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Master of Science in Analytics

Analytics Student Career Development and Outcomes

Analytics students have highly sought after skill sets that can be applied in almost any industry. One of the main goals of the MScA program is to give students the tools to be highly successful professionals in business analytics and data science.

Analytics Student Career Resources

The MScA program offers dedicated guidance to students on their career journey, from internships to full-time positions, through a variety of resources.

  • Partnership with the UChicagoGRAD Career Development Team
  • Two Career Fairs per year, one in Autumn and one in Winter
  • On-campus company information sessions
  • Alumni networking events
  • Workshops on building your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn page
  • Coaching on technical interviewing, analyzing case studies, and negotiating your salary
  • Access to the GRAD Gargoyle job portal

Career Outcome Facts and Figures

Projected Data Science Job Growth

According to IBM, data science and data analytics jobs are projected to add nearly 364,000 positions to the listings by 2020, bringing their total number to approximately 2,720,000.

Data science and data analytics jobs are projected to add nearly 364,000 positions by 2020, total number to approximately 2,720,000.


Data Scientists and Advanced Analysts, which are projected to see demand spike by 28% by 2020.

Additionally, the fastest-growing roles are data scientists and advanced analysts, which are projected to see demand spike by 28% by 2020. Data science and analyst jobs are among the most challenging to fill, taking five days longer to find qualified candidates than the market average.

MScA Student Career Data

The information below is compiled from a quarterly survey answered by our students.

30% of employers provide tuition assistance

30% of employers provide tuition assistance.

75% of data science students found a new job by the time they graduated

75% of students found a new job by the time they graduated.

Data Science Student salaries increased by 33%

Student salaries increased by 33%.

Data Science Graduate salaries increased by 52%

Graduate salaries increased by 52%.


Our Analytics Graduates Are Employed as:

  • Actuary
  • Algorithm Engineer / Cloud Data Engineering
  • Analyst
    • Data Analyst
    • Data Mining Analyst
    • Business Intelligence Analyst
    • Clinical Data Analyst
    • Forensic Data Analyst
    • Healthcare Analyst
    • Insights Data Analyst
    • Marketing Analyst
    • Media Analyst
    • Quantitative Analyst
    • Risk Analyst
    • Sales Operations Analyst
    • Statistical Analyst
    • Applied Data Scientist / Associate Data Scientist
  • Associate Director of Analytics
  • AVP of Quantitative Model Developer
  • Client Solution Architect
  • Consultant
    • Business Analytics Consultant
    • Solution Consultant
    • Strategic Analytics Consultant
    • Operations Consultant
  • Data Management Associate / Data Rotational Program Associate
  • Data Scientist
    • Principal Data Scientist
    • Data Science Consultant
    • Data Science Consulting Associate
    • Applied Data Scientist
  • Director of:
    • Applications Development
    • Surgical Data Analytics
    • Business Development and Analysis
    • Decision Support
    • Pricing and Analytics
  • DW Developer
  • Head Corporate Strategy and Analytics
  • Manager of Advanced Analytics
  • Optimization Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Cloud Data Engineering
  • Statistical Modeler
  • Technical Product Owner

Companies Our Analytics Graduates Work for:

  • 84.51
  • Amazon
  • Aptitive
  • Avant
  • BCG Gamma
  • Caterpillar Inc
  • Charles Schwab
  • City of Chicago
  • Civis Analytics
  • CroweHorwath
  • Cumulus Funding
  • Deloitte
  • Discover Financial Services
  • Donnelley Financial Solutions
  • Dunnhumby
  • eBay
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Gartner
  • Groupon
  • IBM
  • IRI
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Levy Restaurants
  • McDonald's
  • Microsoft
  • NFL
  • Northern Trust
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Opex Analytics
  • Oracle
  • PwC
  • Randstad Technologies
  • The University of Chicago
  • United Airlines
  • Uptake
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Zurich Insurance North America