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MS in Business Analytics Jobs and Career Potential

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By training to become a fluent and strategic data translator in the Online Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Seattle University, you will open the door to some of the hottest business analytics jobs on the market. The Online MSBA program prepares you to pivot into one of many desirable roles by offering the technical training to analyze data effectively and the communication and visualization skills necessary to lead your organization to act on it.

Discover what analytics careers may await you and the kind of desirable salary you might achieve when you embark on one.

Hiring Trends for Business Analytics Jobs

Numerous roles across the field of business and data analytics rank among the most desirable jobs in the U.S. according to numerous career and hiring authorities, and the skills you will acquire in the Online MSBA program are some of the most marketable in contemporary business:

Machine learning engineer is the No. 1 job in America, according to Indeed<sup>1</sup>; 27 percent projected growth for operations research analyst roles by 2026<sup>2</sup>; 52 percent of organizations intend to hire master’s in business analytics graduates, as of 2018<sup>3</sup>

Machine learning engineer is the No. 1 job in America, according to Indeed<sup>1</sup>; 27 percent projected growth for operations research analyst roles by 2026<sup>2</sup>; 52 percent of organizations intend to hire master’s in business analytics graduates, as of 2018<sup>3</sup>

Five Online MSBA skills are among LinkedIn’s top 25 in-demand hard business skills for 2019<sup>4</sup>: artificial intelligence, analytical reasoning, scientific computing, business analysis, data science

Five Online MSBA skills are among LinkedIn’s top 25 in-demand hard business skills for 2019<sup>4</sup>: artificial intelligence, analytical reasoning, scientific computing, business analysis, data science

Data Analytics Salary Potential

Analytics careers are not just plentiful; they are some of the best compensated jobs on the market. With the technical skills and communication-driven leadership potential you will develop in the Online MSBA program, you could find yourself in line for an extremely lucrative role, including:

Median and average salaries for Data Analytics roles: $100,000: Median base salary for a data engineer<sup>5</sup>; $94,100: Average salary for an analytics manager<sup>6</sup>; $95,000: Median base salary for data scientists with less than three years of experience<sup>5</sup>; $131,389: Average base salary for all data scientist roles<sup>7</sup>; $146,085: Average base salary for a machine learning engineer<sup>7</sup>

Median and average salaries for Data Analytics roles: $100,000: Median base salary for a data engineer<sup>5</sup>; $94,100: Average salary for an analytics manager<sup>6</sup>; $95,000: Median base salary for data scientists with less than three years of experience<sup>5</sup>; $131,389: Average base salary for all data scientist roles<sup>7</sup>; $146,085: Average base salary for a machine learning engineer<sup>7</sup>

Albers MSBA Graduates Are on the Move

Albers’s MSBA students successfully transition into new career opportunities after graduation at a remarkable rate:8

43% change roles or companies upon graduation; 72% change roles or companies within 3 months; 95% change roles or companies within 6 months; 98% change roles or companies within 12 months 43% change roles or companies upon graduation; 72% change roles or companies within 3 months; 95% change roles or companies within 6 months; 98% change roles or companies within 12 months

Employers who embrace Albers’ MSBA graduates include:

Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, Deloitte, Expedia, Facebook, Liberty Mutual, Microsoft, Qualtrics, Zillow, Zulily

Amazon, Bank of America, Boeing, Deloitte, Expedia, Facebook, Liberty Mutual, Microsoft, Qualtrics, Zillow, Zulily


Translate data and drive business strategy with the Online MSBA.

Sources
  1. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from blog.indeed.com/2019/03/14/best-jobs-2019/
  2. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from www.bls.gov/ooh/math/operations-research-analysts.htm
  3. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from gmac.com/~/media/Files/gmac/Research/employment-outlook/gmac-2018-corporate-recruiters-survey-report.pdf
  4. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from learning.linkedin.com/blog/top-skills/the-skills-companies-need-most-in-2019--and-how-to-learn-them
  5. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2019/01/23/data-scientist-leads-50-best-jobs-in-america-for-2019-according-to-glassdoor
  6. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from payscale.com/research/US/Job=Analytics_Manager/Salary
  7. Retrieved on August 14, 2019, from forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2019/03/17/machine-learning-engineer-is-the-best-job-in-the-u-s-according-to-indeed
  8. Based on a limited sample of self-reported data from Seattle University’s MSBA alumni from graduating cohorts between September 2017 and August 2019