International business and marketing is a powerful combination if you have set your sights on a high-flying career in a leading global organisation. Our MSc equips you with the vision, professional credibility, practical skills and specialist knowledge you need to excel.
Join our highly successful network of alumni now pursuing lucrative careers in international and multinational organisations
Business Analytics is the intersection of management science and machine learning in real world applications.
It offers new potential to improve financial performance, strategic management and operational efficiency.
Business Analytics is an increasingly critical component in preparing organizations to solve 21st-century business challenges and support data driven decision making.
Our MSc Business Analytics programme is a one year, full-time programme consisting of 6 core modules, and 2 elective modules from a choice of 7 elective modules.
The core modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, and computer laboratory sessions. Students undertake the dissertation project in Business Analytics in collaboration with one of our international industrial partners.
Graduates of the programme will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge in a range of fields, including business operation, database, statistics, informatics, data analytics, machine learning and big data technologies in real-world business contexts.
Applicants for this programme are required to have at least a second class honours in the first division or international equivalent in any discipline, including business and management, and at least 10 credits equivalent value with significant mathematical/statistical content (However, this course is not suitable for students who have previously studied a significant amount of business analytics).
Our learning environment is highly interactive and innovative with student-centred learning activities.
Other than examinations, our students will be assessed via essays writing, practical exercises, group and individual projects, and oral presentations.
The dissertation focuses on developing students’ skills in applying analytic techniques, communicating and solving the data analytics problem.
The area of business analytics is growing in financial sectors, customer services, enterprise optimization, and consumer marketing.
When our students graduate, they will be able to:
What are the potential careers of our graduates?
This exciting new course is the first in Scotland to be run in partnership with SAS, a global leader in business analytic solutions. It has been developed in close collaboration with leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab, to produce graduates with the skills that industry needs.
The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. It provides students with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision making. In doing so it develops graduates with highly sought after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.
The course gives you the opportunity to develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, marketing, data science and management. You’ll work in real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Our extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytic roles.
-Degree type: MSc
-Study methods: Full time, Campus based
-Duration: 12 months
-Start date: September
-Location: Stirling Campus
Begin your course in the best possible way, with our unique Flying Start Leadership programme. It’s exclusively for new students about to start one of our postgraduate courses. You’ll take part in a wide range of group and individual activities, workshops and information sessions to help you prepare for the year ahead, and make the most of your time at the University of Stirling Management School.
Attend the Flying Start Leadership programme and you will:
-Discover more about the exciting period of learning ahead.
-Understand what is expected of you in your course.
-Get to know the teaching and support staff.
-Learn more about a diverse range of approaches to learning.
-Work as part of a successful team.
-Develop your personal goals for the year ahead.
Activities range from practical skills – such as effective public speaking – to developing ways to work in groups with other students. The programme is also a chance to discover all that the University and the vibrant city of Stirling has to offer, and to make new friends.
The University of Stirling Management School is recognised as a centre of academic excellence that offers innovative scholarship and widespread engagement with a variety of stakeholders to improve and transform business, society and lives.
The rigour and relevance of the School’s research is represented in the way projects are sponsored and funded by leading domestic research institutes as well as international bodies who value the research expertise offered.
If you don’t meet the required criteria for this course, you can complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport to gain a guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.
INTO University of Stirling offers a Graduate Diploma for those students who do not meet the required criteria for this course. If you successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Business, Finance and Sport and meet the required progression grades, you will be guaranteed entry onto this Master's degree.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
-IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill.
-Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C or above.
-Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C or above.
-Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component.
-IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17.
Institute for Sport Business
The Institute for Sport Business delivers teaching from inspiring academics who aim to consolidate Loughborough University’s position as a world-class institution for research in the business of sport.
Loughborough University has made an outstanding contribution to the world of sport for over sixty years. The university combines exceptional athletes, unrivalled facilities and top coaching with research expertise and active partnerships with major sports leaders and organisations.
Supporting over 450,000 jobs and generating £20bn for the economy over the last five years, London is becoming the new hub for sport business, as experts suggest more money will be invested into the sport industry over the coming years. The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect location for the UK’s top University for Sport to establish a second campus. Loughborough University London sits amongst some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues, which continue to host highly prestigious global sports events, such as the Rugby World Cup, UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the LEN European Aquatics Championships.
For more information, see our programme page for Sport Business MRes
Our Sport Business MRes gives you the opportunity to develop your critical thinking and analytic abilities so that you can take your next step as a PhD student, researcher or analyst.
Alongside the core research skills and practical experiences offered through the interdisciplinary elements of the programme, you will have the opportunity to develop your understanding of leadership in the context of the business of sport. You will also explore new and evolving research processes, and will uncover the designs, practices and methodologies used by experienced researchers from the Institute for Sport Business, as well as from other academics and research students based at Loughborough University London.
Each multidisciplinary MRes programme has been carefully designed to empower graduates with rigorous research and analytical skills, in order to progress onto high level researcher positions within their chosen sector or field.
Your personal development
Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every master’s programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give students the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of every student’s experience.
Future career prospects
Research skills are greatly in demand across the high value industries of the UK. Alongside the taught elements of the programme you will be able to access a tailor-made professional development programme mapped to the Researcher Framework that will support you to market yourself and your skills for a rewarding career. You will get access to:
· Exclusive workshops on diverse topics suitable for a research career
· Employability Profiling and Careers Support
Speak to a programme specialist
If you'd like to know more about this programme, you can request an email or telephone call from an academic responsible for the teaching of this programme.
Scholarships for 2018 entry
Our ambition is to inspire high achieving students from all backgrounds, to benefit from our outstanding teaching and cutting edge research facilities.
Inspiring Success Scholarship
The Inspiring Success Scholarship offers 100% off the full cost of tuition fees for selected unemployed and underemployed graduates, who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest.
East London Community Scholarship
The East London Community Scholarship offers 50% off the full cost of tuition fees for students who obtained GCSE or A-level (or equivalent) qualifications from Barking and Dagenham, Greenwich, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets or Waltham Forest.
The Excellence scholarship automatically awards high-achieving students 20% off the full cost of our master’s tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have an upper-second class degree or equivalent qualification recognised by Loughborough University.
The Alumni Bursary automatically awards graduates of Loughborough University 10% off the full cost of our master's tuition fees, regardless of their full-time programme or nationality.
Further details about the full range of scholarships we offer are available on our website.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Big Data. New technologies and ways of working are changing the way we make decisions.
This programme will take your career to the next level and develop your ability to confidently make high impact businesses decisions that are driven by data.
The programme focuses on two key areas: analysing business data, and solving business challenges analytically. Optional modules allow you to further specialise in areas such as the economic, managerial or finance aspects of the subject.
Furthermore, you will benefit from hands-on experience of a wide range of analytics software such as simulators and mathematical tools.
The programme is studied full-time over one academic year. It consists of eight taught modules and a dissertation.
Example module listing
The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
Business analytics students often pursue careers as consultants, researchers, managers, and analysts.
You will get hands-on experience using a wide range of tools in the course. An indicative list of the software tools is as follows:
This programme is run in cooperation with IBM.
The programme’s aim is to provide a high quality education that is both intellectually rigorous and at the forefront of management science research, relevant for problem solving and decision making by managers.
It will respond to the emergent needs of corporations and academia for professionals who are able to work with analytical tools to generate value from available Information depots and take advantage of the vast amounts of data now provided by the modern ICT and ERP systems, which underlie the operations of modern corporations.
The programme will implant understanding of the theoretical base around knowledge management and knowledge work, practical skills and experience in using analytical software tools.
It will allow future professional managers and consultants to cope with an increasingly complex and global operational environment of the modern corporation.
Completion of the programme will provide a sound foundation for those considering continuing their academic development towards a PhD degree in the management disciplines.
The programme is structured in a way that would provide students with a choice between a more quantitative intensive track of modules or a qualitative analytic (business development track) which would reflect students’ personal strengths and preferences and match future career aspirations.
The compulsory modules provide a sound foundation which builds an analytical skillset using relevant statistical and management theories, and supports the development of practical hands-on experience applying the theoretical aspects using real-world data to address corporate challenges and find solutions to actual problems.
The readings in the module will build a sound basis which would allow students to access and understand the academic literature and undertake empirical investigations in the areas of decision modelling and business development.
We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.
In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.
Surrey Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. A special feature of this innovative degree is the potential for three-month industry project that will boost your career prospects.
On this masters course you’ll learn about the latest analytical techniques with a focus on their use in a financial context, preparing you for a career in finance, banking and a range of other sectors. It covers key analytical techniques as well as providing a sound understanding of corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring – a combination offered on few masters courses elsewhere. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month business project, which will be the basis for your dissertation, enabling you to apply your knowledge to a real-world challenge and gain invaluable professional experience. You’ll also benefit from the expertise of one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups.
This masters course offers a distinctive combination of analytics and finance modules that is found on few other UK masters courses. It will teach you how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision making – crucial in today’s turbulent global economy. Industry experts are regularly consulted about the content of the course, ensuring that your learning is up to date and that you graduate with skills that are attractive to employers.
The MSc in Business Analytics and Finance is taught in conjunction with the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS). CORMSIS brings together expertise from the Business School, Mathematics and other disciplines and is recognised as one of the leading groups of its type in the UK. The link with CORMSIS means the course is informed by a range of specialist research areas; it also expands your choice of modules.
This degree will be of particular interest if you would like to enhance your analytical skills with a view to a career in finance, banking and other sectors in which business analytics play a role. It is suitable for numerate students who have undertaken some form of quantitative study, or who have relevant professional experience.
You’ll be able to increase your professional networks further by taking advantage of an annual analytics recruitment fair run by CORMSIS, which attracts a wide range of employers.
Some students may also have the opportunity to have one-to-one career development sessions with experienced professionals from our industry partner organisations.
You’ll graduate with knowledge and skills that are sought after in a wide variety of financial, business and government organisations. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the Bank of England, Home Credit China and the NHS.