Students must take examinations in the two entry courses, Business Analytics and Management Consultancy to be eligible to formally register on the full MSc programme.
Typically, you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated at university level previously in the English language, must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.
Rewarding previous study
Edinburgh Business School recognises that some students entering our online MBA or MSc programmes will have completed prior academic study in subjects that align closely to certain EBS courses.
The qualification being presented for exemption consideration should have been gained within the last five years. Qualifications gained over five years ago may be considered if additional supporting evidence shows that you have kept abreast of the current developments and trends in the subject area.
Exemptions are considered only on the basis of qualifications which have been gained through formal assessment. No consideration will be given for life/work experience.
Exemption from mandatory and optional courses may be granted on the basis of master's/postgraduate level qualifications and professional qualifications only. Undergraduate level qualifications cannot be considered.
Exemptions will not be awarded on the basis of courses which have been used towards the award of another degree (of the same discipline) at Master's level, whether this was awarded by Heriot-Watt University or any other institution. For example, a student who has gained an MSc in Accounting will not be given an exemption in Accounting from Edinburgh Business School’s MBA or MSc degree programmes.
If you would like to enquire about your eligibility, please complete an Exemption Application Form.
Months of entry
Designed to address the talent needs of the future, the MSc Business Analytics and Consultancy will provide you with the quantitative research skills required for the fast evolving, data driven business environment.
Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University’s online MSc Business Analytics and Consultancy degree will give you the skills most highly valued by today’s employers who increasingly seek graduates with the decision skills to inform and manage transformational change, including the use of data-driven, evidence-based approaches to management decision-making in complex business environments.
There are several core elements of this MSc that will set you apart in the corporate world, these include the core skills you will gain on our Business Analytics course followed by our research-led Big Data Analytics course, the Network Analysis course and a new course in Management Consultancy..
Courses include Big Data Analytics, Finance and Financial Reporting, Network Analysis for Business and Management Consultancy.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time30 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions Office