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Business Analytics Career Opportunities

The business world is just getting started with big data and business analytics. According to “The Quant Crunch,” a study performed by Burning Glass Technologies, Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), and IBM, by 2020 the number of Data Science and Analytics job listings is projected to grow by nearly 364,000 listings to approximately 2,720,000 (18%). Career opportunities continue to grow exponentially and there is no end in sight.

However, the professionals that will be filling these positions must have the right education and experience to be up to par, because according to the same study, 39% of Data Scientists and Advanced Analyst positions require a Master’s or Ph.D. This means that demand – as well as salaries – will skyrocket. There is no better time to prepare for a bright future in the fast-paced and exciting world of data and analytics

Business Analytics Career Opportunities - MBD| IE HST


Where do our alumni work?

“This program has marked a turning point in my professional career. Through unique courses, I’ve learned how to turn data into insights and uncertainty into opportunity.” – Rebecca Rosser Tomas, Data Strategist Analyst at BTS

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Talent and Career highlights

In a business setting defined by transformation, the Master in Big Data and Business Analytics fosters a high-impact, advanced skill set transferable to any industry. Gaining an impressive command of data science, business strategy and big data tech, our graduates become key players in organizational success.

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Business Analytics Careers that go beyond theories and concepts

Bulletproof job outlook

"Data scientist is the hottest job of the 21st century." - Harvard Business Review

Not limited to one industry

There is a need for talent in data analytics

40% of companies are struggling to find and retain data analytics talent. (MIT Sloan)

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    I keep saying that the sexiest job in the next 10 years will be statisticians. I’m not kidding.

    Hal Varian

    Chief Economist, Google

Master Degree in Business Analytics and Big Data Sample Positions

Graduates can land roles such as:
"This master offers a vision: Data is about understanding. Big Data is a wide and long road and the master has taught me how to apply different techniques to different problems. The program covers the most important areas in this field and gives you the opportunity to develop both business and technical aspects."
"As someone new to the data domain, I was glad to see that the first few months of the MBD program provided enough breadth for me to grasp the landscape while the rest of the program allowed me to dive deeper into the parts I found most interesting. Overall, I came out with an understanding of all the moving parts behind Big Data and how they could be brought together to bring value to businesses."


IE Talent & Careers is the best partner for the professional development of all our current and former students at IE.

The services we offer are available to all of them throughout their journey. On one hand we seek to help students to take full advantage of their professional opportunities, providing them with impactful advising, learning resources and development tools that allow them to manage and achieve their professional goals. On the other, we provide recruitment solutions for companies and institutions with access to the profiles of over 60,000 IE professionals worldwide.

Some of the services we offer can be both online and offline and they are:

● One-on-one career advising
● Sector-specific drop-in sessions
● Guides, toolkits and resources available on our IE Career Portal
● Face-to-face career workshops
● Online career webinars
● Annual distribution of CV books to executive search firms
● Networking events worldwide
● Worldwide panels with executive consultants
● Lifelong access to our job bank

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