Specialized Master in Business Analytics
Applying and Deadlines

The 2024 application closes soon! Don't delay.

Review the application requirements and final deadline below and then start your application to Fisher's Specialized Master in Business-Analytics (SMB-A) program.  Remember, we review applications as they are received. Don't wait to apply.

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International Applicants: Due to this program's online format, the SMB-A program is unable to accept international applications for those with or seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa.

We carefully review academic credentials, essays, resumes, references and other notes to select individuals who are a great fit for our SMB-A program. It is paramount that you demonstrate your academic aptitude, showcase your leadership and teamwork experiences, highlight your involvement in community or professional associations, and provide insight into the personal experiences that will enable you to add value to the Fisher community.

Application Requirements


Application Deadlines

The SMB-A program processes applications on a rolling admissions basis, meaning that we review and evaluate complete applications as they are submitted rather than waiting until a specific deadline(s) to begin the review process. The SMB-A program has an autumn enrollment only. We encourage you to apply now so we can give you your admissions decision. We release admission decisions on completed applications, usually within four weeks. Due to the online format, the SMB-A program is unable to accept international applications for those with or seeking an F-1 or J-1 visa.

Autumn 2024 Application Deadline

Final Deadline**Application StatusNotes
July 14, 2024Open - closing soonCompleted applications are reviewed as they are received.
July 23, 2024ClosedAll incomplete applications are closed. Apply for Autumn 2025 in August.

**Autumn 2024 classes begin on August 20, 2024. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Don't wait until the final deadline. Allow time for evaluation and post-admit tasks.

Autumn 2025 Application Deadline

Final Deadline**Application StatusNotes
July 13, 20252025 opens in Aug.Completed applications are reviewed as they are received.
July 20, 2025ClosedAll incomplete applications are closed. Apply for Autumn 2026 in August.

**Autumn 2025 classes begin on August 26, 2025. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. Don't wait until the final deadline. Allow time for evaluation and post-admit tasks.
 

The SMB-A Program is test-optional

We will consider an application without a GMAT or GRE score. The request is part of Fisher's online application. Answer "YES" to the question, "Do you wish to apply for admissions without official GRE or GMAT scores?" inside the application. All requests will be granted.
 

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We recommend applying early

We typically receive more applications than we have space available in most of our graduate programs. It is to your advantage to start working on your application early. However, we do accept qualified late applicants for select programs each year.

If you do not receive an offer of admission, you may contact our admissions staff to discuss how you can strengthen your application and apply for admission in a later year.

We will keep your application on record for a maximum of one year. However, when you decide to re-apply, we require that you complete a new application in its entirety, including new academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal statement, resume, and application fee.

As we evaluate whether you are a good fit for Fisher's SMB-A program, we will consider four main categories:

Get answers to common questions like "how to send us test scores," "deposit amounts," and much more in our FAQs section.

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