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Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Finance and Business Analytics at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Read more
Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Finance and Business Analytics at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

The Master's (MSc) in Finance and Business Analytics is designed to pair the key areas of finance and business analytics. This programme takes a data driven approach to the analysis of financial, market and organisational information. In addition, to cover the key principles of finance, financial modelling and financial markets, the programme includes modules on business analytics and data mining to equip students to work in the data driven areas of finance and financial management.

Key Features of MSc in Finance and Business Analytics

- A full conversion programme that may be completed in a single year
- Does not require accounting, finance or any quantitative study to be completed at undergraduate level
- All modules on the Finance and Business Analytics programme are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
- Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
- A wide range of professional accreditations to accelerate your career depending on the optional modules you take
- Access to the School of Management investment and trading simulation room to support in-depth understanding of finance in practice
- 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
- High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
- Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
- Scholarships available for outstanding students
- Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)

No previous study of business analytics or any quantitative subject is required to undertake the Finance and Business Analytics programme.

Modules

Modules on the MSc Finance and Business Analytics programme may include:

Principles of Finance
International Financial Markets
Financial Statement Analysis
Quantitative Financial Analysis
Principles of Law for Accounting and Finance
Financial Modelling
Business Analytics
Data Mining
Corporate Governance & Ethics
Contemporary Issues in Finance
Business Planning and Theory of Entrepreneurship
Project Management
International Management

Accreditation

The MSc Finance and Business Analytics has been awarded the following ACCA exemptions:

F1 - Accountant in Business

F2 - Management Accounting

F3 - Financial Accounting

This means that graduates of our MSc Finance and Busines Analytics will be exempt from three out of nine of the ACCA ‘Fundamentals’ examinations. Students graduating from the Finance and Business Analytics programme can now leave Swansea as part-qualified accountants and just have to sit the remaining eleven.

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management as a Finance and Business Analytics student we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

- Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
- Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
- In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
- Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
- Complete the Swansea Employability Award
- Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

Location and Facilities

Finance and Business Analytics students will be based in a state-of-the-art building and will benefit from the applied research, innovation and employment opportunities offered by this exceptional working environment on the Bay Campus.

Finance and Business Analytics students will have access to high-tech teaching and research spaces, that together with collaborative working and practice areas will ensue the School is able to deliver its commitment to offer an engaging and innovative student experience.

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Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Management (Business Analytics) at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Read more
Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Management (Business Analytics) at Swansea University, the Times Good University Guide’s Welsh University of the Year 2017. Postgraduate loans are also available to English and Welsh domiciled students. For more information on fees and funding please visit our website.

We offer a Master's in Management for students from any background who would like to work in business or management. The Management (Business Analytics) programme has been specifically designed with a clear focus on management in an interconnected global community. The Management (Business Analytics) covers core management concepts such as international marketing, operations management, global strategy, finance and international human resource management. To help you get the best from your studies, the Management (Business Analytics) programme also includes an academic skills module that covers issues such as research methods, presentation skills, group dynamics and employability support.

MSc Management Pathways

- Generalist MSc Management - for you to create your own mix of specialist modules
- Marketing - focused on the challenges of global marketing activities
- Finance – for students interested in financial aspects of management
- Human Resource Management – focused on the challenges of leadership and managing a global work force
- Entrepreneurship – for students interested in the dynamics of starting their own business
- Operations and Supply Management – focused on the management of global operations and supply networks
- International Management – considers contemporary management practice in a global setting
- International Standards – focused on the role of internationals standards (such as ISO) in quality improvement
- Business Analytics – to equip students to work in the era of ‘big data’
- E-Business - investigates the challenges and opportunities of global information systems networks and e-commerce

Key Features of MSc in Management (Business Analytics)

- All modules on the Management (Business Analytics) programme are taught by our world-class faculty who have a breadth of industrial and academic knowledge
- Swansea is joint 1st in Wales for international ranked research (REF 2014)
- 93% of Swansea students in employment six months after graduating
- High contact time – our modules come with a lecture (in class sizes capped at approximately 150 students) and seminar/tutorial (in class sizes capped at 30) every single week
- Fully refurbished facilities – we have invested half a million pounds in a recent refurbishment to our student facilities
- Scholarships available for outstanding students
- Swansea is 1st in Wales for world-leading impact - 60% at 4-star level (REF 2014)

The MSc Management (Business Analytics) is designed for students interested in understanding the dynamic data driven elements of the business world – from the data behind the internet to global supply pipeline logistics management. This programme on the MSc in Management (Business Analytics) is focused on preparing graduates for work in the era of ‘big data’.

Modules

Modules on the Management (Business Analytics) programme may include:

Professional Skills Development
Human Resource Management
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Strategy
Business Analytics
Data Mining
Research Methods

Careers and Employability

We have an excellent track record of placing our graduates including those from the Management (Business Analytics) programme with major multinational companies and our graduate employment rate is 92%.

From the moment you arrive at the School of Management as a student on the Management (Business Analytics) programme we will work with you to help you build your skills and experience to enhance your career prospects. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to:

- Undertake a work placement or internship through the Swansea Paid Internship Network (SPIN) or ‘Week of Work’ initiative
- Work and network with employers from a range of national and multi-national companies through our visiting speaker programme
- In conjunction with the International Development Office, undertake an Internship in India, with a company such as GE, Thomson Reuters, 3M, Private Equity or Kanvic Consulting
- Boost your skills and meet employers during our biannual Employability Week
- Complete the Swansea Employability Award
- Participate in one of our student challenges and competitions, such as the Branding Challenge, and CIM student competition ‘The Pitch’

School of Management

Environment:

The School of Management comprises over 150 staff and more than 2000 students studying at the new £450million Bay Campus, with the School of Management building itself providing truly world-class facilities with an impressive communal Atrium, new teaching rooms, meeting room and IT equipment.

School of Management, alongside the Great Hall, also proudly offers high quality conferencing and event capacity all within half a mile of the M4 corridor, that has already attracted several high profile and key events during the short time that the Bay Campus has been open.

Ambition:

Through its enterprise and innovation activities of business engagement the School plans to focus on three global challenges: Health & Wellbeing, Digital Society and Sustainable Economies. The School of Management's aim is to deliver world-class education through collaboration, innovation and fresh thinking, and we pride ourselves on the outstanding student experience on offer here at the School of Management ensuring a rich learning environment, while also developing our staff in line with Swansea University's wider ambition to anchor and underpin everything we do with a core set of values.

Opportunity:

School of Management aspires to be known globally as a centre for educational excellence, working in partnership with other Swansea University departments and organisations to create joint programmes that reflect the skillsets required by an evolving workplace.

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The HKUST MSBA program aims to meet the increasing demand for business analytics professionals. It provides students with strong knowledge of business analytics by bringing together a wide range of knowledge in applied statistics, information management, optimization, and modelling. Read more
The HKUST MSBA program aims to meet the increasing demand for business analytics professionals. It provides students with strong knowledge of business analytics by bringing together a wide range of knowledge in applied statistics, information management, optimization, and modelling.

The program focuses on teaching students how to make good use of information and business analytics knowledge for building data-driven strategies, enhancing performance and facilitating evidence-based discussion for problem solving. It develops students’ business analytics competency and hands-on experience in solving real business problems in various areas such as finance, marketing, healthcare, etc.

Our expectation is that graduates from the program are able to integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge with analytics to manage complex data structures in a business environment; analyze real business problems using various business analytics tools and play leading roles in successful business strategy execution using analytics.

Curriculum

Students will acquire necessary analytics skills in the required courses and focus on their areas of interest in elective courses. Both full-time and part-time students are required to complete a total of 30 credits from required and elective courses to graduate.

Required Courses
-Big Data Analytics
-Business Analytics in R
-Business Modeling and Optimization
-Consumer Privacy Management in the Information Economy
-Data Analysis
-Introduction to Business Analytics
-Simulation for Risk and Operations Analysis
-Social Media and Network Analysis
-Visual Analytics for Business Decisions

Elective Courses
-Big Data Technologies
-Business Analytics Practicum
-Business Modeling with VBA
-Digital Marketing Strategy and Analytics
-Electronic Commerce and Web Analytics
-High Dimensional Statistics with Business Applications
-Operations Analytics
-Project Management
-Special Topics in Business Analytics

About Hkust Business School

Established in 1991, the School of Business and Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) is young, dynamic and very well respected for the quality of its programs and the impact of its research.

We are the first business school in the region to be awarded accreditation by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The degrees offered by the HKUST Business School are recognized worldwide.

We are recognized as “Asia’s youngest but most respected business school” (Financial Times). Our programs are highly regarded for their cutting edge design and delivery, and are consistently ranked among the very best in the world by international media.

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In today's organisations, technology is a business-critical resource integrated into the fabric of business operations. There is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage big data in order to maximise competitive opportunities. Read more
In today's organisations, technology is a business-critical resource integrated into the fabric of business operations. There is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage big data in order to maximise competitive opportunities. This programme focuses on both of these elements in preparing you to achieve a balanced combination of technical competence coupled with an understanding of business intelligence.

The programme will allow you to develop the acumen necessary to identify opportunities for the organisation through understanding data, as well as the ability to build a case for exploiting and deploying technological solutions.

The familiarisation of information technology for analytics will develop your appreciation of how these can be integrated into business operations. This course is taught by experienced tutors with real world consultancy and research expertise in the field of digital business.

An MSc in Business Analytics will help you get the skills and knowledge you need to secure a graduate job in specialist roles such as consultant, data analyst, manager or business analyst.

Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of business or management and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of business analytics and business intelligence. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but possess relevant experience.

Units of Study

Core units

- Business Analytics (30 credits)
- Strategic Information Systems (15 credits)
- Fundamentals of Data Management (15 credits)
- Consultancy Skills (15 credits)
- Decision Making & Data Visualisation (15 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)

Option units

You will choose one 30 credit unit or two 15 credit units):
- Advanced Business Analytics (15 credits)
- Advanced Business Analytics in Marketing (15 credits)
- Advanced Business Analytics in Supply Chain Management (15 credits)
- Project Management Organisation and Systems (30 credits)
- Data Management & Machine Learning (30 credits)
- Business Intelligence (30 credits)

The number of units you study will depend on if you choose the PgCert (60 credits), PgDip (120 credits) or MSc (120 credits of units + 60 credit dissertation).

There is wide recognition of a growing skills gap in the Business Analytics (also known as big data analytics) field. According to a recent e-skills report on employment demand, in the past 5 years, demand in the UK for big data staff has grown by 912%.

Special Features

- This course has been designed to meet the demands of employers for qualified analysts and skilled graduates with knowledge of Big Data.
- You will be taught in the Business School’s £75 million teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus in central Manchester.
- Extensive use of the University's online virtual learning portal (Moodle) to provide additional learning materials, communication and also as an aid to discussions.
- Visits to local companies and opportunities to attend guest lectures.
- You will have the opportunity to undertake a short internship with a local company to develop your work experience as part of your studies.

Career Prospects

There is wide recognition of a growing skills gap in the Business Analytics (also known as big data analytics) field. According to a recent e-skills report on employment demand, in the past five years, demand in the UK for big data staff has grown by 912%.*
*E-skills UK report 2013

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The MSc Business Analytics programme is an innovative new programme designed to develop the practical business analytical skills needed in today’s data rich business world. Read more
The MSc Business Analytics programme is an innovative new programme designed to develop the practical business analytical skills needed in today’s data rich business world. Businesses need trained analysts capable of exploring data to find new patterns and relationships and make business decisions accordingly.

Organisations require analysts capable of generating value from large data sets which cannot be analysed with traditional techniques. You will be taught to apply appropriate analytical techniques within a business context.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The course has been specifically designed to give a structured understanding of business analytics. Initially you will be given an overview of big data and business analytics. You will then be taught the analytical techniques underpinning business analytics.

The focus will then be on analytical techniques applicable to specific organisational functions such as: marketing, operations, finance and logistics. We will also develop your skills to improve your business understanding and important communication skills. In addition you will get some commercial research experience for your CV either through your project and dissertation or through the Postgraduate Company Internship (subject to meeting criteria).

Please note: Students will need to pass all Semester 1 modules and attend two compulsory employability skills workshops. After an interview with an internal panel of academics and formal presentation, successful students are selected by the host organisation.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

The aim of the programme is to produce post graduate students who as well as understanding the value and benefits of business analytical techniques can apply these techniques and methods to organisation functions in order to facilitate data driven decision making for the organisation.

The objectives of the course are:
-To understand the context of big data and analytics within organisations
-To critically learn, understand and apply techniques underpinning business analytics
-To apply business analytical techniques relevant and appropriate for particular business functions
-To effectively use information tools to deliver effective communication of analysis leading to actionable results

The course consists of the following modules: Big Data and Big Analytics; Business Statistics; Data Mining Methodologies and Applications; Business Modelling; Applied Marketing Analytics; Operations Analytics; Financial Analysis for Decision Making; Global Supply Chain and Logistics; Dissertation or The Postgraduate Consultancy Project.

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

The MSc Business Analytics graduate will have an opportunity to enter the field of Business Analytics and Consultancy in small, medium or large organisations across the globe. Graduates could enter professions such as management consultants, business analysts, policy analysts, market researchers, operations researchers and data scientists. They could work in public, private and voluntary sectors where such analytical skills would give organisations competitive advantage.

The transferable skills that students develop whilst on the programme will enable them to search for opportunities within and beyond business analytics.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

There will be an emphasis on intercultural experiences for students on the MSc programme via:
-The opportunity for students to enrol on the Global Leaders programme.
-Advertised field trips throughout the School.
-The use of international case studies and examples.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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Companies need people who can take data and transform it into a powerful strategic asset. This specialisation provides a rigorous, practical foundation in the key skills needed to unlock the value of data, and an in-depth understanding of how companies can use data to make decisions and improve business performance. Read more
Companies need people who can take data and transform it into a powerful strategic asset. This specialisation provides a rigorous, practical foundation in the key skills needed to unlock the value of data, and an in-depth understanding of how companies can use data to make decisions and improve business performance.

Degree information

Business Analytics (with specialisation in Management Science) is taught by UCL School of Management (in conjunction with UCL Computer Science). It combines modules that explore how data and analytics are transforming key areas of business (decision-making, strategy, marketing, operations) with modules that provide the mathematical and computational skills needed to make effective use of the latest business analytics tools.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two optional modules (30 credits) and a dissertation/report (60 credits).

Core modules
-Business Strategy and Analytics
-Marketing Analytics
-Mathematical Foundations for Business Analytics
-Programming for Business Analytics
-Predictive Analytics
-Operations Analytics

Optional modules - students take two optional modules from a selection of elective modules offered by the UCL School of Management and the UCL Department of Computer Science. Possible electives, subject to agreement, will cover topics including software engineering, practical machine learning, project management and social network analytics.

Dissertation/report
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and project work. Assessment is through unseen written examinations, coursework and the dissertation.

Careers

The world is changing: more than 30 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook every month; and companies are capturing trillions of bytes of information about their customers, suppliers, and operations. This explosion of data is disrupting industries and creating new opportunities.

Companies need people who can take data, understand it, process it, extract value from it, visualise it, and communicate it.

They need people who deeply understand data, its potential and its limitations, who can frame business problems, analyse data with statistical techniques, develop and maintain predictive models, and communicate analytics results to business executives, partners and customers.

Employability
Graduates from this new programme will be highly employable in global companies and high-growth businesses, finance and banking organisations, and consulting firms.

Students will develop strong quantitative and analytical skills, an in-depth understanding of how companies use data to make decisions and improve business performance, and practical experience with leading business analytics tools. They will be equipped to influence strategy and decision-making, and be able to drive business performance by transforming data into a powerful and predictive strategic asset.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Business Analytics requires a combination of management insight, strong quantitative and analytical skills, and an understanding of the technology required to handle data at scale.

UCL School of Management offers innovative undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes to prepare people for leadership roles in the next-generation of innovation-intensive organisations. The department works closely with global companies and high-growth businesses at the cutting-edge of management practice. UCL Computer Science is a global leader in research in experimental computer science.

Students on the Business Analytics (with specialisation in Management Science) MSc will benefit from the extensive industry networks of both departments.

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Every day we click buttons, swipe screens, and use apps for business or leisure, processing information and generating more information. Read more
Every day we click buttons, swipe screens, and use apps for business or leisure, processing information and generating more information. The resulting accumulation of information is called Big Data. These data sets are so large and complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. We aim to provide you with the skill set to handle the ever-growing Big Data and the business opportunities that come with it.

Our MSc in Business Analytics will train you to become a business leader of the future with a solid skill set in information technology, quantitative methods for analysing data, and making optimized decisions.

We believe that knowledge is gained through experience. Throughout the course you will be acquiring, cleaning, processing, and visualizing data. Our partnership with IBM and SAS enables you to benefit from state-of-the-art business analytics software. You will also be given the opportunity to do your dissertation with an industrial partner, gaining more business experience along the way.

Visit the website http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-business-analytics/

Why the MSc in Business Analytics?

There is an increasing demand for business analysts, sometimes referred to as data analysts or data scientists.

The Bath MSc in Business Analytics provides an advanced qualification to graduates in business as well as non-business disciplines who aim to specialise in data and decision analysis, and to use these skills in diverse contexts such as finance, healthcare, and sustainability to create competitive advantage.

You will gain:
-In-depth knowledge and critical appreciation of the quantitative techniques fundamental to business analytics.
-Critical understanding of the data collection, processing, analysis, and reporting steps, its path of evolution so far and possible pathways into the future.
-The ability to identify and solve business analytics problems, and facilitate the implementation of the solutions by bridging the gap between the technical and the managerial perspectives.
-Opportunity to apply your theoretical knowledge within a practical setting, giving you valuable industry experience.

Structure and Content

Our curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career with a focus in analytics in any sector of your choosing: finance, marketing, and healthcare to name a few. The MSc in Business Analytics is an intensive full-time course lasting 12 months. It is divided into two semesters and the summer period.

During semester 1, all students study the same five core units. Semester 2 is made up of 3 further core units and then you may choose 2 further options based on your interests.

Semester 1 core units
-Databases & Business Intelligence
-Optimisation
-Business Statistics & Forecasting
-Spreadsheet Modelling
-Operations Management

Semester 2 core units
-Data mining
-Heuristics & Simulation
-Analytics in Practice (taught in partnership with IBM)

Semester 2 options
-Sustainable Operations Management
-Project Management
-Operations Strategy
-Analytics in Context

Dissertation

During the final three months of the degree you will produce a dissertation. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to do a piece of substantial work on your own, demonstrating originality, innovation, drive, and determination. The dissertation also enables you to plan and execute your own project, giving you complete choice and flexibility. The dissertation can be done as a project in a company, subject to approval by the Director of Studies.

Teaching & Learning Methods

You will be exposed to a variety of teaching and learning methods that could include: interactive lectures, case studies, seminar presentations, and group project work.

Assessment

A variety of individual and group assessment methods are used throughout the degree including assignments, exams, presentations, reports and exercises.

Career Development and Support

99% of our MSc in Management graduates from 2014 were employed within 6 months of graduation.

We recognise that enhancing your employability is a primary goal for undertaking a Master's degree at Bath. We have a successful track record and extensive experience of working with a wide range of global organisations to develop the right skills and competencies that our students will need to achieve their career goals.

Destinations of our MSc in Management graduates (2014):

99% of our MSc in Management graduates from 2014 were employed within 6 months of graduation. Our outstanding record for employability is reflected in the companies and organisations where these graduates now work:

Recruiters include:

BAE Systems
Barclays Bank
BT
Credit Agricole
Deloitte
Goldman Sachs
HSBC China
Huawei
Kantar Worldpanel
KPMG
Mazars
PwC
Tesco
United Biscuits

Career Development Programme

Our expert careers team is dedicated to providing first class careers support exclusively for School of Management MSc students.
We offer a Comprehensive Career Development Programme and provide an individual service by working with you on a one-to-one basis to identify your career goals and help you to plan your job search.

Our Career Development programme is integrated into your MSc timetable and includes;

- An overview of career opportunities in different sectors
- Workshops on the recruitment process including: CVs, cover letters, application forms and interview advice
- Mock interviews and assessment centres
- Opportunities to network with graduate recruiters, sector specialists and alumni
- Guest speakers, company visits and presentations, employer-led skills sessions
- Development of employability skills by participating in company sponsored community projects
- Week-long business immersion week - The Future Business Challenge
- Additional support for international students and those seeking global job opportunities

A highly ranked business school

We have established ourselves as one of Europe’s leading business schools and 2016 marks the 50th Anniversary of the University of Bath, celebrating our past achievements and looking forward.

The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#NSS) and 1st for Business & Management (The Complete University Guide 2016) (http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=Business+%26+Management+Studies), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014 (http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/about/rankings.html#ref) for business and management studies, confirming the world-class standing of our faculty.

Find out about the department here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/faculty/

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bath.ac.uk/management/msc-business-analytics/how-to-apply

Government Loans

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters courses is being developed for students at English universities. There will be loans of up to £10,000 available for Masters students starting a course in 2016/17. More information is available on the study site (http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/taught/government-loans/index.html) and the government website external website.

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Specialize in optimizing company decisions by using data and mathematical models and algorithms. Read more

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Specialize in optimizing company decisions by using data and mathematical models and algorithms
Do you like working with data and mathematics? Do you want to specialize in solving the most complex decision problems, from supply chain management to vehicle routing and from donor kidney allocation to train scheduling? Then Business Analytics and Operations Research is the right program for you.

Apply the theory in practice, and learn to communicate efficiently with decision makers
This program teaches generic Data Science and Optimization methods that allow you to solve decision problems in a wide variety of applications. Examples from logistics include vehicle routing, supply chain optimization, and inventory management. But there are many other applications, such as donor kidney allocation and optimizing tumor treatment plans in the medical field, or dike height optimization and train scheduling in the public sector.

Because Business Analytics and Operations Research are predominantly applied fields, you will also develop the skills to successfully apply the theory in practice, and to communicate efficiently with the decision makers.

The program offers you:

- a degree qualification held in high regard by international organizations that increasingly depend on quantitative methods to support their operations, logistics and supply chain management decision-making.

- a program that is comparable to top Business Analytics and Operations Research programs in the world, both in terms of the contents of the courses and the quality of the teachers and supervisors.

- excellent career perspectives: The Master's program in Business Analytics and Operations Research is one of the programs with the best career prospects. Business Analytics and Operations Research professionals are currently in very high demand, and the demand is predicted to increase even further.

- relevant, real-world learning where the emphasis is on solving actual business problems and turning data into managerial insights, whether it is during in-class exercises or while on an internship in a company.

- BAOR Mastermind, your ideal opportunity to explore the labor market and meet your future employer! We invite companies that give you insight in real business cases. You will also get the opportunity to discuss new trends in Business Analytics and Operations Research with academics and practitioners.

- lectures by teachers and supervisors that are leading experts in this field, with strong links with practice.

- small class-sizes giving you more quality time with approachable and supportive professors and closer interaction with your classmates

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Organisations of all sizes must analyse complex business data to remain competitive. Business analytics helps to predict market trends and improve business processes. Read more
Organisations of all sizes must analyse complex business data to remain competitive. Business analytics helps to predict market trends and improve business processes. It empowers managers to make strategic decisions to improve performance in areas such as product development, operations, marketing, sales and supply chain management.

Our MSc Business Analytics develops your analytical skills so you can solve complex business problems. You’re trained to organise, integrate and interpret data so you can make insightful forecasts into all aspects of business operation and implement appropriate actions.

You cover topics such as:
-Statistics and forecasting
-Data mining, visual and analytical techniques
-Global supply networks
-Economic theory
-Business management

Our range of optional modules gives you the opportunity to specialise in a variety of complementary business, management and marketing subjects.

Essex Business School, where this course is taught, is home to the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, which helps local authorities and businesses across the UK to harness data more effectively. Not only does the centre have expert data analytics facilities, you’re taught by academics who are actively involved in researching big data and collaborating with businesses to solve real-world issues.

Our School is home to an international community of students and staff. Across our two campuses, our current Masters students join us from more than 40 different nationalities. The University of Essex also offers a number of scholarship and discounts for Masters study, including tailored awards for international applicants.

MSc Business Analytics can be studied on a full-time, part-time or modular basis (ideal if you’d like to gain a qualification whilst in employment).

Postgraduate loans for Masters courses are now available from the Student Loans Company, worth up to £10,000, for students from the UK and EU.

Our expert staff

Our expert academics are at the forefront of the big data debate and reflect this thinking in their teaching.

Essex Business School is in the top 25 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014) and is recognised for being at the cutting edge of research in: business ethics and corporate social responsibility; organisation studies; leadership and strategy; finance and banking; risk management; and international management.

Specialist facilities

MSc Business Analytics is based at our Southend Campus, with its excellent study and social facilities.

You benefit from being located close to London in the Thames Gateway, one of the UK’s priority areas for economic growth – offering fantastic internship and networking opportunities.

Southend is a seaside town with award-winning beaches, a vibrant night life and excellent transport links. You have access to The Forum, a state-of-the-art building with 24-hour computer suites and study pods. Unlike our Colchester Campus, Essex Business School in Southend is a town centre campus, so you’re amongst the buzz of the High Street, with its excellent bars, shops and restaurants and employment opportunities.

The University of Essex provides initiatives, including those for international students, to help you perform to your best academic potential, such as free academic English classes.

Your future

Data is the driving force behind critical business decisions, so data scientists and analysts are in great demand in both start-ups and well-established companies. Becoming an expert in data analytics means you can help businesses gain competitive advantage by becoming better at making decisions and predictions through organising, analysing, integrating and interpreting data.

This course will equip you with essential numerical, analytical and problem solving skills for a thriving career as a business analyst, manager, or consultant in private and public enterprises.

We have a dedicated employability team within our department, in addition to the University of Essex Employability and Careers Centre, so you are well-placed to find work opportunities both during your course and after you graduate.

In 2015, 78% of our postgraduate taught students were in work or further study (DLHE). Read our graduate profiles to find out the types of organisations our Masters students go on to work for.

Example structure

Postgraduate study is the chance to take your education to the next level. The combination of compulsory and optional modules means our courses help you develop extensive knowledge in your chosen discipline, whilst providing plenty of freedom to pursue your own interests. Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field, therefore to ensure your course is as relevant and up-to-date as possible your core module structure may be subject to change.

Business Analytics - MSc
-Managerial Economics
-Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
-Business Analytics for Managers and Entrepreneurs
-Applied Statistics and Forecasting
-Research Methods
-Dissertation
-International Business and Strategy (optional)
-The International Business Environment (optional)
-Creating and Managing the New and Entrepreneurial Organisation (optional)

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MSc Business Analytics has been designed to help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to pursue a career in business analytics. Read more
MSc Business Analytics has been designed to help you gain the skills and qualifications needed to pursue a career in business analytics. Big data and business analytics are areas where employers are finding increasing difficulty in recruiting graduates with the right qualifications and skills. There is a growing demand for such roles but also a significant gap between current graduates’ analytical skills and employers’ needs. By completing this programme, you will improve your employability opportunities by gaining the expertise needed to analyse big data, improve decision-making and help companies gain a competitive advantage.

This programme will equip you with the quantitative skills needed to understand and engage with complex data as well as the analytical tools to drive business advantage. You will deepen your knowledge of business analytics, web analytics, data mining and management consultancy with a view to using that knowledge to improve the decision-making process in business.

Subject guide and modules

Core Modules
-Descriptive Analytics
-Decision Models
-Performance Analytics
-Effective Management Consultancy
-Data Mining and Web Analytics
-Applied Research
-Business Analytics in Practice
-Gamification in Business Decisions
-Professional Development Programme.

The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.

Learning, teaching and assessment

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation. You should ensure that your choice of elective modules is consistent with your intended dissertation topic area.

You will acquire skills in the following areas: giving presentations, team working, report writing, negotiation and IT skills.

Career opportunities

This programme will prepare you for a range of specialist careers as a consultant, data analyst, manager or business analyst. Modern businesses in the UK and worldwide have a great need for professionals with analytical planning and big data analysis skills.

Our international alumni ambassadors share their experiences of studying at Aston Business School with students all over the world who consider applying for a course at Aston. Feel free to contact our ambassadors if you have any questions about 'Aston Life', the Campus, the courses or living in the UK/Birmingham.

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This program aims to equip students with knowledge and tools that can help them derive meaningful information from business data and utilize the information intelligently toward making faster and more effective business decisions. Read more
This program aims to equip students with knowledge and tools that can help them derive meaningful information from business data and utilize the information intelligently toward making faster and more effective business decisions.

Hong Kong has been long reputed as a global financial and logistics centre, while new technologies played an important role in facilitating business activities and transactions effectively. Executives rely on sufficient information to make decisions on business activities, how to convert large amount of data into meaningful information and statistics is a great challenge they are facing. Professionals who have the ability of understanding the data, deriving useful information from the data, recommending faster as well as more effective business decisions via analysing business data and applying quantitative tools is highly demanded.

Business analytics makes extensive use of business data, statistical tools, and quantitative methods to drive better business management. Specifically, with continuous and interactive exploration and investigation of data, business analytics helps managers and executives gain new insights and understanding of business performance, predict changes and development of business patterns, and improve decision making on business strategies and planning.

This programs aims to equip students with knowledge and tools that can help them derive useful information from business data and utilize the information intelligently in making faster and more effective business decisions. Graduates from this program are suitable for working in business consulting, finance, marketing, retailing, logistics, and other service industries.

Visit the website http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/msc-in-business-analytics/program-overview

Program Aims

The Master of Science Program in Business Analytics aims to equip students with knowledge and tools that can help them derive useful information from business data and utilize the information intelligently in making faster and more effective business decisions.

Program Features

The Program is offered in a one-year Full-time mode. Our highly transformational curriculum offers a selected range of rigorous courses in business analytics, including statistical analysis, decision models and applications, data mining for managers, economic analytics, operation analytics, etc.

Target students

This taught Master Program is designed for those who have an interest in exploring business relationships via analyzing business data and applying quantitative tools. The Full-time mode is particularly suitable for individuals from mainland China and other countries.

Medium of Instruction

In-class lectures and teaching materials are mainly in English, with the exception of courses in unique nature which teaching in Chinese is preferable.

Class Schedule

During regular trimesters, classes are held on a full-time basis while, electives may be offered during evenings and/or on Saturday. Some courses are taught intensively over a two-to-three-week period.

Saturday and afternoon classes are held at the University's Shatin campus, whereas the weekday evening classes are usually held in the teaching centers in Kowloon Tong or Central, subject to classroom availability.

Curriculum (2016 - 2017)

To complete the Program, students are required to pass a total of 30 credits of coursework, comprising 15 credits of required courses and 15 credits of elective courses. Both required and elective courses are 3-credit courses.

At least 9 credits of elective courses must be taken from the BA elective courses, and up to 6 credits may be taken from other MSc Programs and Master of Accountancy within CUHK Business School and/ or Faculty of Engineering as Non-BA courses upon approval. Electives may be offered every alternative year and/or in the summer term in the form of intensive course.

Career Prospect

Graduates from this program are suitable for working in business consulting, finance, marketing, retailing, logistics, and other service industries.

Program Brochure - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/images/Master/MScBA_Brochure.pdf

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/msc-in-business-analytics/apply-now

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to explore the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This course develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics that starts after the first semester.

Specialist modules cover topics like business intelligence and marketing metrics. The course culminates in either a master’s dissertation or, if you prefer, a consultancy project where you’ll tackle an issue faced by a real client. Throughout the course there’s a focus on self-development and employability.

There is no requirement to have studied business or business analytics at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

This course can also be studied over 2 years full time (with a year abroad) - for more information, please view this web-page:
https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/business-with-business-analytics-with-study-abroad-msc-dtybba6/

Learn From The Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Teaching And Assessment

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work and presentations. The master’s dissertation or consultancy project will form a major part of the assessment.

Learning Environment

Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University’s library was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and facilities. You’ll use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

There will be plenty of opportunities to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

Research-Rich Learning

As a master’s student you’ll develop your research skills to a new, higher level. Your research supervisor will help you submit a proposal for your 15,000-word dissertation or your master’s consultancy project. We’ll support you in the development and completion of the dissertation/project.

If you decide on a master’s consultancy project you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of the issues that are involved in the client brief. It’ll be essential to undertake primary and desk research combined with reading and reflection.

Throughout your course you’ll be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that’s at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

Give Your Career An Edge

The course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

The master’s consultancy project offers an (optional) opportunity to develop practical experience. You’ll work in a small group, typically no more than five people, and tackle a live project from a host organisation under the mentorship of a member of our academic team. The project will require you to link theory to practice while simultaneously honing your employability skills.

Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Thanks to the specialist modules – Business Intelligence, Marketing Metrics and Analysis, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in areas related to business analytics, including market research, digital marketing and consulting.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to explore the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This two-year course with study abroad develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics.

Specialist modules will cover topics like business intelligence and marketing metrics. You’ll develop your research skills through a master’s dissertation or an investigative consultancy project related to an issue faced by a real client.

In the second year of this course you’ll undertake study in another country. Employers often prefer applicants who have a strong international awareness. Our exchange option will increase your experience and it’ll help you stand out from others.

There is no requirement to have studied business or business analytics at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Learn From The Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Teaching And Assessment

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

During the second year you’ll spend a whole semester studying in another country which will take your international experience to another level. We organise exchanges at one of our partner Universities which will most likely be in Europe, but opportunities do exist further afield. You’ll study general business topics or deepen your specialism in analytics, with English as the language of teaching. There may also be studies related to the language and culture of the host region. On your return you’ll complete your dissertation or consultancy project.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work and presentations. The master’s dissertation or consultancy project will form a major part of the assessment.

Learning Environment

Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University’s library was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and facilities. You’ll use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

At Northumbria it’s easy to put your learning into practice. The Student Engagement Centre promotes all types of experiential learning including volunteering, internships and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

Research-Rich Learning

As a master’s student you’ll develop your research skills to a new, higher level. Your research supervisor will help you submit a proposal for your 15,000-word dissertation or your master’s consultancy project. We’ll support you in the development and completion of the dissertation/project.

If you decide on a master’s consultancy project you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of the issues that are involved in the client brief. It’ll be essential to undertake primary and desk research combined with reading and reflection.

Throughout your course you’ll be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that’s at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

Give Your Career An Edge

The course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

In the second year of the course you’ll be extending your international experience and widening your knowledge of business topics. You’ll develop an intercultural awareness that will help you stand out from other job applicants. Our network of partners and academic links will make it easier for you to find the right university in the right country to suit your interests and aspirations.

A master’s course that takes two years, instead of just one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more experience.

Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Some employers require completion of a two-year master’s and this course will meet their requirement.

Thanks to the specialist modules – Business Intelligence, Marketing Metrics and Analysis, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in areas related to business analytics, including market research, digital marketing and consulting.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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MSc Business Analytics prepares graduates to understand the context, importance and relevance of big data problems facing a business and solve them using a variety of statistical, operational research and machine learning techniques. The overriding objective of the programme is to train students to solve business problems and obtain actionable business insight using analytics.

Combining academic rigour and practical relevance, the programme is a careful balance of teaching and learning, individual and group work. Case study methodology and class-based discussions will be used to strengthen the conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills of the participants in real situations. In addition, there will be regular seminars by external expert speakers.

The Programme

Before starting the programme, you will need to undertake a range of online pre-study modules, which include:
• Maths for Business Analytics
• Introduction to Finance
• Accounting Primer
• Career and Professional Development
• Study Skills

In the autumn term you will study compulsory modules which include:
• Maths and Statistics Foundations for Analytics
• Data Structures and Algorithms
• Network Analytics
• Analytics in Business
• Optimisation and Decision Models
• Fundamentals of Database Technologies
• Statistics and Econometrics
• Machine Learning
• Visualisation

Core modules are the backbone of our programme and will provide you with a solid knowledge base in every subject area. You will be taught through a range of contexts – lectures, syndicate discussions, group exercises and individual case studies – and assessed through a combination of examinations, group presentations and coursework.

In the spring and summer terms you will also be given the opportunity to choose from a variety of electives, and will undertake a consulting project or a work placement.

Each elective builds on previous experience while introducing new and exciting disciplines. Electives include:
• Digital Marketing Analytics
• Big Data in Finance
• Advanced Machine Learning
• Data Management and Ethics
• Healthcare and Medical Analytics
• Logistics and Supply-Chain Analytics
• Retail and Marketing Analytics
• Workforce Analytics

The programme will culminate in a Business Analytics Report which will enable you to consolidate and apply the knowledge that you will have gained throughout the year.

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Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to gain… Read more
Are you looking to complement your undergraduate studies with a business-focused master’s degree that will enhance your employability? Do you want to gain experience of the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ in order to improve an organisation’s decision making? This two-year course with advanced practice develops broad business skills while also offering a specialist pathway in business analytics.

Specialist modules will cover topics like business intelligence and marketing metrics. You’ll develop your research skills through a master’s dissertation or an investigative consultancy project related to an issue faced by a real client.

In the second year of this course you’ll undertake an internship or further consultancy project. The course fee is divided evenly between year 1 and year 2. In addition, while you can only work twenty hours per week during term time, you can use the extra vacation periods to travel or work full time and help fund your time in the UK.

There is no requirement to have studied business or business analytics at undergraduate level.

The course is covered by the prestigious AACSB accreditation for Newcastle Business School, which was ‘Business School of the Year’ at The Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Learn From The Best

Newcastle Business School has a global reputation for delivering some of the best business management education in the UK. We are part of an elite group of less than 1% of business schools worldwide with double accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in business and accounting.

Our staff are actively pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and generating new concepts and insights. Over 40% of our publication outputs and 60% of our impact case studies have been assessed as internationally excellent or world leading. The quality of our research, teaching and engagement with business were among the factors that led to Newcastle Business School being named ‘Business School of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015.

Teaching And Assessment

Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and workshops. As this is a master’s course there is a major element of independent learning and self-motivated reflection.

Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that helps ensure a successful learning journey. We make sure that extensive feedback, from both tutors and peers, is built into the course.

During the second year you’ll undertake an internship or consultancy project for a whole semester. You’ll follow this up with an Applied Management Work Investigation Report that will critically analyse an issue related to your practical experience.

Our assessment strategy is based on our understanding that everyone has different needs, strengths and enthusiasms. Assessment is based on course work and our methods will include essays, reports, group work and presentations. The master’s dissertation or consultancy project will form a major part of the assessment.

Learning Environment

Newcastle Business School provides first-class teaching in a world-class environment. From social spaces and hub areas to lecture theatres and exhibition spaces, our facilities are exceptional. The University’s library was ranked #2 in the UK in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey for 2015.

The University has also invested heavily in IT labs and facilities. You’ll use software such as ARIS Express Business Process Modelling, various SAS applications, Microsoft Project, specialist decision-making software, and Google Analytics.

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools such as the ‘Blackboard’ eLearning Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research. Our use of lecture capture software will help you revise challenging material.

At Northumbria it’s easy to put your learning into practice. In addition to the Advanced Practice element of the course, further opportunities for experiential learning are available through our Student Engagement Centre which promotes volunteering and placements. The Business Clinic enables our students to participate in a ‘consultancy firm’ to provide advice for our region’s businesses.

Research-Rich Learning

As a master’s student you’ll develop your research skills to a new, higher level. Your research supervisor will help you submit a proposal for your 15,000-word dissertation or your master’s consultancy project. We’ll support you in the development and completion of the dissertation/project.

If you decide on a master’s consultancy project you’ll be expected to show a deep understanding of the issues that are involved in the client brief. It’ll be essential to undertake primary and desk research combined with reading and reflection.

Throughout your course you’ll be an active participant in the on-going research agenda that’s at the heart of Newcastle Business School. With conferences and research events regularly taking place, and with staff discussing their own research as it relates to the topics you’ll study, there’s a strong emphasis on engaging in up-to-date enquiry-based learning.

Give Your Career An Edge

The course includes two modules that are focused on developing global management competencies. Topics during these modules include emotional intelligence, cultural awareness and the ability to work in diverse groups and teams, as well as project management and decision making.

A further module, ‘Academic and Professional Development’, has a specific focus on self-development. It includes formal sessions with our Careers and Employment Service which offers a range of workshops, one-to-one advice, and networking opportunities.

In the second year of the course you’ll be gaining workplace experience and putting your new learning into practice. You’ll develop a track record of achievement that will help you stand out from other job applicants. We’ll help you find an internship / project that matches your interests and career aspirations, building on Newcastle Business School’s very successful background in placing students.

A master’s course that takes two years, instead of just one, will carry particular weight with employers. They’ll understand that you’ll have a deeper understanding of topics as well as more hands-on practical experience.

Your Future

Our graduates typically go into professional and graduate management positions and, by the end of the course, you’ll be well-equipped to follow them. Some employers require completion of a two-year master’s degree and this course will meet their requirement.

Thanks to the specialist modules – Business Intelligence, Marketing Metrics and Analysis, and the dissertation/consultancy project – you’ll have a particular edge in areas related to business analytics, including market research, digital marketing and consulting.

If you decide to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.

Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have the transferable skills that employers expect from a master’s graduate from Northumbria University. These include the ability to tackle complex issues through conceptualisation and undertaking research, the ability to contribute to new processes and knowledge, and the ability to formulate balanced judgements when considering incomplete or ambiguous data.

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