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Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, our program is fully accredited by the AACSB International, which is the premier accrediting organization for business programs.

Rutgers is the 8th oldest university in the nation. We are the leading state university in New Jersey, spanning three campuses, including Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick, with over 65,000 current students and over 500,000 alumni worldwide.
More and more businesses and organizations are seeking individuals with strong analytical skills. There is a demand for job candidates who are capable of gathering, cleaning, mining, modeling, and visualizing business data in order to gain insight into business processes, improve productivity, detect problem areas, identify opportunities, and boost profitability. Business data can be mined to predict customer purchase or churn, detect fraudulent behavior, analyze flow and traffic patterns, etc. in a variety of industries, including: high technology, not-for-profit, medical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail, credit, banking, gaming, hospitality, real estate, utilities, trucking, and transportation.
Upon graduation, you will be able to strategize ways that analytics can be deployed in an organization to help it achieve its key performance objectives. An MSBA can lead to career paths as data analysts, data scientists, business intelligence analysts, digital marketing managers, and data consultants, among others.

The MSBA is comprised of 30 credits. Students are expected to take four required courses and six elective courses. Students acquire knowledge of statistics, machine learning techniques, and relevant software (e.g., SQL, Excel, R, SAS, Python etc.) with direct applications to business domains, such as marketing, operations, finance, and accounting. With this degree, candidates will learn how to extract, collect, clean, describe, segment, and model data, as well as validate models and clearly communicate the results to stakeholders, while appreciating legal, ethical and strategic issues involved.

Most students should take Business Analytics as their first course, or concurrent with other courses in their first semester. For students with a very strong prior analytical background (e.g., undergraduate degree with a major in statistics, mathematics, or engineering), elective courses may be taken in any order.

It is strongly recommended that applicants possess a working knowledge of algebra. Exposure to statistics is highly desirable.

We offer both a fully online program and an on-campus program. 

ONLNE PROGRAM: Students in the fully online program can only take online courses.

ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM: Students enrolled in the on-campus program must take courses on-campus.  If a course is not offered on-campus, a student can take the course online if offered.

The program follows a traditional semester calendar, with fall classes starting in September, spring classes starting in January, and summer classes starting in May each year.

On-Campus Courses: The on-campus classes take place in a traditional classroom setting.  Courses typically run Monday-Thursday 6-8:50 PM EST.  Saturday on-campus courses are occasionally offered.

Online Courses: The online classes consist of asynchronous elements, such as recorded lectures, readings, discussion boards, cases, and other materials that the student completes or contributes to each week. Synchronous elements may also be incorporated such as live chat office hours, homework help, etc. Quizzes, exams, assignments, and other assessments will need to be completed according to the stated guidelines of each course.

There is no on campus residency required.

If students enroll in four (4) courses in the fall, four (4) in the spring, and two (2) courses in the summer, the degree could be completed in as little as 12 months. Students may complete the program at a slower pace, as well. If students complete one (1) course each in the fall, spring, and summer, the degree could be completed in just over three (3) years.  Students must complete the program within 5 years.

The courses in the MSBA are worth 3 credits each. You should plan on spending 7 to 10 hours each week, on average, to complete course requirements. The amount of time needed will vary as a function of prior preparation and aptitude.
The MSBA is a more focused program. It concentrates on the development of analytic skills as applied in business contexts. An MBA typically requires more credits to complete, and covers several managerial disciplines, such as management, accounting, finance, marketing, etc.
Yes. As a student matriculated in the MSBA degree program, you will have full access to the Rutgers-Camden Career Center, including career fairs, etc.

For domestic students, applications are due August 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring, and May 1 for Summer. For international students, the deadlines are June 1 for fall and October 1 for spring.

Online MSBA: 53141O 
On Campus MSBA: 53141

You need to provide:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Original transcripts from your undergraduate university. Transcripts must be in English, show the title of the degree earned, the date the degree was conferred, the Cumulative GPA, and the Credit Hours earned.  
  • GRE/GMAT Standardized Test Scores
  • Two letters of recommendation (from professors or professional colleagues) *
  • Resume
  • Personal statement describing why you are applying to the program.

* Note: An automatic email will be sent to your listed recommenders from the Office of Admissions ( When requesting the letter from your recommender, please make them aware of the email from admissions and have them include the following in the letter:

  • Your current position, company affiliation, telephone number, and email address (preferably official email address).
  • How long and in what capacity did you know the applicant?

Yes, please see below.

English Language Proficiency  

Students will need to submit proof of English language proficiency, if their undergraduate education was completed in a non-English speaking country. Rutgers–Camden accepts the following documentation: 

  • TOEFL: 550 PBT/ 79 IBT 
  • IELTS: 6.5 
  • Duolingo: 115 
  • Completion of a pre-approved intensive English language program 

Official Transcripts 

Official transcripts are required from each post-secondary school attended. Undergraduate transcripts must be equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, showing 120 credits. ALL transcripts MUST be in English and include the following information: 

  • Accreditation status of the institution 
  • Title of the degree earned 
  • Date the degree was conferred 
  • Cumulative GPA 
  • Credit hours earned 

Please Note: If your transcript does not meet the above criteria, Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC) REQUIRES a course-by-course evaluation, including the above information and transcripts, from a NACES accredited agency.  


The purpose of the credential evaluation report is to accurately convert each of your course grades and the cumulative GPA (CGPA) to the U.S. grade equivalencies and to validate the authenticity of the documents. This eliminates the need to obtain official, English translated documents/transcripts from your home institution(s) to the U.S. university, saving you time and money. 


Rutgers School of Business–Camden accepts academic evaluation reports from any of the following the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services® (NACES) members.  

  • SpanTran – Rutgers University Camden: Divisional Course Analysis Evaluation (Divisional Course by Course 
    Our recommended international transcript evaluation service when applying for a graduate program at Rutgers University-Camden. Use this SpanTran link, customized to be sure you select the right kind of evaluation at the discounted rate.  

Please have the completed evaluation sent to or by courier to: 
Rutgers University 
Attn: Graduate Admissions 
406 Penn Street 
Camden, NJ 08102 


Please note that this process can take up to six weeks to complete.  


Unofficial transcripts can be used for admissions review. Upon admittance to the program, you will need to supply official transcripts. 


Rutgers School of Business–Camden (RSBC) reserves the right to request an applicant to have their transcript evaluated by a NACES accredited agency. 

GMAT/GRE standardized test scores are NOT required for applicants to graduate programs at RSBC. However, you are highly encouraged to submit GMAT/GRE scores if:  

  • Your four-year undergraduate cumulative GPA is less than 2.75,  
  • And/or you have less than 3 years of full-time work experience. 

A Bachelor’s degree in any topic from an accredited university is acceptable.

Work experience is not needed to apply, but may be looked upon favorably for your application.
You may petition for a transfer of up to six (6) credits of graduate coursework completed at another AACSB accredited university, if the credits largely replicate course offerings in the MSBA and you received a grade of B or better in the course(s). Contact the program director for more information.

MS in Data Science students at Rutgers–Camden will be able to transfer up to 12 credits from the Rutgers–Camden MS in Data Science program to the RSBC MSBA program. The request for graduate transfer credits will be evaluated by the MSBA program director and judged as largely replicating what we offer in the MSBA (thus, not all Data Science applicants' completed credits would necessarily be approved for transfer up to the policy maximum). The decision of the program director is final.

Deferrals are granted only for a full academic year, from one fall semester to the very next fall semester, with the exception of students leaving for military service. A deferral is official only when you are notified that the Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions has granted your request.

You can take up to five years from the time you begin the degree to complete the 30 credits.
Students may apply for financial aid if they are enrolled in at least two courses in a semester. Click the Rutgers Office of Financial aid for more information ( or 856-225-6039). Unfortunately, financial aid is not available to international students.

Currently, RSBC offers scholarships for international applicants for the On-Campus MBA and the On-Campus MSBA. An official GMAT or GRE score must be submitted for any scholarship consideration. 

More information on the requirements can be found at: 

Students receive a term bill at the start of each semester, which they must pay in full. Upon receipt of their grade for the class, they can submit evidence of their tuition payment to their employer for reimbursement, as appropriate.

You can contact the Program Director, Dr. Mimi Morrin ( or an Admissions Coach at or 856-225-6800.

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The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

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  2. For students with GPA 3.0 – 3.49, two (2) letters of recommendation (one academic; one other)

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