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“4 + 1” Program Option for LMU Juniors

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program offers an exciting option for LMU students with strong quantitative backgrounds who are interested in earning a graduate degree in business analytics. Students majoring in engineering, science, business, math or economics who have successfully completed a statistics course are particularly well-suited for the MSBA program. Add a +1 (one year of graduate school) to your 4-year undergraduate degree.

The “4 + 1” option gives you the opportunity to start taking courses for your graduate degree during your senior year at LMU. Students admitted into this program will be able to enroll in one graduate course during the fall semester and one graduate course during the spring semester of their senior year. These courses will count both toward your MSBA degree and your undergraduate degree. Because your undergraduate tuition will cover the cost of these two graduate-level courses, you can save more than $8,000 in graduate tuition costs by applying to the MSBA program after your junior year!

Requirements for admission into the MSBA 4 + 1 program in fall 2021:

  • Current LMU junior majoring in engineering, science, business, math or economics who expects to graduate in May or August 2022.
  • Completed a statistics course with a grade of B or better (or is enrolled in a statistics course during junior year).
  • Competitive GMAT or GRE score preferred. Students with a high GPA and significant quantitative coursework may request a waiver of this requirement; waivers are not guaranteed. Having the requirement waived does not guarantee admission. Email Dustin Cornwell, Sr. Director of MBA/MS Programs, if you believe you may qualify for a waiver.
  • Submit your online application by March 22, 2021. Select "Bus. Analytics 4+1 (MS)" as your Program of Interest.