The employment report for the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2018 is now available. The Class of 2018, which achieved a placement rate of 95% by graduation, recorded the highest average base salary in the history of the MSA program: $98,200 (up from $95,100 for the Class of 2017). The median base salary for the class was $95,000; the median for students with prior work experience was $105,000. The ROI payback period is estimated to be 20 months on average. Continue reading “2018 Employment Report”
Friends and family members gathered under a sunny sky today for the Institute’s commencement ceremony honoring 111 students in the Class of 2018. It was a joyful occasion and there was a great deal to celebrate. The Class of 2018 was one of the most sought-after by employers in the Institute’s decade-long history. Students averaged three job offers and garnered record-level base salaries just shy of $100,000. Continue reading “11th Annual Commencement”
Congratulations to the Institute’s intramural soccer team, which took home all three championships—fall, winter, and spring—during the 2017-18 season! It’s a first for MSA students, who have a long tradition of fielding winning intramural teams (in basketball, as well). The spring soccer championship came in overtime after a well fought contest with a worthy opponent. The tie was ultimately broken in dramatic fashion on the last kick by the team goalie, Daniel Li. Continue reading “Intramural soccer champs, again!”
Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students Daniel Li, Veer Gupta, Idrees Hussain, Emily Hadley, and Matias Avila were among the 9 finalist teams in a field of over 80 teams at the ASA DataFest 2018 hosted at Duke University. The event was organized by the Department of Statistical Science at Duke and co-hosted by the Departments of Statistics and Operations Research at UNC Chapel Hill and the Dpeartment of Statistics at NC State. Continue reading
NC State is good at basketball, but it’s great at analytics! In the Institute’s version of “March Madness” it’s our Master of Science in Analytics students who come out big winners in the job placement tournament that culminates in March. The Class of 2018 is on a record-setting pace to become our eleventh consecutive cohort to top 90-percent employment by graduation, with 85-percent of the students already Continue reading “March Madness 2018”
Master of Science in Analytics candidate Charles Sheets talks with Polly Mitchell-Guthrie about her life as a data science professional during a recent visit to the Institute. Director of Analytical Consulting Services at UNC Health Care and a member of the INFORMS Analytics Certification Board, Polly came to share information with the Class of 2018 about the INFORMS Certified Analytics Professional program.
The Institute’s Dr. Susan Simmons will host the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Risk Analysis Bernie Harris Memorial Symposium, May 10-11, 2018. This year’s Symposium will address the emerging challenges for risk analysis as it relates to a wide range of topics, including: the environment, the economy, national security, climate change, and health. The Symposium includes a line-up of distinguished speakers from the research community. Registration opens January 25th. Continue reading “ASA Symposium on Risk”
A new report published today offers insights into the professional status and career progression over the past decade of the Institute’s 650 alumni in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) degree program. The Alumni Report documents the distribution of MSA graduates by organization, geography, and industry sector, as well as the incidence of employment promotions and transitions. Continue reading “New Alumni Report”