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Frequently Asked Questions


Why the Master of Science in Business Analytics?

Why should I choose the MS in Business Analytics over other programs?


This advanced business degree program teaches students to both understand the role of evidence-based data in decision making and to gain a competitive edge by synthesizing data to make better decisions.

As a student you will  gain experience in quantitative and technical methods as well as further develop your strategic and business management skills.

The program design is such that modules 1-2 offer foundational technical programming and data science application courses while modules 3-4 have a focus on business applications enabling students to use data to make more informed strategic business decisions.
Please see the course index page to review the curriculum.

What is your Return on Investment?

After completing the program,graduates are well prepared to follow a career in the field of Business Analytics or build on new found credibility and confidence to provide critical business analytic advisory services. 

For specific examples, please visit our Alumni Profiles page. 

Should I apply to the MS in Business Analytics Program?

The MS in Business Analytics Program is designed for experienced managers with oversight for and/or increasing responsibilities in areas that help drive greater efficiencies, manage costs, and identify growth opportunities. Participants come from a broad range of sectors: consumer products, energy, financial, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrials, technologies, NGOs, consulting, etc.

What is the business analytics capstone?

The strategic business analytics capstone is a collaborative project by a team of 4-6 students presented at the culmination of the program.The objective is for students to tie together the substantive content and practical case work taught throughout the year.

What is the Application Process?

What is the first step in the admissions process?

Complete a preliminary information form for an initial assessment of your candidacy. This will enable us to better advise you on your suitability for the program before encouraging you to submit an application. You can find the preliminary information form here.

Will information sessions be offered?

The Admissions Team organizes recruiting events throughout the year. Please visit our events page to view the upcoming opportunities at a location near you. You can also arrange to meet directly with staff at selected cities worldwide. If you would like to schedule a meeting, please complete a preliminary information form for an initial assessment.

When does the MS in Business Analytics class commence?

The program runs from May 2016 to May 2017. Participants can earn their degree in just 12 months over two calendar years within a structure that comprises five modules.

What are the application criteria?

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and 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.

When is the application deadline?

Candidates are considered on a rolling admissions basis. We accept and review applications throughout the year. Therefore, it is advised to apply as soon as possible.

What are Other Questions to Consider?

How is work managed in between learning locations?

In recognition of the value of classroom learning, MS in Business Analytics features five modules of intensive class time. There are no on-line classes, but there are approximately 20-25 hours of distance learning per week incorporated into the program to facilitate preparation, follow-up, and work on projects between modules.

What credentials will I receive as a graduate?

MS in Business Analytics graduates receive an NYU Master of Science degree.

Where are the learning locations?

The MS in Business Analytics Program features five intensive, intellectually rigorous modules rotating among NYU Stern School of Business in New York, as well as two global locations. 

What is the program fee?

The program fee for the Class of 2017 is USD 68,750. This fee includes tuition, course materials, some meals and official events. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

Does NYU Stern offer a non-degree short course in business analytics?

Yes, NYU Stern Executive Education offers several short courses related to business analytics. For more information on these short courses, please visit our program schedule.

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
msba@stern.nyu.edu