MSc Business Analytics

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Program Description

MSc Business Analytics

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Overview

Do you want to learn how to turn date into business insights aty a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts? Are you interested in discovering cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets, developing both your career and consultancy skills>

This course has been developed by the Neo-demographic Laboratory for Analytics in Business (N-LAB), a state-of-the-art teaching, data visualisation and research facility within the Business School. It is offered in collaboration with multinational business in order to provide the exact skillset that they are looking for.

As well as learning to harness big data tools, data science techniques and manage analytics projects, you will benefit from significant industry engagement.

N-LAB's partners span the world, and currently include:

  • Dunnhumby
  • IBM Research
  • Ipsos
  • NHS
  • Tesco
  • Tigo Mobile
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • World Bank

In addition to guest lectures, coursework will be based on real-world datasets, providing hands-on practical experience in the techniques businesses are looking for, as well as required skills in managing practical business analytics projects

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 course deposit. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

  • This course is delivered by N-LAB, which provides state-of-the-art research, data visualisation and teaching facilities
  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching underpinned by the latest developments
  • An inspiring research portfolio worth £799m
  • 91.1% of MSc graduates from Nottingham University Business School secured work, self-employment or further study within six months of graduation
  • More than 19,000 Business School alumni connect you to a powerful global network of business contacts

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual assignments or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Semester one
Core

  • Data on Scale: Management, Processing and Visualisation
  • Foundational Business Analytics

Optional

One from:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Consumption
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management
  • Management Science for Decision Support

Semester two
Core

  • Analytics Specialisations and Applications
  • Leading Big Data Business Projects
  • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics

Optional

One of:

  • Advanced Operations Analysis
  • International Marketing

Summer

  • Data Driven Dissertation Project in Business Analytics

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Career destinations for our postgraduates include:

  • accountants
  • finance and investment analysts
  • higher education teaching professionals
  • investment bankers
  • IT business analysts
  • management consultants
  • marketing professionals
  • public relations professionals
  • university researchers

Postgraduate careers team

Our in-house Postgraduate Careers Team provides expert advice and guidance so that you can make an informed decision about the right career path for you.

As soon as you have accepted your offer of a place at the Business School, we can begin working with you to support your career planning needs. You can take part in pre-course careers discussions and take advantage of remote and online support through Career Leader, an online assessment tool which helps you to measure your business interests and motivations before starting your course. Our support continues throughout your time at Nottingham and after you graduate.

Employability and average starting salary

91.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £25,000 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £57,200.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2016/17. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunitiesand one-to-one discussions.

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in any discipline; applicants should not have previously studied a significant amount of business analytics, but must have a 2:1 (or international equivalent) in quantitative modules at degree level with a significant amount of mathematical/statistical content.

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 1, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
12,960 GBP
£12,960 (UK/EU) - £24,975 (international)
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Locations
United Kingdom - Nottingham, England
Start date : Sept. 2019
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