Applying for the Class of 2021

The Institute welcomes applicants for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021, which will begin studies in June 2020. 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. The next application deadline for US citizens and permanent residents is February 1, 2020. Continue reading “Applying for the Class of 2021”

Teams Kick-off Practicum Projects

Twenty-four student teams in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) held meetings with their sponsors in various locations around the country. The teams spoke with executives to review business objectives and familiarize themselves with the sponsor organization. The Class of 2020 brings the total number of practicum projects to 203, with lead 118 sponsors (and many more participating sponsors) since the Institute’s Continue reading “Teams Kick-off Practicum Projects”

Grads Post University’s Highest Salaries

For the second consecutive year, graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics posted NC State’s highest average salaries and placement rate upon graduation in a ranking of academic units across campus. The data are compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Planning. In the University’s second annual Future Plans Survey for Graduate Students in May, the Institute’s students ranked at the top among the nine colleges with an average reported salary of $101,117 (based on 111 students and a 100% response rate). This compares to an average reported salary of $80,806 for all masters Continue reading “Grads Post University’s Highest Salaries”

Institute Welcomes the Class of 2020

The Master of Science in Analytics Class of 2020 arrives this week to begin the summer portion of its 10-month journey. The class is comprised of 119 students selected from a pool of over 1,100 applicants, representing 15 countries of origin and 23 states stretching from Massachusetts to California. With an acceptance rate of just 13%, the Class of 2020 is the sixth consecutive cohort  to meet such a highly selective criteria for admission since the Institute’s inception in 2007. Additional demographic details of the Class of 2020 are provided in our Admissions Report. Continue reading “Institute Welcomes the Class of 2020”

2019 Employment Report

The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) 2019 Employment Report is now available. The Class of 2019 achieved a placement rate at graduation of 95-percent, and the average base salary rose to $98,500—a new record high—with $92,400 for candidates with no prior work experience, and $109,500 for experienced candidates. The Class received 262 offers of employment from 61 employers; 45 employers succeeded in hiring Continue reading “2019 Employment Report”

Become a Practicum Sponsor

Organizations interested in sponsoring a student practicum team are invited to submit proposals for consideration for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2020. The proposal submission period is open through July 1st. Contact the Practicum Manager, Dr. Christopher West, for more information about sponsorship and to discuss the scope and suitability of a proposal. Continue reading “Become a Practicum Sponsor”