Career Outcomes

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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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 2023

Career Objectives

Data from the MSBA Class of 2023

MSBA Graduates Employed by Industry

* Fewer than three data points.

Consulting 20%
Energy* 2%
Financial Services 18%
Government or Mililtary 18%
Healthcare 6%
Hospitality* 2%
Non-profit/Education* 2%
Other 8%
Retail* 4%
Technology 16%
Transportation & Logistics Services* 4%

Median Base Salary for Top Three Industries

$132,500 $150,000 $141,000
Consulting Financial Services Government/Military

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 Average Base Salary Median Base Salary
Analytics 14 28% $120,829 $117,500
Consulting 10 20% $135,350 $145,000
Finance/Accounting 5 10% 120,800 $112,000
General Management 5 10% $149,627 $153,135
Human Resources* 2 4%
Information Technology 5 10% $131,216 $140,000
Marketing/Sales* 2
Other 7 14% $104,394 $96,000

Companies Hiring MSBA Graduates

Data from the MSBA Class of 2023

Acorns Department of Homeland Security Noblis
All Points Broadband Department of Navy Procon Consulting
Amazon Dominion Energy Salesforce.com
Amazon Web Services EGlobalTech, a Tetra Tech Company Serco Inc.
Amazon.com Esri T/BOA
Arcfield Estes Express Lines Technomics, Inc.
Atlantic Union Bank Fannie Mae The MITRE Corporation
BDO, USA Freddie Mac U.S. Army
Berkley Research Group General Services Administration University of Virginia
Booz Allen Hamilton KCIC LLC University of Virginia Community Credit Union
Camber Consulting LLC Liberty Advisor Group U.S. Department of State
Cambridge Associates, LLC LifeNet Health UVA Health
Capital One Marriott Virginia Retirement System
CVENT Merkle VMware
Deloitte Consulting Navy Federal Credit Union Walker & Dunlop