Future Plans Survey

Institute Earns Top Honors

The latest results from the University’s annual survey of new graduates shows once again, the Institute attains a level of excellence that sets it apart. For the fourth consecutive year, since the survey’s inception in 2018, the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) ranked at the top in terms of overall student satisfaction with their master’s program, their satisfaction with career guidance, and their satisfaction with employment outcomes.

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2022 Commencement

Institute Celebrates 15th Annual Commencement

The Institute for Advanced Analytics held it 15th Annual Commencement today for 115 candidates in the Master of Science in Analytics Class of ’22 who successfully completed their degree. The event was witnessed by a congregation of over 600 family and friends. The Class of ’22 has much to celebrate. By graduation, 100% of the class had accepted offers of employment with a record high average annual base salary of $107,900. The 2022 Employment Report was published upon graduation. The new graduates join a thriving alumni community now numbering  1,225 data science professionals working in over 400 organizations throughout the U.S. and 25 countries worldwide. Continue reading “Institute Celebrates 15th Annual Commencement”

March Madness

March Madness ’22

It is job placement season and the Institute’s version of “March Madness” is coming to a conclusion with 95% of the Class of ’22 — 115 candidates looking to secure employment — having succeeded in the process of engaging employers in the yearly ritual of converting interviews into job offers. At this point at the end of March fifty-nine employers have made a total of 232 offers of employment — far ahead of the pace in recent years. In total, 97% of students in the class received one or more job offers, and 95% have accepted new positions, with a median annual base salary (ABS) of $115,000. Continue reading “March Madness ’22”

Storytelling with Data

At the 3rd Symposium on Storytelling with Data, industry professionals, educators, and students spent the afternoon learning about and discussing how data storytelling can be effectively used when communicating with different audiences. Speakers from Northwestern University, Microsoft Research, University of Utah, NC State University, and Tableau shared best practices, storytelling structure, tools, and techniques  The Institute’s Dr. Chris West and Dr. Sarah Egan Warren moderated breakout rooms where participants were able to discuss aspects of storytelling in a small group setting. The symposium was organized by NC State University’s Department of Computer Science in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Research Center and the Institute for Advanced Analytics and made possible through sponsor support from BCBS of NC, OneTrust, PRS Health Sciences, and Renaissance Reinsurance.

Applying for the Class of ’23

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2023, which will begin studies in June 2022. The MSA is the nation’s longest running full-fledged master’s degree program in data science with an unparalleled track record for producing highly sought-after graduates. Learn more and the application process and deadlines. Here are a few answers to prospective applicants’ common questions: Continue reading “Applying for the Class of ’23”

Alumni News

Congratulations to Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) alumni on recent promotions and job transitions this month, including: Bailey Flores ’16, promoted to Data Science Senior Manager at The Home Depot in Atlanta; Vincent Kwek ’14, promoted to Director, Customer Success at Nielsen in Chicago; Wes Ledebuhr ’14, joined Sightline Payments as Director, Research and Analytics, in Denver; and Andrew Williams ’14, promoted to Continue reading “Alumni News”

MSA 2021 Graduation

Congratulations to the Class of ’21!

Congratulations to the 118 graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics Class of ’21! The Institute’s 14th cohort since its inaugural class in 2008, they join the our alumni community of over 1,100 data savvy professionals working in over 360 organizations throughout the U.S. and around the world. Read about the Class of ’21’s successful job placement in the 2021 Employment Report, with 92% having accepted a new position by graduation and 97% just 30-days out. Continue reading “Congratulations to the Class of ’21!”

WiDS 2021

Responsible Machine Learning Conference

Registration is now open for the WiDS-Raleigh @ Institute for Advanced Analytics 2021 Responsible Machine Learning conference to be held June 3-4. The event is completely online and free to attend. Organized by the Institute’s Drs. Shaina Race and Andrea Villanes in cooperation with RTI International, the 2-day conference will coincide with the annual Women in Data Science Worldwide conference hosted by Stanford University.

Class of 2021

Class of ’21 Employment Report

Keeping with tradition, the Institute published its comprehensive Employment Report immediately upon graduation. Despite the challenges caused by the global pandemic, the Class of ’21 matched the Institute’s historical placement average of 92% at graduation over the past 14 years. The average salary reached $97,200 (based on 100% reporting salary data). “Hat’s off to the Class of ’21,” said the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa. “Students showed incredible resilience, staying focused on their studies throughout the 10-month program in spite of the many obstacles arising from the pandemic. They come away stronger and more ready than ever for the challenges that lie ahead.”

Hat toss

University Earnings Leader, Again

Graduates of the Institute’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) continue to lead the University in terms of average earnings (at graduation) for the third consecutive year data has been collected. According the the University’s Office of Institutional Strategy and Analytics, MSA Class of ’20 graduates earned an average starting salary of $102,135, which was 22% higher than the average for all 533 master’s degree candidates graduating in May 2020. (The May 2020 results were only just published after a long delay caused by the pandemic.) The strength of the result Continue reading “University Earnings Leader, Again”