Find out what it takes to be accepted into our MS in Business Analytics program.
Are you ready to take the first step to advance your career?
Completed applications and all credentials must be received by the School of Management according to the deadlines below to be considered for admission.
|In-State Charges||Non-Resident Charges |
|University Fees 2||$1,464||$1,464|
|School of Management MS Fee||$250||$250|
|Spring 2021 Tuition and Fees||$7,369||$13,264|
1 All tuition and fees are subject to change at the discretion of the university. Tuition information was published in November 2020 and reflects SUNY-approved rates for spring 2021. We expect fall 2021 tuition and fees to be published in June 2021.
2 More information on university fees can be found on the Student Accounts website.
Follow the steps below carefully to ensure you complete the application process correctly, as incomplete and late applications will not be reviewed.
Applications should be submitted electronically through the Application Status Portal. Be sure to upload required documentation as instructed and remove password protection from all documents prior to uploading them. When uploading materials to your application, upload them as PDF files. Do not mail or email materials, as they will be discarded. You will be expected to complete your application within 30 days of original online submission.
A nonrefundable application fee of $100 is required. You must submit your application fee electronically via the University at Buffalo E-Payment system at the end of the electronic application.
The application fee is waived for U.S. active military, veterans and their spouses. Complete and submit your online application using one of the nonpayment methods. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information regarding the GMAT test, dates and places of administration, visit the GMAT website. GMAC offers a new online and remote proctored solution. Register today for the GMAT Online Exam.
The GMAT institutional reporting code varies by program. Be sure to use the correct code to report your score:
MS in Accounting - K6RQX67
MS in Business Analytics - K6RQX21
MS in Finance - K6RQX45
MS in Management Information Systems - K6RQX87
MS in Operations and Supply Chain Management - K6RQX01
The GRE is also accepted for MS applications other than MS Accounting. To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the GRE® General Test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering a GRE General Test at home option in selected areas.
The reporting codes for GRE are:
Department Code - 4201
Institution Code - 2925
Applications are viewed holistically. While the faculty admissions committees do not have absolute minimums for admission, it is unlikely that prospective students with a score below the 30th percentile on any section of the GMAT or a score below 152 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE will be admitted.
Be sure to allow yourself enough time to prepare for the exam and for the score to be reported by the intended application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. GMAT and GRE score reports expire five years from the date the exam is taken. Be sure to submit valid score reports.
Criteria for current UB student applicants and graduates with less than two years post-bachelor's, full-time work experience
|Program||UB STEM major, 0-2 years work experience (minimum GPA)||UB Non-STEM major, 0-2 years work experience (minimum GPA)|
|MS Accounting||Not required||N/A|
|MS Business Analytics||3.00||3.25|
Criteria for non-UB applicants and graduates with less than two years of post-bachelor's, full-time work experience
|Program||Non-UB business or STEM major, 0-2 years work experience (minimum GPA)*|
|MS Accounting||GMAT required|
|MS Business Analytics||3.50|
*Only STEM and business majors with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible for waiver.
Criteria for applicants with over two years full-time work experience
|Program||STEM major with 2+ years of full-time work experience (minimum GPA)||Non-STEM major with 2+ years of full-time work experience (minimum GPA)|
|MS Accounting||GMAT required||N/A|
|MS Business Analytics||2.75||3.25|
Submit a personal statement, including your reasons for pursuing the MS degree and your career aspirations. Your statement should be uploaded as a PDF. Be sure to include your full name—identical to that used on the application. Document length should be approximately 700 words.
Submit a résumé showing relevant education and work experience. Include months and years of employment (i.e. MM/YY - MM/YY). Your résumé should be uploaded as a PDF.
If you have questions about your résumé application submission, our School of Management Career Services Team provide excellent advice on writing an effective résumé that highlights your relevant education and work experience.
Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded as a PDF to the application for admissions review. Upload the front and back of transcripts (if back is blank, you do not need to upload the back). You can upload multiple transcripts. If you only attended one undergraduate institution, you may ignore the second item. UB students must also upload a copy of your academic advisement report.
Transcripts for all undergraduate credits earned towards your undergraduate degree (i.e. transfer credits) must be uploaded for admissions consideration.* We will not consider your application for admission until you upload all undergraduate credit transcripts.
*Current UB undergraduate students do not need to submit transfer credit transcripts when applying to one of our graduate programs as they are already included on the UB academic advisement report.
In regards to international transcripts, we will accept a transcript issued in English by the university. If the university does not provide the transcript in English, you must submit a copy of the transcript in your native language and an English translation. Applicants who have attended an Indian university must upload transcripts, mark sheets and proof of degree.
If you are applying for the February deadline, be sure to upload current transcripts including fall grades.
If offered admission, you must submit transcripts for your schools with a bachelors-level degree and specified conferral date to finalize admission.
Please ask all colleges and universities you have attended to send official transcripts in sealed university envelopes to the Graduate Programs Office, 203 Alfiero Center, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260.
For students enrolling during the fall semester, these official, final transcripts showing proof of degree attained must be received no later than August 1.
For students enrolling during the spring semester, these official, final transcripts showing proof of degree attained must be received no later than January 15.
UB students do not need to submit official transcripts, as they are already in the university system.
International applicants should not send transcripts via postal mail as additional information will be provided with I-20 materials.
Degrees cannot be conferred unless official transcripts are on file from every school attended. Applicants who are currently enrolled in graduate or undergraduate courses must submit transcripts from the most recent semester completed, but will need to provide final and official transcripts to finalize admission.
If admitted, the Office of International Admissions will provide instructions regarding what you need to bring with you. We will accept a transcript issued in English from your university. If your university does not provide the transcript in English, you must submit the transcript in your native language and an English translation. Applicants who have attended an Indian university must provide transcripts, mark sheets and proof of degree.
In response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chinese government has temporarily closed TOEFL, IELTS and PTE testing sites.
To accommodate affected students, UB will temporarily accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for the purposes of meeting English language proficiency requirements for admission to all UB degree programs for fall 2022. The DET is fully online and is not impacted by the closure of test sites.
|Who May Apply ||Application Due||Decision Notification ||$500 Tuition Deposit Due|
|U.S. and current University at Buffalo F-1 visa holder applicants only||April 15, 2021 ||June 1, 2021||June 30, 2021|
|U.S. and current University at Buffalo F-1 visa holder applicants only||June 1, 2021||June 15, 2021||June 30, 2021|
Want to learn more about our MS programs? Connect with a current student. Ask them about their unique journey and experiences.
UB's MS in Business Analytics qualifies as a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, which provides an additional 24 months Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 visa holders who begin the program in fall 2021 or later. For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security Study in the States website or UB's International Student Services Office.