Taught course

Business Analytics

Institution
Aston University · Aston Business School
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.


As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Business Analytics will enable you to embark on a rewarding career in what’s fast becoming one of the most important and influential functions within business.

This course will give you the skills to extract meaningful information from data and guide commercial decision making. These skills are in huge demand and can enhance your career prospects and earning potential. We cover a wide range of stimulating topics, from data mining and web analytics to business analytics in practise. You’ll learn how to accurately analyse and visualise information. With insights from data often providing the basis for firms’ competitive advantage in the market place, it’s not surprising that business analytics graduates are becoming increasingly sought-after.

You’ll develop a clear understanding of the three types of data analytics - descriptive, predictive, prescriptive.

We focus on the practical application of these in a business context. You’ll discover what method, technique and tools can be used to solve specific commercial problems in the most effective way. As most roles within the business analytics sector are based in consultancies, we ensure you have the necessary skills for a consultancy environment. You’ll learn how to work effectively in a consultative role and understand what good and bad consulting practise looks like.

We’re recognised for the quality of our teaching and research excellence.

Being in an elite group of just 1% of business schools in the world, thanks to our AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation, we can help to enhance your career prospects and boost your earning potential.

We have a track-record for providing companies with highly skilled staff. Our recent graduates have gone onto to secure roles with prestigious international companies, such as Deutche Bank Our strong links with industry have enabled us to tailor the course to meet the needs of the employers looking for highly skilled graduates. Thanks to their input we can help you gain a completive advantage over other graduates and ensure you hit the ground running when you secure your ideal role.

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.

Study abroad and internship opportunities available.

Information for international students

An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date

Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

Postgraduate masters students enrolling with Aston Business School with a 5.5 in one of the 4 IELTS sections will be required to engage with English language tuition as part of the Professional Development Programme (PDP). There will be no extra cost to the student.

Fees and funding

Scholarships

Find out more about our scholarships here

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk
Phone
0121 204 3200