Analytics career for software development engineer


HI ,

One of my friend is lead software development engineer and having experience of around 10 years.he completed his Masters from IIT.
Initialy , he wanted to be in core technical profile , but going through the work profile offered by most of the product based software companies, he finds less scope for core technical profile and hence he is looking forwards for management role.& hence planning for executive MBA from IIMs or ISB.
Also, being data analytics, data scientist key flavour of the season, he is bit curious about knowing the options he can have in analytics domain and will it bit right move in terms of career prospectus , profile and pay.

Request analytics vidhya to please suggest