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BA Lifecycle and Training

Consulting Career Path

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Principal / Director

Principal/Director - Serve as a trusted advisor to senior client executives; identify sales opportunities;  direct engagement management

Senior Manager

Senior Manager (4-6 years) - Provide overall engagement management; integrate recommendations into a total solution for the client


Manager (3-6 years) - Plan and manage moderately complex engagements; structure, review and validate analysis and recommendations

Senior Consultant

Senior Consultant (2-4 years) - Lead and evaluate analysis to draw conclusions and develop insightful recommendations and solutions; design deliverable content

Business School / Externship

In between the Consultant and Senior Consultant levels, many practitioners obtain a graduate degree.  Click here for more information about our Graduate School Assistance


Consultant (1-2 years) - Develop conclusions from analysis; take responsibility for creating and leading portions of deliverable

Business Analyst

Business Analyst (2 years)  - Develop broad consulting skills; Gather and research data; develop pertinent and thoughtful analysis; contribute to the creation of deliverables


Formal Training Programs

To help guide you through your career, Deloitte provides a number of learning opportunities through its formal university-style learning curriculum. In addition to participating in the national training programs required for all Business Analysts, you can configure your development by taking courses online or in your local office that align with your specific career interests. Click here to learn more about BA training programs

National Training Programs

  • BA On-Board Training
  • BA National Training
  • Milestone Training for Promotion

Local and Virtual Training

  • Classroom Training
  • Virtual Learning
  • Sponsored External Training


In addition to formal learning opportunities, you can expect to learn a great deal from your interactions with other practitioners through your project roles and firm activities. Our apprenticeship culture makes developing our people a priority, and from day one you are connected with a network of individuals committed to helping you learn and grow. For example, each BA is assigned a dedicated counselor, charged with helping them navigate the firm, escalating issues and achievements, and representing them during reviews.

Deloitte University

Deloitte University is a learning environment specifically built and designed for Deloitte practitioners to learn and inspire each other to "lead from the front".

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