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Business Analytics - MSc (with optional 12-month placement)

University of Kent Kent Business School

Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

Gain in-depth knowledge of analytical and predictive modelling skills as well as management, communication and research skills.

In the era of Big Data, analytics is becoming a strategic necessity in virtually all areas of business and is an essential tool to drive real-time decisions, foster evidence-based decision-making and sustain competitive advantage. According to a recent ranking by US News and World Report, Market Research Analyst and Operations Research Analyst are in the top four Best Business Jobs of 2015, and Harvard Business Review claims Data Scientist is the 'sexiest job of the 21st century' with practitioners having rare and highly sought-after skills.

To meet the growing demand for graduates with analytics capabilities, the MSc in Business Analytics (with optional 12-month

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Entry Requirements

Students who wish to apply for a higher degree should have a good honours degree from the UK (minimum 2:2) or equivalent internationally recognised qualifications in a quantitative discipline, such as statistics, logistics, mathematics, engineering or any other mathematically based natural science discipline.

Applicants without an honours degree may also be considered on the basis of work experience, professional qualifications and the relevance of the programme to their current professional role.

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Student Profile(s)

Olamilekan Chukwuma Iwuamadi

Why did you choose to study at Kent Business School?

I was attracted to KBS mostly by the inter-cultural environment because I believe in networking and human relationships as a yardstick for success. Also, it's a high-level ranking as a top UK business school with relevant and top-notch course modules and a student-friendly environment. Being an international student, I was also assisted in every way during my visa application by the university's representative here in Nigeria.

What attracted you to your programme of study and why?

During my undergraduate study (B.Sc Economics) I felt comfortable working with numbers such as data analysis during statistical course modules. This propelled my drive to pursue a masters degree in Business Analytics, in which I can learn the application of arithmetic, statistical analysis and data analysis in improving my business acumen and entrepreneurial skills.

What do you hope to do after you complete your studies?

I intend to continue my education by pursuing a PhD in Operational Research, also at Kent Business School.


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