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”

Annual Commencement Exercise

Friends and family members gathered today for the Institute’s commencement ceremony honoring 111 students in the Class of 2019. It was a joyful occasion and there was a great deal to celebrate. The Class of 2019 set new records as was one of the most sought-after by employers in the Institute’s decade-long history. Students averaged two job offers and garnered record-level base salaries just shy of $100,000. Continue reading “Annual Commencement Exercise”

March Madness

March Madness Yields $25 Million

$25 million—that’s the current tally on the dollar value of employment offers extended to the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2019 during the job placement period, fondly known around the Institute as “March Madness.” The Class of 2019 is on a record-setting pace to become our twelfth consecutive cohort to top 90-percent employment by graduation, with 85-percent of the students already accepting offers Continue reading “March Madness Yields $25 Million”

From Ballet Dancer to Data Analyst

Congratulations to Sarah Egan Warren on her award at the 14th annual Graduate Student Research Symposium held March 20. The symposium included poster presentations from more than 200 graduate students from NC State University. Students were nominated by Directors of Graduate Programs to participate. The posters were judged by faculty, and the top three posters from each category received recognition. Warren’s poster (“Former Ballet Dancers’ Transfer of 21st Century Skills to Careers as Data Analysts”) was awarded 3rd place for the College of Education where she is completing her PhD in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. Continue reading “From Ballet Dancer to Data Analyst”