Entry requirements

UK: Upper Second Class Honours. China: 1st tier universities: 75% or above; 2nd tier universities: 80% or above. North America: 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of 4) or; 3.2 cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme. Other regions: Equivalent academic qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

In the MSc Business Analytics degree, you will obtain in-depth knowledge of data collection, selection and analysis. Rapid growth in the amount of available data is undoubtedly the major trend in today’s economic environment. It follows that companies’ needs for collecting, searching, classifying, synthesising and managing data are exploding. International Business School Suzhou’s MSc Business analytics is designed for individuals who want to meet these needs of the Information Age.

This programme aims to provide business students with a deep understanding of the most up-to-date data-processing methods (Machine Learning, Big Data Analysis) and supports them in becoming proficient users of a wide variety of software. These fundamental skills are then complemented with specialization modules in finance, marketing or management, depending on student’s educational background, career aspirations and interests. The teaching philosophy that we adopt is very practice-oriented and - after a full year of courses - students complete their training by a 6-month internship within a company.
Business Analytics skills are in high demand in every sector of the economy, and particularly within the fast-growing service sectors (finance, retail, marketing, ICT). Typical positions that our graduates can target include data or information analyst, technical consultant, IT-related project manager, and CRM Analyst, to name but a few.
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Addressing Prvacy and Ethical Risks of Data Sharing
  • Econometrics
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Finance Pathway (I) - Financial Markets
  • Marketing Pathway (I) - Social Media Marketing
  • Management Pathway (I) - Strategic Business Analysis
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Big Data: Applications in Business
  • Finance Pathway (II) - Portfolio Management
  • Marketing Pathway (II) - Marketing Management
  • Management Pathway (II) - Strategic Operation Management
  • Internship Report / Dissertation
Tuition fees are charged annually (i.e. for an 18-month programme, you will be initially charged for the first two semesters, then charged for the remaining third semester of study).
Deadline for applications
30th June 2015 (International applicants)
31st July 2015 (Chinese mainland / Macao, Hong Kong, and Taiwan)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


XJTLU offers a generous scholarship of 50% of the total tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes. All applicants for September 2015 will be considered for this scholarship, based on academic merit, and no separate application is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

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