Career Outcomes


One year of study, incredible results.

UVA’s Master of Science in Business Analytics Program, offered jointly by the Darden School and McIntire School of Commerce, is more than a 12-month master’s that you earn while you work. It’s a springboard for those advancing their career in business analytics and a ticket for those seeking to start one.

Which Candidate Are You?


The Career Switcher

You are someone aiming to gain a fresh foundation in business analytics to be competitive for a functional switch into a new role in a different service line or industry. You know that a program that offers a wealth of applied learning will set you up for success wherever you decide to go with your new credential. 


The Career Enhancer

You are an employee whose company is supportive of your decision to pursue a master’s degree in data analytics. You are confident you can rise to the challenge to hone cutting-edge analytics skills and you are eager to refresh your business perspective to better manage a growing portfolio or team.


The Career Climber

You are a motivated individual, interested in putting your existing career on a fast-track by gaining knowledge and experience. You are looking to broaden your exposure to the intersection of business and analytics so that you can vie for a next-level job in your current environment or some place new.

Career Growth By the Numbers

Data from the MSBA Class of 2021

Career Objectives

Data from the MSBA Class of 2021

MSBA Graduates Employed by Industry

Consulting 26%
Consumer Packaged Goods 6%
Energy 2%
Financial Services 20%
Government 10%
Hospitality 2%
Manufacturing 2%
Media/Entertainment 4%
Pharma/Biotech/Healthcare 2%
Real Estate 2%
Retail 2%
Technology 12%
Transportation 4%
Other 6%

Median Base Salary for Top Three Industries

$110,000 $91,000 $114,000
Consulting Financial Services Technology

MSBA Graduates Employed by Function

* Fewer than three data points.

** Individual compensation information is confidential. To protect confidentiality, the Career Center reports compensation information only for data points equal to or greater than three.

Function Graduates Employed Percent Mean Base Salary Median Base Salary
Consulting 13 26% $114,950 $116,000
Finance/Accounting 4 8% $93,666 $90,000
General Management 5 10% $100,879 $115,000
Human Resources 1 2% - -
Information Technology 5 10% $130,500 $130,000
Marketing/Sales 7 14% $112,800 $120,000
Operations/Logistics 8 16% $99,450 $98,350
Other 7 14% $121,800 $100,000

Companies Hiring MSBA Graduates

Accenture DraftKings Inc. Microsoft
Amazon/AWS Gartner Palantir Technologies
American Airlines Google Peraton
Aveshka Grant Thornton RiskScout
Bloomberg Guidehouse Salesforce
Blue Ridge Partners Hilton Sands Capital Management
Boston Consulting Group KPMG Slalom
Capital One Lenovo Tableau
CapTech Consulting McKinsey & Company U.S. Department of State
Deloitte Meta ViacomCBS