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 competency in computer programming in at least one of the following computer programming languages is required: Python, R, C, C++, C#, VB, Java, PHP, 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.


 Application Deadlines

Round Submission Deadline Decision Notification
Round 1

November 1, 2020

December 31, 2020
Round 2

January 3, 2021

March 15, 2021
Round 3

February 3, 2021 - Final deadline for international applicants

April 15, 2021
Round 4

March 15, 2021 - Final deadline for domestic applicants

April 30, 2021


IMPORTANT: The MSBA Program Orientation is required for all incoming students. Orientation for Summer 2021 will be held in June 2021.

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The Carlson School is offering $400,000 in merit-based scholarships for qualified students to join the MSBA program in June 2021.


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