Why earn a master’s in business analytics?

According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, the U.S. is expected to have a shortfall of 140,000-190,000 people with critical analytical skills by 2018.

According to a recent article in Forbes, Big Data is where the paying jobs are. “The [median] advertised salary for technical professionals with Big Data expertise is $104,850 net of bonuses and additional compensation,” says Forbes Contributor Louis Columbus.

The demand for business analytics professionals is substantial. At the same time, there is a huge deficit in the number of qualified applicants to fill the rise in analytics positions. Need more evidence? Consider these 10 reasons why big data analytics is the best career move, from edureka!

Earn Big Data Certifications

Students in Weatherhead’s Master of Science in Management (MSM) - Business Analytics program are equipped and encouraged to obtain certifications for their analytics focus, such as:

  • CAP certification by INFORMs
  • IBM Business Analytics Certification
  • DAA Digital Analytics certification

This will help place you ahead of other business analyst job candidates and position you even more for the career you are seeking.

Start Your Business Analytics Career Management

The Career Management Office is prepared to help you from the very start of your academic program to gain the most from the resources and services available. By partnering with the Career Management Office, you will be able to make the most of your Weatherhead MSM-Business Analytics degree and secure the best job to match your skillset. Some of the services our Career Management Office provides include:

Learn more about managing your business analytics career.