MS in Business Analytics

Application Process

Taking the First Step

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

    October 2, 2020

    Preferred deadline for Goizueta BBA students


    November 20, 2020

    Deposit Due

    December 18, 2020

  • Round 2
    Application Deadline

    November 13, 2020

    Preferred deadline for international applicants


    January 22, 2021

    Deposit Due

    February 19, 2021

  • Round 3
    Application Deadline

    January 8, 2021

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


    March 19, 2021

    Deposit Due

    April 2, 2021

  • Round 4
    Application Deadline

    March 5, 2021


    April 9, 2021

    Deposit Due

    May 1, 2021

Application Information

We require a $150 application fee from all applicants, due at the time the application is submitted. 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.


  1. Online Credit Card Payment (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover; Debit Cards are not accepted)
  2. Mail Payments

Send a check or money order made payable to Goizueta Business School and list your name and date of birth. Please send your check to:

Emory University
Goizueta Business School
MSBA Admissions
1300 Clifton Road, Suite W288
Atlanta, GA 30322

Applicants to Goizueta Business School 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 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.

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 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.

Requests for a TOEFL waiver should be submitted in writing after you have submitted your application. Please provide explanation in the body of your email to show how you meet the above requirements.

A one- or two-page résumé containing your employment and education background must be uploaded to your 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 program you will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.

We consider the essay section of your application to be a very important part of the application process. The essays give you the opportunity to show the Admissions Committee a bit about yourself and your goals that extend beyond the application questions.

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) essays consist of two written essays and one video essay.

For each of the written essays, please attach a one-page (12-point font, double-spaced) personal statement to your application addressing the following topics:


Tell us why you are applying to the MSBA program and why you are applying at Goizueta Business School. Help us understand why your background and/or skills prepare you for this degree. Also, please include any post-MSBA goals and what role you envision to play in today's data-driven workplace. Include any specific fields of interest to you.


Describe a project where you used your quantitative/technical skills to solve a problem. Please describe the problem/situation, the actions you took, and the results of your actions.


Within the application, you will be provided with a question to answer.  You will have 30 seconds to gather your thoughts and prepare your answer. You will then have up to 60 seconds to respond to the question. You will be permitted 3 attempts to record your video essay, however each opportunity could present a different question.

As part of the MSBA 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 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 at Goizueta.