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Business Analytics

School of Business

Master of Science in Business Analytics (M.S.B.A.)
Location(s): Foggy Bottom - Main Campus

Program Overview

The GW School of Business's M.S. in Business Analytics offers a rigorous curriculum that prepares students for successful careers in helping organizations make better decisions through Analytics. Students are provided a deep foundation in the various methodologies and technologies of analytics along with the necessary team and project skills to apply them in the real world.

Our faculty members are committed to our mission of advancing the scientific principles and best practices of management decision-making in both the private and public sectors. Courses are offered in a part-time two-year format designed for the working professional, or an intensive ten-month format designed for the full-time student. Students will participate in an industry related practicum during their final semester where they will work closely with faculty on real world problems and present their findings to the client firm at the end of the project.

Admission Requirements

Admission deadline: 


Fall –  May 31

Standardized test scores:

Either the Graduate Admissions Management Test (GMAT – institution code QK4-4F-04) or the Graduate Records Exam (GRE – institution code 5246) is required.

Recommendations required:

Three (3) recommendations

Prior academic records:

Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.

Students with degrees from non-US universities should submit certified course-by-course and degree evaluations of their transcripts.  For a list of accredited evaluation agencies, please click here. These agencies can translate and evaluate your transcripts by determining the equivalent course, grade, and degree in the United States.

Statement of purpose:

In no more than 500 words, describe how the Master of Science in Business Analytics program fits into your professional life and career objectives.

Additional requirements:

A current resumé is required.

International applicants only:

Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW, and English language requirements.

PLEASE NOTE that the minimum English language test scores required by this program are:

  • Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
  • TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
  • Academic PTE: 68

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Department of Decision Sciences, MSBA
2201 G Street NW
Funger Hall, Suite 415
Washington, DC 20052

Contact for questions:
analytics@gwu.edu ~ 202.994.6145
9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday