Business Analytics Careers
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.
MSBA Graduates Success
Year after year, Carlson MS in Business Analytics graduates are in high demand. Since 2015, the average percentage of students receiving jobs offers within 6 months of completing the program is 98.5%.
For the Class of 2023, 92% of graduates accepted employment with 6 months of graduation. Plus, with an average base salary of $117,507 for our 2023 graduates, we are confident in the program's ability to prepare you for career opportunities in the field of business analytics.
Top Employers Hire Carlson MSBA Grads
Graduates of the Carlson School MSBA have gone on to work for top employers across the country, including the following:
Picture Your Future
Alumni using data to make a difference
Put your analytics skills to good use helping people, communities, and society. Analytics opportunities aren’t only found in the business world. Nonprofits, government agencies, and community organizations use data to address important issues in society. Carlson School analytics students are using data to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So can you.
Advance your future with analytics
It's not too late (or too early) to enter the field of analytics! Whether you're still in college or looking for a mid-career change, a degree in analytics can help you advance your career. Click on the tabs below to learn more.
About to finish your undergraduate program? Wondering what's next?
A graduate degree in analytics could be the perfect complement to your undergraduate studies. If you have a background in STEM, learning to apply data analytics to a wide range of business problems can broaden your career prospects. Just one more year of school and a graduate degree in analytics can boost your starting salary by more than $25,000.
If you studied business, economics, social sciences, and other fields, you should also consider an analytics education. Critical thinking, consultation skills, the ability to communicate, and curiosity are just as valuable in this field. A program like the Carlson School's will help you develop the quantitative and technical skills that will make you a seriously marketable job candidate.
Maximize your earning potential early on.
Salary is one of many indicators of success, and the Carlson School's MSBA program can help you get ahead early on. In one rigorous year, Carlson School MSBA students significantly boost their earning potential.
Do you know the average starting salary for someone with a bachelor's degree in your major compared with an MS in Business Analytics from the Carlson School? The average starting salary for the Class of 2022 MSBA graduates was $100,421.
If you're ready for a change, business needs you.
The field of analytics is thriving and job opportunities are everywhere. If you're feeling stalled or unsatisfied in your current career, maybe it's time to make a change. Each year the Carlson School welcomes established professionals who are ready to take their careers to the next level with a graduate degree in analytics.
From biologists to Japanese language instructors, and from journalists to military veterans, students come from all kinds of previous experiences to study analytics at the Carlson School. Join the one-year MSBA program and be back on the job market in a matter of months.
Career Support for a lifetime
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 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 Handshake system, which provides another way for students to learn about job opportunities.
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.