Career ServicesSince its inception in 2007, the MSA has attained an unparalleled track record for placing graduates in the Analytics professionAre 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 in each of the last ten consecutive years. 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 24 months on average.

Here’s a sample of where our recent graduates are employed today:

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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 staffed and 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.

The Institute was founded on a principle of being transparent (and exhaustive) in providing prospective applicants with current data on student employment outcomes. The MSA annual employment report spans nearly a dozen pages and details many facets of job placement. It is not a sample survey, but instead a complete and carefully curated census of the placement results. It is published upon graduation each year (typically by May 15th). We invite you to download the employment report and to inquire with any questions you may have about it.


Career Services

MSA EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
Placement results for Class of 2017 reported as of May 15 (Graduation)
Total number of graduates:
118
Graduates seeking new employment:
117
Candidates with one or more offers by graduation:
98%
Candidates placed by graduation:
93%
Number of employers interviewing (number on site):
201 (47)
Median number of initial job interviews:
11.5
Median number of offers of employment:
2
Job placements facilitated by the Institute:
94%
Estimated ROI payback period:
24 months
Number of reported job offers:
291
Job placements based in North Carolina:
43%
Job placements based in U.S.:
99%
Candidates reporting job offer data:
100%

Placement Highlights

ANNUAL BASE SALARY
SIGNING BONUS
Experience Level: All 0 Years 1-2 Years 3+ Years All
Mean:
$95,100 $90,200 $93,900 $101,700 $9,150
Median:
$91,000 $90,000 $92,000 $100,000 $7,500
75th Percentile:
$100,000 $94,000 $99,000 $110,000 $14,000
25th Percentile:
$87,500 $85,000 $87,750 $91,000 $5,000
Maximum:
$140,000 $108,000 $110,000 $140,000 $25,000
Minimum:
$70,000 $70,000 $80,000 $84,000 $2,500
N:
107 51 15 41 76
% Reporting:
100% 48% 14% 38% 71%
EMPLOYERS MAKING OFFERS
ABB
Accenture
Adobe
Ally Financial
Ankura Consulting
ASR Analytics
Bain & Company
Bank of America
BeerBoard
Beghou Consulting
Carolina Biological Supply
Certona
Chick-fil-A
Cigna
Citadel
Cognizant
Community Care of North Carolina
Conclusive Analytics
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Deloitte
Disney
Elder
Elevate
Eli Lilly

ERCOT
Evaluserve
EY
Facebook
Fifth Third Bank
Financial Risk Group
GEICO
Gramener
Harvard Pilgrim Health
Humana
ICON
INC Research
Interworks
Jack in the Box
Jacksonville Jaguars
JP Morgan Chase
KeyBank
KPMG
Lash Group – AmerisourceBergen
Leoforce
LPL Financial
M&T Bank
Mercado Libre
Merkle
NetApp
Northrop Grumman
Prime Therapeutics
Red Hat
Red Ventures
Reveal Mobile
Rho
RTI International
SAP
SAS
Siemens
Teradata
The Home Depot
TIAA
True Fit
Uffect
Veyo Logistics
Visionist
Volvo
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Zencos
ZS Associates
Bold lettering denotes employers that succeeded in hiring one or more candidates. The list does not include agencies of the federal government that made conditional offers employment.

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). One graduate in 2017 returned to a sponsoring employer. Two graduates were international Fulbright Scholars and required to return to their home countries; one secured employment at home, and one will remain temporarily in the U.S. as a Fulbright employed in a paid internship before returning home. All other job placements are full-time paid positions. 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 requiring security clearance prior to employment or other public sector employment (e.g., military service) are not included in the data.

The MSA is classified as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program. This designation, determined by the Department of Homeland Security, allows international students to extend their training in the United States by working in their field of study. Instead of 12 months of optional practical training, they have a total of 36 months under STEM, which amounts to an extra two years of working in the United States.

DISCLAIMER: The Institute has a proven track record for placing 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.

Deloitte Information Session 2016