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.
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?
Business Analytics enables organisations exploit the data and IS systems at its disposal to maximise organisational performance. Students will develop the skills necessary to gain business insights to improve decision-making.
The MSc in Business Information and Analytics Systems (MSc BIAS) provides students with a portfolio of business and analytical methods for solving problems and supporting decision making. The MSc BIAS provides students with a specialism in Business Analytics as well as an extensive knowledge of business and IS concepts. At the core of this programme is a selection of topics covering cloud technologies, Business Intelligence and Business Analytics, IT performance management , data management and IT project management. A research project will allow student groups to explore and develop an IT solution to a specific business problem in an area specific to the Business Information and Analytics area.
Business Analyst and Project Manager are listed as two of the top ten jobs in the IS / IT sector (Read More). The MSc Business Information and Analytics (MSc BIAS) is designed to provide students with the skillset to be successful in these roles. Organisations today need people who know how to manage and store data that helps them make better business decisions, compared to years ago when businesses didn't have data management at their fingertips to review and analyse to help them drive business forward.
The MSc in Business Information and Analytic Systems degree offers a specialisation in Business Analytics with modules such as:
These modules will allow students to acquire the skills to mine and analyse data in ways that will enable more informed decision making and result in better outcomes for the organisation. How organisations capture, create and use data is changing the way we work and live. Businesses have more data readily available than ever before and are aware of the need to understand the underlying messages that are held within their data. However, discovering and identifying the underlying message requires a higher level of thinking and analysis.
Additionally the programme offers a curriculum of core IS modules including:
The MSc Business & Management (MBM) is a 12-month full-time programme. The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management.
The degree provides you with a solid understanding of how organisations work. You’ll enhance the skills and awareness needed to operate effectively in different types of organisations. The MBM is an excellent choice as a path into business management. It’s also for those looking to gain a competitive edge in today’s job market.
The programme has consistently featured in the Financial Times global masters in management ranking.
The MBM is designed to help you reach your potential as a manager or leader in the organisations of today and tomorrow. We place emphasis on self-development and self-discovery, not just classroom teaching.
There are three areas of focus for study:
The MBM programme includes a number of elective classes from which students will choose. For those who are interested in studying abroad, the 'Managing in Europe' elective class provides the opportunity to do this with classes taught at Toulouse Business School, France.
The MBM is delivered in our award-winning building on Cathedral Street in the heart of Glasgow's city centre. Designed to meet the demands of corporate clients and those studying at a postgraduate level, it’s purpose-built to facilitate study, interaction and work.
A modern lecture room in the Business School building will be your base for the year. With good social space conveniently located next to where you’re taught, you’ll find this a comfortable area from which to work. There’s campus-wide Wi-Fi and good quality catering facilities nearby.
Our Business School provides a number of services including:
The School's Business Information Service ensures that you can keep up-to-date with the latest trends and issues affecting the business world. The databases available are a particularly powerful tool, providing a rich array of information including:
The MBM is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) as a Pre-Experience Masters in Management.
As a graduate of the MBM, you’ll be offered the opportunity to convert your qualification to the prestigious Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
To take advantage of this opportunity you must apply within five years of graduating and have acquired sufficient work experience and exposure to management processes and issues.
The conversion syllabus can be completed through any route of the MBA. That includes studying in Strathclyde Business School’s centres around the world and the flexible learning option. Most people choose to undertake the conversion while continuing their career by undertaking self-study supported by weekend workshops.
For those who started their MBM after September 2010, the conversion syllabus is:
Conversion generally takes 18 months on a part-time basis.
Classes differ significantly from traditional formal lectures. Academic staff maximise opportunities for class discussion and debate about how organisations are tackling real-life business issues and whether their approaches are appropriate in other contexts.
You’ll often be given individual or group-based research tasks to be fed back in class. This emphasis upon practical skills gives you a greater understanding of what’s happening in a wide range of organisational contexts. It also helps you to be able to formulate relevant, practical, responses to the complex issues.
Our teaching is focused on helping you to develop the high level of personal and interpersonal skills that employers are looking for. You’ll find that, from your very first day, we’ll be there helping you to find effective ways to manage yourself, while getting the best from those you're working with.
Through workshops, and in classes, we’ll help you to perfect your ability to communicate the insights you get from the analytical techniques we teach and the research you undertake.
The Living case study is an innovative way of bringing participants to an understanding of what it means to deal with organisational issues at a managerial level. The exercise casts participants in the role of a graduate trainee who has been asked by the management director to analyse the behaviours in the company and present to the board a way forward.
Management consultancy firm Accenture regularly attend the final presentations. These presentations showcase the professionalism of the cohort and the analytic skills they have acquired through this and the other classes that make up the syllabus. Accenture’s experienced consultants recognise the type of issues and behaviours recreated in the simulation and provide hints and tips on dealing with problem situations and communicating ideas to executives.
The course is assessed through written assignments, group and individual projects, exams and presentations.
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
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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.
Master the theory and practice of international business law. Further your knowledge of the latest legal issues, and develop advanced analytic and research skills for work in international law firms or other high-level international careers.
* The Complete University Guide 2015 and The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2016
On our LLM International Business Law, you will develop the necessary skills to critically appraise how international laws are created and enforced. Your legal reasoning, critical analysis, research skills and independent judgement will all be exercised as you learn to apply legal discourse to the regulation of transnational business.
Our core modules will introduce you to the fundamental themes in the higher study of international trade law, and allow you to examine, and critically reflect upon, the choices businesses must make about the methods of resolving commercial disputes. On our optional modules, you can specialise in areas such as competition law in the international context, corporate governance, or comparative company law.
At the end of the course, you will use all the skills and knowledge you have learned to research and complete a Major Project in the area of international business law that most interests you, under expert supervision.
All of our modules involve small group seminar work complemented by independent study, allowing you to tackle each issue one at a time and giving you a clear distinction between them. Our small classes will allow you to receive dedicated support from lecturers and form close friendships with your fellow students.
Throughout the course, you will receive support and advice from dedicated staff who are expert in their fields. These include Course Leader Tom Serby and Dr Sarita Patil-Woolhouse (both of whom practised as commercial lawyers in the City of London after graduating from the University of Cambridge); Dr Ana Keglević Steffek (an author of leading texts on commercial law) and Professor Rohan Kariyawasam (Harvard Fulbright scholar, and member of E15 consultancy group on the China belt road project).
English Law provides the basis for many legal traditions and principles worldwide, particularly in America and Commonwealth countries such as India, Malaysia and Nigeria. Studying International Law in the English Language will give you a unique insight into how the grammar of law was shaped, as well as advanced skills in a language used all over the world.
Course Leader: Tom Serby
Our LLM will help you develop professional skills including logical reasoning, critical analysis, research and independent judgement, along with an understanding of the complex interplay between infrastructure, content, competition, social policy, punishment and trade in the international arena, and a greater capacity for legal communication.
These skills will prepare you for international practice and academic research at the highest level, but are also transferable to a range of other intellectually demanding roles, such as legal departments of international corporations, government departments and other international agencies.
Volunteer for our Law Clinic and practise your legal skills in a real-life setting. Work alongside local solicitors, providing pro bono advice to people who have limited access to legal resources.
Join our mentoring scheme: partner with a professional from a regional law firm to get first-hand advice and guidance.
Our employability service also organise many focused events, such as careers fairs specifically for law students.
Cambridge has three courts, all close to ARU’s campus, where you can attend cases relevant to your studies: the Cambridgeshire Magistrates Court, Cambridge Crown Court and Cambridge County and Family Court. The benefits of attending court cases for law students have been outlined in a recent Guardian article.
You can receive access to the University of Cambridge’s world-renowned Squire Law Library, where you will find resources including rare antiquarian legal history materials, a historical Labour Law collection and numerous old editions of prominent legal texts.
Access our own extensive library facilities on-campus, including an online digital library. All our LLM students receive a two-hour session with a dedicated Law School Librarian during Semester One and Semester Two. This will introduce you to research skills, and is carried through into the Research module.
Join our Law Society and take part in national competitions including mooting and Client Interviewing (won by ARU a record six times), or contribute to our Anglia Law Review. Mooting and Client Interviewing will further develop many of your transferable skills, including teamworking, public speaking, research and analysis, listening and responding, creative thinking and empathy.
The MBA in Health Care Delivery Sciences (MBA-HCDS) is unique. It emphasizes population health, social determinants of health, communication skills and community disparities, providing the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully lead and manage a health care organization in a changing and competitive environment. The program provides a true balance of emphasis on core business knowledge with a strong background in issues related to health policy and community health.
Learn how to gain insights and understanding from large data sets by using statistical methods, and how to apply these to business problems. Through this MSc, you’ll develop an understanding of the role of an analyst within an organisation, improve your business acumen and communication skills, and get commercial/research experience for your CV through your project and dissertation.
You will study four compulsory modules to give you an overview of key business areas, and take four optional modules of your choice available through various study routes on this one-year course. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary. Assessment is usually a mix of exams and coursework. Your project and dissertation will either be as a consultant to an organisation or as applied research.
We support the learning of multiple programming languages with access to a variety of interactive online materials, covering SAS programming (provided by the SAS Institute), R and Python (provided by Data Camp).
Working as a consultant tests your ability to assess a problem and adopt the best approach to tackling it, as well as your client liaison and management skills. You will usually write a client report in addition to your 12,000 word dissertation.
A research project allows you to explore a topic critical to effective decision-making in organisations. Supervised by one of our academics, demonstrate you can undertake systematic and rigorous applied research over 12,000 words.
Previous research projects
Data and information is recognised as a central to the economic, business and cultural life of our society today. This course will equip you with the advanced information and analytic skills to thrive in the digital knowledge economy.
Whether you are already working and looking to enhance your expertise in the area of data science or you have recently graduated and want to move into roles specifically aligned with data science and analytics, this course will help you develop a comprehensive understanding of the role of data within business. You will study data governance, considering how data can be sourced, consolidated and stored securely, responsibly and efficiently. You will also explore the techniques used to analyse data, discover how data can contribute to a company's business strategy and focus on the application of data science in a specific field such as health, education or fraud prevention.
Central to the course will be the themes of security, ethics, data governance and sustainability. You will graduate with a critical awareness of the current ethical and security problems associated with the exploitation of information services and resources in organisations, enabling you to support collection, sorting and ordering of data, big data and information across a range of sectors.
In the ever changing technological world, the skills required to successfully manage and share an organisations' data, require employees that have good understanding of data issues, technology, people and business. All of these skills are addressed by modules on this course, placing you at the forefront of the emerging digital economy.
You will be encouraged to undertake projects and volunteering opportunities with outside organisations, and our expert staff will ensure your learning is highly relevant to the workplace. Industry experts and leaders in their field will further fine tune your knowledge by sharing their expertise and professional insights during regular guest lectures. Past speakers have included computing, forensic and engineering experts from KPMG, Hermes Innovation Lab and Premier Farnell. Goranka Bjedov, Performance and Capacity Engineer at Facebook, visited the School to talk about her work in ensuring Facebook's worldwide data centres are able to deliver a 24/7 service to users.
The University is home to four research institutes and 14 research centres, including the Cybercrime & Security Innovation Centre and the New Technology Institute. Findings from our research will feed into your learning to equip you with the latest thinking and industry insights.
With your combination of business awareness, management skills, technology knowledge and understanding of data science, you will be well prepared to pursue a career as a data manager across a range of sectors. The option modules available on the course will allow you to follow a route that suits your skills, aspirations and interests. Recent students from the School have secured roles with the NHS and local councils in data management and business intelligence, while others have gone on to start their own consultancy businesses. Further study for a PhD in the area of data science is also an option.