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Globally, businesses have seen an explosion of data resulting in exponential growth. The need for qualified, strategic analysts has never been higher. Globally, businesses have seen an explosion of data,
and as a result, exponential growth in the need for qualified, strategic analysts.
 

When companies make critical business choices, they often rely on analysts to extract value from data to inform strategic marketing and operational decisions. In essence, analysts give data power.

UCLA Anderson, a top-ranked business school, has designed the MSBA program so that graduates will be technically fluent, relevantly experienced and fully prepared to lead in the field of business analytics.​

UCLA Anderson’s MSBA program seeks holistic candidates with refined technical skills and strong communications skills in equal measure. Put another way, the equation looks like this:​ IQ + EQ + programming skills + ethics + humility + confidence + optimism = the ideal UCLA Anderson MSBA candidate​
 

How This Program is Different
 
 

A focus on emerging technologies

Learning SQL, Python, R and applied math and statistics will promote rapid career growth and advancement in the field as graduates become leaders.

 

A career-driven internship

Providing real-world experience with some of the world’s most aspirational companies and fast-growing startups, the summer internship is facilitated by UCLA Anderson and advised by our faculty.

 

Experience-based student project

The Applied Analytics Project affords students the option to work as an individual with an outside company or as part of a group. Either is an opportunity to apply everything you have learned to solve a real-world problem

 

Industry-based electives

Internet, entertainment, health care and fraud analytics round out your industry expertise, while time-series, advanced machine learning and visualization fill your tool bag.

 

Weekly industry engagement

The 20-week industry seminar invites a different top data executive each week to lead a lecture and respond to student presentations on real-world data. Industry night panels keep the industry infusion robust throughout the program.

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Admissions Information
 
Full-time program • STEM-Certified • Summer internship • Full suite of career services

3.0+ GPA

(on 4.0 scale)

710 GMAT

Expected overall (above 90%)

167 GRE

Quantitative Score (above 92%)

 

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

 

Strong quantitative background

 

English language proficiency

 

Experience or coursework in computer programming

What Makes a UCLA Anderson MSBA?
 
Application Deadlines
 
The application for the entering Class of 2023, which will begin in the fall of 2022, will be available in September. The application period is divided into three rounds/deadlines:
ROUND
1
Application Deadline
January 13, 2023
Tentative decision release date March 10, 2023
ROUND
2
Application Deadline
March 10, 2023
Tentative decision release date
May 31, 2023
ROUND
3
Application Deadline
May 31, 2023
Tentative decision release date
July 7, 2023
Information Sessions
 
Date & Time Event Location Register

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

9:00 AM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 1 Online Register Here

Monday, October 3, 2022

5:00 PM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 2 Online Register Here

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

9:00 AM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 3 Online Register Here

Monday, October 17, 2022

5:00 PM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 4 Online Register Here

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

9:00 AM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 5 Online Register Here

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

9:00 AM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 6 Online Register Here

Monday, November 7, 2022

5:00 PM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 7 Online Register Here

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

9:00 AM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 8 Online Register Here

Monday, November 21, 2022

5:00 PM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 9 Online Register Here

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

9:00 AM (PST)

UCLA Anderson MSBA Info Session 10 Online Register Here

Have a question about our admission process?

For questions related to admissions, please visit our detailed MSBA Admissions Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. If you have a question that cannot be answered after reviewing the FAQ page, you may contact us at msba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu.

COVID-19 Considerations for MSBA Prospective Students

No changes have been made to deadlines, decision dates, program start dates, policies or requirements due to COVID-19 at this time. We are updating our applicants via email, our website and are working with them on an individual basis to address any concerns.