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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Business & Management

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

    Please see University website for details

  • Last Updated

    22 January 2018

Course content

Do you want to learn how to turn data into business insights at a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts? Are you interested in discovering cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets, developing both your career and consultancy skills?

This course has been developed by the Neo-demographic Laboratory for Analytics in Business (N-LAB), a state-of-the-art teaching, data visualisation and research facility within the Business School. It is offered in collaboration with multinational business in order to provide the exact skillset that they are looking for.

As well as learning to harness big data tools, data science techniques and manage analytics projects, you will benefit from significant industry engagement.

N-LAB's partners span the world, and currently include:

  • Dunnhumby
  • IBM Research
  • Ipsos
  • NHS
  • Tesco
  • Tigo Mobile
  • Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • World Bank

In addition to guest lectures, coursework will be based on real-world datasets, providing hands-on practical experience in the techniques businesses are looking for, as well as required skills in managing practical business analytics projects.

Academic English preparation and support

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you may be able to attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English in the UK. Students who successfully complete the presessional course to the required level can progress to postgraduate study without retaking IELTS or equivalent.

Specialist business and management courses are available and you could be eligible for a joint offer, which means you will only need to apply for your visa once. Students who enter via the CELE route are exempt from paying the school's £2,000 reservation fee. For more details, please contact us.

Key facts

  • This course is delivered by N-LAB, which provides state-of-the-art research, data visualisation and teaching facilities
  • Part of an elite group of EQUIS and AMBA accredited business schools
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework, with teaching informed by the latest developments

Course details

Across the autumn and spring semesters, you will take 120 credits of taught modules. Each module typically consists of 10 two to three hour sessions.

You will complete a 60-credit 12-15,000-word dissertation over the summer, and will be allocated an appropriate dissertation supervisor who will oversee your progress.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of individual essays or group projects and written exams.

Modules

Semester one

Core modules

  • Data at Scale: Management, Processing and Visualisation
  • Foundational Business Analytics

Optional modules

One from:

  • Consumer Behaviour and Consumption
  • Management Science for Decision Support
  • Supply Chain Planning and Management

Semester two

Core modules

  • Analytics Specialisations and Applications
  • Leading Big Data Business Projects
  • Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics

Optional modules

One from:

  • Advanced Operations Analysis
  • International Marketing
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Supply Chain and Operations Strategy and Practice

Summer

  • Data Driven Dissertation Project in Business Analytics

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Careers

Career destinations for our postgraduates include accountants, finance and investment analysts, higher education teaching professionals, investment bankers, IT business analysts, management consultants, marketing professionals, public relations professionals and university researchers.

Postgraduate careers team

Taught students benefit from the support of our postgraduate careers team who will help you to explore your career options and develop your career management skills. Our weekly MSc Advanced Career Leaders Programme is complemented by individual careers consultations, networking events and access to a wide range of employer presentations, volunteering activities and work experience opportunities.

Through a combination of your academic studies and the careers support on offer, you will be in an excellent position to enhance your career prospects and move onto the next stage of your career.

Employability and average starting salary

82.1% of postgraduates from Nottingham University Business School who were available for employment secured work or further study within six months of graduation. £28,500 was the average starting salary, with the highest being £50,000.*

* Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.

Career and professional development

Whether you are looking to enhance your career prospects or develop your knowledge, a postgraduate degree from the University of Nottingham can help take you where you want to be.

Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service offers specialist support and guidance while you study and for life after you graduate. They will help you explore and plan your next career move, through regular events, employer-led skills sessions, placement opportunitiesand one-to-one discussions. 


Visit the Business Analytics MSc page on the University of Nottingham website for more details!

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