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MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Course description

Learn the fundamental theories, approaches and analytical toolkit of data analytics, decision sciences, applied operational research and statistics.

  • Gain a solid theoretical foundation and quantitative skills, alongside practical problem-solving techniques
  • Apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios using case studies, individual and team consulting-based assignments, presentations and software tools
  • Use SAS Enterprise packages as part of the `Data Analytics for Business Decision Making' unit. SAS sponsor a coursework prize for this project
  • Choose from a broad range of options to meet your interests or career aspirations
  • Prepare for a career in consultancy, finance, retail, manufacturing, government analytics units, defence, IT systems, outsourcing and telecoms.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment varies depending on course units taken. It may include a combination of individual course work, group project assessment and presentations, assignments, in-class tests and examination. The dissertation normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words.

Career opportunities

There are many potential career roles for postgraduates with an understanding of analytical approaches in business and management - including job titles such as operational research analyst, systems analyst, risk analyst, financial analyst, performance analyst, business analyst, data analyst, marketing analyst, data scientist, business modeller, and operations, logistics, production, project, risk, quality, performance, or general manager.

Employers include general and specialist consultancies, the finance, retail and manufacturing sectors, government analytics units, defence and major 'solution providers' in IT systems, outsourcing and telecoms.

In many of these areas an MSc is generally accepted as highly desirable for developing an initial career in the field. In addition to preparing you for specialist professional work, the course is also a valuable preparation for further study and for research degrees.

Tuition fees

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£ 27,500per year

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

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    17th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 124

    7th out of 114 2

    13th out of 70 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    168 78%

    15th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77.0 77%

    16th

    7
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.69 74%

    95th

    30
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    190 81%

    11th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    6th

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.70 74%

    76th

    45
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    181 76%

    17th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    15th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    58th

    16

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