Krannert School of Management – (Purdue University)

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The Krannert School of Management is the school of management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, United States.

Rank: #12 by QS World University Rankings
#1 Data Science Master’s degree program in the U.S by CIO Magazine
#2 in Information Systems field in North America. by Eduniversal

Duration: The Master of Science in Business Analytics and Information Management is a full-time, 11-month program beginning in June every year, designed to educate students in state-of-the-art information technologies and analytical techniques.

Average GMAT Score: 693

Average GPA: 3.56
The MS BAIM program is a STEM certified program (for details regarding the associated STEM OPT extension, please visit the USCIS website). They specialize in developing students who aim to build upon their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) backgrounds to establish, lead, and grow a prominent organization.
Students undergo a rigorous curriculum and develop facility with a variety of software tools currently used in business. Students will also have opportunities to apply what they are learning to real-world problems through experiential learning.

Course Work: Students must complete at least 36 hours of coursework

  • Core courses on techniques and technologies – 17 Credits
  • Foundational courses in functional areas – 6 Credits
  • Restricted electives on information management and analytics – 8 Credits
  • Free electives or immersion electives – 5 Credits

Admission Requirements:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Statement of Purpose + Required essay on Integrity + Optional essay
  3. Two Recommendations
  4. Transcript Scans
  5. Evidence of a Baccalaureate Degree
  6. Non-refundable application fee -$60 (US Dollars) for domestic students or $75 (US Dollars) for international students must be paid online by credit card.
  7. Official transcripts
  8. Official GMAT/GRE Test Scores:Institution code 1631
  9. Official Language Test Scores (international students only) -For the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), an overall minimum band score of 7.5 is required, with 7.0 required for each section.
  10. Online (KIRA) Video Essay

Class Size :82 students

Women Candidates: 28%

Average Age: 26 years

Average work experience: 38 months.

Companies like Amazon, Apple, Avant, Bank of America, CMA CGM, Deloitte, DiDi Chuxing, EXL Service, etc., hired the graduates of Krannert.

Going By the numbers of Class of 2018 Seeking Employment:

  • Accepted an Offer by Graduation: 41%
  • Accepted an Offer within 180 days of graduation: 97%
  • Average Base Salary of Students Accepting Positions in the US $: 78,703
  • Percent Receiving Bonus: 50%
  • Average Bonus Received: 7,281
  • Salary + (Bonus*Percent received) in $: 82,344

Roles post MSBA:
Analytics Consultant, Associate Manager, Operations and Analytics, Associate Salary, Business Analyst, Business Technology Analyst, Data Scientist, Lead Assistant Manager, Revenue Science Analyst, Strategic Analytics Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, and Trade Reporting Analyst.

Projects the Students worked on during the course last year

  • Risky Business: Predicting Cancellations in Imbalanced Multi-Classification Settings
  • Optimal Clustering of Products for Regression-Type and Classification-Type Predictive Modelling for Assortment Planning
  • Effect of Forecast Accuracy on Inventory Optimization Model
  • Future LPG Shipments Forecasting Based on Empty LPG Vessels Data
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Michigan State University (ELI BROAD)

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The Michigan State University is a business school located in Eugene C. Epple Center and North Business College Complex

Rank: #6 Masters in Business Analytics by QS World rankings

Mission: Create and disseminate knowledge through collaborative relationships while developing transformational leaders who make business happen.

Vision: Being a top-of-mind business school as reflected by the recognition of our brand, the reputation of our people, and the rankings of our programs.

Faculty: The MSUs’ faculty prepares the students for successful careers in the field of business analytics from business analysts, data analysts, marketing analysts, financial analysts, database and data warehouse architects to data scientists.

Core areas:

  • Training the students to be leaders in the data management process and business analytics approaches
  • Providing them with experiential project management opportunities using live data sets for analysis and application
  • Developing students’ expertise in key data management areas such as: Data mining, Marketing technology, website analytics, and social network analytics
  • Applied statistical approaches
  • How to interpret and communicate data analysis

Admission Criteria

  1. A completed a four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized educational institution.
  2. Working knowledge of personal computers, including word processing, spreadsheets, networking, and database management systems.
  3. Knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, Python, Java, and HTML, as well as experience in using statistical software packages.
  4. Strong scores on the GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Record Exam). Michigan State University graduates with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher may waive this requirement.
  5. A general understanding of data science/business analytics as a career and field.
  6. The undergraduate degree must be the equivalent to a four-year degree in the United States for International students.

Documents required for admission:

  1. Transcripts
  3. GMAT Code: QHO -5P-59.
    GRE Code: 1465

  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Personal statement
  6. Resume

For International students:

  1. Transcripts
  2. English Competency
  3. Test Scores: English competency test scores are required, with minimum scores of 250 on the computer version of the TOEFL and 100 on the internet-based test, or a minimum of 7 on the IELTS.

University Code: 1465
Alumni base: 75,000 business alumni
Mean Summer Internship Pay – $29/hr
Median Starting Salary – $28000
Roles post MSBA: Business Intelligence Analysts, Pricing and Revenue Optimization Analysts, Insurance Risk Estimation Analysts
Tuition and Fees: $36,000 for in-state residents and $39,000 for out-of-state residents.

For international students’ they require them to state $70,000 to cover tuition, insurance, books, and any unforeseen expenses to ensure proper financial coverage and processing of your I-20 form.

Financial loans to students such as subsidized Stafford loan, direct subsidized loan, federal Graduate PLUS loan are also provided.

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Southern Methodist University (COX)

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) is situated on a tree-lined campus that’s just minutes from the beating heart of Dallas, SMU.

Culture: SMU has an exceptionally diversified culture and they even nurture relationships with groups such as the National Black MBA Association, National Society of Hispanic MBAs, and Reaching Out.

Duration: The program is STEM and OPT certified. MSBA from SMU is a 33 credit-hour degree. The Full-Time program is two semesters (four, 7-week Modules) and the Part-Time program is 4 semesters (seven, 7-week Modules).

Faculty: We don’t just teach business — we’re immersed in business, believes the professional faculty of SMU. The faculty prepares students for successful careers in the burgeoning field of business analytics from business analysts, data analysts, marketing analysts, financial analysts, database and data warehouse architects to data scientists.

Course work: The MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) curriculum balances the depth of analytical training with a breadth of business knowledge. The students will discover applications of business analytics across a wide range of industries and functions, including:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Operations management
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Banking
  • Health care
  • Entertainment

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application
  • Resume and Essays
  • GMAT or GRE score report (from an exam taken within the last five years) – (SMU Cox GMAT school code: HWG-KN-47 and GRE school code: 6660).
  • SMU Cox BBA Undergraduates with a GPA of 3.4 or higher are NOT required to submit GMAT/GRE Scores.
  • Transcripts
  • Transfer Transcripts
  • Two references (name & contact information only)

Application Requirements for International Students

  • All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit either a TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Score Report to meet the English language proficiency requirement. SMU Cox TOEFL institution code: 6660
  • The TOEFL/IELTS/PTE may be waived if at least one of the following conditions are met:
  • – You will hold or currently hold an undergraduate and/or prior graduate degree from a college or university where English is the official language of instruction.
    – You have lived and worked full-time in the U.S. or in a country where English is the official language for at least two of the past four years.
    – You scored at or above the 80th percentile on the verbal section of the GMAT or GRE exam.

Classes typically begin mid-August but it is highly recommended that students arrive in Dallas the beginning of August. International students can arrive up to 1 month before the start date of classes. Prior to the start of classes, students will be required to attend the following:

  • MSBA Orientation – This is mandatory for ALL students!
  • International Orientation – This is mandatory for International Students
  • Boot Camps – These are mandatory for ALL students!

Tuition fees:

– For full-time students: $50,510.
– For part-time students: $76,710.


53% of Women

671: Average GMAT

3.45: Average GPA

49% of international students representing over 6 countries

Recent participants in the class include Accenture, American Airlines, AT&T, Google, Intuit and PwC.

Notable Alumni: Lexie Mize, MSBA 2017, Consultant at Infosys Consulting, Inc.

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The Duke MQM program develops data analysts with a broad business perspective, strong technical expertise, and deep command of business communication.

Duration: It is a 10-month Master of Quantitative Management (MQM) program Designed for college graduates with strong quantitative backgrounds, provides training in analytics and communication.

Faculty: Students are being taught by the same world-renowned faculty. The professors will use actual business problems, leverage interdisciplinary perspectives, and help you understand how data is currently being used to transform all areas of business.

The Curriculum:

Core areas

  • Technical: Learning tools that facilitate data analysis
  • Functional: Building expertise in the context of a specific industry or function
  • Critical thinking and communication: Knowing the right questions to ask and presenting insights effectively

Application Requirements

  1. Transcripts
  2. Questions and Essays
  3. 1-Page Resume
  4. Letters of Recommendation
  5. GMAT or GRE
  6. There is no minimum test score requirement.
    GMAT: Duke program code Q13-N5-51
    GRE: Duke program code 5156, and the 4201 Business Administration and Management Department name

  7. Application Fee
  8. A 125 USD non- refundable application fee, payable by VISA or MasterCard

  9. Interview Process
  10. Re-Applicants
  11. If students have applied to the MQM Business Analytics program in a previous year, you are eligible to reapply. Students will need to interview in the new cycle; the same interview policies apply to you as to other applicants.

    When re-applying, students are required to complete/submit:

    A new, full online application (make sure you address any gaps in your application and that you show progress)

    Short-answer questions

    Standard application essays

    A special re-application essay

    One new letter of recommendation, rather than the two required for first-time applicants

    Re-applicants do not need to resend official GMAT, GRE, PTE, IELTS and/or TOEFL scores to us unless your previous scores have expired.

  12. Non-U.S. Applicants
  13. All applicants are required to complete the core set of application materials; non-U.S. applicants have additional application requirements and instructions.
    • Transcripts and diplomas
    Applicants for whom English is a second language are encouraged to submit a score from an English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE), but these scores are not required to complete your application.
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

Class Size: 137
Average Age: 24
Average Work Experience: 1.6 years
Average Undergraduate GPA: 3.55
GMAT Range: 640-750
Women: 42%
Minority: 41%
Undergraduate Institutions represented: 103

Jobs After Course:
Revenue Science Analyst, Strategic Analytics Analyst, Supply Chain Analyst, Trade Reporting Analyst and many more.
The MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) curriculum balances a depth of analytical training with a breadth of business knowledge.

Alumni Base:
Around 2,793 job opportunities were provided last year. The university has an exceptional team of alumni who provide the opportunities a student need.

They provide career coaches and sector directors who not only help you identify opportunities as per your interest and skills but also encourage you to recruit and gain relevant industry information.

“We don’t provide services and resources just to help students find jobs now. We want our students to leave Fuqua with career-building strategies and skills they can use throughout their professional lives.” — Sheryle Dirks, Associate
Dean for Career Management

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University of Minnesota (Carlson)

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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
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.

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University Of Southern California (MARSHALL)

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Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a comprehensive program designed for students who want to pursue a career in business analytics and data science industry.

Program: The MS in Business Analytics program was established in Spring 2014 at the University of Southern California (USC). It is a rigorous program that prepares students for careers in the business analytics field. MSBA is a program that develops personal strengths, constructs an entrepreneurial mindset, lead with integrity, purpose and ethical perspective, and draw value from diversity and inclusion.

Campus: The campus is located in Los Angeles, a vibrant hub for business and culture in the Pacific Rim. From magnificent architecture to the eye-catching interior, it has everything that can dazzle a common man’s mind

Course Work:
33 units, taken in 3 semesters (with the flexibility of extending to 4 semesters): Fall, Spring, Fall, including 19.5 units of required coursework plus 13.5 units of coursework chosen from a list of electives.

The program may be completed on a full-time or part-time basis. Students in the program acquire broad and in-depth training in all areas related to business analytics and big data analysis, including:

  • Statistical modeling
  • Data management
  • Visualization and Optimization
  • Information security
  • Decision-making under uncertainty

Faculty: USC has the finest set of faculty members from the world. Good teaching is a mixture of art and science—the ability to grab and keep students’ attention and convey complex information. The faculty tries to peel off the complexities of students and distill it down to something accessible.


  • Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a 4-year U.S. bachelor’s degree with a competitive GPA.
  • Work Experience
  • Test Scores:
  • – GMAT sent directly to USC by the GMAT testing service using the Marshall MBA school code – 389-9C-23
    – GRE sent directly to USC by the Educational Testing Service using USC school code: 4852

  • International students MUST submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores meeting the following requirements. The test took within the last two years of the start of the school semester
  • – TOEFL: 100+ overall, 20+ band score
    – TOEFL sent directly to USC by the Educational Testing Service using USC school code 4852
    – IELTS: 6.5 overall, 6+ band score
    – IELTS choose USC from the list of institutions.
    – PTE sent directly to USC by the GMAT testing service using the Marshall MBA school code – 389-9C-23
    Class size- 97

Female Candidates: 53%
Male Candidates: 47%
Average overall GRE score – 322
Average GMAT score – 724
Average Work Experience – 13 months
Average base salary: $80K-$140K
Salary with 5 years of experience – $105K-$160K.
Total tuition cost – $63,096

Career Development:

According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, by 2026 there will be:

  • 27% increase in the job outlook for Operation Research Analysts
  • 23% increase in the job outlook for Marketing Research Analysts
  • 14% increase in the job outlook for Management Analysts
  • 11% increase in the job outlook for Financial Analysts

all of which are faster than average increases in job outlook. Therefore, building a career in this field can be extravagantly favorable.

Some of the proficient recruiting and program partners of USC are Amazon, Amgen, Sony, uber, Yahoo, Walmart, Intel, LinkedIn, Microsoft, NBCUniversal, live nation, google and many more.

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University of Rochestor (SIMON)

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No. 13 TOP MBAs FOR WOMEN IN THE US – Financial Times, 2018


Mission: The university believes in coming up with an exceptionally qualified generation of women and not only this, women make up one-third of the MBA class at Simon—a significant increase over the past 16 years.

They partner with the Forte Foundation, and they are one of the top choices for companies seeking to substantially increase the number of women in management.

Location: It is located on the University’s River Campus in Rochester, New York. It was renamed after William E. Simon, the 63rd United States Secretary of the Treasury, in 1986.

Duration: URs’ MSBA is STEM-oriented and allows International students to work in the US for 36 months.

Curriculum: It is designed in a manner that helps students translate the analysis into decisions that will improve business performance and effectively present complex data to high-level decision-makers. For detailed information on the Full-Time MS in Business Analytics Program, the students can download the course catalog.

Admission Requirements:

  • Simon gathers a pool of students who have well- developed communication skills. The committee uses the admissions interview, combined with your résumé and essays, to assess the qualitative aspects of your application.

  • Simon considers work experience to include both internships and/or post-baccalaureate experience. The quality and quantity of working experience, combined with career goals, are equally evaluated.

  • The admission team review GMAT and/or GRE exam scores and the overall results, as well as your quantitative and verbal distribution on the exam. Specific review of the business, accounting, and mathematics grades, as well as your overall trend through the bachelor degree, is considered in addition to your cumulative GPA.

  • Simon requires students with excellent English communication skills. They recommend a minimum TOEFL score of 100 with sub-scores in the mid-20s or a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 with sub-scores of at least 7.

    Class size: 95
    Women Candidates: 65%
    Male Candidates: 35%
    Average age: 25 years
    Scholarship Rate: 60%
    Tuition fees: $67,250/year
    Companies hiring SIMON MS talent: 270
    Employment Rate: 94%
    Roles post MSBA:
    Graduates from this program are prepared to work in a variety of industries and roles, including Fraud protection in the Financial Services sector, Health care risk prediction, National security, Mortgage analytics, Insurance analysis.

    Leading Hiring Companies: Amazon, Bayer, Constellation Brands Inc., EY, FedEx, GEICO, Goldstate Capital Fund Management Co. Ltd., GroupM, IRI, JC Jones & Associates, Johnson & Johnson, Moody’s Analytics, Nielsen, Novantas, The Hertz Corporation, Western Digital.

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Texas McCombs (AUSTIN)

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The University of Texas McCombs, Austin (McCombs) is considered one of the most acknowledged and remarkable universities in the US. It is the oldest public business school in Texas.

Rank: #2 worldwide
It has traditional classroom degree programs and it is home to 14 collaborative research centers. McCombs offers a variety of programs for graduate students and acts as guiding support and enables them to make a mark in diverse
career paths. Students study diligently to be able to reserve a seat for themselves in UT McCombs.

Program and Duration: A 10-month program that helps students to gain detailed knowledge of the aforementioned course. It provides a phenomenal exposure to students and helps them grow and harness vast amounts of data and use it to build a better business.

Faculty: It consists of an extraordinary pool of faculty that is extremely dedicated to being the best that they can be. The faculty is extravagantly excited and energetic to teach the fields they excel in. Students get inspired by them as they are really passionate about sharing their experiences and knowledge with them.

Course Work:

The program is future centered and aims at providing the best of education to the students pursuing it. Furthermore, it provides students incredible networking opportunities and industry connections. The team offers
individualized career curriculum, from mock interviews and resume preparation to how to negotiate job offers. From the use of LinkedIn to building networks, students learn every skill and ultimately end up mastering them. They not only teach students to construct powerful cover letters or resumes but also help them evaluate job offers.

Admission Requirements:

  1. An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  2. Mathematical aptitude and demonstrated ability to handle quantitative material
  3. Strong communication skills
  4. A completed application consisting of the following:
  5. • Official transcripts uploaded in PDF format
    • GRE or GMAT scores:
    The average GRE score is 3.61 and the average GMAT score is 719
    • TOEFL or IELTS for all international students
    • Personal Essays. A video essay component is optional but highly recommended by the admissions committee. The video essay should not exceed 1 minute in length.
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Resume

  6. Specific program requirements as required by individual MS Degrees

*Additionally, if the admissions committee requires further information about a candidate, an interview may be required.
*The applicants are required to submit their GRE or GMAT scores that are less than five years old.
*International students are also required to submit an official report of the TOEFL or IELTS with scores no older than two years. If the admissions committee requires further information about a candidate, an interview may be
requested through Skype.
*Moreover, the applicants can apply to more than one Master of Science Program for a single application fee.

Class Size: 53
Women Candidate: 53% of women
Male Candidate: 47%
Current tuition fee: $43,000 for Texas residents
Non-Texas residents and International students: $48,000

There are many financial assistance options for students like Federal Loans, Private Loans, Scholarships and many more.

Careers post MSBA: Management Analysts, Mathematicians, Statisticians, Operations Research Analysts. The program offers you support and recruitment from industry leaders like Walmart and Deloitte Consulting.

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Georgia Institute Of Technology

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The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, is a public research university and institute of technology in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rank: #6 Business and Quantitative Analysis by U.S News and World Report
#7 Statistics and Operational Research by QS World University Rankings.

Faculty: Learn directly from top international authorities on business intelligence, developers of cutting-edge analytics techniques in statistics and operations research, and world leaders in big data and high-performance computing.

In addition to making contacts with leading analytics organizations during the course of the program, students will be funded to attend a major analytics conference, gain valuable exposure at Georgia Tech's Big Data Industry Forum, and be supported in their job search by a dedicated professional.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Calculus scores
  2. A four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent
  3. GRE or GMAT scores
  4. Resume or Personal Statement
  5. Letters of Recommendation
  6. TOEFL Scores: minimum score of 100
  7. Sufficient background in Mathematics or background in preparatory courses like MATH 1712, ISYE 6739, MATH 1553, and/or CS 1301
    (Georgia Tech does not accept IELTS)
  8. Knowledge in Computer Programming using a high-level language like C, C++, Java, Python, FORTRAN, etc.)

Class Size: 85
Male Candidates: 64%
Female Candidates: 36%
International Students: 53%
US Citizens/PR: 47%
Average Work Experience: 2 years

Academic Background:

  • 56% Engineering/CS
  • 36% Business/Economics
  • 24% Math/Statistics
  • 10% Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry, etc.)
  • 19% Other (Art History, Classics, English, German, International Relations, Law, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Policy, etc.)

Job Offers: 90%
Average Salary: 94000$
Roles after MSBA:
Analyst/Sr. Analyst/Manager
Data Scientist
Data/Systems Engineer

Top Industries for employment were Consulting Firms, Marketing and Advertising, Software, Financial Services/ FinTech, Technology, Retail/eCommerce and many more.

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North Western University (Mc Cornick)

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North Western University is located in Evanston campus. The Master of Science in Analytics program at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering teaches students the skills that drive business success in today’s hyper-competitive, data-driven world.

Duration: A full-time, 15-month professional master’s degree with an applied data science curriculum. 

Course Work:

Each Fall Quarter (September)

Course Structure

  • Sequenced curriculum
  • 4 required core courses per quarter
  • Industry-supplied projects

Program Features

  • 8-month practicum project
  • 3-month summer internship
  • 10-week capstone design project

Admission Requirements:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement (500 words)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate education attempted; minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average on 4.0 scale for undergraduate degree
  • Unofficial GRE or GMAT score report
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS score report for International candidates who will/do not hold a degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction
  • Resume or CV (no page limit)
  • Candidate video (optional)
  • Supplementary materials (optional), such as certificates or course descriptions

Class Size: 40
Women Candidates: 52%
Male Candidates: 48%
Average Work Experience: 2 years
Notable Alumni: Kylie Behnke
Jonathan Burge
Arindam Bhattacharya

Average base salary: $85,000 to $95,000
Median starting salary: $115,000
Offers reporting signing bonus: 70%
Companies hiring Graduates: A.T. Kearney; ABC Supply; Apple; Atlassian; Catalina; Facebook; Enova; First Republic Bank; GoDaddy; IBM; LinkedIn; McKinsey; Microsoft; Molex; Motorola; Nike; Nordstrom; Opex Analytics;
Procter & Gamble; Quantum Black; Quicken; Sofi; Spotify; State Street; Thumbtack; TransUnion; TripAdvisor; Uber; Windfall

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De Paul University

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De Paul University is located in the heart of Chicago. It is the center of Chicago’s financial district, steps away from firms like Aon, Boeing, JP Morgan Chase, and United Airlines.

Chicago has a very diversified culture and community. Students not only learn different things here but also play and experience the real world.

Rank: #3 Best College Cities in the U.S by Princeton Review (2014)

(#20 in the U.S.) Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers to work by
Diversity MBA Magazine (2015)

Program: The Business Analytics master’s program is designed to meet the industry-wide need for financial professionals with exceptional data analysis skills.

Course Work:
The curriculum for the Master of Science in Business Analytics requires a minimum of 13 courses (52 credit hours), consisting of:

  • Nine core courses (36 credit hours total)
  • One required capstone course (4 credit hours)
  • Three career path electives (12 credit hours total)

Admission Requirements

  • Submit your online application and the $60 application fee.
  • Submit an essay explaining your interest in the program and your professional goals.
  • Submit a resume that summarizes your work experience and educational background.
  • Submit your official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended. A bachelor’s degree awarded from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale is required. Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • GMAT/GRE: Not required for applicants to this program. Letters of recommendation are optional for this program.

For International Candidates:
Educational Credentials for International Students
English Proficiency: TOEFL score of 80 (ibt),
IELTS score of 7.0
Application Fee: Non-refundable $60 application

Industries post MSBA:
94% of full-time employed university graduates were in jobs related to their field
Economics, Finance, Health care, Hospitality, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain Management

Alumni Network: Leverage DePaul’s wide-ranging network of alumni and business leaders. Join the network of more than 63,000 DePaul business alumni.

Scholarships and Financial Aid: The university offers various types of financial aid — often made up of scholarships, student loans, or a combination of both.

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Arizona State University (W.P Carey)

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Carey’s provide 10 data and analytics courses, including an applied project.

Rank: No. 1 Most innovative university
No. 3 Supply chain management
No. 18 Information systems

Duration: The program is STEM oriented and lasts for over 36 months.

Course Description:
Introduction to Enterprise Analytics
Introduction to Applied Analytics
Data Mining I
Data-Driven Quality Management
Analytical Decision-making Tools I
Data Mining II
Analytical Decision-Making Tools II
Business Analytics Strategy
Marketing Analytics
Applied Project

Application Requirements:

  1. Personal Information
  2. Current resume
  3. Essay Question
  4. GMAT and GRE Scores: The GMAT institutional code for the W. P.
  5. Carey School is 0GZ-1R-32. The ASU Institution code for GRE is 4007 and, if needed, the department code is 000.

  6. Transcripts
  7. Recommender(s) contact information: name, affiliation, and work email address of an individual who can answer questions about your personal qualities, professional success, career aspirations, and ability to perform in a graduate program
  8. Application fee — $70 domestic students; $115 international students

By the Numbers:

Class Size: 172
Average Age: 26
Average GMAT scores: 638
Average GRE scores: 311
Average GPA scores: 3.39
Average TOEFL scores: 98
Average Work Experience: 2.7 years
Male Candidates: 52%
Female Candidates: 48%
International Candidates: 85%
Program Fee:
RESIDENTS: $33,200
Non-Resident: $52,000
International: $54,200

W. P. Carey scholarships reward academic performance, leadership activities, community involvement, and future goals. One-time scholarships range from $3,000-$15,000.

Career Opportunities: W. P. Carey has almost 90,000 alumni around the world which ultimately means that there are endless opportunities to get connected and stay involved.

Top companies like Amazon, Apple and Facebook hired W. P. Carey MS-BA graduates in 2017 and a recent investment by the W. P. Carey Foundation allocates $15 million to career services, meaning better and more access to employers, job postings, career coaching, and more.

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MSBA – New York University (Stern)

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The NYU Stern campus is located in the heart of Greenwich Village, adjacent to Washington Square Park. With its ideal location in downtown Manhattan.

Rank: Social Science Research Network rates NYU Stern #1 among the top 500 US business schools for new downloads of research within the past 12 months

Duration: 12 months
Faculty: Participants will have the advantage of learning from world-renowned Stern faculty, selected global faculty, and leaders of industry who have practical experience in Data Science Application, Applied Statistics, Process Optimization, and Business Intelligence.

The MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) curriculum balances a depth of analytical training with a breadth of business knowledge. It focuses on true Business Analytics from a Business, Statistical and Information Technology perspective.

Course Work: The curriculum is distributed in 5 modules depending upon the arrangements of the course:

  • Pre-Module
  • Module I
  • Module II
  • Module III
  • Module IV
  • Module V

Admission Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Online Application
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Passport copies
  • TOEFL result
  • Application Fee – $103
  • GMAT and GRE are not required in this program.
  • 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.

Class Size: 70
Average Age: 35
Average Work Experience: 11 months
Gender Distribution:
    Female candidates: 35%
    Male Candidates: 65%
Students with advanced degrees: 36%
Number of Nationalities: 22
Faculty: 337
Program Fee: The program fee for the Class of 2020 is USD 76,750.
Financial Aid: Please visit Stern’s Financial Aid website to learn more.
Alumni: Stern has an exceptional record of having over 110,000 alumni members representing over 138 Countries.

The Career Center for Working Professionals has a team of coaches. They offer resources and support with:

  • Salary negotiations
  • Preparing for a performance appraisal
  • Making a career pivot
  • Returning to the workforce
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MSBA – University of Notre Dame

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The MSBA is a STEM-designated degree program designed for new graduates and professionals with less than two years of work experience.

Location: Notre Dame
Duration: 10 months
Course Work:
FALL Semester (18 credit hours) comprising of 2 modules
SPRING Semester (12-16 credit hours) comprising of 2 modules

Admission Requirements:

  • One Statistics course
  • Two business courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing
  • Official test score report (GMAT or GRE)
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendations
  • Resume
  • Essay Question:
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Academic score report

Program fee: $51,500

By the numbers:

Average Class Size: 26
GMAT Middle 80% Range: 750-660
Years Average Work Experience: 5.9
Students Receiving a Fellowship: 98%
Average GPA: 3.4
Student to Faculty Ratio: 3:1
Job areas post MSBA:

  • Data mining
  • Data storage and manipulation
  • Data visualization
  • Statistics
  • Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Simulation

Alumni: Notre Dame’s global alumni network features more than 270 alumni clubs and is consistently rated one of the most responsive in the world.

Companies hiring Graduates: Amazon, Bank of America, Deloitte, Emerson, ExxonMobil, EY and many more.

Moreover, women in the MSBA program have additional resources available to them, including:

  • ND Women Connect, an alumni group with more than 20 chapters throughout the world
  • Membership in the Mendoza Women in Business club
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MSBA – MIT SLOAN School of Management

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Massachusett Institute of Technology (‘MIT’) is considered to be pioneering academic institutions not only in the USA but worldwide.

Campus and Location: MIT is located on the north shore of the Charles River Basin in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The campus is within 3 miles of two major interstate highways. It’s spread over 168 acres.

Faculty: MIT has an exceptional pool of students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds and corners of the world. The foundation of MIT Sloan is laid down on teamwork and discipline and they never fail to inculcate the same in their students who are indeed the building blocks of the institution.

Duration: MS in Business Analytics (‘MSBA’) program enables the students to gain theoretical knowledge in conjunction with practical knowledge in just 12 months.



  • Fall Semester
  • 15.071: Analytics Edge (12)
    15.093/6.255/IDS.200: Optimization Methods (12)
    15.095: Machine Learning Under a Modern Optimization Lens (12)
    15.572: Analytics Lab (9)
    15.681: From Analytics to Action (6)
    15.003: Analytics Software Tools in R, Python, SQL and Julia (3)
    + Communications & Data Storytelling Seminar
    + Additional 12 units of approved electives (not required)

  • January Independent Activities Period (IAP)
  • 15.089: Analytics Capstone Project (24 units spanning IAP, Spring, and Summer)
    15.286: Communicating with Data (3)
    15.003: Analytics Software Tools in R, Python, SQL and Julia (3)
    + Communications & Data Storytelling Seminar
    + Analytics Career Bootcamp

  • Spring Semester
  • 15.089: Analytics Capstone Project (24 units spanning IAP, Spring, and Summer)

    Students must take a minimum of 27 units and a maximum of 48 units of approved electives

  • Summer Semester
  • 15.089: Analytics Capstone Project (24 units spanning IAP, Spring, and Summer)


Admission Requirements:

  1. Resume
  2. Essay Question
  3. Letters of Recommendation
  4. Academic Records
  5. Video Question
  6. Optional Option
  7. GMAT or GRE: There are no minimums for applying to the Master of Business Analytics program in any category.
  8.     GMAT School Code: X5X-QS-64
        GRE School Code: 3514

  9. TOEFL and IELTS:
  10.     MSBA TOEFL School Code: 3935

  11. Application Fee: MSBA Application Fee: $150


Class Size – 44
Women Candidates – 41%
International Candidates – 61%
Average Work Experience – 21 months
Average Base Salary of Students Accepting Positions in the US – $111K
Accepted an Offer by Graduation – 96%
Alumni base – 136k
Alumni clubs in the entire world – 125
Roles post MSBA – Business Intelligence Analysts, Pricing and Revenue Optimization Analysts, Insurance Risk Estimation Analysts and more.

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