The University of Texas at Austin MS in Business Analytics program is another great specialized masters option for anyone considering a career that is more analytically focused and looking for a graduate degree that covers a number of industries. UT is one of the top schools in the country and this, combined with the expansive education you will get in this program should set you up for professional success once you graduate.
Since this is my first post on the site about this degree option I will give all of you an overview of the program and try to follow up with some reviews and placement information. Stay tuned!
This is a 10-month, full time program, focused on teaching students how to utilize the incredible amount of data that Companies generate and have access to in order to inform and help make business decisions. From the UT website I pulled what students of the program should expect during their time at the school:
- Support and recruitment from industry leaders like Walmart, Dell, and Deloitte Consulting among others
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) eligible program hosted at one of the top ranked data analytics Master’s degree programs
- Incredible networking opportunities and industry connections
- Curriculum pathway options, including tracks in Financial Analytics and Supply Chain & Marketing Analytics
- A career development team with an outstanding record for helping students prepare for careers in data analytics
I love the above bullet points and think these are some really great program attributes. Being a STEM classified program is huge for international students and the collaboration with industry leaders will bring a real world aspect to the program. The curriculum pathway options allow for a tailored educational approach and the University of Texas does an amazing job with their career office. You can be confident that this program will be accretive to your professional abilities and marketability.
I managed to find an older class profile (2017) for this program. While it isn’t the most current, I think it should be helpful in giving you an idea of the stats needed to be competitive for admissions. I will try and get something more updated for all of you.
- Class Size – 53 students
- Average GMAT – 719
- Average GPA – 3.61
- International – 41%
- % with Work Experience – 58%
This is a good sized program, with scores obviously favoring those with quantitative ability. Definitely focus on the quant section of either the GRE or GMAT. Seems pretty evenly split between domestic and international, men and women and those with and without work experience. All in all, a really great blend.
Note – I just found the current class profile. I will leave the older one above so you can compare and contrast.
- Class Size – 109 students
- Average GMAT – 700
- Average GPA – 3.66
- International – 52%
The current admissions window is closed, but this means there is plenty of time to prepare for next year. The application requirements are pretty standard, which include:
- Official transcripts uploaded in PDF format
- GRE or GMAT scores
- TOEFL or IELTS score for all international applicants*
- Personal essays
- Two letters of recommendation
- One-minute video essay (required)
Since this program is very quant focused, I am including the prerequisites pulled directly from the website:
- An undergraduate degree in a quantitative field from an accredited institution
- University coursework or professional experience in computer programming is required; knowledge of C, C++ or Java (with focus on object-oriented programming) is preferred. Those admitted to the program are strongly encouraged to learn Python prior to beginning the program. Coursework in in Linear Algebra and Statistics is strongly recommended.
- Coursework in Linear Algebra and Statistics is strongly recommended for a competitive application
- Strong communication skills and motivation
- Upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
- No work experience required, though students with work, leadership, and/or professional development experience are encouraged to apply
Tuition & Financial Aid
Since this is a state school, Texas residents get a discount on tuition. Even if you are not a state resident, the cost of this program is rather affordable.
- Texas Resident – $43,000
- Non- Resident – $48,000
Please note that these are subject to change. Definitely reach out to the university to consider current tuition as well as expected total program costs.
As for scholarships, all the specialized masters have a limited number of them and applicants are automatically considered.
The University of Texas at Austin MS in Business Analytics program has a pretty nice career section and some good data on salary, geography and hiring firms. Check out the results below:
- Mean Base Salary: $87,922 / Mean Signing Bonus: $8,769
- Median Base Salary: $87,000 / Median Signing Bonus: $7,750
- EOG Resources
- Toyota Connected
- Booz Allen Hamilton
The program looks to place mainly into technology and consulting roles, but finance and petroleum and energy placements are also significant.
I will try and get more information, but right off the bat, things look really good with this program. UT does an incredible job with all of their masters and this one is no exception.
Here is a link to the University of Texas at Austin MS in Business Analytics Program