Learn how to gain insights and understanding from large data sets by using statistical methods, and how to apply these to business problems. Through this MSc, you’ll develop an understanding of the role of an analyst within an organisation, improve your business acumen and communication skills, and get commercial/research experience for your CV through your project and dissertation.
You will study four compulsory modules to give you an overview of key business areas, and take four optional modules of your choice available through various study routes on this one-year course. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary. Assessment is usually a mix of exams and coursework. Your project and dissertation will either be as a consultant to an organisation or as applied research.
We support the learning of multiple programming languages with access to a variety of interactive online materials, covering SAS programming (provided by the SAS Institute), R and Python (provided by Data Camp).
Working as a consultant tests your ability to assess a problem and adopt the best approach to tackling it, as well as your client liaison and management skills. You will usually write a client report in addition to your 12,000 word dissertation.
Review & development of pricing models for a leading bank
Market strategy for a manufacturing group
Developing a bespoke analytical tool for a leading internet provider
Identifying benchmarking guidelines for the service operations industry
A research project allows you to explore a topic critical to effective decision-making in organisations. Supervised by one of our academics, demonstrate you can undertake systematic and rigorous applied research over 12,000 words.
Previous research projects
The impact of analytic consulting interventions
Rational consumer behaviour & decision-making
The impact of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on reducing CO2emissions
An analysis into the effects of advertising and word-of-mouth