|Study location||United Kingdom, Southend Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£15,500 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
A 1st, 2:1 or good 2:2 degree in business, engineering, or science, including an introductory knowledge of statistics, calculus and algebra.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 overall (with a minimum component score of 5.5)
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
Reference should be written on official letterhead, signed and dated. Please upload it in the Documents section.
Organisations of all sizes must analyse complex business data to remain competitive. Business analytics helps to predict market trends and improve business processes. It empowers managers to make strategic decisions to improve performance in areas such as product development, operations, marketing, sales and supply chain management.
Our MSc Business Analytics develops your analytical skills so you can solve complex business problems. You’re trained to organise, integrate and interpret data so you can make insightful forecasts into all aspects of business operation and implement appropriate actions.
You cover topics such as:
- statistics and forecasting
- data mining, visual and analytical techniques
- global supply networks
- economic theory
- business management
Our range of optional modules gives you the opportunity to specialise in a variety of complementary business, management and marketing subjects.
Essex Business School, where this course is taught, is home to the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre, which helps local authorities and businesses across the UK to harness data more effectively. Not only does the centre have expert data analytics facilities, you’re taught by academics who are actively involved in researching big data and collaborating with businesses to solve real-world issues.
Our School is home to an international community of students and staff. Across our two campuses, our current Masters students join us from more than 40 different nationalities. The University of Essex also offers a number of scholarship and discounts for Masters study, including tailored awards for international applicants.
MSc Business Analytics can be studied on a full-time, part-time or modular basis (ideal if you’d like to gain a qualification whilst in employment).
Global Supply Chain and Operations Management
Business Analytics for Managers and Entrepreneurs
Applied Statistics and Forecasting
International Business and Strategy (optional)
The International Business Environment (optional)
Creating and Managing the New and Entrepreneurial Organisation (optional)
Data is the driving force behind critical business decisions, so data scientists and analysts are in great demand in both start-ups and well-established companies. Becoming an expert in data analytics means you can help businesses gain competitive advantage by becoming better at making decisions and predictions through organising, analysing, integrating and interpreting data.
This course will equip you with essential numerical, analytical and problem solving skills for a thriving career as a business analyst, manager, or consultant in private and public enterprises.