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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Loughborough University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MSc Business Analytics will equip you with the skills that employers value by combining the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from big data – often referred to as the oil of the 21st century.

The programme is ideal for graduates interested in careers as management consultants, business analysts, policy analysts, marketing researchers, operations researchers, and data scientists. You will develop skills in managerial decision making, managing big data, delivering consultancy projects and using analytics to understand customers and improve business operations.

Our alumni are highly employable and are equipped to consult with organisations and governments to help them make informed strategic business or policy decisions. Taught modules are delivered by our group of internationally recognised management scientists who are actively working with business, government and non-profit organisations to tackle routine, strategic or policy problems.

A number of industrial collaborators contribute to our curriculum delivering workshops and guest talks. They also ensure that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. Our collaborators include practitioners from companies such as tui, npower, BT, IBM, SAS, British Airways and UK government departments through the Government Operational Research Service. In addition, SAS sponsor a student prize.

During the summer you will undertake a supervised consulting or research project. Recent consulting projects have been with companies including tui, npower, Dstl and Defra. This will give you the opportunity to apply powerful tools such as data mining, forecasting, optimisation, simulation and decision analysis to a particular area of business or policy, equipping you with skills highly prized by employers.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,650per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Loughborough University's two campuses are located in different parts of the UK, near to airports, making it easier to explore more of Europe.
Loughborough's research community is made up of over 1,160 research students spanning 90 nationalities and over 860 members of staff supporting them.
Home to over 20,000 students and staff from more than 145 different countries. 1,070+ students are based at the London campus, over 80% are international.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    11th out of 122 6

    24th out of 113

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    150 71%

    23rd

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86.0 86%

    8th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    9th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    150 67%

    24th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88.0 88%

    41st

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.26 85%

    5th

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