Go from seeking work to being sought after

There’s no doubt that business analytics experts are in high demand right now. Employers pay a premium to recruit the best talent. According to a recent survey, 2/3 of recruiters from Fortune Global 100 employers report that they plan to hire analytics master’s students.

Master of Business Analytics outcomes data

In the United States, those who hold a master's in business analytics command a significant premium in the job market over those with a bachelor's degree alone. With a median starting salary 54.5% above that of an undergraduate degree holder, business analytics grads are entering a job market that is eager to compensate them for the value they bring to their organization (GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey, 2019). Here are the salary and job placement outcomes for graduates of the program as of May 2023.

94 %

Job placement rate

Among 2022-2023 grads

$ 78,574

Average Starting Salary

Among 2022-2023 grads

$ 130,000

Maximum Salary

Among 2022-2023 grads

Careers in business analytics

A master's degree in business analytics can take you in many different directions. From the C-Suite to the consultancy, your Business Analytics master's means a future full of options.

  • Assurance Analyst
  • Big Data Consultant
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Reporting Manager
  • Chief Analytics Officer
  • Data Analyst II
  • Data Scientist II
  • Data Strategist
  • Director of Analytics
  • E-Commerce Analyst
  • End User Computing Analyst
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Analyst
  • Financial Analyst II
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Informatics Analyst
  • Insights Leadership
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Marketing Analytics Manager
  • Merchandising Analytics Manager
  • Operational Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst / Modeler
  • Research Analyst
  • Risk Analytics Manager
  • Strategic Intelligence Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Telecomm Fraud Analyst

Get expert guidance at the Career Services Center

No two analytics career paths are the same. That's why Tippie's Career Services Center has expert professionals who are here to help.

We'll provide comprehensive career coaching and guidance throughout your job search process, and even help you establish career plans and hone your job search skills. As a master's student in Business Analytics, you’ll get individualized support for your job and internship searches, interview prep, mock interviews, salary negotiation guidance, and more. We’ll also help you build relationships with alumni and employers whose careers intersect your areas of interest.

“Companies are looking for people with very specific skills. The master’s program gave me tools I need to help companies solve problems using data.”

Transform your resume with an internship

Put yourself in the shoes of a hiring manager. Two finalists for a job, both with a master's in analytics. One has full-time work experience through an analytics internship. The other doesn't. Which would you hire?

It's a no-brainer, frankly. And that's why our program was designed to include the summer semester, a three-month break from homework where you'll add value in an organization using your analytics expertise. With support from the experienced team in our Career Services Center, you'll have the tools—like a cracker-jack resume and stellar interview skills—to land your top-choice internship.