Advance Your Career in Business Analytics

Find Your Future in a Data-Driven World

Jobs in big data are abundant and demand for data professionals continues to grow. More than ever before, companies need professionals who can understand, measure, and act on stockpiles of data. A master of science in business analytics from the Carlson School opens doors to many exciting career opportunities.

98.5% of msba students received job offers within six months of graduation (average since 2015)

Job Offers for Carlson MSBA Graduates

Carlson MS in Business Analytics graduates are in high demand, year after year. Since 2015, the average percentage of students receiving jobs offers within six months of completing the program is 98.5%

Employment Reports

More on where business analytics graduates work: 

2016 Full Time MSBA Employment Report

2017 Full Time MSBA Employment Report

2018 Full Time MSBA Employment Report

2019 Full Time MSBA Employment Report

2020 Full Time MSBA Employment Report*

*Due to the pandemic, start/graduation dates for MSBA students were delayed for the class of 2021. Per MBA CSEA reporting standards, students that graduated after July 1, 2021, will be included in our upcoming 2022 employment report. The 2020 employment report linked above includes an update on our August/December 2021 graduates on page 3.

MSBA class of 2016

Picture Your Future

MSBA alum Jie Liu '20
Working as a data analyst at TikTok like Jie Liu, '20 MSBA
MSBA alum Dhivya Nagasubramanian
Working in finance at US Bank like Dhivya Nagasubramanian, '19 MSBA
MSBA alum Kevin Grady
Launching an independent consulting practice like Kevin Grady, '20 MSBA
MSBA alum Rohan Bhatia
Managing data science projects at Best Buy like Rohan Bhatia, '19 MSBA
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong growth for data science jobs skills in its prediction that the data science field will grow about 28% through 2026.
– Forbes magazine, June 11, 2021

Exploring the Options


Not sure where you want to work? That's okay. Carlson School career coaches can help you explore the options. MSBA students can even visit companies as part of a career trek organized by the school.

Time for a Career Change


Carlson School graduate Willam Eerdmans explains how the MSBA program helped him make a career change from engineer to data scientist at Cargill R&D.

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