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MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics


Award MSc Business Intelligence and Analytics*
Locations London / Berlin
Duration
1 Year or 18 months with internship
Next Start January 2020, April 2020, July 2020, September 2020
Course Fees
London: £17,000 (UK/EU/International) including £250 deposit
  Berlin: €19,250 (UK/EU/International)
 

Further information on course fees

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This course is ideal for students with numerical backgrounds who have an interest in developing an in depth specialist knowledge and a critical understanding of the key aspects of data management and cyber security.

Students will develop and understanding of the new tools available to apply correct statistical techniques for decision making. You will develop the required skills to communicate your findings in ways that non-data scientists will understand.

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is also available to study in Berlin. For further details, visit www.gisma.com

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This Masters degree provides a postgraduate award with a strong focus on employability. It is ideal for those interested in switching to or progressing within a career in data management and cyber security within any industry.

Course Content & Structure

Students will study for one year, which is divided into two semesters and the summer period for the dissertation. Students will study four modules, each worth 30 credits; and another module worth 60 credits, totalling 180 credits.

The course will cover the following core modules:

  • Data Discovery Visualisation (30)
  • Data Driven Decision Making (30)
  • Predictive Analytics (30)
  • Research Methods, Professional Development and Dissertation/Project (60)  

In addition to the core modules, students will also be required to select one additional module from the following:

  • Emerging Technologies (30)                                                                           
  • Blockchain (30)
  • Fintech (30)
  • Procurement and SCM (30)                                                                                             

Students who graduate from this degree may consider the following options if they wish to continue their studies:

  • PhD
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Chartered Management Institute's (CMI) postgraduate qualifications

Postgraduate Work Placements

To find out more about the postgraduate work placements available as part of this programme please see our Frequently Asked Question’s here

WHO TEACHES ON THIS COURSE?

John Kawalek is an international consultant, academic and entrepreneur. He specialises in Systems Thinking and Digital Transformation, to achieve leaps in business growth and performance improvement. With a successful career spanning over 30 years, he currently holds a number of roles including Senior Industry Adviser at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He is Director of CrowditBuildit Ltd, a crowdfunding property development firm, as well as a Partner at The Consultancy Academy Ltd. He is also a Non-Executive Director at WeDo3DPrinting.com.


John has held senior positions in Universities in the UK and Australia, including Head of Operations Management and Decision Sciences and Director of the MBA, at a leading Russell Group University in the UK. During his academic career, he has always integrated consultancy to achieve ‘theory in practice’, and ‘practice in theory’. His international consulting profile has included undertaking numerous projects, including those with some well-known organisations, such as IBM, KPMG, PwC, Royal Mail, NHS, EU agencies. He continues to work to deliver consulting and lectures in Systems Methodologies to achieve innovation in businesses and organisations, applying new approaches and new technologies, e.g. blockchain, data analytics, smart contracts, systems of alternative finance using crowdfunding. 

John has a degree in History and Economics, an MSc in Computer Science from The University of Manchester and a PhD in Management Systems and Cybernetics. He has been a chartered member of the British Computer Society since 1989 and a chartered IT professional since 2004. He has also been a member of the Chartered Management Institute, and has published two books and over 50 academic papers.

Awards and Bursaries

We have a range of Bursaries and Awards available to provide financial support to this course. For more information please visit our Scholarships page.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN

ON CAMPUS STUDY

The programme is delivered in an interactive way with a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after you graduate. Learning takes places both in and outside the classroom environment, traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. Face-to-face learning is supported by online resources, including the Financial Times, case studies, simulations, learning videos, reading materials, online testing and feedback. For each 30 credit module, there will be a three hour workshop.

Through our partnership with GISMA Business School, this course is available to study on campus in Berlin. Learning inside the classroom and beyond, this postgraduate degree has a real-world focus, preparing you for the dynamic business environment you will face after your graduation.

Traditional lectures and workshops are combined with a wealth of online resources to ensure that you get the most out of the programme. You will benefit from access to case studies, online testing, video content and more. You will also receive all core textbooks free of charge and will be supported by our Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Students will be assessed in a number of ways, including assignments, presentations and examinations.

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