MSBA: Careers & Employment

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

The MS in Business Analytics degree was launched in Fall 2013. Organizations are now grappling with data of unprecedented scope, variety and complexity. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts an increase in demand by 2026 in the following occupational categories:

"Across the board, companies report that finding the right talent is the biggest hurdle they face in trying to integrate data and analytics into their existing operations. In a recent McKinsey & Company survey, approximately half of executives across geographies and industries report greater difficulty recruiting analytical talent than filling any other kind of role. Forty percent say retention is also an issue."

The Age of Analytics: Competing in a Data-Driven World, McKinsey Global Institute, December 2016

The Business Analytics Corporate Advisory Group

The GW MS in Business Analytics program has created a Corporate Advisory Group comprised of representatives from some of the leading analytics firms and organizations in the United States. These Corporate Advisory Group 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 Group is made up of representatives from IBM, Deloitte, Elder Research Group, Attain, NIH, Catalist, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Job Placement Success

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
  • MITRE – Lead Data Scientist
  • 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
  • NOAA – Sustainability Engineer

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

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (202) 994-6145
Address: MS in Business Analytics
2201 G St. NW, Funger Hall, Ste. 415
Washington, D.C. 20052