Rajat Narang, 29, a senior consultant with AbsolutData and an IIT Delhi graduate, chose the industry because numbers ‘fascinated’ him. A post-graduate in statistics and econometrics are among the required skills (see The Number Game). Companies also look to tap into bright engineering minds. You need to familiarise yourself with the technical side, i.e., statistical tools and software as well. Another requirement is a deep understanding of the client’s business. Hence, MBAs are in demand. A professional is expected to develop a domain specialisation within a few years.
Finally, the results have to communicated in an easy language, which calls for good presentation skills.
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