MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
ANALYTICS
Michael Rappa 

Goodnight Director and Distinguished University Professor
Institute for Adv...
The Institute for Advanced Analytics has been preparing data
savvy professionals for leadership in a digital world since
2...
THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS
The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) is a
professional master’s degree that focuses on the tools,
methods and applicat...
The goal of analytics is to derive and effectively communicate
actionable insights from a vast quantity and variety of dat...
Francis, Sarah,Ahdieh and Chelsi

MSA Classes of 2015 and 2016
As the need of analytics becomes more widespread, there is
...
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) practicum project team
(L-R) Team leader Jessie, Clare, Max, Daniel and Lisa, MSA ...
Raj, Dustin and Rocky
MSA Class of 2017
GOAL ➧
To meet the demand for analytics professionals by building a
novel graduate...
The Master of Science in Analytics seeks to:
enrich students with a challenging learning experience;
give them relevant sk...
eBay practicum team: Preston, Doug, Nicole,
Shannon and Pranav, Class of 2017
with alumni Steve and Ryan (back row).
The MSA is a comprehensive education that gives
students:
the necessary technical skills;
while enhancing their ability to...
Learning ➧
The MSA experience
Jaewon, MSA Class of 2017
As the country’s first full-fledged Analytics degree, the MSA
was created literally from scratch—an integrated curriculum
wi...
The Institute is located on NC State’s
beautiful 1,400-acre Centennial Campus.
The MSA is designed to be…
Intensive – accelerating the learning curve through the
intensity that comes from condensing 2-...
The MSA is…
10-months of full-time residential study (Mon.-Fri. / 9-to-5);
a fully integrated curriculum with its own facu...
Putnam practicum team on site in Boston (L-R) Drew, Caroline,Annabel, Kevin and Anthony, Class of 2017.
The MSA is not...
a simple menu of core and elective courses;
a day longer than necessary to accomplish its goals;
theoret...
The MSA is…
a single integrated curriculum aimed at acquiring practical skills
that can be applied to real world problems,...
The MSA advantage:
students hone their skills working on gigabyte- to
terabyte-scale data problems drawn from real world
o...
Disney practicum team on site in Orlando.
John, Laura, Scott, Jennifer and Kelvin, Class of 2017.
Experiential Learning
Practicum project replaces traditional M.S. thesis:
students work in teams of 4-5 individuals;
work ...
Advertising
Agriculture
Airlines
Asset Management
Banking
Chemicals
Consumer Products
E-Commerce
Energy
Entertainment
Fina...
Class of 2017 Practicum sponsors:
Art Museum Consortium
Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada)
Cleveland Museum of Art
Crystal Br...
Fall SpringSummer
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Time Series & Forecasting
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANALYTICS 2016–17
Logistic
Regression
Sur...
Outcomes ➧
How well does the MSA meet the needs of students?
Jonathan, Jennifer, Jeremiah, Mirna andViola

Class of 2016
MSA graduates are in high demand...
year-to-year increases in demand for analytics graduates
since the program’s inception...
B2W practicum team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the Institute’s first internationally-sponsored project.
(L-R) Holden, Ryan,...
EMPLOYMENT AT GRADUATION
70%
80%
90%
100%
MSA Class of...
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
EMPLOYERS MAKING ONE OR MORE OFFERS IN
2017
1. ABB
2. Accenture
3. Adobe
4. Ally Financial
5. AmerisourceBergen
6. Ankura ...
MSA graduates are highly valued...
In 2017, the average base starting salary was $95,000
over $100,000 for candidates for ...
MSA CLASS OF 2017 – COMPENSATION
ANNUAL BASE SALARY
SIGNING

BONUS
Total
Prior Work Experience
None 1-2Years 3+Years
Mean ...
MSA CLASS OF 2017 – RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI)
NC Resident Non-Resident
Number of Respondents 66 41
Pre-MSA Salary Median*...
MAJOR TYPES OF POSITIONS OFFERED
MSA CLASS OF 2017
4%
19%
39%
37%
Analyst
Consultant
Data Scientist
Manager
POSITIONS OFFERED TO CANDIDATES IN 2017
Advanced Analytics Specialist
Analytical Consultant
Analytics and Marketing Senior...
GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF U.S.-BASED ALUMNI
More than half of graduates remain employed in NC, the other half populate th...
4.5 4.6
4.6
Highly satisfied with the
learning experience Highly satisfied with
choice of employment
Highly likely to recomm...
MSA students run in Krispy Kreme Challenge to raise money for the North Carolina
Children’s Hospital.The Institute’s team,...
Each year the MSA is benchmarked against leading MBA programs with
comparably-sized enrollment on two-dozen metrics using ...
Selected for comparison in 2017 are the top-5 highest-ranked MBA programs
with similar cohort sizes to the MSA program enr...
18. UNC— Chapel Hill (Kenan- Flagler) / 298
19. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) / 207
20. Emory University (Goizueta) ...
Based on publicly available data, the following metrics are used to benchmark
the MSA against the top-5 comparably-sized M...
Applicants
600
900
1200
1500
1800
WUSTL ASU MSA UW RICE ND
Acceptance Rate
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
MSA ASU UW RICE WUSTL ND
So...
New Enrollment
30
60
90
120
150
RICE ASU MSA ND UW WUSTL
Enrollment Rate
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
MSA ASU RICE UW ND WUSTL
MBA...
Female
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
MSA UW ASU WUSTL RICE ND
International
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
MSA RICE ND ASU UW WUSTL
MBA BENCHMA...
Average Length of Experience
Months
50
60
70
80
90
ASU UW RICE ND WUSTL MSA
% with Prior Experience
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%
M...
Average Age at Entry
Years
20
24
28
32
36
MSA ND WUSTL RICE ASU UW
Undergraduate GPA
3.20
3.40
3.60
3.80
4.00
MSA ASU WUST...
Graduates Seeking Employment
25
50
75
100
125
MSA ND WUSTL UW RICE ASU
% Seeking Employment
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
MSA UW AS...
Average Base Salary
$80000
$90000
$100000
$110000
$120000
RICE UW ND WUSTL ASU MSA
MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT OUTCOMES
Gradu...
Employed at Graduation
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
MSA UW ASU WUSTL ND RICE
MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT OUTCOMES
Employed 3-Months A...
Average Signing Bonus
$10000
$15000
$20000
$25000
$30000
UW RICE ND WUSTL ASU MSA
% Receiving Signing Bonus
50%
60%
70%
80...
Non-Resident Tuition & Fees
$30000
$60000
$90000
$120000
$150000
MSA ASU UW ND RICE WUSTL
Resident Tuition & Fees
$30000
$...
Average Indebtedness
$20000
$40000
$60000
$80000
$100000
UW MSA ASU RICE WUSTL ND
Graduates with Debt
20%
40%
60%
80%
100%...
Non-Resident Payback Period
12
24
36
48
60
MSA UW RICE ASU ND WUSTL
Resident Payback Period
Months
12
24
36
48
60
MSA UW A...
MSA BENCHMARKS WITH LEADING MBA PROGRAMS
MSA
TOP-5 MBA PROGRAMS
AVG WUSTL ASU UW RICE ND
US News Rank (April 2017) – – 21 ...
MSA BENCHMARKS WITH LEADING MBA PROGRAMS
MSA
TOP-5 MBA PROGRAMS
AVG WUSTL ASU UW RICE ND
Undergraduate GPA 3.63 3.43 3.46 ...
MSA BENCHMARKS WITH LEADING MBA PROGRAMS
MSA
TOP-5 MBA PROGRAMS
AVG WUSTL ASU UW RICE ND
Signing Bonus ($000) 13 23 20 20 ...
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS
Florian, who joined the MSA Class of 2017 from Burghausen, Germany.
ADMISSIONS SUMMARY – MSA CLASS OF 2017
Applications for admission received: 1,140
Acceptance rate: 12.9%
Number of candida...
CLASS OF 2017 – DEMOGRAPHICS
RESIDENCY
44%
56%
NC Resident
Non-Resident
GENDER
57%
43%
Female
Male
CITIZENSHIP
10%3%
87%
U.S. Citizen
Perm. Resident
International
CLASS OF 2017 – DEMOGRAPHICS
UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR
6%
33%
33...
CLASS OF 2017 – DEMOGRAPHICS
PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE
45%
26%
29%
None
1-2Years
3 or MoreYears
HIGHEST DEGREE
4%
13%
83%
Bach...
UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS ATTENDED – CLASS OF 2017
Abilene Christian University
Ashland University
Brandeis University
Brigham...
Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
India
Myanmar
Poland
Russia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Thailand
U.S.A.
Uruguay
Armenia
Belgium
Canada...
Nicole, Class of 2017 and Dr. Michael Rappa
Michael Rappa is the founding director of the Institute for Advanced
Analytics and a member of the faculty in the Departme...
Master of Science inAnalytics Class of 2017
Institute for
Advanced Analytics
901 Main Campus Drive, Suite 230
NCSU Centennial Campus
Raleigh, NC 27606
http://analytic...
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  1. 1. MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANALYTICS Michael Rappa 
 Goodnight Director and Distinguished University Professor Institute for Advanced Analytics North Carolina State University http://analytics.ncsu.edu Goals ➧ Learning ➧ Outcomes • June 2017 • © 2017 Michael Rappa.All rights reserved. Report download: http://go.ncsu.edu/msa
  2. 2. The Institute for Advanced Analytics has been preparing data savvy professionals for leadership in a digital world since 2007. Our mission is to produce the world’s finest practitioners of analytics — individuals who have mastered complex methods and tools for large-scale data modeling, who have a passion for solving challenging problems through teamwork, who are guided by intellectual curiosity, honesty and integrity, and who strive to attain the highest level of professionalism through continuous self-improvement.
  3. 3. THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS
  4. 4. The Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) is a professional master’s degree that focuses on the tools, methods and applications of advanced analytics. First proposed in April 2006 and subsequently authorized by the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina System in February 2007, it is the nation’s first full-fledged graduate degree in Analytics. A new interdisciplinary academic unit — the Institute for Advanced Analytics — was established at NC State in April 2007 to oversee the program.
  5. 5. The goal of analytics is to derive and effectively communicate actionable insights from a vast quantity and variety of data. It covers a broad spectrum of activities, including data quality and management, mathematical and statistical methods for data modeling, and techniques for visualizing data. Today, data is everywhere. But there’s a scarcity of talent with the skills to make sense of it and create value.
  6. 6. Francis, Sarah,Ahdieh and Chelsi
 MSA Classes of 2015 and 2016 As the need of analytics becomes more widespread, there is mounting demand for—and a growing shortage of— professionals with the relevant data skills coupled with an understanding of how the techniques are applied to business and the variety of critical tasks facing decision-makers.
  7. 7. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) practicum project team (L-R) Team leader Jessie, Clare, Max, Daniel and Lisa, MSA Class of 2017.
  8. 8. Raj, Dustin and Rocky MSA Class of 2017 GOAL ➧ To meet the demand for analytics professionals by building a novel graduate education with superior student outcomes.
  9. 9. The Master of Science in Analytics seeks to: enrich students with a challenging learning experience; give them relevant skills valued by employers; with a rapid time to degree completion; and affordable tuition with a solid return on investment. Most importantly... open doors to professional employment at graduation.
  10. 10. eBay practicum team: Preston, Doug, Nicole, Shannon and Pranav, Class of 2017 with alumni Steve and Ryan (back row).
  11. 11. The MSA is a comprehensive education that gives students: the necessary technical skills; while enhancing their ability to work effectively in teams; strengthening their communication and problem-solving capabilities; and gaining hands-on experience with real world data using industry standard analytical tools. Most importantly... prepare them to be productive analytical professionals from day one!
  12. 12. Learning ➧ The MSA experience Jaewon, MSA Class of 2017
  13. 13. As the country’s first full-fledged Analytics degree, the MSA was created literally from scratch—an integrated curriculum with a unique blend of statistics, applied mathematics, computer science and business disciplines. It is a dynamic curriculum that continually evolves to meet the need.
  14. 14. The Institute is located on NC State’s beautiful 1,400-acre Centennial Campus.
  15. 15. The MSA is designed to be… Intensive – accelerating the learning curve through the intensity that comes from condensing 2-years of graduate study into the shortest possible duration; Interactive – leveraging peer-to-peer learning through teamwork threaded throughout the entire curriculum; Immersive – learning by doing, by engaging in practical problems from the real world, and being totally immersed in the subject.
  16. 16. The MSA is… 10-months of full-time residential study (Mon.-Fri. / 9-to-5); a fully integrated curriculum with its own faculty; limited to 120 students split into two 60-student sections; taught as a cohort, with all classes restricted to students in the program; delivered in a modern 30,000 sq. ft. facility for the exclusive use of MSA students; a professional degree aimed at placing its students in employment upon graduation.
  17. 17. Putnam practicum team on site in Boston (L-R) Drew, Caroline,Annabel, Kevin and Anthony, Class of 2017.
  18. 18. The MSA is not... a simple menu of core and elective courses; a day longer than necessary to accomplish its goals; theoretical in its focus; a research or teaching apprenticeship; a prelude to a Ph.D.; a graduate degree in business, computer science or statistics, in disguise.
  19. 19. The MSA is… a single integrated curriculum aimed at acquiring practical skills that can be applied to real world problems, drawing upon knowledge from… applied mathematics statistics computer science econometrics operations research marketing science communications Harish and family
 Class of 2016
  20. 20. The MSA advantage: students hone their skills working on gigabyte- to terabyte-scale data problems drawn from real world organizations; students use industry standard analytics software tools and can obtain vendor certifications while completing their degree; team-based learning emulates the reality of today’s workplace and provides an opportunity to develop leadership and “followership” skills; frequent performance evaluations and individualized coaching guide continuous self-improvement.
  21. 21. Disney practicum team on site in Orlando. John, Laura, Scott, Jennifer and Kelvin, Class of 2017.
  22. 22. Experiential Learning Practicum project replaces traditional M.S. thesis: students work in teams of 4-5 individuals; work on real world problems and data provided by industry sponsor (under confidentiality); highly structured, substantive work conducted over 8- months; culminates in final report and presentation to the 
 sponsor; projects are selected from a large pool based on learning value (there is no sponsorship fee).
  23. 23. Advertising Agriculture Airlines Asset Management Banking Chemicals Consumer Products E-Commerce Energy Entertainment Financial Services Healthcare Heavy Machinery Hospitality Insurance Intelligence Manufacturing National Security Non-Profits Pharmaceuticals Publishing Retail Social Media Software Sports Telecommunications Textiles and Apparel Transportation Since its inception, the Institute’s students have taken on 130 projects from 100 sponsors representing virtually every industry sector.
  24. 24. Class of 2017 Practicum sponsors: Art Museum Consortium Art Gallery of Ontario (Canada) Cleveland Museum of Art Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Denver Art Museum LACMA (Los Angeles, CA) Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City) North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh) Philadelphia Museum of Art B2W Digital (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Disney (Orlando, FL) eBay (NewYork, NY) Elevate (Ft.Worth,TX) Florida Blue (Jacksonville, FL) H&R Block (Kansas City, MO) Hanesbrands (Winston-Salem, NC) Jacksonville Jaguars (Jacksonville, FL) Live Oak Bank (Wilmington, NC) M&T Bank (Buffalo, NY) Northrop Grumman (McLean,VA) Piedmont Health (Carrboro, NC) Putnam Investments (Boston, MA) Red Hat (Raleigh, NC) Replacements (Greensboro, NC) UNOS (Richmond,VA) USA Baseball (Durham, NC) Verscend (Waltham, MA) Visionist (Columbia, MD) Walgreens (Deerfield, IL)
  25. 25. Fall SpringSummer 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Time Series & Forecasting MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ANALYTICS 2016–17 Logistic Regression Survival Analysis Simulation
 & Risk Linear Algebra Analytics Practicum StatisticsPrimer AnalyticsToolsAnalyticsFoundations Project Management Conflict Resolution and Negotiation Data Security & Privacy DataVisualization Leadership & Teamwork Presentation SkillsData Cleaning Professional Writing Big Data Special Topics Text
 Mining Financial Analytics Advanced
 Exploratory & Outliers Optimization Advanced Data Mining © 2017 Michael Rappa Geospatial Analysis Legal Issues Data Mining Machine
 Learning Customer Analytics Design of Experiments Web Analytics Financial Analytics Advanced Programming INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED ANALYTICS SQL Geospatial Analytics
  26. 26. Outcomes ➧ How well does the MSA meet the needs of students? Jonathan, Jennifer, Jeremiah, Mirna andViola
 Class of 2016
  27. 27. MSA graduates are in high demand... year-to-year increases in demand for analytics graduates since the program’s inception; for 10 consecutive years over 90% of the candidates have received one or more employment offers by graduation; in 2017, 98% had offers of employment and 93% were employed at graduation; candidates averaged 11 initial interviews and 2-3 job offers; many sectors of the economy are hiring; wide variety of employers, from new ventures to large multinationals.
  28. 28. B2W practicum team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – the Institute’s first internationally-sponsored project. (L-R) Holden, Ryan, Catherine, Cecilia, and Kosta, Class of 2017.
  29. 29. EMPLOYMENT AT GRADUATION 70% 80% 90% 100% MSA Class of... 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  30. 30. EMPLOYERS MAKING ONE OR MORE OFFERS IN 2017 1. ABB 2. Accenture 3. Adobe 4. Ally Financial 5. AmerisourceBergen 6. Ankura Consulting 7. ASR Analytics 8. Bain & Company 9. Bank of America 10. BeerBoard 11. Beghou Consulting 12. Blackbaud 13. Carolina Biological Supply 14. Certona 15. Central Intelligence Agency 16. CFC 17. Chick-fil-A 18. Cigna 19. Citadel 20. Cognizant 21. Community Care of NC 22. Conclusive Analytics 23. Cystic Fibrosis Found. 24. Deloitte 25. Disney 26. Elder Research 27. Elevate 28. Eli Lilly 29. ERCOT 30. Evaluserve 31. EY 32. Facebook 33. Fifth Third Bank 34. Financial Risk Group 35. GEICO 36. Gramener 37. Harvard Pilgrim Health 38. Home Depot 39. Humana 40. ICON 41. INC Research 42. Interworks 43. Jack in the Box 44. Jacksonville Jaguars 45. JP Morgan Chase 46. KeyBank 47. KPMG 48. Leoforce 49. LPL Financial 50. M&T Bank 51. Mercado Libre 52. Merkle 53. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 54. NetApp 55. Northrop Grumman 56. Prime Therapeutics 57. Red Hat 58. RedVentures 59. Reveal Mobile 60. Rho 61. RTI International 62. SAP 63. SAS 64. Siemens Healthineers 65. SPAWAR 66. TIAA 67. TrueFit 68. Uffect 69. UNC-CH Athletic Dept 70. Veyo Logistics 71. Visionist 72. Volvo 73. Wake Forest Baptist Med Ctr 74. Zencos 75. ZS Associates Employers succeeding in hiring one or more graduates highlight in red.
  31. 31. MSA graduates are highly valued... In 2017, the average base starting salary was $95,000 over $100,000 for candidates for 3 or more years of professional experience prior to entry $90,000 for candidates with little or no work experience prior to entry base salary range: $70,000 to $140,000 median signing bonus: $9,150 ROI payback period: 24 months
  32. 32. MSA CLASS OF 2017 – COMPENSATION ANNUAL BASE SALARY SIGNING
 BONUS Total Prior Work Experience None 1-2Years 3+Years Mean $95,100 $90,200 $93,900 $101,700 $9,150 Median $91,000 $90,000 $92,000 $100,000 $7,500 75th Percentile $100,000 $94,000 $99,000 $110,000 $14,000 25th Percentile $87,500 $85,000 $87,750 $91,000 $5,000 Maximum $140,000 $108,000 $110,000 $140,000 $25,000 Minimum $70,000 $70,000 $80,000 $84,000 $2,500 N 107 51 15 41 76 % Reporting 100% 48% 14% 38% 71% Notes: Data with respect to salaries and bonuses are self-reported by graduates (without anonymity) and whenever possible verified by employers in cases where placement is arranged by the Institute (i.e., most candidates). One graduate returned to a sponsoring employer. Two graduates were international Fulbright Scholars and required to return to their home countries; one secured employment at home, and one will remain temporarily in the U.S. as a Fulbright employed in a paid internship before returning home. All other job placements are full- time paid positions. Annual base salary figures do not include signing bonuses, relocation allowances or other forms of one-time compensation guaranteed upon signing.
  33. 33. MSA CLASS OF 2017 – RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) NC Resident Non-Resident Number of Respondents 66 41 Pre-MSA Salary Median* $50,000 $50,000 (+) Tuition & Fees $26,000 $44,500 (–) Signing Bonus $7,500 $7,500 Total Investment $68,500 $87,000 Post MSA Salary Median $90,000 $95,000 (–) Pre-MSA Salary $50,000 $50,000 Net Salary Increase $40,000 $45,000 Payback Period (months) 21 23 Net 3-Year ROI $127,500 $142,500 *Based on graduates with full-time employment prior to program entry. = Numerator = Denominator Payback period (months) = ( Pre-MSA Salary + Tuition ) – Signing Bonus ( Post-MSA Salary – Pre-MSA Salary ) x 12 Source: Survey of MSA students,April 2017 (97% reporting)
  34. 34. MAJOR TYPES OF POSITIONS OFFERED MSA CLASS OF 2017 4% 19% 39% 37% Analyst Consultant Data Scientist Manager
  35. 35. POSITIONS OFFERED TO CANDIDATES IN 2017 Advanced Analytics Specialist Analytical Consultant Analytics and Marketing Senior Analyst Analytics and Modeling Manager Analytics and Modeling Senior Analyst Analytics Consultant Applications Analyst Associate Consultant (4) Associate Data and Analytics Consultant Card Services Balance Build Account Manager Consultant (4) Credit Card Decision and Strategy Support Product Manager Data Analyst Data Management & Architecture Consultant Data Scientist (22) Decision Analytics Associate Decision Platform Development Manager GIS Analyst/Consultant Hosting Technical Account Manager Industrial Consultant Informatics/Analytics Senior Specialist Lead Analyst (2) Lead Analyst - Wealth and Asset Management Lead Business Intelligence Analyst Lead Marketing Analyst (4) Load Forecasting Analyst Marketing Optimization Associate Marketing Optimization Senior Associate Product Analyst Product Support Specialist Quantitative Analyst – Centralized Modeling Quantitative Analyst – Credit Risk (2) Quantitative Risk Analyst (3) Risk Analyst (3) Senior Analytics Consultant Senior Analytics/Informatics Specialist Senior Associate Senior Associate – Business Analytics & Insights (10) Senior Associate Analytical Consultant (10) Senior Associate Analytical Software Tester (2) Senior Associate Solution Consultant Senior Associate Solution Specialist (2) Senior Consultant (3) Senior Data Analyst (2) Senior Financial Analyst (2) Senior Insights Analyst Senior Marketing Analyst Senior Marketing Insights Analyst Senior ModelValidation Analyst Staff Consultant (3) Validation Analyst
  36. 36. GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF U.S.-BASED ALUMNI More than half of graduates remain employed in NC, the other half populate the eastern seaboard from Orlando to Boston, and across the country. Only 2% work outside of the U.S. 357 66 21 25 15 18 30 16 21 12 19 9 5 3 3 2 4 3 1 1 2 1 3 1 2 1
  37. 37. 4.5 4.6 4.6 Highly satisfied with the learning experience Highly satisfied with choice of employment Highly likely to recommend MSA to prospective students (Average score on a 5-point scale, low to high) CLASS OF 2017 – STUDENT SATISFACTION SURVEY Survey conducted June 2017 (n=92; 78% response rate) 0 60 1 3 5 0 75 1 3 5 0 60 1 3 5
  38. 38. MSA students run in Krispy Kreme Challenge to raise money for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.The Institute’s team, among the largest, finished in 10th place. Benchmarks ➧ How does the MSA compare to other graduate programs?
  39. 39. Each year the MSA is benchmarked against leading MBA programs with comparably-sized enrollment on two-dozen metrics using publicly available data. Why MBA programs? Because too few analytics and data science programs publicly disclose student outcomes with the thoroughness and consistency needed to do accurate benchmarking. Also, varying enrollments and formats make it is difficult to compare the MSA to other analytics programs. MBA programs have a long history of reporting enrollment and outcomes data as a part of the annual ranking process conducted by organizations such as U.S. News.The data are reported under clear and consistent guidelines that make fair and accurate benchmarking possible.The Institute follows these guidelines in reporting results for the MSA program. Other analytics and data science programs are encouraged to do the same. MBA BENCHMARK STUDY
  40. 40. Selected for comparison in 2017 are the top-5 highest-ranked MBA programs with similar cohort sizes to the MSA program enrolling between 110 and 130 students (120 students were enrolled in the MSA Class of 2017): Washington University in St. Louis Arizona State University University of Washington–Seattle Notre Dame University Rice University The benchmark study is updated each year (in June) with the latest data from U.S. News.The schools used in this study may change from year to year based on the changes in the annual ranking or cohort sizes. For more information on the U.S. News ranking of business schools, see: 
 https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools MBA BENCHMARK STUDY
  41. 41. 18. UNC— Chapel Hill (Kenan- Flagler) / 298 19. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) / 207 20. Emory University (Goizueta) / 181 21. Georgetown University (McDonough) / 287 21. Indiana University (Kelley) / 185 21. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) / 128 24. University of Southern California (Marshall) / 228 25. Arizona State University (Carey) / 119 25. Vanderbilt University (Owen) / 175 27. Ohio State University (Fisher) / 92 27. University of Washington (Foster) / 125 29. Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) / 80 29. Rice University (Jones) / 110 29. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) / 121 32. Temple University (Fox) / 40 32. University of Minnesota— Twin Cities (Carlson) / 104 The rank order of the MBA programs selected for benchmarking in 2017 are: The highest ranked MBA programs (20th or above) have large full-time cohorts (180-900 students). The highest ranked MBA programs with similar cohort sizes to the MSA fall between 21st and 29th in the ranking. Programs eliminated from the analysis (shown in gray) have cohorts sizes that are either smaller or larger (<100 or >150)
  42. 42. Based on publicly available data, the following metrics are used to benchmark the MSA against the top-5 comparably-sized MBA programs: Number of Applicants Acceptance Rate Enrollment Enrollment Rate % Female Students % International Students Length of Work Experience % Work Experience Age Undergraduate GPA % Seeking Employment Number Seeking Employment Average Base Salary % Reporting Salary Data % Employed at Graduation % Employed 3-Months After Graduation Signing Bonus % Receiving Signing Bonus Tuition and Fees Tuition and Fees – Residents Average Indebtedness % Students with Debt ROI Payback Period ROI Payback Period – Residents
  43. 43. Applicants 600 900 1200 1500 1800 WUSTL ASU MSA UW RICE ND Acceptance Rate 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% MSA ASU UW RICE WUSTL ND Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017. Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) MBA BENCHMARKS – ADMISSIONS
  44. 44. New Enrollment 30 60 90 120 150 RICE ASU MSA ND UW WUSTL Enrollment Rate 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% MSA ASU RICE UW ND WUSTL MBA BENCHMARKS – ADMISSIONS Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  45. 45. Female 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% MSA UW ASU WUSTL RICE ND International 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% MSA RICE ND ASU UW WUSTL MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  46. 46. Average Length of Experience Months 50 60 70 80 90 ASU UW RICE ND WUSTL MSA % with Prior Experience 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% MSA WUSTL RICE ND ASU UW MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  47. 47. Average Age at Entry Years 20 24 28 32 36 MSA ND WUSTL RICE ASU UW Undergraduate GPA 3.20 3.40 3.60 3.80 4.00 MSA ASU WUSTL RICE ND UW MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  48. 48. Graduates Seeking Employment 25 50 75 100 125 MSA ND WUSTL UW RICE ASU % Seeking Employment 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% MSA UW ASU RICE ND WUSTL MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT OUTCOMES Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  49. 49. Average Base Salary $80000 $90000 $100000 $110000 $120000 RICE UW ND WUSTL ASU MSA MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT OUTCOMES Graduates Reporting Salary Data 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% MSA UW ASU ND WUSTL RICE Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  50. 50. Employed at Graduation 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% MSA UW ASU WUSTL ND RICE MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT OUTCOMES Employed 3-Months After 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% MSA UW WUSTL ASU ND RICE Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  51. 51. Average Signing Bonus $10000 $15000 $20000 $25000 $30000 UW RICE ND WUSTL ASU MSA % Receiving Signing Bonus 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% ND UW MSA ASU RICE WUSTL MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT OUTCOMES Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  52. 52. Non-Resident Tuition & Fees $30000 $60000 $90000 $120000 $150000 MSA ASU UW ND RICE WUSTL Resident Tuition & Fees $30000 $60000 $90000 $120000 $150000 MSA ASU UW ND RICE WUSTL MBA BENCHMARKS – COST OF ATTENDANCE Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  53. 53. Average Indebtedness $20000 $40000 $60000 $80000 $100000 UW MSA ASU RICE WUSTL ND Graduates with Debt 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% ASU RICE ND MSA WUSTL UW MBA BENCHMARKS – STUDENT DEBT Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017.
  54. 54. Non-Resident Payback Period 12 24 36 48 60 MSA UW RICE ASU ND WUSTL Resident Payback Period Months 12 24 36 48 60 MSA UW ASU RICE ND WUSTL Payback period (months) = ((Pre-Salary + Tuition) x Duration) – (Signing Bonus + Summer Salary) (Post-Salary – Pre-Salary) x 12 Source of MBA data: US News andWorld Report, March 2017. The MBA duration is 2 years. The average pre-salary is estimated conservatively at $60,000/year.The average summer intern salary is estimated at 1/6th of the post-MBA salary. Duration is 1 or 2 years. MBA BENCHMARKS – ROI PAYBACK PERIOD Arizona State University (ASU) Notre Dame University (ND) Rice University (RICE) University of Washington (UW) Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)
  55. 55. MSA BENCHMARKS WITH LEADING MBA PROGRAMS MSA TOP-5 MBA PROGRAMS AVG WUSTL ASU UW RICE ND US News Rank (April 2017) – – 21 25 27 29 29 Number of Applicants 1140 1036 1579 1159 1032 764 647 Acceptance Rate 13% 27% 30% 14% 24% 27% 41% Enrollment 120 120 128 119 125 110 121 Enrollment Rate 82% 50% 27% 71% 51% 54% 46% % Female Students 43% 33% 32% 37% 38% 30% 26% % International Students 10% 31% 37% 29% 36% 26% 26% Age 26 28 28 29 29 28 27 MSA = NC State Univ. AVG = Average for Top-5 MBA ASU = Arizona State Univ. ND = Notre Dame Univ. RICE = Rice Univ. WU = Univ. of Washington WUSTL = Washington Univ. in St. Louis
  56. 56. MSA BENCHMARKS WITH LEADING MBA PROGRAMS MSA TOP-5 MBA PROGRAMS AVG WUSTL ASU UW RICE ND Undergraduate GPA 3.63 3.43 3.46 3.54 3.38 3.42 3.37 Length of Work Experience (mo.) 48 66 60 72 72 65 61 % Work Experience 56% 96% 90% 98% 99% 95% 96.0% % Seeking New Employment 96% 88% 76% 95% 96% 90% 84% Average Base Salary ($000) 101 107 103 103 112 112 104 Reporting Salary Data 99% 81% 79% 85% 85% 78% 79% Employed at Graduation 95% 79% 79% 79% 85% 75% 76% Employed 3-mo. After Graduation 99% 92% 96% 95% 98% 81% 90% MSA = NC State Univ. AVG = Average for Top-5 MBA ASU = Arizona State Univ. ND = Notre Dame Univ. RICE = Rice Univ. WU = Univ. of Washington WUSTL = Washington Univ. in St. Louis
  57. 57. MSA BENCHMARKS WITH LEADING MBA PROGRAMS MSA TOP-5 MBA PROGRAMS AVG WUSTL ASU UW RICE ND Signing Bonus ($000) 13 23 20 20 29 26 22 Students Receiving Signing Bonus 74% 73% 62% 71% 75% 71% 87% Tuition and Fees ($000) 47 102 112 88 94 112 102 Tuition and Fees – Residents 27 59 – 54 65 – – Average Indebtedness ($000) 36 58 72 50 32 60 74.0 Students with Debt 44% 48% 61% 34% 63% 40% 42% ROI Payback Period (months) 26 47 54 48 39 43 50 ROI Payback Period – Residents 21 36 – 39 32 – – MSA = NC State Univ. AVG = Average for Top-5 MBA ASU = Arizona State Univ. ND = Notre Dame Univ. RICE = Rice Univ. WU = Univ. of Washington WUSTL = Washington Univ. in St. Louis
  58. 58. STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS Florian, who joined the MSA Class of 2017 from Burghausen, Germany.
  59. 59. ADMISSIONS SUMMARY – MSA CLASS OF 2017 Applications for admission received: 1,140 Acceptance rate: 12.9% Number of candidates enrolled: 120 U.S. citizens/permanent residents enrolled: 90% North Carolina residents enrolled: 56% Women enrolled: 43% Countries of origin of enrolled students: 19 Number of years since undergraduate degree: 4 Average undergraduate grade point average (GPA): 3.63 Graduated with academic honors: 66% Previously employed full-time (3 or more years): 45% Average age / median age: 26 / 24 Range in age: 21 – 51
  60. 60. CLASS OF 2017 – DEMOGRAPHICS RESIDENCY 44% 56% NC Resident Non-Resident GENDER 57% 43% Female Male
  61. 61. CITIZENSHIP 10%3% 87% U.S. Citizen Perm. Resident International CLASS OF 2017 – DEMOGRAPHICS UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR 6% 33% 33% 29% Mathematics / Statistics Economics / Finance / Business Engineering / Science Other
  62. 62. CLASS OF 2017 – DEMOGRAPHICS PRIOR WORK EXPERIENCE 45% 26% 29% None 1-2Years 3 or MoreYears HIGHEST DEGREE 4% 13% 83% Bachelors Masters Ph.D.
  63. 63. UNDERGRADUATE SCHOOLS ATTENDED – CLASS OF 2017 Abilene Christian University Ashland University Brandeis University BrighamYoung University Brown University Bryn Mawr College Campbell University Canisius College Clemson University College of Charleston College of William and Mary Cornell University Davidson College Drexel University Duke University East Carolina University Elon University Emory University Furman University Grinnell College Harvard University Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Johns Hopkins University Kalamazoo College Marymount University Mercer University Monmouth University National University of Tres de Febrero North Carolina A&T University North Carolina State University Northwestern University Oklahoma State University at Stillwater Old Dominion University Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rice University Roanoke College Seattle University Shanghai Jiao Tong University St.Andrew’s Presbyterian College Stonehill College SUNY College at Buffalo U.S. Military Academy at West Point United States Naval Academy Universidad de Navarra University of Arizona University of California at Berkeley University of California at Santa Barbara University of Central Arkansas University of Connecticut University of Georgia at Athens University of Illinois at Chicago University of Lucknow University of Maryland at College Park University of Massachusetts at Amherst University of New Hampshire at Durham University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina at Charlotte University of North Carolina at Greensboro University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of Notre Dame University of Piraeus University of Queensland University of Richmond University of South Florida University of Texas at Austin University ofVermont Utah State University Vienna University of Economics Virginia Tech Washington University in St. Louis WestVirginia University Western Carolina University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  64. 64. Brazil Canada China Germany India Myanmar Poland Russia Singapore Sri Lanka Thailand U.S.A. Uruguay Armenia Belgium Canada China Colombia Costa Rica India Nicaragua Russia Taiwan Turkey U.K. U.S.A. Armenia Belarus Canada China Colombia Côte d’Ivoire Hong Kong India Mexico Peru U.K. U.S.A. Vietnam China India Mexico Turkey U.S.A. China Hungary India Pakistan Poland Taiwan Ukraine U.K. U.S.A. Bangladesh Brazil China Colombia Eritrea India Peru Romania Russia U.S.A. Australia Belgium Canada China Czech Rep. India Romania Thailand U.S.A. ENROLLMENT BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN 10 20 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Numberofcountries Bermuda Brazil Canada China Colombia Ecuador Egypt France Germany Italy Hong Kong India Jamaica Mexico Russia Taiwan U.S.A. Vietnam Bulgaria Brazil Canada China Croatia Egypt Ethiopia Ghana Israel India Nepal Nigeria Pakistan Russia Taiwan Ukraine U.S.A. Venezuela Argentina Australia Canada China Dominican Rep. Germany Greece Ghana India Mexico Peru Poland Rep. of Korea Russia Singapore Spain U.K. U.S.A. Uzbekistan 56 countries of origin since 2008.
  65. 65. Nicole, Class of 2017 and Dr. Michael Rappa
  66. 66. Michael Rappa is the founding director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics and a member of the faculty in the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University.As head of the Institute, he leads the nation’s first Master of Science in Analytics as its principal architect. Before joining NC State as Distinguished University Professor in 1998, for nine years he was a professor at MIT. Appointed the inaugural Goodnight Director in 2015, his 
 current position is endowed and named in 
 honor of the University’s distinguished 
 alumnus and prominent American business 
 leader Dr. James Goodnight. About the Author Mirna, MSA Class of 2016 
 with Dr. Michael Rappa
  67. 67. Master of Science inAnalytics Class of 2017
  68. 68. Institute for Advanced Analytics 901 Main Campus Drive, Suite 230 NCSU Centennial Campus Raleigh, NC 27606 http://analytics.ncsu.edu twitter: @analyticsinst email: analytics@ncsu.edu

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