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Corporate Development Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Corporate Development Analyst analyzes opportunities and processes regarding corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances. Helps carry out research, cost/benefit analyses of mergers, and communicates results to stakeholders.

Job Outlook

There were 112 Corporate Development Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4833 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Corporate Development Analyst / Manager industry, which includes the Corporate Development Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Corporate Development Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $105,735.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $103,336.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Corporate Development Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $86,926.

Education and Experience

Posted Corporate Development Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1.68%
Bachelor's Degree75.96%
Master's Degree26.51%
Doctoral Degree4.39%
Other4.66%

Posted Corporate Development Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years43.88%
3 to 5 years44.68%
6 to 8 years7.14%
9+ years4.3%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Corporate Development Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (43.7%)
  • Management (37.41%)
  • Sales (34.43%)
  • Presentations (29.34%)
  • Microsoft Excel (28.88%)
  • Research (27.73%)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (25.35%)
  • Leadership (24.75%)
  • Detail Oriented (20.3%)
  • Operations (17.73%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Finance (31.58%)
  • Mergers And Acquisitions (23.29%)
  • Due Diligence (24.25%)
  • Marketing (27.58%)
  • Business Development (62.28%)
  • Accounting (19.27%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Investments (14.76%)
  • Private Equity (6.9%)
  • Financial Statements (7.5%)
  • Economics (11.43%)
  • Financial Analysis (15.64%)
  • Sales Prospecting (14.44%)
  • Financial Modeling (20.19%)
  • Project Management (17.98%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (13.36%)
  • Corporate Finance (6.53%)
  • Data Analysis (10.16%)
  • Business To Business (3.67%)
  • Corporate Development (20.47%)
  • Investment Banking (11.08%)
  • Selling Techniques (5.99%)
  • Cold Calling (5.18%)
  • Market Research (9.28%)
  • Salesforce (9.67%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Due Diligence (58.14%)
  • Finance (75.7%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Corporate Development Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Business Development Analyst
  • Business Development Consultant
  • Corporate Development Consultant
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Business Development Advisor
  • Business Development Sales Consultant
  • Strategy and Business Development Manager
  • Inside Sales Business Development Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Corporate Development Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (309)
  • Mastercard (90)
  • UnitedHealth Group (84)
  • Cox Automotive (68)
  • Ramboll (68)
  • Lockheed Martin (54)
  • TTEC (53)
  • PNC (49)
  • Oracle (47)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (43)

North Carolina

  • Deloitte (8)
  • Labcorp Drug Development (4)
  • Ally Financial (3)
  • Intrahealth International (3)
  • Wells Fargo (3)
  • PNC (3)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (3)
  • Stellantis (3)
  • Cisco (3)
  • Jerry Hunt Supercenter (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!