University of Utah
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
Public university in Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah MSBA Overview
The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to compete in the rapidly growing market for analytics and data science professionals. Companies in the private and public sectors have a need for executives, analysts, and specialists with advanced training in analytics technology and business management, and the Eccles School gives you just that. Students exit the program ready to enter the world of big data.
Utah MSBA Highlights
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Program and Curriculum
The MSBA curriculum includes courses within the Operations and Information Systems and Marketing departments. Students also have the option to take their elective in another area of business, such as strategy, finance, or accounting.
Data Warehousing Design and Implementation
Data Analysis and Decision Making I
Data Analysis and Decision Making II
Six Sigma for Managers
Visual Analytics for Business I
Visual Analytics for Business II
Reading and Interpreting Financial Statements
Introduction to Business Analytics
Statistics and Predictive Analytics
Database Theory and Design
Introduction to Data Mining
Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Algorithms for Business Decisions
Machine Learning for Business Applications
Business Applications of Text Analytics
Analytical Decision Models I
Analytical Decision Models II
International students seeking employment in the U.S. during or after the MSBA program have access to a number of helpful resources. F-1 students are eligible for curricular practical training (CPT), as well as post-program optional practical training (OPT), and a STEM OPT extension.
MSBA students benet from working one-on-one with a dedicated career coach throughout the program. The MSBA career coach helps students prepare to enter the growing market for analytics professionals as well as teaches a one-credit-hour course on career development.
With a number of Fortune 500 technology companies located in and near Salt Lake City, our MSIS graduates accept job opportunities at some of the most prestigious corporations in the United States.
AVERAGE STARTING SALARY
Top 3 Sectors
- Financial Services
Companies recruiting from Utah MSBA
AMC Building Materials
Goldman, Sachs & Co
Return on Investment (ROI)
|Cost of Living||+ $14,789|
|Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs||– $8,400|
|Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)||3.39 years|
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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS : Class Profile
All applicants who submit a complete MSBA program application by the scholarship deadlines and have a minimum of 550 GMAT scores are eligible to receive the scholarship application.
Scholarships require a separate application that will be sent to eligible applicants with their admission decision or shortly afterward.
Note that the top, most competitive applicants in each round may receive scholarship awards with their admissions decision, without submitting a separate scholarship application.
For MSBA students, the majority of scholarships are awarded during the admissions process. Note that students are only eligible for admissions scholarships during the term for which they are applying. Students are not eligible to apply for admissions scholarships after they have started the program.
- MSBA applicants must have completed the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. An academic or employment background specifically in business is not required to apply for the MSBA program.
- International applicants holding a three-year bachelor’s degree should contact the International Admissions Office to determine if additional coursework will be needed before applying to a graduate program.
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS Deadlines
|Rounds Deadline Dates|
|Round 1 4th October 2019|
|Round 2 1st April 2020|
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The application fee is $65 for international applicants.
- Degree certificate(s) or current certificate of enrolment.
- A one-page resume (CV).
- All official up-to-date academic transcripts and official GPA.
- GMAT or GRE or TAGE MAGE official test score report.
- English language proficiency test score report (TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS or Cambridge).
- Copy of Passport or ID card.
- 2 completed online reference forms.
- Passport-style photo in .jpg or .jpeg format only.
– Keep answers in a business context and framework.
-Include citations for any sources, quotes, references, or figures included in your essay.
-Focus your energy on painting a concise, complete, and well-thought-out picture of who you truly are, rather than present what you think the admissions committee is looking for in response to essay questions.
Tell us about your interest in and experience with business analytics. (750 Words max.)
Why are you choosing to pursue the MSBA program at this time in your career and what do you hope to achieve while in the program? (750 Words Max.)
What goals do you have after the program, and how will the MSBA degree help you achieve them? (750 Words max.)
Tell us about the personal qualities and/or experiences that make you a strong candidate for the program. (750 Words max.)
Tell us about the personal qualities and/or experiences that make you a strong candidate for the program. (750 Words Max.)
Why do you think the MSBA program at the Eccles School is the right place for you?
Optional Written Essay – 250 word maximum
The optional essay is truly optional and may be presented in 250 words or less. It should be used to address any weaknesses (low GMAT or GPA) or inconsistencies in your application. You may also use it to explain your choice of recommenders or to share any additional information you would like the admissions committee to know that hasn’t been previously addressed.
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