Career Outlook

The continuous advancement of technology has created a ripe opportunity for the field of applied intelligence. As functions such as business intelligence, predictive modeling, and data mining become more and more critical for organizations, employers are seeking professionals with a mastery of data skills—those who are able to not only interpret data, but also apply it in meaningful ways.

And this trend is far from fleeting. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for information security analysts is projected to grow 18 percent from 2014–2024, while employment for operations research analysts is projected to grow 30 percent over the same period—much faster than the average growth rate for all occupations.

The master’s in Applied Intelligence arms you with the increasingly sought-after skills and expertise you need to think strategically, derive meaningful insights from data, and inform organizational policies and action plans.

Upon completing the program, you’ll be positioned to pursue roles such as:

Average salary of information security analysts $93,250 Where do people in this field work? Professional, scientific, and technical services 32% Public administration 15% Manufacturing 13% Finance and insurance 13% Information 9% 18% Projected job growth of information security analysts, 2014–2024 30% Projected job growth of operations research analysts, 2014–2024 Intelligence AnalystIntelligence SpecialistStrategic Intelligence DirectorCyber Threat Intelligence LeadInformation Security AnalystCompetitive Intelligence Manager Top titles within the intelligence analyst occupation:

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Burning Glass Labor/Insight