Lucia, MSA Class of 2018Since its inception in 2007, the MSA has attained an unparalleled track record for placing graduates in the Analytics professionAre 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) has a proven track record — over 15 years of experience placing graduates in the profession in a cost-effective manner with a rapid time to completion. Starting salaries and placement rates are strong and consistent. The ROI payback period is estimated to be two years on average.

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  exclusively for MSA students. Dozens of employers engage the Institute each year with the sole purpose of interviewing our students. Most job interviews are arranged with the assistance of the Institute.

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  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.

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Samantha and Iqra, MSA Class of 2020

MSA EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
Reported as of May 1, 2022 (graduation)
Total number of graduates (94% degree completion rate):
115
Graduates seeking new employment:
115
Candidates employed at graduation:
115
Placement rate at graduation:
100%
Average base salary:
$107,600
Median net increase in earnings:
74%
Estimated ROI payback period:
20 months
Number of reported job offers:
243
Job placements based in North Carolina:
57%
Job placements based in U.S.:
100%
Candidates reporting job offer data:
100%

Placement Highlights

ANNUAL BASE SALARY
SIGNING BONUS
Experience Level: All 0 Years 1-2 Years 3+ Years All
Mean:
$107,600 $101,300 $111,300 $112,600 $11,700
Maximum:
$135,000 $133,900 $135,000 $130,000 $26,000
75th Percentile:
$120,000 $120,000 $120,000 $120,000 $15,000
Median:
$112,500 $100,000 $120,000 $117,500 $10,125
25th Percentile:
$95,000 $91,275 $105,000 $102,750 $10,000
Minimum:
$65,000 $65,000 $83,000 $85,000 $1,000
N:
115 48 29 38 76
% Reporting:
100% 42% 25% 33% 66%

Katie and Heqing, MSA Class of 2020

EMPLOYERS MAKING OFFERS
Accenture AI
Advance Auto Parts
Ally
Ankura
Arkatechture
Asurion
Bank of America
Beghou Consulting
Booz Allen Hamilton
Cadient Talent
Camping World
Cape Fear Collective
Celonis
Choice Hotels
Cigna
Cincinnati Reds
Credit Karma
Daimler Trucks
Dataiku
DISH Network
Elder Research
Elevate Credit*
EY*
Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank*
FRG*
GoDaddy
GRA
Guidehouse*
Humana
IBM
Institute for Medical Research
Intrinio
Jacksonville Jaguars
JPMorgan Chase*
JustAnswer
KPMG
LEK Consulting
LendingTree
Live Oak Bank
Mack Trucks
MetLife
NextEra Analytics
Pendo*
PenFed Credit Union*
PNC
Primer Labs
Red Hat*
Red Ventures
RTI International
SAS*
State Employee’s Credit Union
Siemens Healthineers
State Farm
Targetbase
The Home Depot
The Walt Disney Company
Torc Robotics
Truist
UNC/Rex Healthcare
Verizon
Visionist
Wellmark
Wells Fargo*
Bold denotes employers that succeeded in hiring one or more candidates, and (*) for employers that hired more than one candidate. 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). Two graduates will enter a paid, employer-sponsored training program for one year before entering regular full-time employment. 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 (i.e., those requiring security clearance prior to employment) or other public sector employment are not included in salary data. As a STEM-qualified degree, international MSA graduates are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Commencement is typically held on the first Saturday in May.

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.


Types of Positions Filled


Annual Employment Report

Employment reports for each graduating class provide additional information about hiring employers and types of positions filled.

Dr. Villanes and Sam, MSA Class of 2020