Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Master of Science in Business Data Analytics (MSBDA)

To be considered for admission to the Quinlan School of Business Master's program in Business Data Analytics, please review the following requirements:

Application Instructions: Degree-Seeking Applicants

Use our online application system to submit the form.

Applicants must submit official transcripts for all undergraduate and any graduate work. To be eligible for admission, your transcript must show an earned bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree in progress. Certified copies of transcripts are acceptable; faxed copies of transcripts are not considered official. If you attended Loyola University Chicago previously, you do not need to request transcripts; we have them on record.

Letters of recommendation are optional. No more than one letter should be submitted.

For applicants who may feel that one or more parts of their application are weak, letters of recommendations are strongly encouraged. If you wish to submit a letter, include your recommender's email address as part of your online application form and we will send them a personalized link to upload the letter.

The Statement of Purpose is optional. For applicants who believe one or more parts of their application is weak, a personal statement is highly recommended.The statement should provide context for area(s) of weakness, accomplishments to date, and how Loyola's Quinlan School of Business graduate degree program will prepare you to achieve your career goals. Limit personal essay to 2-3 pages, double-space.

Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 outbreak, we are waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement for 2020 and 2021 applicants.

A professional resume may be uploaded through the online application or you may email it to us at gradapp@luc.edu.

An official TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score report is required for international applicants whose native language is not English. Copies and faxes are not accepted as official documents; we must receive test scores directly from the testing service. The minimum acceptable total score on the Internet-Based Test (IBT) of the TOEFL exam is 90. The minimum acceptable total score on the IELTS exam is 6.5. The minimum acceptable score on the PTE exam is 61.

This requirement is waived for those who have completed a four-year U.S. bachelor's degree program or those who are citizens of or have completed a bachelor's degree at a recognized institution at which the language of instruction is English in these countries: Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

Applicants who completed post-secondary education abroad are required to submit non-U.S. transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) or Educational Perspectives for evaluation of credentials. You must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation, and it must show that your non-U.S. education is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree to be considered for admission.

Educational Credential Evaluators, INC. (ECE)   Phone:  414.289.3400

Educational Perspectives  Phone:  312-421-9300

Please request a course-by-course evaluation report and have the official report sent to:

Graduate & Professional Enrollment Management
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

Application Instructions: International Applicants

Application Deadlines

All graduate programs in the Quinlan School of Business are on the quarter system.  The Business Data Analytics program admits for the Fall Quarter. Pre-requisite courses, if needed, will be available during the summer. 

QuarterApplication DeadlineQuarter Starts
 Fall  July 15  Late August