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Business Analytics (4+1 Bachelor’s/MSBA)

The “4 + 1” Bachelor’s/MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a five year program, during which students will spend three years taking courses required for their chosen bachelor’s degree program and in their fourth year, they will complete (along with required undergraduate program courses) 6 credits worth of  MSBA coursework. This will satisfy both undergraduate degree requirements and count toward achievement of the MSBA degree. In the fifth year, students will take graduate courses required to complete the MS in Business Analytics Degree.

Business analytics is transforming business and operations in all industries. It is the driving force behind efficiency and revenue growth. Advances in technology and the ability to obtain data has led organizations to employ more and more individuals in analytical roles. The demand for analytical professionals is projected to increase over the next ten years.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that analytical occupations such as Market Research Analyst (18%), Management Analyst (11%) and Economists (14%) are growing much faster than average from 2019-2029. A career as a Financial Analyst is faster than average at 5% growth and Budget Analyst at 3% growth (average) from 2019-2029. In addition, companies are expected to hire more operations research analysts (which is growing at the fastest rate of 25%) to greatly improve business operations, supply chains, pricing models, and marketing.

Providing undergraduate students the opportunity to add desirable analytics skills, knowledge and experience (through capstone projects or internships) in a relatively short period of time, can only enhance their job and career prospects. Undergraduate students will see the value in completing the combined program (4+1 Bachelors/MSBA program) to bolster their learning and employability, while also benefiting from some cost savings.

Approved Combined Program Major List:

Visit the Feliciano School of Business website at the links below for more information about pursuing your 4+1 Bachelor’s/MSBA at Montclair State University.

Application Requirements

If you are a prospective Freshman or Transfer applicant, learn more about admission criteria here.

Students with a GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Students enrolled in the Undergraduate portion of the Combined program are individually invited to proceed to the Graduate Admissions Verification process.  In order to receive an invitation, they must
    1. Have earned at least 90 credits,
    2. Meet the cumulative 3.2 GPA requirement
    3. Have been added to the graduation list by the Registrar
Students with a GPA between 3.2 - 3.0
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admission
  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement: Describe your interest in the Business Analytics area.
  • Resume: Required.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the US degree equivalency information.
Students with a GPA below 3.0

Students with a GPA below a 3.0 are not eligible for admission to a Combined Program, and will need to submit a traditional application to their graduate program of interest. Prior to applying, please speak with your program advisor for more details.

Contact

If you have inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact:

Program Coordinator: Dr. Handanhal Ravinder
Office: Feliciano School of Business
Email: ravinderh@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973-655-7289

*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*

If you have questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:

Incoming Freshmen and Transfers:

Undergraduate Admissions
Email: msuadm@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973-655-4444
Fax: (973) 655-7700

Current Montclair State Undergraduates:

The Graduate School
Email: gradschool@montclair.edu
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: (973) 655-7869