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The MS in Business Analytics at the University of Illinois at Chicago combines foundational knowledge in data management and business intelligence, applied statistics, machine learning, and data mining, with knowledge of business functional areas, analytics applications in specific contexts, and understanding of analytics and information management practice and strategy in organizations. 

About

It is targeted both at students with undergraduate degrees from business and other disciplines who seek specialized knowledge and training to work in increasingly data-rich business environments, as well as working professionals looking to develop business intelligence and analytics capability.

The distinguishing feature of the program is in the combination of data management, statistics and machine learning with understanding of business functional areas and processes,  analytics application to specific problems, and role of data and analytics in organizational contexts. The MS in Business Analytics at the University of Illinois at Chicago emphasizes hands-on experience with current analytics tools, and experiential learning through capstone analytics projects with organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Operations Management
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Advanced Database Management
  • Data Mining for Business
  • Analytics Strategy and Practice
  • Statistical Models and Methods for Business Analytics

              Detailed Programme Facts

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:

                80

                The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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              • Minimum required score:

                585

                The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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              • Minimum required score:

                6.5

                The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 3

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

                The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

              • Baccalaureate - Field Individuals from all baccalaureate fields are encouraged to apply. The exact course requirements will be determined based on an individual’s baccalaureate field and work experience. All applicants must have had the following background course work: mathematics through the level of calculus covering integration and differentiation, and statistics through regression analysis.
              • Minimum English Competency - Test Score
              • Letters of Recommendation - Two required.
              • Personal Statement - Required.

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International

                    11950 USD/semester
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                  • National

                    5830 USD/semester
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                  Living costs for Chicago

                  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
                    Living Costs

                  The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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