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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 101 Corporate Development Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4470 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 $106,255.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $100,893.

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 $84,602.

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 Degree0%
Bachelor's Degree75.55%
Master's Degree26.67%
Doctoral Degree5.01%
Other4.68%

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 years43.32%
3 to 5 years45.13%
6 to 8 years7.1%
9+ years4.45%

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 (53.71%)
  • Management (42.21%)
  • Sales (40.31%)
  • Presentations (36.82%)
  • Microsoft Excel (35.97%)
  • Research (32.86%)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (30.78%)
  • Leadership (28.99%)
  • Detail Oriented (26.51%)
  • Writing (21.97%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Accounting (21.46%)
  • Mergers And Acquisitions (23.77%)
  • Business Development (65.04%)
  • Finance (34.83%)
  • Due Diligence (26.91%)
  • Financial Modeling (22.85%)
  • Marketing (29.45%)
  • Project Management (22.96%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Corporate Development (16.89%)
  • Business To Business (5.89%)
  • Customer Relationship Management (16.85%)
  • Management Consulting (7.71%)
  • Investment Banking (12.39%)
  • Cold Calling (8.12%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (4.59%)
  • Investments (13.96%)
  • Corporate Finance (8.4%)
  • Market Research (11.1%)
  • Divestitures (6.74%)
  • Economics (14.08%)
  • Financial Statements (9.02%)
  • Financial Analysis (17.63%)
  • Selling Techniques (7.02%)
  • Data Analysis (11.65%)
  • Salesforce (12.81%)
  • Process Improvement (7.82%)
  • Private Equity (8.54%)
  • Request For Proposal (7.48%)
  • Sales Prospecting (18.95%)

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.

  • Mergers And Acquisitions (34.68%)
  • Due Diligence (39.26%)
  • Finance (50.81%)
  • Financial Modeling (33.33%)
  • Marketing (42.96%)

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
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Business Development Advisor
  • Business Development Sales Consultant
  • Due Diligence Consultant
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant
  • Due Diligence Analyst

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 (180)
  • Mastercard (90)
  • Cox Automotive (79)
  • Ramboll (68)
  • UnitedHealth Group (60)
  • Oracle (58)
  • TTEC (56)
  • PNC (51)
  • Lockheed Martin (44)
  • Jensen Landscape Services (44)

North Carolina

  • Honeywell International (5)
  • Deloitte (4)
  • CHG Healthcare (4)
  • Wells Fargo (3)
  • PNC (3)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (3)
  • Ruppert Landscape (3)
  • Cisco (3)
  • Jerry Hunt Supercenter (2)
  • Health Plus Staffing (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!