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.
Start Date - IMPORTANT CHANGE: For the 2021-22 academic year, the MSBA program will begin in Fall 2021.
Duration: 1-year full-time program; 45 credits
Location: On-campus classes held during the day
The Carlson School is offering $400,000 in merit-based scholarships for qualified students to join the MSBA program in September 2021.