University of Minnesota (Carlson)

Last updated on June 5th, 2019

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The Carlson MSBA provides STEM-designated Masters in Business Analytics.

Rank: #4 according to the QS World University Ranking
#7 as per U.S. News and World Report 2020 ranking for management information systems specialty

Campus and Location:
It is located on the west end of campus, the Carlson School of Management overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

It has a dazzling and mind-blowing infrastructure and not only this living in Minneapolis can be favorable for the students it caters many career opportunity, affordable housing, easy transportation, and rich culture. Professional sports teams, world-class arts, and cultural institutions, and abundant recreational areas add to the region’s reputation as one of the most liveable places in the nation.

Duration: It provides full time and a part-time program depending upon the requirement of the student.

It is 1-year long course. It provides 45 credits in three intensive semesters. Full-time students also complete a semester-long experiential learning project with a partner company in the Carlson Analytics Lab. This hands-on experience with real data prepares students to succeed in data analytics jobs following graduation.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completion of calculus score
  2. Demonstrated computer program proficiency
  3. Applicant statement
  4. Academic history- Transcripts
  5. Test score information
  6. Resume
  7. Letters of recommendation
  8. English language testing score:
  9. • TOEFL
    Typically, the competitive score is 105. A minimum 21 in the writing section and a minimum 19 in the reading section of the TOEFL score is required.
    • IELTS
    To be considered for admission, we require a minimum overall band score of 7.0, with no section lower than 6.5.

  10. Video essay
  11. Interview

Class Size: 94 students in two cohorts
84% INTERNATIONAL
40% of Women

Average age – 26
Average work experience – 3.16 years
Application fee – $75 (non-refundable) for U.S. citizens
    $95 for international applications and U.S. residents with foreign credentials.
Average GMAT score: 703
Average GRE score: 321
Average GPA: 3.46

Course work:
The full-time MSBA program begins in June each year and consists of three intensive semesters.

Each semester contains 15 credits of coursework for a total of 45 graduate degree credits. Classes for the full-time MSBA program meet during the day. There are 3 semesters, i.e., Summers, Fall, and Spring and the syllabus and curriculum varies as per the semesters.

Career Development:
Analytics Alumni Land Jobs with Top Companies like GOOGLE, AMAZON, FORD, MICROSOFT, WALLMART, PAYPAL, BESTBUY, and many more. Jobs for data experts are abundant in today’s marketplace and Carlson School MSBA alumni find opportunities across industries.

Tuition and Financial Aid:
Resident Cost: $44,550
Non-residential cost: $63,450

The university provides many financial and educational loans to students because of the believer in educating students for a better future.

To be considered, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students need a U.S. co-signer for student loans.

Additionally, The University of Minnesota does not specifically offer non-US co-signed loans. Prodigy Finance, MPower Student Loan is for International students.

Alumni Base: 55,000 alumni in 102 countries worldwide

Carlson provides plenty of ways to students to open up and form bonds and end up making a career in their desired field of interest.

Students in the MS in Business Analytics program form close bonds both in and out of the classroom. They can socialize with and learn from fellow students by joining one of the 20+ student organizations.

Carlson provides the best of education and is striving towards excellence day by day.