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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 2017 total number of students: 48

Average age: 23
Average GMAT: 725
Average GPA: 3.55
Average GRE-V: 157
Average GRE-Q: 167

Women: 69%
International students: 83%
Average TOEFL: 107

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 17, 2018
December 19, 2018
Round 2*
January 17, 2019
March 12, 2019

Round 3

March 27, 2019
May 1, 2019

*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.

International students

The WashU Office for International Students and Scholars guides students in the process of obtaining a temporary nonimmigrant visa. They also offer free, informal English language conversation programs and tips for living in St. Louis. Visit their website at

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.