Terry College of Business - University of Georgia
MSBA Admissions

MSBA Admissions

Prerequisites

Admission Prerequisites

  • Proficiency in college-level introductory statistics and calculus
  • Minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Knowledge of computer programming with at least one high-level language (e.g., R, Python, SQL, C, Java)
  • 1+ internship and/or full-time work experience is required

Application Requirements

A complete application includes:

  • 1-page Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation: 1 required, 1 optional; it is preferred that one letter be from an internship supervisor
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Unofficial GMAT and/or GRE score report(s)*
  • Unofficial TOEFL or IELTS (only required for non-native English speakers)
  • Essay(s): 1 required, 1 optional
  • $75 application fee for domestic students, $100 application for international students (waived for U.S. military personnel and UGA Graduate School Feeder Programs)

Application Deadlines

  • November 15
  • January 15
  • March 1 (International Deadline)
  • March 15

Virtual Info Sessions

The MSBA information sessions will be conducted virtually this fall via Zoom to align with university policies to move events to an online format:

Tuition and fees

Please visit the UGA Bursar's Office website for the most current tuition and fee information.

More Information

Do you have questions about the MSBA or the application process? Please contact Leigh Britton at msba@uga.edu.

Are you an employer looking to connect to the MSBA talent pool? Please contact Andrew Salinas for any questions about recruiting MSBA students, sponsoring an MSBA capstone project, leading professional development workshops or seminars, or any other sponsorship opportunities.

NOTE: The MSBA program is a full-time program and only offered at our Athens campus. No evening or online MSBA courses are offered.

Double Dawgs Programs

Earn a bachelor's degree and master's degree in five years with a Double Dawgs program! There are four different program offerings leading to a Master of Science in Business Analytics: Economics AB/Business Analytics MS, Economics BBA/Business Analytics MS, Finance BBA/Business Analytics MS, Management Information Systems BBA/Business Analytics MS, and Statistics BS/Business Analytics MS.

*Georgia MS Business Analytics GMAT/GRE Test Score Waiver Criteria

The disruption caused by COVID-19 has reinforced our belief that, for some candidates to the MS Business Analytics program, a standardized test score may not be needed for the Admissions Committee to evaluate their readiness and fit for the program. The committee uses a holistic admissions process and consider many factors when assessing a candidate’s potential. A standardized test score is just one data point. To offer a waiver, specific and substantive evidence needs to indicate you are prepared for the rigor of the program. An evaluation for waiver requests will be on a case-by-case basis for those who meet 2 or more of the criteria below.

Waiver Criteria

  • One or more years of relevant and professional work experience 
  • An advanced degree (Graduate or professional degree)
  • Strong performance in previous analytical or quantitative coursework from an accredited US institution, with an overall undergraduate GPA of 3.8 or higher 
  • U.S military active duty or veteran personnel

Please note: Before submitting a test waiver, a strong test score can help supplement your academic achievements and strengthen your application. You can request a waiver through your application and submit your application for review without a test score. Do NOT enter a test score if you are requesting a waiver.

Contacts

Admissions
msba@uga.edu

Program Director
Santanu Chatterjee

Office of Student Engagement
Jake Mosley
Leigh Britton

Manager, Corporate Engagement
Andrew Salinas