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Master's in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Career Outlook

Take Advantage of Rapid-Fire Development in Big Data

The growing accessibility of big data means that business and data intelligence job descriptions can appear as various titles across industries and departments. Careers in the field are expanding much faster than the average for all occupations from 2020 to 2030. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  • The employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 25 percent.1
  • Employment opportunities for computer and information research scientists and market research analysts are projected to grow 22 percent.2,3
  • The employment of management analysts is projected to grow 14 percent.4

Apply Your Skills in High-Paying Positions

The dual application of intelligence and analytics, combined with real-world coursework and real-time data, opens up new possibilities for your career. As roles for business intelligence and data analytics expand across industries, you’ll see numerous career titles with slight variances in their job description. Here are some of the highest-paying jobs of 2021.

  • Computer and Information Research Scientist, $131,4902
  • Data Scientist, $167,0405
  • Financial and Investment Analyst, $166,5606
  • Management Analyst, $93,0004
  • Operations Research Analyst, $82,3601


The Skills Gap in Business Intelligence Careers

Minnesota is the home of major industry leaders such as Target, General Mills, Best Buy, Ameriprise Financial, the Mayo Clinic, and UnitedHealth Group. Business intelligence roles in companies with this sort of variety demand a set of strong skills.

The use of big data across industries demands professionals to step up and blend these skill areas. With equal focus on business intelligence, big data analytics, and presentation, the online M.S. BIDA degree prepares you for excellence in your future roles.

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