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FAQs | Online MS Business Analytics

Answer: In-State tuition is $32,064; Out-of-State & International students tuition costs are $33,564. Per credit hour rate: $1,068.80 for Indiana Residents; Per credit hour rate: $1,118.80 for Non-Indiana residents/International. Cost is inclusive of tuition and fees. Textbooks, if applicable, are not included.
Answer: First and foremost, Krannert Online seeks to enroll students who are academically prepared for the rigor of an online master’s degree in Business Analytics.  We strive to enroll students who will add to the rich variety and diversity of the Krannert learning environment.  We prefer applicants to have completed four years of full-time post-baccalaureate work prior to applying to the MSBA program.  We will consider relevant practical experience in the form of military experience, etc.  A limited number of strong applicants with less work experience will be considered and potentially admitted.
Answer: Yes, a $1,000 nonrefundable deposit will be required upon acceptance.

Answer: While the GMAT is preferred as it is a test specifically designed to evaluate a person’s ability to be successful in business school, our Admissions Committee will waive the requirement for prospective students with substantial work experience or prior relevant education.  Krannert does not have a minimum GMAT score that applicants must meet.  The Admission Committee takes a holistic review of a candidate’s application when rendering an admissions decision.

GMAT/GRE test score is only required for applicants with less than 3 years of professional work experience. If the applicant has 3 or more years of work experience, GMAT/GRE test scores will automatically be waived without having to apply for a waiver.

Applicants with less than 3 years of work experience may still be considered for GMAT waivers if they apply for a waiver. They must have US equivalent graduate degrees from an accredited university, 3.0 average undergraduate GPA, and/or demonstrated quantitative skills to be considered by the committee for a GMAT waiver.

In order to apply for a GMAT/GRE waiver, you must have successfully completed and submitted the entire application.

Once you have submitted your application with the above included, contact the graduate programs' office at to receive a GMAT/GRE waiver form that you must complete and submit.

Answer: No, the TOEFL/IELTS requirements are waived for the Online MSBA program.
Answer: Tuition is assessed when you are registered for courses.  Students are billed by the credit hour, so tuition can vary term to term.  Tuition payments are due on the first day of the semester and tuition requirements follow the Purdue payment schedule.  Installment payment plans and sponsored billing/payments (for those students who receive company support) can be arranged. Visit Purdue’s Office of the Bursar for more information.
Answer: No. The Krannert Online MSBA program does not currently accept transfer credits.
Answer: If requested to interview, you will be invited by an admissions representative through email which will include details regarding the interview process.

Answer: Applicants are required to complete 3-5 video interview/essay questions.  This helps us get to know you a little better and gain insight that cannot be gained in a written application.  A unique link to the KIRA platform is provided in the application portal once your application is submitted.  Please plan to complete all components prior to your preferred application deadline in order to be considered for admission.  The KIRA video interview/essay is considered part of the application for admission; admissions interviews are separate and by invitation only.

**Please Note: Online (KIRA) Video Interview can be accessed by logging in 24 hours after you submit your application. Your application will not be reviewed without the Video Interview.

Answer: Currently, there is no cost for permanent legal U.S. residents and Purdue Baccalaureate graduates to apply to the Online MS Business Analytics program. The Krannert School of Management will waive the application fee for domestic applicants of its Online MS Business Analytics program who are permanent legal residents of the United States and/or those applicants who have successfully completed a Purdue University or Purdue Global baccalaureate degree. By removing the barriers of the application fee for qualified domestic students it is our goal to make the transformative experience available at the Krannert School of Management more affordable and accessible.
Answer: Classes typically run seven weeks in length (½ semester = 1 module) except for project courses and some specialty electives.  Each traditional semester is comprised of two (2) seven-week modules.  There is a week break between the start of each module.
Answer: Students will find that the online MSBA program allows them to maintain their full-time job, spend time with their family and still pursue a degree.
Answer: Once deposit is received, new students are enrolled in the Onboarding course. The Onboarding course consists of a series of modules intended to familiarize new students with Purdue and Krannert as well as preparing new students for the online learning environment. A separate series of Live Orientation sessions are held over 3 consecutive evenings, lasting approximately 2 hours each evening the week prior to start of first semester.
Answer: Both options are available to qualified Krannert Online MSBA students.  A FAFSA is required by Purdue’s Office of Financial Aid.  Students need to be registered for a minimum of 4 credit hours per semester to take advantage of OFA services.

Answer: The courses range from 1-3 credit hours.  We recommend planning on 4-6 hours of time per credit hour.  This amount will vary week-by-week depending on your previous knowledge and/or experience with the subject material.

Answer: Yes.  Although due to the flexibility of the online environment some staff and faculty may not always be located on the main West Lafayette campus.  All instructors in the Online MSBA program will be Purdue instructors.  In addition, MS BA students will have access to a dedicated Academic Advisor and a Success Coach during their enrollment in the program.  Your Academic Advisor will communicate the registration process and will ensure that you are enrolled for all your courses and will communicate all academic requirements and engage with students on a regular basis.  Your Success Coach will provide individualized touchpoints for you to help ensure your academic progress in the program.  Your Success Coach will work together with existing campus resources to best identify needs for all Online MSBA students as needed.
Answer: Your diploma is awarded by Purdue University, West Lafayette as a degree in Master of Science in Business Analytics.  Neither your degree nor your transcripts will indicate that the degree was earned online.