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MSc Business Analytics & Decision Sciences


Course Description

Businesses are increasingly collecting large amounts of information about their customers and activities on a daily basis. This ‘big data’ is big news with the media, businesses and government as they consider how to use this mass of information in a meaningful way.

Analysts use their expertise to make sense of this information and interpret it, enabling evidence-based business decisions. They are in high demand with employers in all sectors.

Our MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences is taught by internationally recognised academics and business practitioners from our Centre for Decision Research. They are actively engaged in the latest research, advising businesses, governments and international bodies about contemporary issues in decision making. They share this expertise and knowledge with you in the classroom.

This Masters degree is ideal if you have a good grounding in quantitative subjects, and wish to develop and apply your analytical skills in a business environment.

Careers

Graduates of the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences can expect to have the quantitative skills to analyse complex business information, and use the resulting intelligence to inform business decisions.

You will be ideally placed to pursue a career in analytics and decision making, general and specialist management roles in a range of industries, or as business or market analysts.

Employers in both private and public sectors are actively seeking graduates with these skills, and trends show that the career opportunities are fast increasing. Articles in Businessweek, recent pieces published by McKinsey & Company, and many other publications evidence a buoyant demand for graduates with these skills, both in the UK and internationally.

Apply now

The deadline for International applications is 31 March 2017.
The deadline for UK/EU applications is 31 August 2017.
For further guidance on how to apply, visit: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/how-to-apply/

Online events

You can logon from anywhere to join one of these one hour events, which will include:

- Introduction to Leeds University Business School and Masters study
- Advice from one of our Professional Development Tutors, with examples of the career skills you can build and the major companies we work with
- Guidance on how to apply for postgraduate study from our admissions team
- Opportunity to ask your questions

The dates for our next online events are below:

- Thursday 15 December 2016
- Wednesday 22 February 2017

Open events

Our Masters Open Days are an opportunity to visit in person, learn more about our Masters degrees and meet our staff. Activities include:

- Presentations, talks and Q&A with academic directors
- Business School tour
- Speak to admissions, academic teaching teams and current Masters students

Our next Masters Open Days:

- Thursday 6 April 2017
- Wednesday 21 June 2017

Please visit our website for further information and to book your place: http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/meet-us-at-an-event/

Visit the MSc Business Analytics & Decision Sciences page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Business School General Scholarships - 20+ Awards

There are two financial awards for University of Leeds alumni joining the Business School:- Leeds Alumni Bursary
University of Leeds graduates are entitled to a 10% bursary towards tuition fees. Leeds graduates with a First Class undergraduate degree are also eligible for the Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship (details below). - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Fully funded students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% bursary towards fees

Eligibility

- Leeds Alumni Bursary
If you are a former student of the University of Leeds you may be eligible for a 10% alumni tuition fee bursary. - Leeds University Business School Alumni Excellence Scholarship
University of Leeds graduates who achieved a First Class award in their undergraduate degree are eligible for this scholarship. Applicants who qualify for this scholarship are also entitled to receive the Leeds Alumni Bursary (details above) and so resulting in a total award of 20%. For more information on eligibility and qualifying awards, please visit the Leeds University Business School website (listed below).

Application Procedure

All eligible applicants with an offer to study a Masters programme beginning in September 2017 will automatically be advised by our Admissions team.

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Masters in Business Analytics and Decision Sciences International Excellence Scholarships - Single Award

One scholarship of £5,000 towards the cost of tuition fees.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences for 2016/2017.
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£6,000

Eligibility

A particularly deserving international applicant wishing to undertake the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences in 2017/2018.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences International Excellence Scholarship application form from our website (listed below).The deadline for applications is:
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://www.business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Masters in Business Analytics and Decision Sciences UK/EU Excellence Scholarships - Single Award

One half-fee scholarship towards the cost of tuition fees.To be considered for the scholarship you must:- Hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences for 2016/2017
- Demonstrate an excellent academic track record
- Show excellent professional and personal skills evidenced through work experience and/or extra-curricular activities.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Half-fee

Eligibility

A particularly deserving UK/EU applicant wishing to undertake the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences in 2017/2018.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences International Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships/


(Scholarship)

Dean's Excellence Scholarship - UK/EU - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding students from the UK/EU who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
31 July 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships


(Scholarship)

Dean's Excellence Scholarship - International - Single Award

A full-fee scholarship, which provides a bursary covering tuition fees.For eligible applicants to any Business School Masters programme in 2017/18.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full-fee

Eligibility

This scholarship is available to all academically outstanding international students who are applying for a Masters programme at Leeds University Business School.

Application Procedure

Once you have been made an offer for the relevant Masters programme, you can apply for the scholarship by downloading the Dean's Excellence Scholarship application form via the Leeds University Business School website (listed below)The deadline for applications is:
30 April 2017, 23:59 (UK Time)

Further Information

http://business.leeds.ac.uk/masters/scholarships



Entry Requirements

A good quality Bachelors degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Strong grounding in quantitative subjects, such as statistics, management science or mathematics.

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