This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data.
By equipping you with the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’, it prepares you to inform business decisions or government policies. As such, you will develop skills highly prized by employers in today’s knowledge economy.
The programme involves a taught and a project component. Taught modules are led and delivered by our group of internationally recognised management scientists, who are actively working with business, government and non-profit organisations to tackle routine, strategic or policy problems in areas such as: health, transport, telecommunications, energy, defence, government and public services.
Soft skills and the use of industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers are tested throughout the programme. Our industry advisory board will ensure that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. Our board includes practitioners from companies such as IBM, RWE npower, BT, ebiquity and Government Operational Research Service. In addition, we have developed two modules - Customer Analytics and Leading Analytics Initiatives - in close collaboration with our partner IBM, who also sponsor a student prize.
During the summer, you will undertake a supervised consulting or research project. This will give you the opportunity to apply powerful tools such as data mining, forecasting, optimisation, simulation and decision analysis to a particular area of business or policy, and provide you with an excellent preparation for the world of work.
You should have, or expect to have, a good upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.
Degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, economics, and business and management will be particularly welcomed. Applicants from other degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided they can show strong quantitative ability. GRE or GMAT scores may be requested to verify numeracy skills.
Work experience will be considered for applicants who do not hold a first degree.
English language requirement for international students
IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component
The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.
- 5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
- 10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component
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Last updated July 7, 2016