Entry requirements

This programme requires a good UK honours degree (2.2 minimum), or equivalent for overseas students. As well as:

  • Two professional references, at least one of which must be from an academic referee.
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date.
  • A completed application form, available on our website www.astonmsc.ac.uk In addition, candidates must have strong quantitative skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Programme overview

The MSc Business Analytics programme has been designed for students who wish to gain the skills and qualifications needed to pursue a career in business analytics. Big data and business analytics are areas where employers find difficulty in recruiting graduates with the right qualifications and skills. There is a growing demand for such roles but also a significant gap between current graduates’ analytical skills and employers’ needs. Students completing this programme will improve their employability opportunities by gaining the expertise needed to analyse big data, improve decision-making and help companies to gain a competitive advantage.

Outline of programme

MSc Business Analytics is suitable for graduates with a background in business studies, engineering, computer sciences and mathematics. This programme equips students with the quantitative skills needed to understand and engage with complex data as well as the analytical tools to drive business advantage. Students will deepen their knowledge of business analytics, web analytics, data mining and management consultancy with a view to using the knowledge acquired on the programme to improve the decision-making process in businesses.

Information for international students

An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date is required. International students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English Language requirements. For full entry requirements please visit our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Aston Business School Postgraduate Admissions Office
0121 204 3200