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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 who help drive strategy through analyzing 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 academic/quantitative preparedness, either through prior coursework, professional experience, and/or certifications.

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. The Admissions Office will contact you within one week to confirm receipt and to follow up on any questions you may have about the program or application process.

STEP TWO
Complete the online application. ​As part of the online application, we will need the following:
  • Two essays (topics provided on application platform)
  • Resume
  • Two recommendations (to be submitted via an online form on the application system)
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Copy of front (photo) page of passport
  • Non-refundable application fee of $103
  • *GMAT and GRE not required for this program
*TOEFL scores may be requested for non-native English speakers after initial review of your application.*

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 starting the program, enrolled students will be required to acknowledge that they have communicated the time commitment the program requires to their employers.

STEP THREE
Admissions Interview. Should the Admissions Committee feel positive about your candidacy upon review of a completed application, we will contact you to schedule an admissions interview.
 

Application Deadline Information

Application deadlines for the MSBA class beginning May 2021 are: 
  • Early Decision: September 15
Applications submitted by this date are guaranteed an expedited review process.
  • Regular Decision I: January 15
  • Regular Decision II: March 1
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the admissions cycle. Please note that we also give admissions decisions on a rolling basis. We recommend submitting your application earlier in the cycle as admission becomes more competitive throughout the year. When our class is full, qualified candidates will be deferred to the next intake.