Saint Joseph's University

Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics Career Outlook

By 2018, the McKinsey Global Institute predicts a national shortfall of 1.5 million qualified analysts and managers1 who can make sound business decisions based on an accurate analysis of big data. The expected job growth for qualified professionals is more than double the national average — 14 percent from 2014 to 2024.2

In addition to the outstanding education you’ll gain with your MS in Business Intelligence and Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University, graduates of the program also earn the coveted Business Intelligence certificate, endorsed by SAS, Inc., the leading provider of Business Intelligence software solutions in the marketplace. The combination of your advanced degree, this certificate, and marketplace demand allow you to define your career and claim your ideal position in your chosen industry.

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Business Intelligence Job Titles

  • Management Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst

Salaries and Job Growth

  • Management analysts: $81,000 average salary. 14 percent growth rate.2
  • Financial analysts: $80,000 average salary. 12 percent growth rate.3
  • Operations research analysts: $79,000 average salary. 30 percent growth rate.4
  • Computer systems analysts: $85,000 average salary. 21 percent growth rate.5

Saint Joseph’s University is one of the few universities that can offer the potent, career-building combination of an advanced Business Intelligence & Analytics master’s degree and a SAS endorsed certificate, and no other Business Intelligence & Analytics program features a faculty so deeply integrated into the Business Intelligence and Analytics community. As the demand for Business Intelligence and Analytics professionals grows, Saint Joseph’s University graduates will have a unique competitive advantage to help ensure maximum opportunity for career advancement.

Job Profile – IT Business Analyst

To better exemplify the career outlook for graduates of this program, we’ve put together a job profile on the role of an IT Business Analyst. What follows is a brief description of the role, expected salary and job growth, as well as the top cities for those looking for employment in this capacity.

Description: An IT Business Analyst focuses primarily on the improvement of operations that involve information technology within a company. The business analyst offers consultation to management in an effort to help the company become more effective.

An IT business analyst analyzes the hardware, software, and IT services that are being employed in a company. Analyses will have to be carried out in order to determine areas that need improvement. It is also important to have strong research skills in order to determine the latest trends and solutions.

Average Annual Salary: $85,8005

Job Growth: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the occupation of Computer Systems Analyst -- an occupation whose job description and education requirements align most closely to that of an IT Business Analyst-- is expected to grow 21 percent between 2014 and 2024, much faster than the average job growth rate.

Top Cities6:

  • New York, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Washington, DC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • San Francisco, CA

New opportunities are waiting for graduates with an online Master of Science in Business Intelligence & Analytics degree from Saint Joseph’s University. To learn more, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with a Program Manager, or you can request more information below.

1http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/digital-mckinsey/our-insights/big-data-the-next-frontier-for-innovation
2https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/management-analysts.htm
3https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/financial-analysts.htm
4https://www.bls.gov/ooh/math/operations-research-analysts.htm
5https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/computer-systems-analysts.htm
6https://www.indeed.com/forum/job/IT-Business-Analyst.html

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