyst yourself, you also gain:
    – Gain the necessary skills to secure your business analyst job
    – Be ready to crack your next business analyst interview
    – Gain an industry recognized certificate from Savio Global
    – Lifetime access to all program elearning content
    – Lifetime career coaching, guidance, and placement assistance

  5. What are the placement assistance options I get?

    Savio Global's Job Assist program is a country-specific offering to help you land your dream job. With the Job Assist program, we offer extended support for the certified learners who are looking for a job switch or starting with their first job. Upon successful completion of this immersive and experiential business analyst program, you will be eligible to apply for Job Assist and your details will be shared with our network of recruiters and hiring managers. As a part of this program, we offer the following exclusive services:
    – Resume building assistance 
    – Career Mentoring and Interview Preparation sessions

  6. Will I get live coaching and mentoring to be a business analyst?

    Yes, you will receive regular business analysis mentoring and coaching from senior industry professions and leaders twice every week for the duration of the program. Industry veterans include VPs, directors, and professionals in the field of business analysis.

  7. What qualifications do you need to be a business analyst?

    – A graduate / post graduate degree
    – Relaxed education qualifications in some companies – High school diploma
    – the ability to use your initiative
    – the ability to work well with others
    – good verbal communication skills

  8. Can fresher join as business analyst?

    Usually, business analysts come from engineering or business (MBA) backgrounds. For a complete fresher / recent graduate without any work experience, the only way to enter a career as a business analyst is by undertaking the Business Analyst Work Experience Program offered by Savio Global. Such a program helps fill gaps in your experience, offers new and real-world experiences, and prepares you for the workplace.

  9. Is business analyst easy to learn?

    Business analysis is a career with much variety, demanding skills such as problem solving, relationship management, time management and good communication. It can be very satisfying for those with the inclination to pursue it and the diversity it offers.

  10. How do I start a business analyst career?

    – Learn business analysis fundamentals.
    – Take a business analysis work experience program.
    – Work on projects to develop your practical business analysis skills.
    – Develop visualizations and practice presenting them.
    – Develop a Business Analyst portfolio to showcase your work.
    – Get familiar with important software used in business analysis.
    – Familiarize yourself with glossaries around business analysis.

  11. Are business analysts well paid?

    The average Business Analyst makes over $93,000 per year! Learn more about business analyst salaries and earnings.

  12. Can a non engineer become a business analyst?

    It is completely possible for a non-IT / non engineering professional to become a business analyst. Many of our program participants did not have engineering backgrounds and have been hired in the roles of business analysis. Read reviews here.

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Proven Workforce Readiness Programs For Schools and Colleges, Youth and Professionals

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Workforce readiness can be defined as having new workplace entrants prepared to enter the workforce with the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities and attributes in order to engage in endeavors that will be required in their respective occupations. Partnerships and alliances between educational institutions, governmental entities and employers can assist in ensuring that these new workforce entrants are sufficiently prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities they will face in the workplace.

Workforce Training/Education is defined as:

  • postsecondary activities (seminar, workshop, course, customized training, etc.) that develop or enhance the skills of existing employees or members of any business or industry.
  • training provided to individuals, whether employed or unemployed, that is designed to meet the employment needs of the student and/or employer
  • training that enhances occupational, technical, and/or soft skills (communication, computational, and interpersonal).

Workforce readiness / job readiness purpose

A workforce ready person capitalizes on personal strengths, talents, education and experiences to bring value to the workplace and the community through his/her performance, skill, diligence, ethics and responsible behavior.

When students are workforce ready, they are prepared for the next step in their lives—whether that means getting their first job or beginning their college (which eventually leads to the workplace as well)! Being workforce ready also means being ready for life.

Workforce ready refers to employment opportunities with meaningful opportunities for advancement as well as career training programs that offer technical certification or other marketable skills. Evidence and experiences indicate that the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the workforce need some form of postsecondary training to succeed during their careers.

The Oregon Investment Education Board reports that having one definition for both terms “helps to break down the ‘silos’ in which education and workforce sectors often operate,” adding “significant research has shown that although the knowledge, skills, and applications of learning required for success in particular fields and programs of study vary, the overarching skills and strategies required for students of all ages entering colleges and careers are consistent” (Oregon Investment Education Board, 2014).

Workforce readiness / job readiness importance

Our simulated work experience programs are completely driven with experiential learning. Experiential learning (ExL) is the process of learning through experience, and is more narrowly defined as “learning through reflection on doing”. Experiential learning is distinct from rote or didactic learning, in which the learner plays a comparatively passive role. We combine and enhance experiential learning with other higher order forms of active learning such as:

  • cooperative learning,
  • service-learning,
  • situation-based learning

Workforce job ready skills

Employers are increasingly considering competencies — rather than degrees — as the most important factor in hiring, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Companies have forever needed workforce ready individuals; people with the necessary skills to get started from day-1. While a variety of factors are involved in development of an individual’s skills, such as upbringing, networks, and quality of education, these usually do not restrict the individual’s ability to continuously grow and develop newer or enhanced skills.

At Savio Education Global, we work to instill these necessary skills that ensure people are ready for the workforce. We achieve this through our proprietary simulated work experience programs.

Explanation of workforce ready skills

  • Analytical Inquiry/Reasoning = The capacity to recognize, describe and effectively solve problems through differentiation, categorization and other tools of inquiry and reasoning.
  • Computational Thinking = The power to translate data into concepts and to derive data-based reasoning.
  • Computer Literacy = The potential to use computers and related technology efficiently and productively.
  • Cross-Cultural Competency = The ability to operate and engage in diverse cultural setting.
  • Emotional/Social Intelligence = The means to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.
  • Ethical Reasoning = The judicious and self-reflective application of ethical principles and professional or occupational codes of conduct to making decisions, taking action, and resolving issues.
  • Information Literacy = The capability to know how to find, organize and evaluate information through independent or collaborative inquiry in order to work with and contribute to it.
  • Language Proficiency = The abilityto speak, read, write and comprehend a language.
  • New Media Literacy = The power to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms and to leverage these media for persuasive communication.
  • Novel/Adaptive Thinking = Proficiency at creative thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based.
  • Persuasive Speaking = The ability to articulate, to engage audiences, and to present messages effectively.
  • Quantitative Fluency = The ability to understand and use essential arithmetic skills, calculations and symbolic operations to construct, support and visualize valid arguments.
  • Teamwork-Collaboration = The skill to work productively, drive engagement, negotiate a strategy for group research or performance, and effectively communicate results as a member of a team.
  • Transdisciplinary = Literacy in and ability to understand concepts and complex problems across multiple disciplines.
  • Written Communication = The ability to write effective and coherent explanations and arguments for multiple types of audiences with attention to the implications of language.

Integrate workforce readiness programs with college curriculums at the bachelors and the masters levels

You’ve crafted an awesome curriculum. That’s great and its one of the ways we deliver education viz. subject / topic based. Now compliment your strategy with experience based education to make your students unstoppable! Studies have shown that work based education tend to help summarize, assimilate, and actuate learnings, in addition to generating new insight, and muscle memory of the work performed.

Companies increasingly demand job specific skills which topic based education may not comprehensively fulfill. Hence, choose our Work Experience Program, which is the world’s first work based learning program for managerial and technical roles to make your students job ready.

Our program is effective because our educators and analysts create a simulated work environment for every participant, placing them in these specific job roles that, actuating them to perform the role to the best extent possible. At the end of the program, participant see for themselves, how their new found skills perfectly align with job descriptions that companies float!

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Simulated Work Based Learning Experiences

Simulated work based learning (WBL) gives students the experience of traditional work-based learning, but without leaving the campus / home. The purpose of simulated work-based learning is to provide workplace opportunities for students seeking to hone their skills in a desired role, even while being ineligible to work.

Advantages of Work Based Learning

Our Business Analyst Experiences is a simulated WBL and provides several advantages to institutes who offer and desire experiential learning opportunities for their pupil, including:

  • Work that places students in multi-national corporation style experiences.
  • Significant work tenure of around 8 weeks, which can substitute an internship.
  • Practical deliverable oriented experiences that mandates the creation of business documents and results.
  • Filled with short-duration advanced training to raise student skills to practitioner levels.
  • Can be paired with a curriculum course to run parallelly.
  • Encourages team based performance, dependence, and interactions; wherein student inputs dictate the results generated.
  • Hones written communication skills with team members, the ability to write clearly, concisely and to the point.
  • Online and always available.

Interested?

Explore our Business Analyst Experience Demo and help you students be the best!

Contact us at grow@savioglobal.com