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​Business Analytics Admissions

Admission to the MS in Business Analytics program is competitive. Each applicant is carefully considered by the Olin Admissions Committee – using both objective and subjective criteria including academic ability, professional potential, leadership qualities, communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrated achievements, motivation, and diversity.

Business Analytics Incoming Class Profile

Fall 2020 total number of students: 136

Average age: 23
Average GMAT: 674
Average GPA: 3.50
Average GRE-V: 152
Average GRE-Q: 165

Women: 53%
International students: 93%
Average TOEFL: 103

Business Analytics Application Deadlines

Read about the application process and apply online.

Admissions decisions are made for applications submitted by 11:59 PM Central Time according to the deadlines for each round noted in the table below.

Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 14, 2020
December 10, 2020
Round 2*
January 20, 2021
March 10, 2021

Round 3

March 24, 2021
April 28, 2021
Rolling admissions
Three weeks after application completion

*Priority deadline for international applicants: Applications may be submitted after the international priority deadline. However, please ensure that your file is complete at the time of application in order to avoid any processing delays.

After March 24 we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Washington University Undergraduate Students

If you are a Washington University student who is interested in pursuing the Master of Science in Business Analytics degree, please email


What does it take to be admitted to Olin's Master of Science in Business Analytics program?

We review each applicant on a number of factors, looking for individuals with strong academic, professional, and extracurricular activities. We base our selections on your past performance, quantitative skills, and communication skills. To ensure diversity in each entering class, we admit students with various backgrounds, experiences, talents, and interests.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, comparable to Washington University's four-year bachelor's degree, at the time of enrollment in the program. Note: most international three-year degrees meet this requirement.


Applicants to the Master of Science in Business Analytics program are required to have taken Calculus I and II and Statistics.

To learn more, meet us at an admissions event or sign up for a webinar.