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Career Outcomes

In the business world, there is a high demand for business analysts or data analysts in many business areas. Within the next three years, there will be roughly two million job openings in data analytics but only about one third of them are expected to be filled. As a result, starting salaries for business analytics specialists are expected to be exceptionally high. Employers agree that a good knowledge of general business areas, coupled with strong exposure to analytic techniques and database management tools, are key to success in rewarding analytics careers. Typical employers include:

  • Financial institutions such as Bank of America and Fidelity Investments
  • Health care organizations such as Partners HealthCare
  • Database marketing and market research firms such as Digitas, Epsilon, Calexus and Predilytics
  • Analytics groups in leading corporations such as Deloitte
  • Consulting firms such as the Boston Consulting Group, D50 Media, Chadwick, Martin and Bailey
  • Retailers such as Staples and major supermarkets chains

Corporate Advisory Board

To connect with the real world, we invite experienced professionals in Business Analytics from corporations to be our corporate advisors. Based on their experience and practice, they provide professors feedback and advice on how to improve their curriculum and continue to prepare our students for future careers with updated knowledge and skills. Professionals that are a part of the Corporate Advisory Board work for companies such as:

  • EMC
  • Teradata
  • Trinity Partners
  • SAS
  • Epsilon
  • Fidelity
  • HackReduce
  • Calexus
  • Smith-Hanley
  • Rexer Analytics
  • Vistaprint
  • Bank of America.