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.
Here’s a sample of where our recent graduates are employed today:
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 each year’s placement results. We welcome 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 2016 reported as of May 15 (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 (on site):
Median number of initial job interviews:
Median number of offers of employment:
Job placements facilitated by the Institute:
Average 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|
|Abercrombie & Fitch
Advance Auto Parts
Bain & Company
Bank of America
Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
Booz Allen Hamilton
Boston Consulting Group
Community Care of NC
Financial Risk Group
First Class Technology
JP Morgan Chase
MDA Information Systems
Pitt County (NC) Government
The J.M. Smucker Company
|Bold lettering denotes employers that succeeded in hiring one or more candidates.|
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.
The MSA has 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.
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.
Annual Employment Report
Employment reports for each graduating class provide additional information about hiring employers and types of positions filled.
- 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