Applying for Admission
Who Should Apply?
Qualified applicants should demonstrate a capacity for intense academic study, a propensity for mathematics and programming, and a basic understanding of business fundamentals.
- Applicants must have completed at least one semester college-level math course (e.g. calculus, linear Algebra).
- Demonstrated competency in computer programming in at least one of the following computer programming languages is required: Python, R, C, C++, C#, VB, Java, or PHP. Academic transcripts, certificates from online courses, or work experience may be cited to meet this requirement.
Note: International students who require an F-1 visa are not eligible for the Master of Applied Business Analytics program. Alternatively, the Master of Science in Business Analytics program is a full-time day program available to International students.
No Programming Experience?
Completing an online certificate course or program can satisfy this prerequisite. Learning platforms such as Coursera, Udemy, and edX host online, university-level courses where you can learn from a wide range of disciplines, including the fundamentals of a programming language. The following programming languages satisfy the requirement: Python, R, C, C++, C#, Visual Basic (VB), Java, PHP, Pascal, or Fortran.
Tips for selecting an online certificate course:
The Applied Business Analytics program begins only in the fall term (late August start).
|Round 1||December 1|
|Round 2||February 15|
|Round 3||April 15|
|Round 4||June 15|
|Round 5||July 15|
Note: Applications submitted past July 15 will be considered on a space-available basis. Orientation for Fall 2022 is tentatively scheduled for late August 2022 (exact dates to be announced at a later time).
Application Requirements and Instructions
The University of Minnesota uses an online application system. Complete instructions for preparing the required application materials are provided in the guide below. Please review these instructions carefully to ensure a smooth application process.
View, download, or print this guide to preparing and submitting your application for admission:
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition & Fees for 2021-22 Academic Year (32 credits)
|Cost Per Credit||Total Tuition|
Required Fees per Semester
|Fee Type||Fee Cost|
|Student Services Fee||$458.62|
|Capital Enhancement Fee||$75|
|Academic Records Fee||$150|
|Professional Student Government Fee||$16.76|
|Carlson School Collegiate Fee||$290 (for less than 9 credits) / $580 (9 or more credits)|
*Other education-related costs such as books and cost of living are not included in the table above.
Costs are estimates for the 2021-2022 year. For full details of tuition costs, please visit One Stop.
A non-refundable $500 tuition deposit is required to confirm your intention to enroll in the Master of Applied Business Analytics program and is applied toward the first academic term.
All fees are subject to change.
The University of Minnesota offers many loan programs, administered through the Office of Student Finance. To be considered, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students need a U.S. co-signer for student loans. If you have questions about loan programs, visit Financial Aid — One Stop. The University has reciprocity agreements with the states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the province of Manitoba, Canada.