Applicants must complete and submit an application for the MS in Business Analytics program through the Apply Yourself system. The system allows applicants to save their work and return to it at any time. Supporting materials and the application fee can also be submitted through the online application system.
A guest profile and password are required to start the online application.
Please select "Summer 2014" for "Entry Term" and "Business Analytics - MS" for "Intended Program."
Transcripts for each institution of higher learning from which you have earned credit must be submitted with your on-line application, this includes partial or incomplete transcripts for all higher education courses. We allow for unofficial transcripts or academic records to be uploaded directly to the ApplyYourself on-line application. Non-English transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. If admitted, you must submit official transcripts or academic records prior to your enrollment at the University of Minnesota.
The GMAT or GRE General Test is required for admission to the MS in Business Analytics program and should be less than five years old.
For GMAT, arrange for the testing service to send an official score report to code D2N-VJ-05, Carlson Master of Science in Business Analytics. Results arrive 2-3 weeks after the test.
For GRE, arrange for the testing service to send an official score report using institution code 6874, U of MN graduate school. Results take up to 8 weeks to arrive.
For consideration for admission, please submit a personal statement (750 words, approximately 2 pages max) answering the following three questions:
Submit a current resume that includes employment history, job responsibilities and accomplishments.
We require three recommendations for application to the Master of Science in Business Analytics program. Recommendations can be completed via an on-line recommendation form available through the on-line application or applicants may choose to upload a letter of recommendation.
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International Language Testing System (IELTS), and the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) are all accepted. For further details visit the international applicants page.
The application fee is $75 (non-refundable) for U.S. citizens; and $95 for international applications and U.S. residents with foreign credentials. The application fee will be waived if the applicant has been on active duty in the U.S. military within three years of submitting an application.
Interviews for the program are by invitation only. Candidates will be contacted after the initial review of their application. If applicants are unable to attend an interview in person, arrangements can be made for a Skype interview.