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Career Outlook in Data Science

Add Skills Valued in a Cornucopia of Jobs

Purdue’s online Master’s Degree in Data Science in Finance is suitable for those with a Bachelor’s degree, including early and mid-career professionals who feel a need to enhance their skills, are seeking to expand their educational credentials, or looking to advance their careers more swiftly.

Students in the Master’s Degree in Data Science in Finance program gain career-enhancing skills in quantitative and computational finance, a field with enormous impact and excellent employment opportunities. Traditional financial institutions and fintech startups alike are looking for more candidates who specialize in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. According to reporting by Bloomberg and data from LinkedIn, job listings requiring these skills in the financial industry increased nearly 60% in 2019. While quants are often associated with trading – and this is indeed one significant career opportunity offered by the Purdue master’s degree – Purdue’s program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of careers both inside and outside the financial industry. Companies that will recruit our graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Investment banks and trading companies
  • Asset management firms, pension funds and hedge funds
  • Exchanges and clearing houses
  • Insurance companies
  • Energy companies
  • Financial data providers and software companies
  • Ratings and regulatory agencies

Among other positions, the online Master’s Degree in Data Science in Finance prepares students to work as:

  • Equity trading and sales professionals (quants)
  • Financial product designers
  • Financial modelers
  • Financial strategy researchers
  • Investment consultants
  • Quantitative analysts
  • Risk analysts
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