The course has been developed to enable you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the following areas: i) Business Analytical Methods and Information Technology ii) Business Problem Structuring and Solving iii) Consultancy Skills in the Business Environment
These themes are explored through modules in Business Analytics, Computer Simulation, Creative Problem Solving, Consultancy Skills and Business Statistics. The course also includes a project based module where you will solve a problem for a client using the knowledge and skills acquired during your study. There is then a further applied consultancy project, which allows you to independently research, investigate and analyse a current business problem.
About the course
The course focuses on: -Computational, mathematical, philosophical and management science approaches to business analysis -Developing problem solving skills -Enhancing your ability to use business software and other information technology -Encouraging independent and creative thinking -Effective communication in all formats appropriate to a business environment
Why choose this course?
This Master's in Business Analysis and Consultancy aims to provide you with the analytical knowledge and skills required to be a successful consultant in the modern business environment.
Three key reasons to study Business Analysis and Consultancy at the Hertfordshire Business School: -It is a hands-on, practical programme -It is client-facing so it counts as work experience -It is a unique programme, informed by the latest research and consultancy in the area
You will gain experience of applying these skills to real consultancy (working with a local organisation) in the complex context in which organisations operate. You will also experience a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods, which will enable you to gain - and be confident in - the skills of modelling, analysis and consulting. All this should directly improve your employment prospects.
The programme is delivered by the Business Analysis and Statistics (BAS) group at Hertfordshire Business School. The BAS group is very strong in the areas of Business Analytics and Consultancy, and its members have diverse experience and expertise in mathematical, computational and philosophical methods of analysis. The group is home to the Statistical Services and Consultancy Unit which does commercial consultancy carried out by members of the group. The course is informed by the cutting edge research undertaken by members of the group.
An honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in Business, Management, or any other discipline that includes a quantitative or computing element. While not a formal requirement, an aptitude for mathematics or computing is essential for students on this course.
Recipient: University of Hertfordshire
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