Statement of Purpose Essay
Essay 1 for Master of Science in Business Analytics program (maximum 500 words): How have your current professional or academic experiences led you to pursue an MSBA degree at this point in your career. How will the Merage School support your short-term and long-term career goals?
Essay 2 for Master of Science in Business Analytics program (maximum 250 words): Describe a meaningful experience that has helped shape your identity.
Essay 3 (Optional) for Master of Science in Business Analytics program (maximum 250 words): This section should only be used to convey relevant information not addressed elsewhere in your application. This may include explanation of employment gaps, academic aberrations, supplemental coursework, etc. You are encouraged to use bullet points where appropriate.
Two Letters of Recommendation
Submissions of letters of recommendations are preferred using the form through our online system. However, letters received in the mail, will be accepted if received in a signed and sealed envelope directly from the recommender.
Submit a copy of your résumé.
Personal Interview (by invitation only)
Interviews are by invitation only, are required for admission, and are conducted by the Admissions Committee. The interview is a way for us to evaluate your interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a way for you to ask questions and determine whether the Merage School is right for you.
If invited to an interview, you will be informed via email. Whenever possible, applicants are encouraged to conduct interviews on campus. However, for those applicants unable to travel to Irvine, telephone interviews are acceptable. In some cases before an in-person or Skype interview, candidates may be invited to participate in a separate video interview. This is not an indication of an applicant's increased chances of admission, but rather an additional step we use to learn more about you.