The digital revolution has led to an unprecedented volume of information about consumers, which progressive organisations are eager to understand and use. This innovative masters degree will give you the practical skills to analyse consumer data and provide insights for successful marketing strategies.
Taught by leading academics from Leeds University Business School and School of Geography, you’ll explore a range of analytical techniques including applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and retail modelling, consumer and predictive analytics and data visualisation. You’ll also develop the softer skills to use the results of these analyses to inform decisions about marketing strategy.
Thanks to our connections with businesses worldwide, you’ll have access to emerging trends in topics such as consumer behaviour, decision science and digital and interactive marketing. You’ll further develop your practical skills with the opportunity to work on a live data project provided by a company.
This courseoffers you a rare combination of teaching expertise; the Business School’s academic excellence in Marketing alongside world-class teaching from the School of Geography, which draws on the knowledge of the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy.
The University of Leeds is a major centre for big data analytics and you’ll benefit from affiliation with the UK’s Consumer Data Research Centre. The centre aims to make data that are routinely collected by businesses and organisations accessible for academic purposes. Coordinating and analysing this large and complex data has the potential to increase productivity and innovation in business, as well as to inform public policy and drive development.
Read an interview with the academic team to learn more about our expertise and the growing importance of this emerging subject area.
Core modules will introduce you to a range of analytical methods, ensuring you develop a solid foundation in the essential skills for consumer analytics and marketing strategy.
You’ll learn how to analyse geographic data using GIS software and understand the application of this in retail modelling, to evaluate new markets and locations. You’ll study predictive analytics, big data and consumer analytics, business analytics and decision science, and learn how to communicate results through data visualisations.
Alongside this, you’ll learn how to deploy data to inform decisions about marketing strategy. Marketing modules include marketing strategy, consumer behavior and direct, digital and interactive marketing. You’ll also deliver your own data-driven marketing research project for a company.
Optional modules allow you to further your knowledge in a related area of interest, either corporate social responsibility, internal communications and managing change, or applied population and demographic analysis.
By the end of the course, you’ll submit an independent project. You can either research a topic in-depth and submit a dissertation, or gain practical experience through a consultancy project working with an external organisation.
You’ll take the nine compulsory modules below, plus your dissertation, which can be a choice of either a research dissertation or marketing consultancy project.
You'll take one further optional module.
We use a range of teaching methods so you can benefit from the expertise of our academics, including lectures, workshops, seminars, simulations and tutorials. Company case studies provide an opportunity to put your learning into practice.
Independent study is also vital for this course, allowing you to prepare for taught classes and sharpen your own research and critical skills.
Assessment methods emphasise not just knowledge, but essential skills development too. You’ll be assessed using a range of techniques including exams, group projects, written assignments and essays, in-course assessment, group and individual presentations and reports.
As a graduate of this course you will be equipped with advanced skills in consumer analytics and marketing strategy, ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in consumer data analytics, marketing and/or management.
Due to the digital revolution, companies from around the world and in many industrial sectors have access to greater amounts of data.
The most progressive companies in the world are particularly interested in marketing graduates with strong analytical skills, and typical roles could include marketing or consumer data analyst, direct marketing manager, marketing manager, retail manager, or marketing or management consultant.
As a masters student you will be able to access careers and professional development support, which will help you develop key skills including networking and negotiating, and put you in touch with potential employers.
Our dedicated Professional Development Tutor provides tailored academic and careers support to marketing students. They work in partnership with our academics to help you translate theory into practice and develop your interpersonal and professional business skills.
You can expect support and guidance on career choices, help in identifying and applying for jobs, as well as one-to-one coaching on interpersonal and communication skills.
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Modern businesses and organizations are increasingly involved in collecting and processing vast amounts of customer and operations data. The resulting (big) data are more and more seen as an important resource for businesses.
In the Data Science and Marketing Analytics programme, students focus on the tools and skills that are needed to analyze such (big) data in modern businesses and turn it into meaningful insights. In particular, Data Science and Marketing Analytics combines theory and practice from computer science, marketing, economics, and statistics, in such a way that the potential of big data can be exploited successfully to create greater value for the consumers and firms.
Data science has been dubbed the sexiest career of the 21st century, according to Harvard Business Review. Given the growing awareness of the possibilities of exploiting data science for marketing analytics in business, the data science skills acquired during the Data Science and Marketing Analytics programme are expected to provide graduates with excellent job prospects.
According to Trevor Hastie, the John A. Overdeck Professor of Statistics at Stanford University, it is all quite obvious: “Big data is everywhere - it drives web search, web advertising and quantitative finance, to name a few industries. Data Science plays a fundamental role in this new Economy. With its strong history in data modeling, Erasmus School of Economics is well poised to train a new generation of data scientists.”
Data Science and Marketing Analytics graduates are therefore expected to have many job opportunities in various sectors of the economy such as (online) retailing, financial services, consulting, and health care. For example, many businesses and organizations are either setting up or expanding business analytics/customer analytics/marketing analytics units. The combination of marketing and economic knowledge with data science skills will be of great value to our graduates and the companies that hire them.
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The MSc Marketing - Integrated Marketing for the Digital World - provides an integrated approach to marketing that combines advanced knowledge in traditional and digital marketing with a strategic mindset. The perfect fit for students who strive to enhance their analytical and strategic skills in order to pursue a successful career where they can readily adapt to the ever-developing marketing world.
As France has long been recognized for its Fashion and Luxury industries, and its large number of premium brands (L’Oréal Paris, Pernod Ricard, etc.), it comes as no surprise that a key asset of HEC Paris has always been its expertise in the field of marketing. In fact, as the leading Business School in France, HEC Paris has constantly produced talented individuals with innovative ideas who have gone on to fuel the activities of leading global companies in these French areas of excellence.
The strong relationships between HEC Paris and prestigious companies are reflected notably in the organization of many events and competitions throughout the year, in which the program’s students actively take part:
The MSc Marketing students, therefore, benefit from close ties with business leaders, notably through the range of chairs and certificates they have access to, such as:
The MSc Marketing provides the students with a complete vision of the companies’ multiple issues. This truly strategy-oriented approach is reflected in the large variety of courses available within the program, such as Marketing Strategy Reinvented, Strategic Brand Management, and Pricing Strategy.
Moreover, Marketing is a constantly evolving area, which takes multiple forms: traditional, social, mobile and viral. The HEC MSc Marketing covers all these aspects by providing not only academic and operational knowledge but also a strategic mindset to high-potential students from all around the world. With this degree, graduates are equipped with a set of skills that allows them to contribute to the success and growth of the companies they work in. With the strategic vision and hands-on experience acquired throughout the program, they will be invaluable assets to recruiters and capable of evolving easily in this challenging and ever-developing environment.
Participants are given frequent opportunities to gain real “hands-on” experience and to interact with key players from the business world through conferences, workshops, projects, such as:
The students are also given the chance to put their newly acquired knowledge into practice through business cases provided by well-known companies, offering them an invaluable opportunity to enrich their skills.
Finally, the special relationship between HEC Paris and the business world allows its students to meet the most prestigious companies directly on campus and hence access high-level international career opportunities.
The curriculum of MSc Marketing is made up of a set of compulsory core and elective courses that provide our students with all the necessary tools and knowledge required to successfully address today’s main marketing challenges.
Between April and June, students have access to a wide portfolio of certificates to add a sectorial expertise on top of their curriculum (students already holding a Master’s degree can stop in April to finish their professional thesis and fulfill a professional experience).
Finally, all students must write a Master's Thesis and fulfill a 4-month professional experience requirement in order to graduate.
This course provides students with the theoretical foundations of marketing along with an added appreciation of the skills required in solving analytical and practical marketing problems.
Students will consider the use and application of management science techniques in a variety of marketing and business contexts through participation in courses in marketing management, marketing decision analysis, business statistics and forecasting, marketing research methods, and more advanced applications in credit risk management, problem solving and spreadsheet modelling skills and data mining.
This practical application of quantitative marketing, taught alongside the theoretical underpinnings of marketing aptly prepares students for careers as market analysts, business consultants, database managers and marketing researchers.
Learning will primarily be through lectures, set reading, class discussions, exercises, group-work assignments, problem solving in tutorials and case studies. Assessment methods include examinations, assignments, presentations or continuous assessment.
On graduating from your MSc in Marketing and Business Analysis, you will be able to:
Define, explain and apply the key terms, concepts and theories in marketing and business analysis.
Critically evaluate analytical tools and frameworks used in marketing and business analysis.
Discuss the challenges facing marketing decision-makers in modern organisations.
Collect, analyse and synthesise a range of information sources to inform discussion on topical issues in marketing and business analysis.
Explain, apply and evaluate qualitative and quantitative approaches to marketing and business analysis problems.