Admission Requirements

The M.S. Business Analytics is open to students who hold a baccalaureate degree with strong quantitative and computer programming background from an accredited college or university.

Each applicant is evaluated on the basis of:

  • Demonstrated mastery of college algebra, statistics and object-oriented programming with a grade of “C” or better in relevant coursework within 7 years of starting in the program.

  • Undergraduate degree with at least 2.5 Grade Point Average (or equivalent).

  • Acceptable percentile rankings in verbal and quantitative section of GRE or GMAT. No preference for one test over the other.

  • For International students: demonstrated proof of English proficiency, e.g., TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based), or IELTS of 6.5 or above.

Note: Admission to the program is selective. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

International students, who are applying to the MS in Business Analytics Program, please visit International Admissions for more information on admission requirements. For more information about becoming a student at Cal State East Bay see the Center for International Education web site.