Excel in Your Analytics Career

MS in Business Analytics Career Prospects

Your career is seeking the truth behind the numbers. Our job is helping. You uncover strengths you didn’t know you had.

Business relies on analytics more and more each day. A WashU Olin master’s degree in this burgeoning field is your path to a rich and rewarding career. 

As your partner, the WashU Center for Career Engagement is here to help you realize your most career-empowered self. The center provides coaching, skills training, career planning and access to a global community of business leaders, recruiters, influencer networks and WashU alumni.

An Olin MSA Pays Off


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Personalized Professional Development

At WashU, you find career guidance tailored to your needs and interests.

Career Search

We help you break down your career search process into small, manageable tasks so you’re able to seize an opportunity when a potential internship or job presents itself.

Coaching Teams

Work one-on-one with a Certified Career Management Coach while at WashU Olin and after graduation. Gain confidence so throughout your job search you can network, interview and evaluate offers and pursue the best opportunities for your skill set and ambitions.

Customized Curriculum

Partner with your academic advisor and career coach to optimize your studies and get the most out of your WashU education. Use self-assessment tools to get a clear sense of what you want to do next, where you want your career to take you and how you can best meet your professional goals.

Career-Oriented Clubs

Career-Oriented Clubs: We have many opportunities to join clubs relevant to analytics. The Olin Big Data Association is a great way to improve your data skills. For more focused interests, check out these clubs—Olin Marketing Association, Supply Chain and Operations Association, ASCM (MSSCA) and Beta Alpha Psi (MSAA).

Learn more about student clubs

Life after Olin

WashU Olin’s name is known by companies the world over for our commitment to Values Based, Data Driven™ leadership. However you chart your professional path, you’ll be in exceptional company. And remember, as an Olin alum, you receive lifelong career coaching and support.

Employment by Function

See how our graduates put their degrees and skills to work by job function.

Function % of Graduates
Business/Data Analytics 39%
Finance 17%
Consulting 13%
Marketing/Sales 8%
Operations/Logistics 7%
Information Technology 6%
Accounting 4%
Other 6%

Job Titles

  • Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Strategic Analyst
  • Marketing Analyst

Desired Skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Interpersonal Ability
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Problem Solving
  • Detail Oriented
  • Documentation Skills
  • Verbal/Written Communication

Read more in our Employment Report

Interested in Recruiting Olin Students?

We invite you to partner with us to develop an individualized recruitment strategy to attract and engage the right candidates for your positions.

Recruit at WashU

WashU has a career camp in the orientation at the beginning of the semester. They introduce the timeline of looking for internships and full-time jobs and how to use the resources of the career center. Every semester there is a career collaboration team, which helps us better solve challenges in job hunting. 

Sixuan Mao, MSBA 2023
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Contact Us

Graduate Admissions

Olin Business School - Knight Hall
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Office Hours:
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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