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Frequently Asked Questions

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Program Details

What are the details of the program? The program is a high-touch, one-year program designed to provide technical training combined with soft-skills and real-world experience to pursue a career in data analytics. It is a career launching and/or enhancer program that will provide a competitive edge in the market. STEM designated!

What type of job opportunities are there with this degree? The fastest growing companies are data companies. The market need is big and versatile and there is a strong need for data analysts.

Who should apply? It is a rigorous program for career launchers and enhancers with an aptitude for STEM who are ambitious and comfortable with a rigorous schedule who want to gain a competitive edge in the market.

What is the best master’s degree to get in business? This depends on where your interests lie. For instance, the business analytics program provides the latest technology and tools that improve business outcomes and drive innovation.

Will there be opportunities to network with professionals in fields of interest? Students will have opportunities to network with analytics professionals throughout the program in-and-out of the classroom.

Admissions Detail

How big is the program? Our program is selective, enrolling approximately 25-30 students. This allows us to keep our class sizes small to enhance faculty-student and student-student interaction and provide students with the best learning experience possible.

Do applicants need recommendations? Two letters of recommendation are required for all applicants not applying for the combined program. Please be sure to contact your intended references prior to requesting online letters. Some people prefer to complete paper recommendations, and some may be unwilling or unable to complete a recommendation for you.

When are applications due? The priority deadline for admission is March 1, 2021. Admission is selective so we recommend that you apply by this date. Applications received after this deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space in the program remains available.  

When are admission decisions made? Complete applications will be reviewed as they are received. A limited number of outstanding applicants will be offered admission on a "rolling" basis. All other admission decisions will be made after March 1, when the applicant pool is identified.

If I e-mail you my profile (GMAT, GPA, TOEFL, etc.) can you evaluate my chances of admission? Like many top graduate business programs in the U.S., we will review all parts of your application before making a decision.  Unfortunately we are not able to evaluate your profile before a complete application is submitted.

Where should I submit my MSBA application? You should apply online at the Miami Graduate School’s website. Applicants will be required to upload their transcript (unofficial), resume, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose at the time of application.  Recommendation letters are not required for Maim students applying for the combined Bachelors/Masters program.

Do you require an entrance examination? Entrance examination GMAT and GRE scores are optional; however, we do recommend submitting a strong Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or the new Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score.

Can students take graduate courses in their undergraduate program and use them toward the MSBA? Current Miami students pursuing undergraduate programs in Information Systems or Analytics may take up to two of the 500 level courses before enrolling in the MSBA program.

Do you accept students with non-analytics undergraduate degrees? Absolutely.  Our program is designed for students with an undergraduate degree in any field from an accredited four-year university.  There is a prerequisite common body of knowledge in analytics.  If this has not been completed during the undergraduate course of study, students can satisfy these requirements during the summer prior to beginning the program.  The fully online undergraduate certificate in Foundations in Analytics will be offered each summer to allow students from any major to successfully gain the common body of knowledge in analytics.  In order to ensure success in the graduate coursework, prerequisite courses must be satisfied prior to beginning the graduate program. 

How much does the program cost? The program costs $995/credit hour or $29,850 for the entire 30-credit hour program.

Will I be considered for financial assistance? Miami's MSBA program does not offer scholarship or assistantship opportunities. Opportunities for external funding can be found on the Graduate School website.