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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Aston University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN, SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Summary

Modern businesses in the UK and worldwide have a great need for professionals with analytical planning and big data analysis skills. Our MSc Business Analytics will enable you to embark on a rewarding career in what’s fast becoming one of the most important and influential functions within business.

This course will give you the skills to extract meaningful information from data and guide commercial decision making. These skills are in huge demand and can enhance your career prospects and earning potential.

The course concludes with a Business Project; a substantial piece of work designed to provide you with an opportunity to analyse a business problem and practically apply the knowledge and skills developed during the course.

Why choose us?

We’re recognised for the quality of our teaching and research excellence.

We have a track-record for providing companies with highly skilled staff. Our recent graduates have gone onto to secure roles with prestigious international companies, such as Deutche Bank. Our strong links with industry have enabled us to tailor the course to meet the needs of the employers looking for highly skilled graduates.

Our courses offer a range of opportunities to gain practical experience through things such as, consultancy projects and entrepreneurial opportunities.

Course outline

This masters programme has been developed in collaboration with prominent business analytics industry experts. This ensures you will gain the relevant knowledge and practical experience required to fulfil a variety of business and data analytics roles once you graduate. We cover a wide range of stimulating topics, from data mining and web analytics to business analytics in practise. This will give you a comprehensive understanding of these key areas of business analytics and put you in pole position to secure a coveted graduate position.

Learning, teaching and assessment

You’ll be taught through a mix of lectures and various applied learning sessions, including lab workshops, where you’ll get to work with specialist business analytics software, and tutorials, where you might look at case studies from business and apply your knowledge to various scenarios. This emphasis on practical teaching methods will enhance your understanding and develop core skills you’ll need to embark on a career in business analytics.

As well as learning key theory and concepts, you’ll benefit by learning from industry professionals delivering guest lectures on their areas of expertise. These sessions are very well received by students. They provide you a valuable insight into business analytics in practise. You’ll appreciate the benefits of analysing data and how organisation benefit from an advanced understanding of information.

Overseas opportunities

We benefit from an extensive network of partner institutions, including some of the highest ranked business schools in the Europe, such as Kedge Business School in France. Your options are not just limited within Europe, we also have partnerships with universities worldwide, from Australia to China and USA to Singapore.

You’ll be pleased to know that all of our overseas study programmes are all tuition-free and you’ll study and be assessed in English.

Placements

We believe that a work placement taken as part of your masters programme can be hugely beneficial to your career prospects. It will enhance your CV and can give you a competitive advantage when applying for gradua

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,850per year

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

University information

Aston University, Birmingham

  • University League Table

    43rd

  • Campus address

    Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, Birmingham, B4 7ET, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    133 61%

    45th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    64th

    20

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