Residential MSBA Admissions

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The MS in Business Analytics program is designed for individuals who want to delve into the art and science of deriving insights from data, within the context of business. We are looking for candidates who have strong quantitative skills, are intellectually curious, and can effectively communicate and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Our Admissions Team wants to see you be a part of the Big Data Revolution. We are eager to help you through the admissions process so you can begin your journey at William & Mary in pursuit of your MSBA. If you have any questions regarding our MS in Business Analytics requirements or your application, connect with our team.

The William & Mary Advantage

The William & Mary MSBA curriculum is managed by our Analytics Board, a group of industry professionals who incorporate their perspective on the industry into the academic experience so our students are as prepared as possible to pursue a career in analytics.

Our program is classified as CIP code: 52.1301 under "Managerial Science." The competitive advantage you come to market with through our technical master's program allows you to pursue employment opportunities categorized as either a data scientist or business analyst.

Help leverage your new skill set to land the optimal job by connecting with our extensive network of employers and recruitment partners, alumni, and a variety of senior business executives from over 30 different industries across every functional area through our exclusive Executive Partners program.

Typical Residential MSBA Class Profile

  • 85

    Total Students

  • 3.5

    Average GPA

  • 42 %

    Female Students

  • 2 years

    Average Work Experience

  • 33 %


  • 68 %

    Out-of-State Students

  • 72 %

    Business & Economics Majors

  • 26 %

    Students of Color


Application Deadlines
msba application deadlines
Application Deadline Admission Decision
October 1 October 20
November 15 December 20
January 15 February 20
March 1 March 20
May 1 May 20

Application Requirements

All students admitted to the graduate programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business must have a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation. Admission to the MSBA program requires completion of the following steps:


Prerequisites are not a barrier to entry into the MSBA program. By design, we accept a variety of formats to demonstrate that you satisfy the requirements through prior undergraduate and graduate coursework, remote competency exams, or Coursera courses. All prerequisite waivers for Linear Algebra, R Programming, and Python Programming are required to be submitted no later than July 1st, at which point every student without a waiver will be automatically registered for our intensive on-campus boot camp ($300/course) beginning Monday, July 31st. Business prerequisite waivers are required by August 15th.

Please note that all prerequisites do not need to be completed prior to applying.

The William & Mary advantage is that 1/3 of our program teaches advanced skills in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. We structured the MSBA curriculum so that students begin coursework at the intermediate level. This requires students to have a solid foundation by completing the following prerequisites prior to matriculating:

Min Zhao

Min Zhao '22

"The MSBA at William & Mary was more in-depth in terms of the curriculum design, but what I think really distinguishes this program from others is that fellow students are from diverse backgrounds. I'm studying alongside music majors, economics majors, computer scientists, marketing professionals and logisticians."

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