University of Tennessee

MSBA Graduation Numbers

February 4, 2016

Out of more than 2,000 graduates who crossed the stage at UT’s fall commencement in December, 33 represented the Master’s of Science Business Analytics program. All of this year’s MSBA grads have already been placed in jobs within the analytics field—within three months of graduation—and the average starting salary is $83,500, including base and signing bonuses.

“This makes our fifth consecutive year of 100 percent placement,” says lecturer Dick Stevens. “And this year, 45 percent of placements are from companies that have never hired our grads before.”

Madeleine Beatty is one of those grads. A single mom, Beatty completed her MSBA despite the heartache of being separated from her five-year-old daughter, Mathilde, for the first year of her program. While staying with her grandmother and aunt in Washington, Mathilde stayed connected to her mom through letters and phone calls. Tennessee Today picked up this family’s inspiring story, and the Knoxville News Sentinel included Beatty in its UT graduation write-up.

After a successful internship with Amazon last summer, Beatty has begun a full-time position at the company’s Seattle base. Other MSBA graduates will fan out across the nation this spring to start their new jobs, from Seattle to Boston, Minneapolis to Austin, and all points in between.

Learn more about the MSBA program at the Haslam College of Business.