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 at 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.
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.
If becoming a data scientist is your aspiration, let your choice of where to study be a data-driven decision. The Institute was founded on a principle of transparency in providing prospective applicants with relevant data on student outcomes. We believe in letting the numbers speak for themselves. The employment report is a complete and carefully curated census of our annual placement results. It is published promptly upon graduation each year. We invite you to download the employment report and to inquire with any questions you may have about it.
MSA EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
|Placement results for Class of 2017 reported as of May 15, 2017 (Graduation)|
Total number of graduates:
Graduates seeking new employment:
Candidates with one or more offers by graduation:
Candidates placed by graduation:
Number of employers interviewing (number on site):
Median number of initial job interviews:
Median number of offers of employment:
Job placements facilitated by the Institute:
Estimated ROI payback period:
Number of reported job offers:
Job placements based in North Carolina:
Job placements based in U.S.:
Candidates reporting job offer data:
ANNUAL BASE SALARY
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|EMPLOYERS MAKING OFFERS|
Bain & Company
Bank of America
Carolina Biological Supply
Community Care of North Carolina
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Fifth Third Bank
Financial Risk Group
Harvard Pilgrim Health
Jack in the Box
Lash Group – AmerisourceBergen
The Home Depot
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
|Bold denotes employers that succeeded in hiring one or more candidates. The list does not include agencies of the federal government making conditional offers of 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.
Here’s a sample of where our graduates are employed today. To learn more about the success of our community of graduates, see the annual MSA Alumni Report.
Annual Employment Report
Employment reports for each graduating class provide additional information about hiring employers and types of positions filled.
- 2017 Employment Report
- 2016 Employment Report
- 2015 Employment Report
- 2014 Employment Report
- 2013 Employment Report
- 2012 Employment Report
- 2011 Employment Report
- 2010 Employment Report
- 2009 Employment Report
- 2008 Employment Report