Who Should Apply?

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.

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

  • Undergraduate degree in economics, mathematics, engineering, business, computer science, statistics, or related field is preferred, but not required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programming in at least one of the following computer programming languages is required: Python, R, C, C++, C#, VB, Java, Pascal, or Fortran. Academic transcripts, certificates from online courses, or work experience may be cited to meet this requirement. 
  • At least one-semester college level calculus course is required.
  • Work experience is not required, but strongly preferred.

Note: International students who require F-1 visa are not eligible for the Part-Time MSBA program. 

Application Deadlines

Full-Time MSBA

The full-time program begins only in June (summer) term.

  • Round 1: November 1, 2019
  • Round 2: January 3, 2020
  • Round 3: February 3, 2020 - Final deadline for international applicants
  • Round 4: March 16, 2020 - Final deadline for domestic applicants

IMPORTANT: Full-time MSBA Program Orientation is required for all incoming students and it is scheduled for June 1-5, 2020. 

Part-Time MSBA

The part-time program begins only in fall term (September start).

  • Round 1: February 15, 2020
  • Round 2: April 15, 2020
  • Round 3: June 15, 2020
  • Round 4: July 15, 2020                              

 *Applications submitted past July 15th will be considered on a space-available basis.

MSBA Students in Classroom


The Carlson School is offering $400,000 in merit-based scholarships for qualified students to join the full-time MSBA program in June 2020.

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