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:

    • Undergraduate degree in economics, mathematics, engineering, business, computer science, statistics, or related field is preferred, but not required
    • Demonstrated proficiency in computer programmingin 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 with a grade "C" or better 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. 


    Detailed Application Requirements

    Application Deadlines

    • Full-Time MSBA 

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

      • Round 1: November 1
      • Round 2: January 1
      • Round 3: February 1 - Final deadline for international applicants
      • Round 4: March 15 - Domestic applicants only
    • Part-Time MSBA

      The part-time program begins only in Fall term.

      • Round 1: December 1
      • Round 2: February 1
      • Round 3: April 1
      • Round 4: June 1


    IMPORTANT: Full-time MSBA Program Orientation is required for all incoming students and it will be held on June 4-8, 2018. In addition, we are planning required boot camps few days prior to the Orientation, tentatively scheduled for May 30-June 1, 2018. The boot camp dates will be confirmed closer to the start of the program.


    MSBA class of 2018 profile
    MSBA part-time student profile fall 2017


  • MSBA Student

    New Scholarships Available for 2018

    The Carlson School is offering $400,000 in merit-based scholarships for qualified students to join the full-time MSBA program in June 2018.

    Eligibility Qualifications