MSBA: Careers & Employment

Analytics are a critical component of business careers in the 21st-century.

Organizations are now grappling with data of unprecedented scope, variety, and complexity.

The MS in Business Analytics degree was launched in fall 2014. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an increase in demand by 2018 in the following categories:

  • Statisticians: 13%
  • Operations Research Analysts: 22%
  • Management Analysts: 24%

"By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions."

McKinsey Global Institute

The Business Analytics Corporate Advisory Board

The Business Corporate Advisory Board comprises some of the leading analytics firms and organizations

The GW MS in Business Analytics program has created a Corporate Advisory Board comprised of representatives from some of the leading analytics firms and organizations in the United States. These Corporate Advisory Board members are devoted to supporting business analytics at GW by consulting on the development and overall growth of the MSBA program, assisting students with their practicum projects, and providing career development and networking opportunities. Our current Corporate Advisory Board is made up of representatives from IBM, Deloitte, Elder Research Group, Catalist, and The U.S. Department of Treasury.

Job Placement Success

To date, the MS in Business Analytics Program at GW can boast a 91% placement rating for graduates of the program.

MSBA graduates currently work for the following enterprises:


  • Groupon – Data Scientist
  • Deloitte – Consultant
  • GWU – Director, Scholarly Technology
  • Navy Federal Credit Union – Business Operations Analyst
  • Discovery Communications – Sr. Manager, Data & Analytics
  • Inter-American Development Bank – Business Analytics Consultant
  • Moody’s Analytics – Economist
  • Centeio Associates Inc. – Forensic Data Analyst
  • Orlando Magic – Analytics & Insight Analyst
  • FedEx Ground – Operations Research Analyst
  • Host Hotels – Business Analyst


  • CSRA Inc. – Associate Data Mining Specialist
  • SAS – Sr. Analytics Solutions Architect
  • TIAA-Cref – Data Scientist/Manager, workforce analytics
  • Evolent Health – Sr. Analyst
  • Ellucian – HRIS Analyst
  • Wal-Mart E-Commerce – Item Setup Specialist
  • PwC – Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Solutions Associate
  • Camber Corporation – Business Analyst, Postal Solutions
  • IBM – Senior Consultant
  • Federal Reserve Board – Sr. Consumer Financial Analyst
  • Booz Allen Hamilton – Sr. Consultant

Top Data & Analytics Job Titles


  • Analyst & Planner (Six Sigma)
  • Business Analytics & Optimization Consultant
  • Business Case Modeling Analyst/Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Decision Science Analyst
  • Internal Quantitative Marketing Strategy Consultant
  • Manager of Modeling and Analytics


  • Pricing & Revenue Optimization Analyst
  • Project Manager/Promotion Response Analytics
  • Quantitative Analyst – Asset Allocation
  • Quantitative Analyst – Insurance Risk
  • Quantitative Marketing Solutions Director & Manager
  • Quantitative Modeler
  • Quantitative Research Analyst

Top Industries Adopting Big Data & Analytics


  • Finance
  • Health Care
  • Human Resources
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Operation


  • Scientific Solutions
  • Security & Fraud Detection
  • Strategy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Tourism

Contact MSBA


MS in Business Analytics
2201 G St. NW, Funger Hall, Ste 415
Washington, DC, 20052



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