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The Master's Accelerator Program - Business Analytics (MSBA) 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. 

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 program emphasizes hands-on experience with current analytics tools, and experiential learning through capstone analytics projects with organizations. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistical Models and Methods for Business Analytics 
  • Advanced Database Management 
  • Social Media and Network Analytics 
  • Revenue Management 

              Detailed Programme Facts

              English Language Requirements

              You need the following IELTS score:

              • Minimum required score:


                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

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

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                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.

              General Requirements

              Degree in any discipline is specified for this degree. Degree that is awarded by an institution that is accredited for an academic degree and is equivalent to a US bachelor’s according to nationally accepted industry standards published by AACRAOEdge, ECE or Evaluation Services Inc. equivalent to a U.S. four-year degree from an accredited institution as determined by UIC Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions.

              Tuition Fee

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                12901 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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