Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS) Degree

MS in Business Analytics Career Advancement and Job Placement

Whether you’re entering or advancing your career in business analytics, an MS degree in Business Analytics will expand your opportunities and salary potential in many different directions. The Drexel LeBow College of Business understands that post-graduation support is important. Students can take advantage of our Graduate Career Services to explore their career options throughout their program and beyond.


Skills Acquired with an MS in Business Analytics

Once you’ve completed the MS Business Analytics program, there are many professional paths to explore. The skills you have developed will not only fill your resume to make you more marketable but also greatly improve the impact you are able to make on the job and in your company.

Some skills developed in the Drexel LeBow MS in Business Analytics program include:

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Data Analysis and Interpretation
  • Data Management and Collection
  • Effective Decision Making

During your graduate degree program, you will maximize your exposure to potential analytics careers through experiential learning opportunities, internship experiences and university resources such as program staff, faculty and career advising, to identify a trajectory that aligns with your specific professional interests and skill set. Regardless of the path you choose, your acquired skills in business analytics will undoubtedly make a big impact within any organization.


Job Placement Industries

As more and more organizations adopt data-driven and technology-focused approaches to business, the need for analytics expertise continues to grow. Career opportunities in analytics are around every corner, and identifying analytics talent has become a priority for companies in nearly every industry. Some top industries with expanding opportunities for MS in Business Analytics graduates include:

  • eCommerce
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Telecommunications


Job Titles

For those eager to apply their analytics expertise to decision making, business-oriented roles such as strategists, consultants, and consumer insights researchers have the responsibility of influencing directional change for business improvement. For graduates interested in more tech-heavy roles, positions such as solutions architect, analytics modeler, and business intelligence developer are particularly prominent within the fast-growing finance, technology and healthcare industries. Consider these four levels of professional analytics roles:

Business Analyst

  • Analyzes information for patterns and trends
  • Applies analytics to solve business problems
  • Identifies processes and business areas in need of improvement

Data Scientist

  • Builds analytics models and algorithms
  • Implements technical solutions to solve business problems
  • Extracts meaning from and interprets data

Analytics Decision Maker

  • Leverages data to influence decision-making, strategy and operations
  • Explores and integrates the use of data to gain competitive advantages
  • Uses analytics to drive growth and create better organizational outcomes

Analytics Leader

  • Leads advanced analytics projects
  • Aligns business and analytics within the organization
  • Oversees data management and data governance


Salary Range for Master of Business Analytics Degree Graduates

Drexel LeBow graduates from the full-time MS in Business Analytics program earned an average of $76,000 (2015 cohort) and $81,911 (2016 cohort) within three months of graduation. For our 2016 cohort, 100 percent of domestic student graduates were employed within three months of graduation. Graduate students during 2017 earned an average of $30 per hour in business analytics internships.


Drexel LeBow MS in Business Analytics Graduate Landings

Below is a list of some recent employers who have hired graduates of the Drexel MS in Economics program:

  • Barclays
  • Comcast
  • Crane Payment Innovations (CPI)
  • David’s Bridal
  • Deloitte US
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • RJMetrics