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The Master of Science Business Analytics – Online can be studied full-time over a 12 month period or part-time over a 21 month period providing flexibility around your commitments.
Do you have a passion for harnessing the power of data?
This Master's programme has been designed with a strong focus on employability and is ideal for those with a numerical background looking to hone their skills in the key aspects and technologies of data management, business management, business intelligence, cyber security and data analytics. This course will equip you with the understanding and the skills to problem-solve in technology rich environments and make data driven business decisions.
Optional Placement Year*
New from October 2022 – all Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year to gain significant skills to enhance your employability.
2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualification(s).Full requirements
Full-Time (1 year) or Part-Time 2 years.
October 2022See all Start Dates
You don’t need to apply through UCAS to study one of our online courses.
Our Master of Science in Business Analytics will provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the theories and principles of data analytics to facilitate data driven decision making for organisational success. Students will develop a deep understanding of the key aspects of business intelligence alongside relevant statistical methods and technologies and their application in a real world business context.
We’re focused on your learning experience and this course is taught by experienced business professionals in small workshop-style classes to ensure you can benefit from greater interaction with your tutors. With an emphasis on practical based learning and relevant real-life application, you will apply theoretical concepts and models to real life business case studies.
Upon completion of this course, you will have the skills to understand patterns in data and how to apply these to business decisions and link your work to business value. You will have the essential cutting edge knowledge and skills to succeed in a rapidly changing work environment and take your career to a senior level.
Choose to study the optional Placement Year for the opportunity to gain significant practical skills and elevate your career. Employers are looking for graduates with a business-ready mind set; this entails an understanding of business ethics and values, self-awareness, mental flexibility and openness, resilience, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
So how does it work?
Having completed the first year of studies, the second year will be spent on placement in employment. Whilst you will be responsible for finding your own placement, you will be fully supported by a Placement Tutor and our dedicated Business Employability Team. Throughout the year, you will receive monthly coaching from a Placement Tutor to help accelerate skills development and self-awareness within a work environment, complementing the knowledge gained from our academic courses, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will be given the opportunity to transfer to the placement version of your MSc within a period during your first year of studies.
Our placement year courses are open to everyone including international students, who can contact our International office for specific advice and guidance.
*Subject to academic approval
Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.
This course is available Full-Time (1 year) and Part-Time (2 years). For Full-Time study mode students will complete 60 credits each semester and for Part-Time 30 credits each semester.
You can also study this course at one of our campuses across the UK. If you’re looking for a more traditional university experience, why not consider studying on campus?
To get a full picture of how studying this course works during the year, take a look at our course date breakdown.
You will be assessed formally through a mix of individual assignments, group work and Dissertation/Project work.
This course has an innovatively flexible structure, with specific assessments that are conducive to effective learning.
We care about your career, which is why we offer support with job applications and other work experience opportunities as soon as you accept your place.Discover more