Tuition for the M.S. in Business Data Science and Analytics program is set at $36,000 for in-state residents and $39,000 for out-of-state residents. Business analytics tuition is billed in three equal installments before each semester. The payment schedule follows MSU payment periods available on MSU Student Accounts.
Students are also expected to purchase a laptop computer on their own and have it loaded with at a minimum Microsoft Office or Office for Mac — these can be purchased at a significant discount for students at MSU’s Computer Store.
For international students’ affidavit of support: We require you to state $70,759 to cover tuition, insurance, books, and any unforeseen expenses to ensure proper financial coverage and processing of your I-20 form.
Other expected costs estimated by the university:
For information in regards to your health care coverage opportunities, see the appropriate link below. Please be aware that while the program does not offer graduate assistantships at this time, other departments across campus may have them available.
Students who are NOT graduate assistants
Students who are enrolled in the M.S. in Business Data Science and Analytics program are eligible to receive a fellowship up to $1,000 to support them in extra-curricular educational development opportunities, such as attending industry conferences, obtaining analytics-focused certifications, etc. The fellowship is paid out after the student has attended the event or completed the certification. To receive this fellowship, approval must be granted first by the program director. These fellowships cannot be used for tuition, internship costs, LinkedIn Premium, or resume writers.
For financial aid purposes, the M.S. in Business Data Science and Analytics is considered a full-time graduate program. Full-time graduate education and financial aid are based on nine or more credits in any given semester. Many students may qualify for financial aid in the form of student loans. Here are a few of the most common student loan options:
If you have questions or want additional information about financial aid options, visit MSU’s Office of Financial Aid.