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98% MSBA Graduates Placed, All International Graduates Received Offers in U.S.
2019 MSBA Career Placement Report

UC Davis Master of Science in Business Analytics graduates continue to be in high demand across many industries, earning higher average salaries with companies such as Amazon, YouTube and Tesla.

For the graduating Class of 2019:

  • Overall student placement increased to 98%.
  • Average salary increased from $96,587 to $102,215.
  • 100% of international candidates received offers to work in the United States. 

The UC Davis MSBA program also moved up from No. 17 to No. 6 worldwide for “value for the money” in the 2020 QS Masters Rankings. QS estimates that the UC Davis MSBA program has a 10-year average return on value of $919,837, which is nearly double the global mean of $575,108.

2018 Orientation for MSBA students

Of the 2019 UC Davis MSBA international graduates, all but two received full-time offers, while the other two decided to take internships. See the MSBA 2019 Career Placement Report for a complete list of employers and positions.

MSBA Executive Director Amy Russell attributes the placement success to several distinguishing advantages of the program.

 “The UC Davis MSBA is an academically rigorous program that stretches students on the computing and analytics domains while providing business savvy that is in high-demand by industry,” she says.

Russell noted that the location of the program in the heart of San Francisco provides a huge advantage for students who have the privilege of being in one of the top analytics hiring hubs in the world. 

“Our San Francisco program location allows students to tap into the Bay Area’s rich analytics ecosystem and attend meet-ups and networking events, as well as having the advantage of being a local job candidate.”

— Amy Russell, MSBA Executive Director

The MSBA program has dedicated career development team that takes a personalized and research-based approach to assisting students in their career search and preparing them at every stage.

Hilti Corporation Practicum Group

The year-long practicum, where students work with company clients to drive business strategy from data insights, also give graduates a huge edge in the workplace, Russell says.

UC Davis is one of only four schools to offer a year-long practicum project. 

“Students learn analytics more deeply as they dive into real-world scenarios, which can be messy,” Russell says. “These projects are great experiences that students share about in job interviews. This shows recruiters they understand the power of analytics and how to navigate organizations to ensure lasting impact.”