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Admissions

Learn about the requirements for applying to the MS in Business Analytics program at NYU Stern.

Admissions Criteria

The MS in Business Analytics Program is designed for experienced professionals established within analytical roles who help drive strategy through utilizing data. Therefore, a candidate's record of professional achievement is a critical factor.

To apply to the Master of Science in Business Analytics Program, you must have:
  • A minimum of five years of professional, full-time work experience.
  • 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.

Admissions Process

The Admissions Process is rigorous and selective. We consider an applicant's candidacy holistically based on the qualities they will bring to the MSBA program. To begin:

STEP ONE
Submit your resume with the preliminary information form, which will assist the Admissions Committee in advising you on your suitability for the program. 

STEP TWO
The Admissions Office will contact you within one week after receipt of your form to discuss your suitability and, if applicable, schedule a preliminary informational interview. If the MS in Business Analytics Program is the right fit, we will invite you to begin the online application. 

STEP THREE
Complete the online application. ​

As part of the online application, we will need the following:
  • Three essays
  • Resume
  • Two Recommendations
  • Official Transcripts
  • Copy of passport
  • TOEFL Result (if required)
  • Non-Refundable Application fee of $103
 
Please note that you may submit your application for initial review even if recommendations or transcripts are still being processed or are not yet ready to be submitted. 

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.

STEP FOUR
Final Interview. Should the Admissions Committee feel positive about your candidacy upon review of a completed application, we will contact you to schedule a final interview. This can be conducted via phone, Skype, or face-to-face. 
 

Application Deadlines

For the Class starting in May 2018

Here is the full calendar for application and notification dates. Please note that admissions decisions are provided throughout the year on a rolling basis, and the class may fill prior to the final deadline. 

International Applicants:
You are encouraged to apply before January 15, 2018 to facilitate visa arrangements, if required.