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Frequently Asked Questions


Why the Master of Science in Business Analytics?

Why should I choose the MS in Business Analytics at NYU Stern?

This advanced business degree program teaches students to gain a competitive edge by synthesizing data to make better decisions. Through its unique program design, students will gain experience in quantitative and technical methods as well as further develop their strategic and business management skills.

NYU Stern is both a top rated business school and one of the world’s leading research institutions. Our students have access to world-renowned faculty members, who are global thought leaders, industry veterans, strategic advisors, and creators of new knowledge.

The program’s part-time format not only reduces office leave, but also allows students to apply learning in real-time, creating a positive impact on job performance immediately.

The MS in Business Analytics experience is a global one. Two of the five modules occur outside of NYU Stern in global rotating locations, allowing students to expand their international network. Students benefit from exposure to cultures, industries and companies throughout the world, as well as cross-learning among their cohorts.

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 2018 to May 2019. 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?

Admissions deadlines are posted here. We advise all applicants to begin the admissions process without delay as places are limited.

Who should I ask to write letters of recommendation?

Letters of recommendation (to be submitted online via the application portal) can come from either professional or academic sources. Due to the executive-level nature of our program, professional sources tend to provide more relevant and recent information, and are preferred. However, this decision is ultimately at the discretion of the candidate. 

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. These distance learning periods outside of the in-class sessions are called the Pre-Module and Post-Module phases. They last approximately 4-8 weeks long and are before and after each in-class session. You will receive preparatory materials, such as readings, academic exercises and assignments during the Pre-Module period. The Post-Module period is typically 4-6 weeks long immediately following the in-class session, and is designed to help you review and solidify concepts learned in class. It may include additional readings and/or deliverables in the form of an assignment, exam, case study, or group project. Please see more information on our blended learning page here.

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 2019 is USD 74,300. This fee includes tuition, course materials, some meals and official events. Hotel and travel expenses are not included. A tuition deposit of USD 7,100 is required to secure a spot in the Class of 2019. The deposit is due upon acceptance to the program. Tuition is subject to change.

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.

May I apply for more than one graduate degree at NYU?

Applicants are permitted to submit admissions applications to two (or more) programs if they are within different schools at NYU. For example, you may apply to a program in the Stern School of Business and to a different program at the Steinhardt School. However, you may not apply to both the MS in Business Analytics and the Stern MBA at the same time because both are within Stern. If you choose to apply to programs that are in different schools, it will be necessary to complete and submit separate applications and pay each school a separate application fee.

I am an international student. Am I eligible to apply?

International students are welcome and encouraged to apply to the MS in Business Analytics program. Admissions policies and tuition fees are the same for both international and non-international students. International students are encourage to submit applications by January 15, 2018 in order to facilitate visa processing. 

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