MS Business Analytics Application Deadlines & Requirements

Application Deadlines

  • Apply by the priority deadline for first consideration for funding, an earlier admission decision, additional time to find housing, and, for international students, additional time to secure your visa.
  • Applications will close when a program reaches capacity, so it’s important to apply early.
  • Your application is not considered complete until we have all the application materials (listed below).

Fall 2024

  • Priority & International Deadline: January 31, 2024
  • Final International Deadline: April 15, 2024
  • Final Deadline: July 31, 2024

Application Checklist


  • Two semesters (or three quarters) of college-level calculus.
  • One course in linear algebra or matrix methods.
  • A basic knowledge of computer programing is not required for admission but must be acquired before starting the program. Examples of programming languages include: C, C++, Java, Matlab, Python, R, Ruby, SAS or Visual Basic.


Select the year in which you plan on entering the program. International students based abroad are only eligible to apply for full-time enrollment.  

Ensure your resume clearly lists the dates of any professional (ex: full-time role, internships, co-ops), volunteer, non-profit or any other leadership experiences. There is no formatting requirement, however, please review your resume for any grammar mistakes. It should be no longer than two pages.  

You must have a U.S. bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the international equivalent, by the time of application. You can submit an unofficial copy of all of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (and degree documents, if applicable) with your application, but official transcripts will be required if you’re accepted.  

If you are an international applicant, you may be required to submit a NACES-approved, course–by-course evaluation on your transcript. Please contact the Graduate Programs Office to see if this is a requirement for your program. 

Please complete the following prompts:

  1. Describe a situation in your life in which you have failed to achieve a goal. What did you learn from this experience? (Max. 400 words)
  2. You just entered the elevator with a member of the Applicant Review Committee for the MS in Business Analytics. You can only speak to this person for a very short time on the elevator. What would you say to this individual so that they would look favorably upon your application? (Max. 250 words)

Please select two recommenders who will be able to discuss your professional performance, academic performance and work style. This can include previous supervisors, faculty members or mentors. Letters of recommendations must come directly from the listed recommender on your application.

IMPORTANT: Your application will not move forward in the review process until we receive both letters of recommendation.

Test scores provide a measure of your capabilities for the admissions committee to consider in reviewing your application holistically. The admissions committee accepts the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores.

Waivers are considered on a case-by-case basis and must meet one or more of the following criteria: 

  • You have completed a graduate degree in a relevant field. 
  • You have graduated — or will have graduated — with a bachelor's degree from a United States AACSB-accredited business school with a 3.5 or higher GPA by the start of the program. 
  • You have 4+ years of relevant work history.

Students are required to complete a virtual interview via the Kira Talent platform. The interview format consists of multiple mini-interviews (MMI).  

Applicants are required to pay a fee to complete their application:
  • U.S. Residents: $65
  • International: $70

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate your proficiency in English. This includes submitting an IELTS, TOEFL or Duolingo test score.

Please reference the 'Graduate Entrance Exams' section on the Graduate Admissions Requirements page for information on the minimum score needed to be eligible for the program.

Next steps

The program makes every effort to review and respond to applicants in a timely manner, typically within two to three weeks of the application being completed. During peak periods, or very early in the admission cycle, additional processing time may be needed.