Mendoza School of Business

MSBA Application Requirements

Insights into the MSBA Admission Process

Learn more from the Mendoza Graduate Admissions team about the admissions process and timeline from application to decision release.

General Application Requirements

The following prerequisite coursework is required by applicants to the program:

  • One Statistics course
  • Two business courses in Accounting, Finance, Management, or Marketing

Applications for the Notre Dame Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program must contain each of the following elements:

  • Official GMAT or GRE score report
    • Try our GMAT mini quiz to get an idea of what kinds of questions you’ll face on the GMAT.
    • GRE/GMAT Waivers: Applicants who received an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, or those who will have their degree conferred from the University of Notre Dame (undergraduate or master’s), including Notre Dame alumni, will have the GRE/GMAT requirement waived. MSBA applicants are still welcome to take the exam and submit an official score report with their application, but a lack of scores will not have a negative impact on their admissibility.
  • Official academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are accepted for admission, but official copies must be submitted prior to starting the program)
  • Two recommendations
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose (100 words or less)
  • One slide presentation (four slides)
  • One essay (prompt and length requirements available inside the application)
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS academic score report (international applicants only)
  • Video assessment
  • After an initial screening, candidates may be invited to interview