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Business Analytics, online MSc

The University of Bath Online
2 years, 3 months
Master's degree
Online / Distance
Online / distance program
September 2020
The University of Bath

Program description

Business Analytics, online MSc

The University of Bath’s EQUIS-accredited School of Management delivers this online MSc with units run in partnership with IBM and SAS.

Leverage data and advance your career

Bridging the gap between data science and business management, the Business Analytics online MSc equips you with the necessary technical skills and expertise to take your career to the next level. You’ll gain the strategic, problem-solving and decision-making skills that are vital in today’s business world, opening your career to a host of exciting managerial and consultancy business analyst roles.

Ideal for working professionals, this 100% online course offers an opportunity to focus on both data and decision analysis. This is key to providing you with a competitive advantage in a world where data is critical to resolving issues in almost every industry and workplace.

Turn data into insight

It’s one thing to identify and extract insights from endless streams of data, but it’s quite another to harness big data as a practical tool to drive real change. With a strong emphasis on producing and applying data insights, the Business Analytics online MSc explores a range of units such as data mining, machine learning and business intelligence.

Rather than dwelling on speculative decision-making, the School focusses on mathematics-based prescriptive analytics, helping to ground your work in the real world. You’ll gain valuable knowledge to complement your business experience, helping you to tackle day-to-day challenges in a multitude of industries.

The School of Management is also ranked 5th out of all UK-based courses for Business Analytics by the QS Business Masters Rankings 2020. This gives you confidence that time spent with the University of Bath is time well spent.

Admission requirements

Typically, you should have a first or second class bachelor’s degree in a quantitative subject. In addition, you need a general-purpose programming language. 

International student applicants must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band.


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Program content

What will you learn?

  • Understand analytical techniques and their application in international contexts
  • Evaluate current research, in particular, how data are collected and analysed
  • Identify operational, tactical and strategic resource management issues
  • Model and problem-solve managerial problems mathematically
  • Develop lateral-thinking techniques to solve problems and derive insights
  • Recognise and address ethical dilemmas from data mining and management
  • Become self-motivated to analyse, interpret and present data in new ways

Interactive online learning

You will learn via immersive video material and real-life case studies, as well as benefit from direct and regular communication with other students and lecturers.  

The online MSc Business Analytics not only sets you up with a deeper understanding of data science, it equips you with the business acumen to put data insights into practice and take your career to the next level.

Career opportunities

The University of Bath’s EQUIS-accredited School of Management delivers this online MSc with a strong emphasis on generating and applying data insights. Rather than dwelling on speculative decision-making, the School specialises in mathematics-based prescriptive analytics, helping to ground your work in the real world. You’ll gain valuable knowledge to complement your experience and help you solve day-to-day challenges.

A Master of Science in Business Analytics not only sets you up with a deeper understanding of data science, it equips you with the business acumen to put data insights into practice and take your career to the next level.

About this institute

The University of Bath

The University of Bath

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The University of Bath Online

Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath
United Kingdom

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