Systems and Operations Management

  • Systems and Operations Management

Careers in Business Analytics

Employers are currently experiencing a shortage of job candidates with skills in business analytics, and the increase in potential employment opportunities in this field will continue to rise. The employment of operations research analysts is projected to grow 27 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Business-Higher Education Forum — a nonprofit membership group of Fortune 500 CEOs, and college and university leaders — and PricewaterhouseCoopers also reported that approximately 2.72 million new job postings will seek workers with skills in data analytics and science by 2020. Business analytics job categories include data/business analytics, business intelligence and business analytics in various functional areas (supply chain, finance, marketing, human resources, healthcare, etc). According to, the average yearly salary of business analysts is estimated to be around $80,000.