Requirements for admission to the Graduate School may be found in the Admission section of this Bulletin.
Requirements for admission to graduate business programs may be found on The Collins College of Business page in this Bulletin.
Applicants to the Master of Science in Business Analytics program must have completed a baccalaureate degree with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 in a complimentary discipline (e.g., business, engineering, or science) from a regionally accredited university. Applicants with degrees in other fields may still be considered if they have five or more years of technical work experience. All applicants must have completed a basic statistics course at the college or university level.
In addition, applicants to the Master of Science in Business Analytics program must submit a statement of purpose.
Applications are reviewed by an admissions committee which will evaluate the documentation and evidence submitted by each candidate. Acceptance is based on a holistic review of prior academic achievement, personal motivation, work experience, and related qualifications that point to the likelihood of success. Other supporting materials may be submitted by the applicant or requested by the admissions committee. The admissions committee may also request an interview.
Applicants with a post baccalaureate degree (graduate or law) will receive a GMAT/GRE waiver. Additional waivers for the GMAT/GRE requirement are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Master of Science in Business Analytics is a 30-credit-hour program, encompassing twelve required courses and two electives. Electives can be judiciously selected to create a focus area in marketing and consumer behavior, operations management, finance, accounting forensics, information systems, healthcare, or energy. A thesis is not required.
Students who enter the program in the fall semester and pursue full-time enrollment can expect to complete it within 16 months. Students enrolling in less than a full-time course load can expect degree completion to take longer.