Taught course

Business Analytics

Lancaster University · Management School

Entry requirements

Designed for: Highly numerate graduates seeking careers in operations research, consultancy, business analytics, data science and industrial engineering.

Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree UK or equivalent) in any discipline that includes some Mathematics and/or Statistics (including, for example, Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Economics and Computer Science).

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications.

Other requirements: Relevant work experience would be welcome but is not essential.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme gives you the analytical skills essential to support data analysis, decision making and planning. Founded over 40 years ago, it is regarded by many employers as the UK’s premier degree in the field. This programme is ideal if you wish to work in business analytics, decision support, industrial engineering, operational research and management science.

Our strong connections to industry and government ensure that what you learn on this MSc has a highly practical focus, both in teaching and in the three-month MSc summer projects. Graduates from the programme are in high demand, and recruited to organisations in many sectors, including roles in financial institutions, insurance, industry, retail, government, and consultancies.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Management Science
+44 (0)1524 592938