Taught course

Business Analytics

Imperial College London · Imperial College Business School

Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) from a recognised university in a discipline such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, engineering, physics, economics, business or a quantitative social science. Work experience is not essential, but you are recommended to undertake relevant internships. Candidates who are currently in employment will be expected to demonstrate how undertaking MSc Business Analytics will help to develop their career. Students who are not native speakers of English, or were not awarded their degree in a qualifying English speaking country, must demonstrate their proficiency by completing an approved English language qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Business Analytics prepares recent graduates and early career professionals to understand the context, importance and relevance of big data problems facing a business and how to solve them using a variety of statistical, operation research and machine learning techniques.

Combining academic rigour and practical relevance, students will learn from leading practitioners and a world class faculty how to apply the latest academic thinking and analytical and computing tools to help make business decisions. There will be a careful balance of teaching, hands-on coursework and training in data analysis and business intelligence tools, plus regular seminars by external expert speakers.

Imperial is recognised as a world leader in the study and analysis of data and the Business School is home to the KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics.


We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation from Association of MBAs (AMBA), Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS).

Information for international students

Applicants with international qualifications are requested to send a full transcript of their qualification for confirmation of eligibility. All students are required to hold an English language qualification.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7594 9167