MSA Career Placement

Career Services
Since its inception in 2007, the MSA has attained an unparalleled track record for placing graduates in the Analytics profession

Are you seeking an education with a strong return on investment that will set you on the right career path? The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) is a cost-effective program with rapid time to completion and a proven track record. Job placement rates have exceeded 90-percent by graduation over a period of nine consecutive years despite the cyclical job market. Benchmark studies of starting salaries and placement rates show MSA student outcomes rival, if not surpass those of comparable programs at other leading universities. The ROI payback period is estimated to be less than 24 months on average.

Professional development and career services are an integral part of the MSA experience, including assistance with resume writing, interview and presentation skills, and professional networking. All career services are coordinated by the Institute and provided exclusively to MSA students. Dozens of employers visit the Institute each year with the sole purpose of interviewing our students. Most job interviews are conducted on campus and arranged with the assistance of the Institute.


MSA EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
Placement results for Class of 2016 reported as of May 15 (Graduation)
Total number of graduates:
113
Graduates seeking new employment:
109
Candidates with one or more offers by graduation:
99%
Candidates placed by graduation:
95%
Number of employers interviewing (on site):
166 (43)
Median number of initial job interviews:
10
Median number of offers of employment:
2
Job placements facilitated by the Institute:
90%
Average ROI payback period:
22 months
Number of reported job offers:
280
Job placements based in North Carolina:
44%
Job placements based in U.S.:
100%
Candidates reporting job offer data:
99%
ANNUAL BASE SALARY
SIGNING BONUS
Experience Level: All 0-2 Years 3+ Years All
Mean:
$93,250 $89,400 $101,200 $10,500
Median:
$90,000 $87,700 $100,000 $10,000
75th Percentile:
$100,000 $92,900 $105,000 $15,000
25th Percentile:
$85,000 $85,000 $91,000 $5,000
Maximum:
$130,000 $120,000 $130,000 $45,000
Minimum:
$67,000 $67,000 $81,000 $1,500
N:
104 70 34 81
% Reporting:
100% 67% 33% 78%
EMPLOYERS MAKING OFFERS
Abercrombie & Fitch
Accenture
Advance Auto Parts
Ankura Consulting
B2W
Bain & Company
Bank of America
BB&T
Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boston Consulting Group
Cargill
Cognizant
Community Care of NC
Conclusive Analytics
CoreCompete LLC
Deloitte
Disney
Dollar Tree
Elder Research
Elevate
Elicit, LLC
EY
Financial Risk Group
First Class Technology
Florida Blue
General Motors
Home Depot
Humana
InterWorks
IBM
JP Morgan Chase
Liberty Healthcare
Liberty Mutual
Lowe’s Companies
M&T Bank
Magnify Analytics
Marriott International
McKinsey
MDA Information Systems
Mission Health
Washington Wizards
Nike
Northrop Grumman
Pitt County (NC) Government
Premier
Progressive Leasing
Putnam Investments
PwC
Red Hat
RTI International
SAS
Teradata
The J.M. Smucker Company
United Airlines
Universal Resorts
US Bank
Visionist
Zencos
Zions Bank
Bold=succeeded in hiring one or more candidates

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Notes: Data with respect to salaries and bonuses are self-reported by graduates (without anonymity) and whenever possible verified by employers in cases where placement is arranged by the Institute (i.e., most candidates). Four graduates in 2016 did not seek new employment: all returned to a sponsoring employer. Student job placements are full-time paid positions without exception; the Institute does not place students in part-time, internship, or pro bono work. Data are made public here to guide prospective students and employers. Annual base salary figures do not include signing bonuses, relocation allowances or other forms of one-time compensation guaranteed upon signing. Conditional job offers (i.e., those requiring security clearance prior to employment) or other public sector employment are not included in the data. As a STEM-qualified degree, international MSA graduates are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Commencement is typically held in May. The Institute has a proven track record for placing its graduates in the analytics profession, but it does not under any circumstance offer a guarantee of employment upon completion of the MSA degree.

Types of Positions Filled
Geographic Distribution of Alumni


Annual Employment Report

Employment reports for each graduating class provide additional information about hiring employers and types of positions filled.


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