Taught course

Business Intelligence and Social Media

London South Bank University · Business, Computing and Information Management

Entry requirements

Although applicants normally require a first degree (usually at least a 2:2) or a Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years postqualification experience in a relevant field to undertake postgraduate study here we recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge they've developed at work or through training. If candidates have the potential to succeed in postgraduate or post-experience studies we'll consider their application on its individual merit. Applications may be considered where candidate

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters course in Business Intelligence and Social Media, is supported by IBM (UK) and is aimed at graduates/practitioners seeking to enhance your practical skills and gain comprehensive knowledge of business intelligence, business analytics and the commercial tools applicable to 'big data' gathered from social media, the cloud and other data sources.

Business Intelligence has emerged in recent years as a key source of competitive advantage for companies, enabling them to improve performance across the business, from overall strategy to marketing.

Upon completion, you'll be prepared for a career in business intelligence utilising tools from major vendors including Microsoft, Oracle, SAS and Tableau.

Distinctive features of the course:

Uniquely designed for both computing and non-computing graduates wishing to pursue a career in the IT industry.
Develops practical hands-on experience in business intelligence and analytics using industry standard tools including MS SQL Server BI edition, Oracle 11g Database, SAS and Tableau.
Provides a balance between business intelligence and social media subjects with a special focus on business intelligence architectures and analytics.
Addresses latest IT trends including big data, social media analytics and digital publishing.
Allows 'practitioner entry' for those who have had considerable industrial experience in relevant field and are able to demonstrate an ability to work at the master's level.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580. See: www.lsbu.ac.uk/international/englishRequirement

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
16 months

Course contact details

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