Specialized Master's Programs

MSBA Admissions



Round Deadline Decision Deposit Due
Early* Sept. 25, 2018 Nov. 2, 2018 30 days after admission
Round 1 Nov. 6, 2018 Dec. 14, 2018 30 days after admission
Round 2 Jan. 15, 2019 Feb. 22, 2019 30 days after admission
Round 3 Feb. 19, 2019 Mar. 22, 2019 30 days after admission
Saint Patrick's Day Mar. 19, 2019 Apr. 12, 2019 30 days after admission
Round 4 Apr. 16, 2019 May 10, 2019 14 days after admission

*Early Decision

The Early Round deadline is designed for applicants who are strongly committed to Notre Dame for their MSBA. As such, early decision candidates are expected to withdraw their candidacy from other business schools, and will provide a non-refundable $1,500 deposit.

International Applicants

International Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the February 19th deadline at the latest. 

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 test score report (GMAT or GRE)
    • Try our GMAT mini quiz to get an idea of what kinds of questions you'll face on the GMAT.
  • Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate or graduate education (unofficial copies are accepted for admission, but are required prior to starting the program)
  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Resume
  • One essay with photos that respond to the following prompt: We want to know who you are beyond your transcripts and test scores, so we ask that you upload three photos that represent your passions and personal interests. Then, use your essay to tell us what each photo represents. We are interested in what the images say about you, not in the quality of the photos. Feel free to use stock images, symbols, landscapes, or your own pictures -- you do not have to be present in the photos.
  • Official TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Academic score report (international candidates who do not have degrees from English-speaking undergraduate programs).

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