Taught course

Business Analytics

Institution
Durham University · Department of Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in either business, computer science or a related subject with a strong quantitative component.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MSc Business Analytics course is intended to provide premium Masters-level education and training in relevant areas of contemporary business analytics in a supportive research-led interdisciplinary learning environment. The broad aims are:

  • To develop advanced and systematic understanding of the complexity of data, including the sources of data relevant to business, alongside appropriate analysis techniques
  • To enable students to critically review and apply relevant business analytics knowledge to practical situations
  • To develop a critical awareness of current issues in business analytics which is informed by leading edge research and practice in the field
  • To develop a conceptual understanding of existing research and scholarship to enable the identification of new or revised approaches to business analytics practice
  • To develop creativity in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established, advanced techniques of research and enquiry are used to develop and interpret knowledge in business analytics.
  • To develop the ability to conduct research into business analytics issues that requires familiarity with a range of business data, research sources and appropriate methodologies and ethical issues
  • To develop advanced conceptual abilities and analytical skills in order to evaluate the rigour and validity of published research and assess its relevance to new situations
  • To extend the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a range of media

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Email
study@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)191 334 1000