Full-time MS in Business Analytics

Application Process


Taking the First Step

Master's in Business Analytics applications are due by 11:59PM ET on the date of the application deadline. However, we encourage you to apply as early as possible. We require all applicants to apply using our online application. Exceptions to this policy should be submitted to us via email, explaining the need to use a paper application.

Application Deadlines

  • Application Deadline
  • Notification
  • Deposit Due
  • Round 1
    Application Deadline

    September 25, 2024

    Preferred deadline for Goizueta BBA students


    November 14, 2024

    Deposit Due

    December 4, 2024

  • Round 2
    Application Deadline

    January 15, 2025

    Final deadline for applicants graduating from international institutions and those desiring scholarship consideration


    March 20, 2025

    Deposit Due

    April 16, 2025

  • Round 3
    Application Deadline

    March 26, 2025


    May 1, 2025

    Deposit Due

    May 14, 2025

Application Information

We require a $150 application fee from all MSBA applicants. U.S. Military service members and veterans will receive an automatic application fee waiver generated upon submission of the application. Do not submit an application fee if you meet the criteria, we are unable to process a reimbursement. We do not issue retroactive waivers.

Pay Application Fee

Applicants to Goizueta's MS in Business Analytics are required to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 

Official score reports must be sent to Goizueta Business School directly from the testing service. You should complete the exam and request the official scores in enough time to be received by our office by the MS in Business Analytics application deadline of the round in which you are applying (estimated delivery time is 20 business days). Both GMAT and GRE scores are valid for five years from the examination date. If you have taken the tests multiple times, please submit all of your scores. You are encouraged to take the GMAT or GRE early in your application process so that if you do not perform as well as you would like, you have the ability to retake the exam prior to any deadlines.

Test waivers are available for those who meet any of the following criteria:
·        Emory University students with a GPA of >3.0
·        STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Graduate Degree with a GPA of >3.0

Goizueta Business School expects all students to possess strong communication skills in English.

You are not required to submit an English Language Test Score if your undergraduate degree is from an institution in which English is the language of instruction AND you work in a country where commerce is generally conducted in English (for Example: India, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda). No TOEFL waiver is required, please do not request one.

For all other Master's in Business Analytics applicants whose native language is not English, we require the TOEFL exam (minimum score 100 IBT), the IELTS exam (minimum score 7.0), or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (minimum score 68). We require official scores be sent directly from the testing agency and to be received by our office by the deadline of the round in which you are applying (estimated delivery time is 20 days from test date or date requested). Your application will remain incomplete until the scores are received; unofficial test-taker copies are not accepted.

English Language Test waiver may be requested if a candidate has:

  • Spent at least 3 years in the U.S. studying toward completion of an undergraduate degree, OR
  • Completed a graduate degree in the U.S. followed by at least 2 years of work in the U.S.

A one- or two-page résumé containing your employment and education background must be uploaded to your MS in Business Analytics application. The employment section on the résumé should include locations, titles, and dates, starting with your most recent job. The education section should include dates of attendance and degrees received.

We accept a scanned copy of your university transcripts for evaluative purposes. Acceptable documents must include the university/college name, your name, degree conferred with date (if applicable), grade point average and all courses with grades received. We require transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended. Be sure to include a record of your degree.

If you are admitted to the MS in Business Analytics program, you will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.

The essays are an important part of your Master of Business Analytics application because they give you the opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee more about yourself...to share more of your story and aspirations. Please complete all the required essays below and follow the word limits provided. Your essays should be written in 10- or 12-point, Arial font and double-spaced; please do not include the essay title on the page. Upload your essay answers, numbered and in order, as one pdf document.

  1. What are your short- & long-term professional goals and how do you think a MSBA will help you achieve these goals? (300 word limit)
  2. How did you arrive where you are today? Tell us about what or who has motivated you and shaped your decisions to date. (300 word limit)
  3. Describe an important global issue or innovation (current or historical) that particularly interests you and explain how it will become increasingly important to the world at large. (200 word limit)
  4. Video essay: Telling your story in the written essays is an important part of the application process, but we also want to hear you tell some of your story. The video essay lets every candidate talk to the Admissions Committee and we enjoy getting to know you through the "small talk" questions that are integrated into the online application.
  5. Optional: If there is an important part of your story missing from your application (e.g., unexplained gaps in school or work experience, choice of recommenders, academic probation issues), please use this section to provide a brief explanation. Please use bullets if you need to address more than one topic.

As part of the Master's in Business Analytics application, we require two letters of recommendation submitted either online or via hardcopy. We prefer that these recommendations are educational/professional in nature and that can highlight a candidate's research potential, past academic and/or career achievements. Please be thoughtful when selecting your recommenders.

Recommendation forms are sent electronically by email to your recommenders through our application system. Please allow enough time for your recommender to submit their letters by the stated round deadline.

Interviews are an important part of the MS in Business Analytics admission process. The admissions interview offers you the opportunity to explain more in depth your educational and career experiences to date, and to elaborate on your post-MSBA career plans. The interviewer is interested in both your educational and professional accomplishments, as well as your leadership and community achievements.

Interviews are by invitation only after review of your completed file.

Helpful Hints

Before beginning the application, review the helpful hints below.

Receiving Emails

After first creating an account, an email will be sent to the address you listed with an autogenerated password. This email is usually sent within five minutes of your registration. Please check your junk folder if you do not see the email. For assistance, you may email us.

Pop-up Blockers

Disable any Pop-up Blockers running on your computer when completing the online application. Pop-up Blockers may prevent you from creating an account and/or from logging back in once your account has been created. Browser: Our application is compatible with most browsers and devices. It works most optimally in Google Chrome.

Turn Analytics Into Insights

Take the next step toward earning your MS in Business Analytics degree at Goizueta.


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