Business Analytics

University of Oulu
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2024
Application deadline: 17 January 2024
University of Oulu

About this program

Business Analytics

The graduates will:

  • be experts in analytics who understand the needs of business, industrial and public organisations in regard to gathering, analysing and using digital data for decision-making, operations and development work.
  • be able to choose and deploy the relevant analytics theories and methods and they have gained experience in using tools and environments for solving real-life analytics problems.
  • be able to search for, gather and create research data and produce research reports based on scientific conduct in multi-disciplinary settings and different empirical contexts.
  • have teamwork and project-based collaboration competencies, be able to solve problems for and with external stakeholders, and have good communication skills.

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Program content

As we live in a world overwhelmed with information and data, we need the appropriate skills and abilities to manage and utilise these resources.The graduates of this program will be well-equipped to confront a changing world and take on its challenges and opportunities. They will be able to use the methods and tools they have acquired in the program in real-world business, industrial and other organisational contexts.

A business analyst graduate

Will understand data acquisition and management and demonstrate how to deploy information for business development end execution,  optimisation and decision-making.

A data engineer graduate

Will be able to manage the gathering, organisation and mining of data. The graduate will know how to acquire and manipulate data for development, optimisation and deployment.

An information analyst graduate

Will understand data acquisition and management and demonstrate how to develop, deploy and make use of information systems for understanding and improving processes and organisational dynamics.

Scholarships & funding

The University of Oulu International Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships to academically talented international students.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


Full Tuition fee for Non-EU student is 12 000 euros / year.

Continuing studies

These study paths lead to these three degrees, respectively:

  • Business, Master of Science (Business Administration)
  • Engineering, Master of Science (Technology)
  • Information Processing Science, Master of Science (Information Processing)

Career paths

Business Analytics is a two-year program which incorporates both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in data-driven analytics.Students have a choice of three degree-specific study paths:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Engineer
  • Information Analyst

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University of Oulu

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  • We are a well-ranked science university. For example, in THE World University Rankings, University of Oulu is among the 301–350 top universities.
  • Our degree programmes are inspiring and studentcentered, and encourage you to achieve your full potential.
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  • Many innovations that have changed the world have their roots in Oulu. About three billion people around the world use daily technology developed in Oulu.
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90570 Oulu

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