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AMBITIOUS. DEDICATED. SAVVY.

OUR IDEAL MS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS
STUDENTS ARE ALL OF THE ABOVE.

When reviewing applicants, we consider the whole picture: academic record, quantitative and analytical skills, communication skills, leadership experience, and diversity. We aim to create a class filled with a variety of cultures, life experiences, and backgrounds so that your learning environment expands your outlook and sparks new ideas. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds in business and beyond to apply to Questrom. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Admissions deadlines

After submitting a complete application for admission, candidates can expect to receive an admissions decision within 6-8 weeks.

Entry DateApplication Deadline
Fall 2024October 25, 2023
December 1, 2023
January 31, 2024
March 20, 2024*
April 26, 2024**
After April 26, 2024: Rolling admissions on a space available basis**
*Last round for all international applicants who are not currently in the U.S. and on an active F-1 visa
**For Domestic Students & International Students with a current, active F-1 visa

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LIBERAL ARTS ADMISSIONS PROGRAM

If you are currently attending or graduating from any of the following institutions, you are eligible for our MSBA liberal arts admissions program!

  • Amherst College
  • Bard College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Bowdoin College
  • Bucknell College
  • Colby College
  • Connecticut College
  • Dickinson College
  • Haverford College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Lafayette College,
  • Macalaster College
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke
  • Olin College of Engineering
  • Smith College
  • Stonehill College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Union College
  • Utica College
  • Wellesley College
  • Wesleyan College
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College
  • Williams College
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Admissions Checklist

We know the application process can take a lot of time and effort. We’re here to help.

Feel free to email or call us with any questions or last-minute tips you might need. Below, you’ll find our MS in Business Analytics admissions checklist—keep it handy and bookmark it in your browser

Remember: you may submit one application per entry term, and you can check the status of an existing application at any time. The Graduate Admissions and Financial Aid Office keeps all records on file for one year. Once you’ve submitted an application, we’ll begin the review process.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

You’re making a smart investment in your future. We take that investment seriously.

We’re happy to guide you through the financial aid process for the MS in Business Analytics program and provide any assistance along the way.

To help you plan for your graduate education, use the Graduate Financial Aid page or take a look at the MSBA specific information we’ve laid out for you below.

The following estimated tuition, fees, and other expenses have been established at Boston University Questrom School of Business for the 2024-2025 academic year. These numbers are expected to be updated to reflect the 2025-2026 academic year in late March of 2025.

Fall 2025 tuition for the 16-month track is estimated based off of the 2024-2025 tuition numbers. This figure is subject to change once 2025-2026 tuition and fees are released in March 2025.

12-Month Track16-Month Track
First Year: Fall Tuition$33,335$33,335
First Year: Spring Tuition$33,335$33,335
MSBA Program Fees*$500$500
Fees**$1,106$1,211
First Year: Summer Tuition
($2,083 per credit hour)
$20,830$8,332
Summer Fees*$60$60
Second Year: Fall Tuition
(TBD per credit hour) $2,083***
Not Applicable$12,498
Total Tuition & Fees$89,166$89,271
Health Insurance****$3,401$3,401
Books and Supplies (Estimated)$1,574$2,361
Housing and Food (Estimated)$15,450$23,175
Personal (Estimated)$3,292$4,938
Transportation (Estimated)$1,120$1,680
Loan Origination Fee$208$208
Total Educational Expenses (Estimated)$114,211$125,034

Note: Tuition and fees reflected are based on the current 2024-2025 academic year. These are subject to change without notice.

*Includes one-time MSBA Program fee in the first semester fall

** Fees include the Student Services fees and Health and Wellness fees for the year; does not include any special fees that may be associated with the specific schools/colleges.

***Fall 2025 tuition figures are subject to change when 2025-2026 figures are released

****Health insurance is subject to change for 2025-2026 academic year. Full-time and students who are enrolled in at least 9 credits are required by Massachusetts law to carry health insurance. Students covered under another health plan that meets Massachusetts requirements may waive participation in the Boston University Plan. Students with coverage from insurance carriers outside the United States or coverage by non-US National Health Service programs may not waive participation. Charged in the fall semester for the academic year.

Looking to see tuition rates in another currency? Click here convert the US dollar amounts into other currencies, such as Euros, Great Britain Pounds, Chinese RMB, and Indian Rupees, and see current exchange rates.

Massachusetts law requires all students who carry at least 75 percent of the full-time curriculum to have medical insurance.

Students who cannot demonstrate coverage under a qualifying medical insurance plan are required to purchase the University’s student health insurance plan.

The cost of BU Medical Insurance for the 2022-2023 academic year is $3,235.

Medical insurance for 2023-2024 will be in Spring 2023.

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class profile

1418

Applications Received

117

Enrolled Students

44%:56%

Male | Female Ratio*

24

Age (Median)

22-27

Age (80% Range)

166

GRE Quant (Median)

159-170

GRE Quant (80% Range)

321

GRE Total (Median)

312-334

GRE Total (80% Range)

690

GMAT (Median)

652-726

GMAT (80% Range)

3.61

Undergraduate GPA (Median on 4.0 Scale)

3.06-3.81

Undergraduate GPA (80% Range on 4.0 Scale)

20

Work Experience (Median in Months)

0-51

Work Experience (80% in Months)

50%

Work Experience (>12 months post-undergraduate)

9:91

Domestic | International Ratio

Undergraduate Major Groups Represented

Countries Represented

Argentina
Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia
Guinea
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Lebanon
Mexico
Pakistan
Peru
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
United States
Venezuela

*While we understand that sex and gender may not be binary, this information is based on reporting requirements to the US Federal Government

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frequently asked questions

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Admissions Ambassadors

Connect with current students and discover Questrom and all it has to offer.

Our MSBA Admissions Ambassadors are around to chat via email, on the phone, or even virtually through Zoom to answer your questions about what being an MSBA student at the Questrom School of Business is really like. Take a look at our student profiles below and if you would like to connect
with an MSBA Admissions Ambassador, we ask that you please complete our Ambassador Contact Request Form so we can ensure we are connecting you to the appropriate person.

MSBA ADMISSIONS AMBASSADORS

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Application Tips

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR QUESTROM’S msba PROGRAM? WE HAVE ANSWERS.

Whether you’re curious about letters of recommendation or what we look for on your resume, you’re in the right place. These videos have all the answers you need to make sure you send in a competitive application.

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See for yourself how the Questrom experience can transform your world. Attend an admissions event in-person or online, grab coffee with a student, sit in on a class, and more.

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