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 eight 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 20 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’s staff 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 2015 reported as of May 1 (Graduation)
Total number of graduates:
86
Graduates seeking employment:
84
Candidates with one or more offers by graduation:
100%
Candidates placed by graduation:
100%
Number of employers interviewing:
158
Median number of initial job interviews:
12
Median number of offers of employment:
3
Job placements facilitated by the Institute:
92%
20 months
Number of reported job offers:
248
Job placements based in North Carolina:
51%
Job placements based in U.S.:
100%
Candidates reporting job offer data:
99%
ANNUAL BASE SALARY
SIGNING BONUS
All
Levels
0-2 Years Experience 3+ Years Experience All
Levels
Mean
$96,400 $90,900 $103,600 $13,300
Median
$95,000 $87,000 $105,000 $10,500
75th Percentile
$105,000 $95,000 $115,000 $20,000
25th Percentile
$85,000 $82,000 $95,000 $5,000
Maximum
$125,000 $125,000 $125,000 $30,000
Minimum
$75,000 $75,000 $82,000 $1,500
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83 47 36 54
% Reporting
99% 56% 43% 64%

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). Two graduates in 2015 did not seek new employment: both returned to a sponsoring employer. Student job placements are full-time paid positions without exception; the Institute does not place students in part-time, internships, 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) 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 on the first Saturday 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.