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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. Our MSc Business Analytics Online course will equip you with the understanding and the skills to problem-solve in technology rich environments and make data driven business decisions. You will learn to understand the content, importance and relevance of big data issues facing the business. You will be familiar with various statistical, operation research and machine learning principles needed to solve them.
Optional Placement Year
New from September 2022 – all our Master’s courses will have an optional Placement Year, giving you the chance to practise your knowledge and skills, and enhance your employability. There will be no placement fee charged to students joining in September 2022, however a 20% charge of the full year standard fee will apply from January 2023 onwards. Find out more.
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.
September 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 Online degree 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 distance-learning 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. Visit our Postgraduate Placement Year page for more details.
Should you be unable to complete the full programme, you may still be awarded a Diploma or Certificate depending on terms completed.
All Master’s programmes are integrated with a Professional Development Module, specifically designed to help boost your professional leadership skills and expertise. We will work with you on a Personal Development Plan (PDP) tailored to your career goals, in addition to employment workshops and events.
You will receive individual coaching from a professional coach to help improve your skills within leadership, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, innovation, cultural communication, and growth mindset. We are the only business school in the UK to offer professional development coaching for all our postgraduate students and this is a testament to our dedication to helping you achieve your ambitions.
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
£9,000 (UK/EU/International students) including £250 deposit.
A 20% charge of the full year standard fee applies to the Placement Year for programmes starting from January 2023.
We have students from over 120 different countries throughout our campuses, with a dedicated team to help international students.