Career security since data took over the world

The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects business analyst careers to grow 14 to 30 percent over the next decade. That’s almost double to triple the rate of the job market as a whole.

We saw companies—a lot of them—with the same feverish demand for data skills among our MBA grads. The Tippie College of Business was already a pioneer in data analytics, so it was a natural transition to add a concentration in business analytics to our arsenal.

Employers are responding. Our grads are getting hired, and paid handsomely.

Recent grads have gone on to positions at companies like:

  • Nationwide Insurance
  • Capital One Financial
  • General Electric
  • Higher Learning Technologies

The day-to-day as a business analytics MBA

Every area of business needs talented people who can capture, manage, and extract meaning from data. The roles you can play are just as varied as the businesses you can work for, including:

  • business analytics specialist
  • management consultant
  • operations analyst
  • supply chain analyst
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Professor Jennifer Blackhurst is researching how supply chain structure impacts a company’s resilience amid disruptive events.

A bold leap in innovation

Business analytics has become so crucial that the Department of Labor projects a 25-percent growth in data jobs by 2018. That’s why Tippie has taken a bold lead in equipping the next generation of data innovators.

“Our students have multiple opportunities to interface with companies and work on real problems,” says Professor Jennifer Blackhurst. “They’re gaining the technical skills and business acumen to step into an organization from day one and start making a real impact.”

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