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Program Specifics

Class Profile

Career Success and Employment Overview

  • What is the full-time placement rate after graduation?

    For the class of 2013, 100 percent of our student received employment offers. For the class of 2014, 95 percent accepted employment. For the class of 2015 at graduation, 100 percent accepted a job offer that were seeking employment. For the class of 2016, 100 percent are employed that were actively seeking employment. Of class of 2017 graduates, 100 percent are employed that were actively seeking employment.

  • What is the average salary for recently placed graduates of the program?

    The average annual base salary for the class of 2013 was $75,000 USD. For our class of 2014, it was $80,888. For the class of 2015, the average salary was $90,020 at graduation and $88,000 at 3 months post-graduation. For the class of 2016, the average salary was $85,200.

  • What employers recruit from the program?

    Students have received offers from companies such as Nike, Gongos, Ducker, Chrysler, GM, PGA Tour, GM, Domino’s, Capital One, EY, Cognizant Technologies, Deloitte, Fanuc and more. Typical job titles include business intelligence developer, data analyst, solutions architect and consultant.

  • Does the program offer any assistance with full-time placement?

    The program provides each student with a career services advisor to help in the search for employment. Students receive personalized resume reviews, practice interviews, negotiation advice, etc. The program also provides networking opportunities, workshops and career fairs to help students develop relationships with employers. Specifically, we have a spring analytics fair focused on internships and a fall analytics fair focused on full-time job opportunities.


  • How much does the program cost?

    For the most updated information, please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page.

  • Are there any scholarships or graduate assistant positions available?

    We provide scholarships up to $1,500 to assist students in attending industry events and certifications. This is paid out after the event or certification has taken place.

    In addition, the summer internship experience allows students to earn a significant amount to support their educational expenses. This amount is determined by the internship offer a student receives.

  • Are internship/co-op opportunities available?

    Yes, internships are a required component of our program in the summer. The average pay was $25 an hour for 2017 summer interns. For the Class of 2018, 100 percent secured an internship for the summer.

  • Are there part-time jobs available on campus?

    There are opportunities available for on-campus employment. Often during the school year, our office will receive requests for resumes from other MSU departments. Often, students will continue to work remotely for their summer internship companies approximately 10 hours per week in the fall.


International Students


  • What is the application deadline?

    Applications will open for spring enrollment (January 2021) on March 15, 2020, and will close October 1, 2020. Apply early for the best chance at admission. All applications must be completed by October 1 in order to be considered for admission to the program for the upcoming spring term. Domestic applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. MSU students graduating in May 2020 who apply by April 1 will have an interview decision no later than April 15, 2020. Most domestic applicants will receive a response to their application (interview, waitlist, or not admitted) within three weeks of a complete and submitted application. Interviewed candidates will have a decision within two weeks post-interview. For international applicants, applications will be reviewed as they are completed and interview decision will go out in four batches: May 1, July 1, September 1 and October 10.

  • What if my application is late by a few days after the deadline? What if my test scores will not arrive until after the deadline has passed?

    All documents must be received by Oct. 1. We can’t guarantee a place in our class if your documents are submitted after this date. Once we admit 30–35 students, we will then close the application process. Thus, completing your application early is highly recommended.

  • Where do I send my documents (transcripts, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation and test scores)?

    Documents and unofficial test scores can be loaded onto our online application system. Official test scores must be sent to the program office. The GMAT code is QHO-5P-59. The GRE code is 1465. English competency test takers should use code 1465. International students, please be sure to send ATTESTED copies of your transcripts.

  • How can I check my application status?

    The program will contact you once a decision is made on your application. We will only review your application once it is complete. You can log onto the application system to verify your documents are in place.

  • What happens after my application is complete?

    The admissions team will review completed applications. Based on the strength of the candidate, the admissions team would schedule an interview as the next step. Interviews are conducted by invitation only, either in person on campus or over Skype.