Career Options

BS in Business Analytics students are equipped to pursue professional careers in industry, as demand for data analysts, data scientists, and data engineers in job markets across all industries is high and supply is low. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sees strong growth in the data science field and predicts that the number of jobs will increase by about 28% through 2026, which is equivalent to approximately 11.5 million new jobs in the field.

Careers for Business Analytics Majors

  • Application engineers
  • Business intelligence solution designers
  • Chief executives
  • Customer marketing analysts
  • Data analysts
  • Data warehousing implementation consultants
  • Database administrators
  • Demand and supply planning managers
  • Healthcare consulting analysts
  • IT audit advisory associates
  • IT business analysts
  • IT risk assurance advisors
  • Marketing business intelligence analysts
  • Operations excellence consultants
  • Optimization analysts
  • Process analysts
  • Programmer analysts
  • Sales operations analysts
  • Security and privacy associates
  • Software development analysts
  • Software engineers
  • Systems analysts
  • Technology and management consultants

Starting Business Analytics Salary

The median annual wage for management analysts was $93,000 as of May 2021. And about 41,000 openings for financial analysts are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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