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 — 17 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. 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 28, 2024 (graduation)
Total number of graduates (97% degree completion rate):
95
Graduates seeking new employment:
94
Candidates employed at graduation:
64
Placement rate at graduation:
68%
Average base salary:
$105,600
Median base salary:
$110,000
Median net increase in earnings:
60%
Estimated ROI payback period:
28 months
Institute-facilitated job placement:
82%
Job placements based in North Carolina:
54%
Job placements based in U.S.:
100%
Candidates reporting job offer data:
98%

Placement Highlights

ANNUAL BASE SALARY
SIGNING BONUS
Experience Level: All 0 Years 1-2 Years 3+ Years All
Mean:
$105,600 $101,700 $105,000 $110,100 $7,500
Maximum:
$125,000 $122,000 $122,000 $125,000 $16,100
75th Percentile:
$122,000 $110,000 $122,000 $121,000 $10,000
Median:
$110,000 $105,000 $115,000 $115,000 $5,300
25th Percentile:
$95,000 $91,250 $95,000 $103,500 $5,000
Minimum:
$60,000 $60,000 $85,000 $80,000 $2,000
N:
63 30 19 14 44
% Reporting:
98% 48% 30% 22% 70%

Katie and Heqing, MSA Class of 2020

EMPLOYERS MAKING OFFERS
Academic Programs International
Ally Financial
Ankura*
Bank of America
CenterWell Humana
Charles Schwab
Cymantix
D.C. United Football Club
Deutsche Bank
Durham VA Medical Center*
Eastwood Homes
Elevate*
EY*
Fifth Third Bank*
First Citizens Bank
Financial Risk Group (FRG)
GEICO
Guidehouse*
Humana

LatentView*
LendingTree*
Little Caesars Enterprises
Local Government Federal Credit
 Union
Metric5
Nutanix
One Main Financial
RTI International*
SAS
U.S. Government*
University of Wisconsin Madison
Verisk Analytics

Verizon*
Wells Fargo*
XPO
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 the employer in cases where placement is arranged by the Institute (i.e., most candidates). All 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, annual bonuses, equity or options, relocation allowances, or other forms of one-time compensation guaranteed upon signing. One job is contingent on passing security clearance. The MSA is a STEM-qualified degree. International graduates are eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Commencement is typically held on the first weekend in May, prior to the university’s official graduation date. Employment results are reported each year on or about May 15 for consistency.

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.


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