Career Destinations for Business Analytics

Opportunities for business analysts have exploded as major organizations have adopted data-driven and technology-focused approaches. Graduates will be ideal candidates for positions as in-house experts, managers or independent consultants.

  • Business analytics expertise is scarce. McKinsey Global Institute reported that by 2018 the United States could face a shortage of between 140,000 and 190,000 individuals who possess deep business analytic skills and an additional 1.5 million managers with the skill set to implement the results.¬†Demand is high!
  • 52% of corporate recruiters responding to a survey with GMAC in 2018 said they were planning to hire graduates with an advanced degree in data analysis, and data analytics was one of the top 3 job functions companies needed when hiring.
  • As demand for business analysts has continued to grow, compensation has followed. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 14% growth in business analyst jobs for the 10-year period of 2018-2028 (much faster than average job growth), with median salaries being $85,260 in 2019.

Common Roles

  • Advanced Analytics & Optimization Analyst
  • Big Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Manager
  • Business Architect
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Business Operations Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Business Technology Analyst
  • Business Value Manager
  • Community Development Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Miner
  • Decision Analyst
  • Enterprise Business Analyst
  • Enterprise Information & Management Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • Performance Management Analysts
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Business Analyst
  • Operations Analyst
  • Predictive Modeler
  • Project Portfolio Manager
  • Research Analyst
  • Solution Architect¬†
  • Specialized Financial Analyst
  • Specialized Business or Market Analyst
  • Technical Analyst