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Admissions Overview

The admissions process is thorough and selective but also highly attentive to your holistic candidacy and the qualities you will bring to the MSBA cohort. Because the program is designed specifically for experienced and high-potential professionals, a candidate's record of professional achievement is a critical factor in determining admission.

Admissions Criteria

To apply to the Master of Science in Business Analytics Program, applicants must have a bachelor's degree and strong Grade Point Average, demonstrated high aptitude for quantitative analysis and academic success as evidenced by undergraduate and graduate coursework as applicable. A minimum of five years of professional, full-time work experience is required.

Application Deadlines:

Admissions decisions are reached on a rolling basis throughout the year. We advise all applicants to begin the admissions process without delay as places are limited. 

International Applicants:

You are encouraged to apply before April 1 to facilitate visa arrangements, if required.

Rolling Admissions

MSBA applications are reviewed and decisions released year-round until the class is full, at which point we start a wait list. It is in your best interest to submit your application as soon as possible, as admittance becomes more competitive throughout the admissions cycle. The MS in Business Analytics program commences each May, with the next class starting in May 2015.

After an application is submitted online, applicants that are short-listed move to a selection interview with a member of the Admissions Committee. After all application materials are collected, a decision is released. On average, a decision is released within two weeks of a completed application.

Admissions Process
Step 1       Learn more – request information.
Step 2             Complete a preliminary information form for an initial assessment of your candidacy. You can find the preliminary information form here
Step 3 After your informational meeting, submit a completed on-line application. Upon review, you may be invited for a formal selection interview. In addition to your resume/CV and the online application, we also require:
  • Two recommendations
  • University transcript(s)
  • Three Essays
  • USD 103 application fee
  • TOEFL for non-native English speakers

*Please note:
  • Prior to enrollment, admitted applicants will be asked to submit a Company Time-Support Form to confirm that the participant's employer is aware that the employee will be out of the office during the published dates of the 1-year program.

Admissions Events

We welcome you to join us for one of our admissions events throughout the year at various locations worldwide.

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact:

MSBA Admissions Office
New York University
Stern School of Business
44 West 4th Street,
Suite 4-100
New York, NY 10012
T: +1 212 998 0442