Kian, Farvah and Tian, 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) is a cost-effective program with rapid time to completion and a proven track record. Job placement rates have exceeded 90-percent at graduation in each of the last eleven consecutive years. 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 20 months on average.

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 semester with the sole purpose of interviewing our students. Most job interviews are conducted on campus and arranged with the assistance of the Institute.

If becoming a data scientist is your aspiration, let your choice of where to study be a data-driven decision. 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 and carefully curated 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.


Christopher, Malorie and Kate, MSA Class of 2016 with April Wilson, Head of Career Services

MSA EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES
Placement results for Class of 2018 reported as of May 15, 2018 (Graduation)
Total number of graduates:
111
Graduates seeking new employment:
108
Candidates with one or more offers by graduation:
96%
Candidates placed by graduation:
95%
Number of employers interviewing (number interviewing onsite):
156 (55)
Median number of initial job interviews:
12
Median number of offers of employment:
3
Job placements facilitated by the Institute:
91%
Estimated ROI payback period:
20 months
Number of reported job offers:
310
Job placements based in North Carolina:
45%
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:
$98,200 $92,000 $100,300 $106,700 $11,750
Median:
$95,000 $88,000 $99,000 $105,000 $10,000
75th Percentile:
$106,250 $100,000 $105,000 $115,000 $15,000
25th Percentile:
$87,500 $84,000 $90,000 $96,000 $5,300
Maximum:
$145,000 $125,000 $121,500 $145,000 $42,500
Minimum:
$72,500 $72,500 $87,500 $87,500 $2,500
N:
100 51 16 33 79
% Reporting:
100% 51% 16% 33% 79%

Michael, Ashley, Alex, Cindy and Daniel, MSA Classes of 2018

EMPLOYERS MAKING OFFERS
Accenture
Advance Auto Parts
Altria Client Services
Ankura Consulting Group*
Asurion*
Bain & Company*
Bank of America
Beghou Consulting
BerkelyNet
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital One
Cardinal Solutions
Chewy
Cigna*
Clarity Insights
Cognizant
Deloitte*
Digital Roots
DraftKings
Elder Research*
Elevate*
Eli Lilly*
Elicit
Epic Games
EY*
FedEx
Fidelity Investments*
Fifth Third Bank*
IBM
InterWorks
John Deere
JPMorgan Chase*
KPMG
LeoForce
Lincoln Financial Group
Live Oak Bank
Lowe’s Home Improvement*
M&T Bank
Merkle
MetaMetrics
National Air & Space Intelligence Center
NetApp
Nielsen
PenFed Credit Union
PointSource / Globant
Putnam Investments
PwC*
Red Hat*
Red Ventures*
Royal Bank of Canada*
RTI International
Sageworks
SAP.iO*
SAS*
Siemens Digital Factory
Slalom Consulting*
Space & Naval Warfare Systems Command
Syneos Health
Syntelli Solutions
The Home Depot
The Rams Club – Carolina Athletics
TIAA
UNC Healthcare
Visionist
Walmart
Wells Fargo
Whole Foods
Zencos
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). Three graduates were international Fulbright Scholars and were required to return to their home countries; one will remain temporarily in the U.S. to work before returning home. 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. Contracts, conditional job offers (i.e., those requiring security clearance prior to employment) or other public sector employment are not included in salary data (n=3). As a STEM-qualified degree, international MSA graduates are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT).

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


Here’s a sample of where our graduates are employed today. To learn more about the success of our community of graduates, see the annual MSA Alumni Report.

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Annual Employment Report

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

Timothy, Leigh Ann, William, Mallika and Hylan, MSA Class of 2016