Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Accelerated B.S. in Business Administration/Master of Science in Data Analytics

The accelerated BS in BA / MS-Data Analytics (MSDA) provides high-performing CBA undergraduates the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in data analytics with early admission to the graduate program as well as the ability to count nine credit hours of coursework in their graduate program toward their undergraduate unrestricted electives. 

Admission Requirements

The following requirements must be met before an individual can be admitted into this program.

  • The student must be seeking a BS degree from the College of Business Administration
  • The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above in all courses completed at Kansas State University and an overall GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • The student must have a grade of B or above in STAT courses and MANGT366.

Application Process:

The application process is the same as for the stand-alone MSDA degree except that completion of the B.S.B.A. degree is not required. Students may begin the application process in the semester they are completing the final course requirement for admission, but formal admission will not be granted until all admission requirements are completed.  The student must submit all of the following documents to be considered.  Typically, application is made in the second semester of the student’s Junior year, with acceptance following posting of final grades. 

  • KSU graduate application form completed on-line before semester of enrollment.
  • Student’s statement of academic objective(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation.

Official transcript(s) of all undergraduate work.

Admission to the MSDA program is provisional, subject to completion of the B.S.B.A. degree and maintaining a 3.0 GPA in the final 60 credit hours of coursework. Once admitted, the requirements for the graduate degree are the same as for the regular MSDA program. Students may count up to 9 credit hours of courses taken for graduate credit toward the unrestricted electives in the B.S.B.A.  The B.S. degree will be awarded following the completion of the undergraduate degree requirements.

Program Structure:

The accelerated program allows students to being taking graduate classes during the student’s senior year at K-State.

JUNIOR SPRING A student may apply to the accelerated program. Admission determined.
SENIOR FALL Student may take 1 or 2 graduate classes
SPRING Student may take 1 or 2 graduate classes
GRADUATE FALL Student may take 4 graduate classes
SPRING Student may take 3 graduate classes