Application details

1. Apply online

Complete your application through BusinessCAS. Select the KU MS in Business Analytics program as a designated program.

2. Submit a current resume or CV


3. Submit official transcripts

Follow the transcript submission process through BusinessCAS.

Applicants must show aptitude in quantitative analysis. This could be able to could be either from completing an undergraduate degree with a strong quantitative component (e.g., in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or the physical sciences), or taking intermediate/advanced courses in business, computer science, mathematics, or statistics. Contact the program for a review of your quantitative preparedness.

4. Submit GMAT or GRE scores

Take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test. It’s not necessary to submit scores before beginning the application process. Your file will be reviewed as soon as we receive your scores. Register for the exam at Online options are available at GMAT Online and GRE General Test at Home.

KU GMAT/GRE waiver for the M.S. in Business Analytics program

A GMAT/GRE waiver may be granted to students who have earned or will earn a degree in business, engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science, physical science, economics, or a similar quantitative discipline. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and have earned a B or better in all quantitative courses taken (e.g., courses in mathematics, statistics, analytics, data science, programming, engineering, or similar disciplines). A GMAT/GRE waiver does not guarantee admission into the M.S. in Business Analytics program. If you believe you may qualify for a GMAT/GRE waiver, please email for waiver submission instructions.

NOTICE: To accommodate prospective students, the GMAT and GRE are available to be taken online in your home at GMAT Online and GRE General Test at Home. If you are interested in submitting an application but have not yet taken the GMAT/GRE, please email

5. Submit recommendations

On the online application, enter email addresses for two recommenders. After you’ve submitted your application, we’ll send them an email requesting they complete a recommendation form for you.

6. Submit English proficiency for non-native speakers

Non-native English speakers must demonstrate proof of English proficiency before gaining admission to a graduate program. Learn more about the KU English proficiency requirements for admission through Graduate Studies.

NOTICE: To accommodate non-native English speakers who may not be able to access testing centers due to the COVID-19 outbreak, KU Graduate Admissions will be accepting English proficiency scores through the Duolingo English Test. A score of 115 or higher is acceptable for admission. The TOEFL iBT Special Home Addition is available in select countries for test takers. More information and exam registration can be found at Duolingo English Test.