MS in Business Analytics - Career

Find your future in a data-driven world

Jobs in big data are abundant and demand for data professionals continues to grow. As the pace of data generation multiplies exponentially, companies compete for professionals who can understand, measure, and act on stockpiles of data. A master's degree in business analytics from the Carlson School opens doors to many exciting career opportunities.

Class of 2019


of 2019 graduates received employment offers within six months after graduation


starting median salary


of accepted offers came from on-campus recruiting

Making a Career Change

Carlson School of Management '17 Master of Science in Business Analytics graduate Willam Eerdmans explains how the MSBA program helped him make a career change from engineer to data scientist at Cargill R&D and how his life changed in the process.

We project that by 2020 the number of positions for data and analytics talent in the United States will increase by 364,000 openings, to 2,720,000. 
– 2017 report by Burning Glass Technologies, IBM, and Business-Higher Education Forum

Career Services

The Carlson School's extensive network spans local, national, and global business communities, providing students with introductions to industry leaders and future colleagues. The Carlson Business Career Center (CBCC) at the Carlson School provides a range of services to assist students with all aspects of their career development.

From defining a career path to negotiating job offers, career coaches help students every step of the way.

Career Development Workshops specific to the job search needs of graduate students occur throughout the year.

Each year, the Carlson School hosts more than 100 companies on campus. At these sessions, students learn about different company cultures, meet company representatives, and expand their professional networks.

Each year, local and national organizations visit campus to recruit students for full-time opportunities. Hundreds more post opportunities to the school's TalentLink system, which provides another way for students to learn about job opportunities.

Exploring the Options

MSBA students have the option to visit companies as part of their career exploration.

Erin Chamlee

Stay Connected

If you have questions about the Business Analytics program, please contact Erin ChamleeAssociate Director and Career Coach.

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