Taught course

Business Analytics

University of Bath · School of Management

Entry requirements

2:1 or above (or its international equivalent). Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with high quantitative content.

You will be better suited to this course if you have studied business or management, or studied a subject with high quantitative content, such as:

  • mathematics/statistics
  • computer science
  • engineering
  • physics
  • a quantitative social science

Months of entry


Course content

Develop your understanding of business analytics. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to start a career specialising in data and decision analysis.

This course is for graduates who want to pursue a career in business analytics.

How can companies use ‘big data’ to gain business insight? This course will teach you how to convert data into knowledge. Get hands-on practical experience using the latest business intelligence software and interpreting real data.

This course includes guest lectures from industry experts, and a unit co-delivered by a specialist from IBM.

In partnership with IBM, Qlik, WinPure and the Women in OR & Analytics Network.

Key benefits

  • An MSc in Business Analytics gives you a range of career opportunities across different sectors
  • Get practical experience in computer programming and the latest business analytics software
  • Our small, carefully-selected class sizes allows for plenty of individual interaction with academics, career advisors and industry experts
  • Graduate equipped with the skills global employers want. Big data's importance to businesses is growing, and our graduates are in high demand
  • A dissertation based on real data might allow you to work with a partner company. Watch Business Analytics students share their experience of doing an industrial dissertation.
  • Meetings with graduates, business challenges and careers fairs will give you valuable experience of the global job market
  • Get the knowledge and skills to help prepare you to secure your dream job


We're ranked Top 100 in the world and top 10 in the UK for Business Analytics in the QS Business Masters rankings 2023.

Graduate career data

87% of our 2022 graduates were working or had accepted a job offer within three months of completing their degree. View more graduate career data.

Building for the future

Our new School of Management building opened in June 2022. The latest technology gives you a flexible and modern learning environment. The design focuses on working together, with an open layout to enable effective teamwork.

Our new building encourages engagement with other students and academics. A dedicated Employment Hub provides a space for you to meet and network with our industry partners.

Information for international students

You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.5.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
+44 (0)1225 383757