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University of Utah

DEGREE

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS

PROGRAM LENGTH

17 Months

CAMPUS

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.

1925

ESTD.

Utah MSBA Highlights

Rankings

Financial Times’18
QS World Rankings ’19
The Economist

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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

  • Advanced-Data Mining

  • Advanced-Data Management

  • 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

  • Financial Modeling

  • Business Analytics

  • Introduction to Business Analytics

  • Statistics and Predictive Analytics

  • Database Theory and Design

  • Introduction to Data Mining

  • Data Science and Big Data Analytics

  • Data Visualization

  • Capstone Project

  • Algorithms for Business Decisions

  • Machine Learning for Business Applications

  • Business Applications of Text Analytics

  • Analytical Decision Models I

  • Analytical Decision Models II

Employment

 

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.

$77,295

AVERAGE STARTING SALARY

96%

PLACEMENT

Top 3 Sectors

  1. Consulting
  2. Financial Services
  3. Technology

Companies recruiting from Utah MSBA

  • Adobe

  • AMC Building Materials

  • Analytics Quotient

  • Cognizant

  • Collective Medical

  • Digicert

  • Divvy

  • Dropbox

  • Foursight Capital

  • Franklin Covey

  • Goldman, Sachs & Co

  • Intermountain Healthcare

  • Kajabi

Return on Investment (ROI)

Tuition Fees     $59,200
Cost of Living + $14,789
Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs –  $8,400
Total Investment     $65,589
Average Salary     $77,295
Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)      3.39 years

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS : Class Profile

Average Age

23

GMAT

613-660

GPA

3

TOEFL

85

Female

42%

Useful Information

 

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.

 

Eligibility

  • 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.

TUITION FEE

$59,200

INTAKES

2

ACCREDITATION

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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS Deadlines

   Rounds                     Deadline Dates
   Round 1                                      4th October 2019
   Round 2                                      1st April 2020

 

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Application Information

The application fee is $65 for international applicants.

Application Documents

  • 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.

Application Essays

– 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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