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There are several qualifications that can lead to becoming a business management consultant; they include:

Jose Luis Luna de la Parra Professional Qualifications

A good Business Consultant has been academically trained in Business Administration (BA) or Public Administration PA and has real life experience. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Public Administration (MPA) are even better degrees for qualify Business Consultants.

Both, Mr. Luna's undergraduate and graduate studies emphasized in Chicana/Chicano Studies and Public Administration. As an undergraduate, Jose Luis Luna de la Parra majored in Chicana/Chicano Studies and minored in Sociology at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). In his master's coursework at CSUDH, the field of specialization was Public Administration (MPA).

As for empirical practice in the world of business in the private sector, Mr. Luna has had a great deal of success and experience as a Senior Business Consultant and Business Manager for a law firm, as a Division Manager, Supervisor, and Manager for a large automobile industry in directing, controlling and managing others, personnel training, conducting monthly manager's and risk management meetings, performance evaluations, audits, cash controls and bank deposits, delegation of responsibilities, dealing with labor union representatives, staffing and recruiting, hiring and interviewing new management personnel, and general labor employees as well as office administrative assistants. In addition to being the owner and founder of De La Parra a business administrative Consulting Advisory Group helping and supporting our communities.

 

Jose Luis Luna de la Parra Professional Profile

Business Strategy Analyst -- Principal Consultant -- Business Owner and Founder

Jose L. Luna was born in Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla, Mexico and raised in East Los Angeles.In Mr. Luna's current position as Senior Business Strategy Consultant and Business Manager for a Los Angeles law firm, Mr. Luna has valuable experience in different areas of law, business take-off and startup, marketing, Publications, and newsletters. He looks after issues related to sales, production, and personnel, the day-to-day and more hands-on activities while providing feedback to the founder and president of the legal firm and in the overall business operations of the legal organization. He is frequently involved with different communities and organizations. In addition, Jose Luis Luna de la Parra is the owner and founder of De La Parra Consulting Group a business consulting and community supportive enterprise.

During Mr. Luna's management tenure at a large automobile industry, Mr. Luna had the good fortune of gaining substantial administrative and business management by objectives (MBO's), program development experience by developing, planning, directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating plans for the management of fourteen shops with total sales of more than five million dollars per year. Mr. Luna consistently exceeded his goals and gained excellent management skills as a strategic decision-maker, self-motivator, and motivator of others.

As an advisory board member, a volunteer position, for "Mar y Sol" a non-profit charitable corporation, Mr. Luna has helped in the development of grants and special project applications as well as providing advice, opinions, and ideas for the improvement of community development programs aimed at serving senior citizens and the community at large. He has also been a volunteer at the San Pedro Community and Senior Services Center where he teaches Citizenship classes and English as a Second Language (ESL) to senior citizens. In addition, Mr. Luna is now attending the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council with the intentions to serve as a board member, advisor and/or neighborhood "councilmember" representative.
Jose Luis Luna de la Parra has the skills, strength, and honor of a leader, the abilities to learn, support and listen to instructions, and the dynamic to follow the commands of his superiors. Mr. Luna knows when leaders have to make decisions. As a leader, Mr. Luna has strengthened his ethical point of view by engaging in constant ethical routines, dialogue, decision making, and justification. Ethics, throughout Mr. Luna's career has provided a backdrop to his decisions, actions, duties and obligations, and have enabled him to express, reflect and advocate normative concerns in both principles and actions.

An integral component of Mr. Luna's MPA degree was to be heavily indoctrinated in ethics to reinforce the abilities of becoming an effective administrator. The study and examination of the foundations of ethical administration included evaluation and application of ethical theories to public sector issues which provided opportunities to think reflectively, recognize ethical problems, and gain skills to effectively deal with political and analytical problems. In addition, Mr. Luna has traveled extensively around the world. This has brought him to various peoples, languages, customs, cultures, and different religions which have cultivated his tolerance towards our fellow human being as well as to understanding other cultures and their different customs or religions. Human beings as a right deserve to be treated with dignity, equality, and respect. These are Mr. Luna's heavy note in his philosophy.

In addition, Mr. Luna has taken courses and seminars such as Financial Accounting, Business Law, Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) curriculum courses completed and also beneficial to his affairs as a Business Consultant and Business Analyst positions. Some of the MPA curriculum consists of:

PUB 302. Administration of Financial Resources
Administrative and political considerations of fiscal policy, the budgetary process and fiscal controls, financial management and planning, government and the economy, intergovernmental fiscal relations and nature of grants-in-aid, alternate revenue sources and contemporary issues of public budget systems.


PUB 434. Administrative Planning
Techniques of administrative planning to include normative forecasting, planning and policy formation were reviewed. The future environment of government services to include demands and resources were explored within the framework of systems analysis and policy sciences. Strategic planning, managing public concerns in an era of limits.


PUB 504. Quantitative Methods in Public Administration
Quantitative methods used in decision-making with special emphasis on the public sector.


PUB 506. Administrative and Public Policy Analysis
The application of analytical tools to the solution of public management problems, introduction to general models of policy analysis, integration of solutions into administrative processes in government and policy studies cases.


PUB 508. Seminar: Public Personnel and Labor Relations
Managing the human resources of a public agency with an emphasis on selected activities of recruiting, staffing, evaluating, compensating, motivating and training the work force was analyzed. Procedures and legal requirements for collective bargaining, affirmative action and equal opportunity were explored.


PUB 510. Seminar: Public Financial Management
Examination of methods, processes and problems in the administration and budgeting of public revenues, revenue generation, forecasting, cost control and financial management cases.


Jose Luis Luna de la Parra graduate education provided him with a theoretical foundation for the practice of public management in the public sector or non-profit organizations, and for research, consulting and teaching. A master degree in public administration fortified the skills and addressed the social, political, and economic landscape of the public sector and its history and role in the American Society. The subjects required for his master in public administration degree included a broad examination of theoretical perspectives, the environmental context and functions that can be used to analyze organizations and to improve organizational effectiveness, generate a positive difference and when necessary, bring needed change for greater end results to an organization.