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The MS in Business Analytics is a rigorous, fast-paced graduate program for analytical thinkers with an interest in business. Qualified applicants should demonstrate a capacity for intense academic study, a propensity for mathematics and programming, and a basic understanding of business fundamentals.

Who Should Apply?

Recent graduates and early-career professionals with analytical backgrounds are eligible for the program. Ideal candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Recently completed undergraduate study in economics, mathematics, engineering, business, computer science, statistics, or related field
  • Demonstrates aptitude for excelling in a demanding academic setting
  • Some computer programming experience strongly preferred
  • At least one-semester college level calculus course with a grade "C" or better required
  • Work experience is not required, but preferred

Please see our Class Profile (89.41 KB) of the students who have been admitted to the Program for Summer 2014.

Apply Now

The MS in Business Analytics program begins only in June (Summer). The MSBA program does not have a start date in Fall or Spring semesters.

Currently, we are accepting application for June 2015 (Summer 2015) admission to the program.

  • Round 1 Application Deadline: November 1
  • NEW Round 2 Application Deadline: January 1
  • Round 3 Application Deadline: February 1

Application requirements

IMPORTANT: Please note that the MSBA program requires all students to report to campus by June 8, 2015. The mandatory MSBA program orientation will be held during the week of June 8-12, 2015. The exact dates will be confirmed at a later date.

Contact Us

Have questions? Email us at msba@umn.edu or call 612-625-5555.