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 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 4%
Other 7 14% $104,394 $96,000

Companies Hiring MSBA Graduates

Data from the MSBA Classes of 2021-2023

Accenture EGlobal Tech, a Tetra Tech Company Procon Consulting
Acorns Equinox Media PwC
All Points Broadband ESPN Quadrant Strategies
Altria Esri Risk Scout
Amalgamated Bank Estes Express Lines
Amazon Ethox Chemicals Samsara
Amazon Web Services Everactive Serco Inc.
Ampersand Ernst & Young Significance, Inc.
Apartment List EY-Parthenon Spark Foundry
Arcfield Fannie Mae Square Peg Technologies
Arizona Public Service FireEye State Employees Credit Union
Atlantic Union Bank Freddie Mac Strategic Ventures Consulting Group, LLC.
Augur Consulting General Service Administration Strategy& (PwC)
BDO, USA. Google T/BOA
Berkeley Research Group Grant Thornton Technomics, Inc.
BloomRail Guidehouse The Boeing Company
Booz Allen Hamilton Harkins Builders The Buffalo Group
Boston Consulting Group Hilton The MITRE Corporation
Callahan & Associates IBM Thor Solutions, LLC.
Camber Consulting, LLC> Ipsos Toyota Motor North America
Cambridge Associates, LLC. Jacobs U.S. Army
Cam's Kettle Coffee Co. Johnson Controls U.S. Government Accountability Office
CAPCO Kaiser Permanente U.S. General Services Administration
Capital One KCIC LLC United Rentals, Inc.
CapTech KLNB U.S. Navy
Central Intelligence Agency Korn Ferry U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
CFA Institute KPMG LLP University of Virginia
Citi Liberty Advisor Group University of Virginia Community Credit Union
Clarke and Sampson LifeNet Health Upside Business Travel
Collins Aerospace (Raytheon Technologies) Marriott Urban Logistics Realty
Comcast Merkle U.S. Department of State
Custom Ink Mizuho Securities UVA Health
Customer Value Partners National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Venture Capital
Cvent Naval Sea Systems Command Virginia Retirement System
DarwinApps Navy Federal Credit Union VMware
Deloitte Noblis Volkswagen Credit Inc.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Walker & Dunlop
Dominion Energy PenFed Credit Union YETI Coolers
DratKings Peraton Inc. Yext
EAB Pfizer