The Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) provides a professional course of study designed to prepare graduates with the skills to apply advanced analytical tools and methods to address management challenges in today’s big data business environment.
The program is available for full-time study. The program will generally be completed within 12 months of full-time study.
Admission to the MBAN program is competitive and takes into consideration a variety of criteria: previous academic performance, GMAT/GRE test scores, professional experience, maturity, and fit.
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree with a minimum overall B+ average or 76% or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. Admission to the program is competitive and generally requires an academic standing higher than the published minimum. If the applicant has sufficient professional experience or presents sufficiently high GMAT/GRE scores, a lower average may be accepted, subject to approval of the Director of the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.
Applicants must hold the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Three-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted from Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and Europe. Additional details on acceptable international credentials are available here.
Applicants must present the minimum GMAT or GRE score:
- 550 GMAT with at least a 50th percentile in the quantitative and verbal sections of the test; or
- 155 GRE score on each of the verbal and quantitative sections.
Applicants from a university outside Canada in which English is not the primary language of instruction must present evidence of English language proficiency. Tests must have been taken within the last 24 months at the time of submission of your application. Acceptable English language proficiency tests for the MBAN are:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 100 (Internet version)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): minimum overall band score of 7.0 with no component score less than 6.0
- MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): minimum overall score of 84
- PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): minimum overall score of 70
- CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Test) minimum overall score of 70
Due to the rigorous nature of the program, it is strongly recommended that applicants have some exposure to university-level courses in topics such as statistics, calculus, and linear algebra (or other courses in mathematics and statistics). Experience in computer programming, data analytics or mathematical modeling is also an asset.
Evaluation for admission is be based on academic records, Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores, full-time work experience, essays, & letters of recommendation. Applicants being seriously considered for admission will be contacted by the Robert H. Lee Graduate School for an interview either in person or by Skype or phone.
Upon accepting an offer of admission to the MBAN program, students will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit, which is applied to the first installment of tuition fees.
Completion of the MBAN program requires 36 credits of course work completed over 12 months of full-time study. This includes:
- Mandatory Orientation
- 12 credits of Foundational courses
- 1.5 credits of Career Development
- 19.5 credits of Advanced courses
- 3-credit Analytics Consulting Internship
Each student’s coursework must be approved by the Robert H. Lee Graduate School. A complete list of the courses required for successful completion may be obtained from the Robert H. Lee Graduate School.
Refer to the Academic Calendar for academic policies.
Please contact the Robert H. Lee Graduate School for more information.