Applying to the Full-time Master of Business Analytics Program

We enroll new students in the fall semester only, which begins in late August every year. Admission is competitive and there is limited capacity, so we recommend applying early.

Fall 2018 deadlines

  • Priority deadline (all candidates): March 15, 2018
  • Final deadline for international candidates: May 1, 2018
  • Final deadline for domestic candidates: June 1, 2018
Application fee
  • Domestic applicants: $60
  • International applicants: $100


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Minimum requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be considered for admission.

Bachelor’s degree

Earned from a regionally accredited college/university or equivalent from another country. We accept students from all undergraduate majors; a business degree is not required.

English proficiency: TOEFL/IELTS

International candidates only. Minimum TOEFL scores are 100 iBT, 600 CBT, and 7.0 IELTS with no sub-score below 6.0. Waivers available for those who qualify.


Required for all applicants, and both are accepted on an equal basis. No minimum score.


Cumulative 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or foreign equivalent.

Application checklist

Before we can consider you for admission, we need a complete application, which includes all the items below. We cannot review your application until your recommenders submit their letters, so keep that in mind when planning out your timeline.

  • GMAT or GRE
  • TOEFL or IELTS (international candidates only)
  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Statement of purpose
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

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