Enrollment of the incoming Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2014 is close to completion. It is the most competitive admission cycle since the MSA program’s inception in 2007, with a record low acceptance rate of 21-percent for the intensive 10-month program. The admissions committee reviewed 468 applications—up 72-percent over the previous year—and interviewed 210 candidates to create the cohort of 85 students. The enrollment rate is expected to be 88-percent, which is the historical norm. Of the 97 individuals offered admission, 84 students have elected to enroll, 4 have deferred, and 1 are pending. Nine candidates declined offers admission—three to attend other schools. The only known competitive losses were to Harvard University and the University of Chicago.
The strong admissions result is attributable to the Institute’s reputation and established track record in producing analytics professionals who are highly sought-after by employers. The Institute has placed over 90-percent of its students by graduation each year since its inception. Average salaries this year are approaching $100,000.