For Working Professionals

XMSBA Application Process


Taking the First Step

Professionals interested in the xMSBA should first complete the interest form. Viable candidates will be invited to complete the application process. Master's in Business Analytics applications are due by 11:59PM ET on the date of the application deadline. 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

    February 23, 2023


    March 15, 2023

    Deposit Due

    April 5, 2023

  • Round 2
    Application Deadline

    April 12, 2023


    May 10, 2023

    Deposit Due

    May 31, 2023

Application Information

We require a $150 application fee from all xMSBA 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.

While we do not require a GMAT/GRE for admission, test scores will be useful for those with less relevant work experience. 

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.

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 xMSBA 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 xMSBA program, you will be required to submit official transcripts at the time of your enrollment deposit. Please plan ahead.

This essay is an important part of the application and provides you an opportunity to share your story with the admissions committee. We will read every word and wouldn't ask the questions if we weren't interested! Please answer the essay question following the word count guidelines.

Essay Question: Please discuss how you have used data in your work experience and what you hope to accomplish by completing your xMSBA.

As part of the xMSBA application we require at least one, and preferably two, letters of recommendation to be submitted online. These recommendation should be academic or professional in nature. Please be thoughtful when selecting your recommenders, and make sure that you choose at least one person who knows you well in your current position such as a direct supervisor, project manager, or client.

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 xMSBA 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-xMSBA 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.


Complete the interest form to learn more about the Master's in Business Analytics for Working Professionals. Qualified professionals will be invited to apply to the program.


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