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Business Analytics MSc

University of Surrey
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates
February 2023

October 2023

About this program

Business Analytics MSc

In our fast-paced, data-driven modern world, business analysts help organisations turn big data into big ideas. Artificial intelligence, machine learning and management science power decisions in business. You’ll gain data-led insights and optimise businesses by using descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Our highly practical MSc Business Analytics course will transform you into a confident lateral thinker who is up-to-date on the latest theory and practice. While you benefit from the input of inspiring industry experts, in class and on-site, we will also make sure you’re immersed in the business problems faced by the global business community today.

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Admission requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance or Mathematics, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider a minimum of three years relevant work experience in an analytical and data-intensive field if you don’t meet these requirements.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Business Analytics MSc (Full-time and Part-time)

  • Data Analytics
  • Foundations of Finance: Finance & Investments
  • Foundations of Statistics and Econometrics
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Dissertation for Business Analytics
  • Innovation Management
  • Introduction to Marketing Analytics
  • Machine Learning & Visualisations
  • Operational Analytics
  • Risk Management

Business Analytics MSc (Full-time with Placement Year (15 months) and Full-time with Study Abroad (2 years))

  • Data analytics
  • Foundations of finance: finance & investments
  • Foundations of statistics and econometrics
  • Principles of accounting
  • Supply chain management and logistics
  • Dissertation for business analytics
  • Innovation management
  • Introduction to marketing analytics
  • Machine learning & visualisations
  • Operational analytics
  • Risk management
  • Professional Placement Year
  • Study Abroad

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Full-time (with study abroad): 15 months
  • Full-time (with placement): 2 years
  • Part-time: 2 years


February 2023

Full-time - 1 year

  • Tution fees for UK/EU students is £13,500
  • Tution fees for Overseas students is £20,800


What you will study

  • Learn how to become a business-oriented data scientist
  • Develop analytical skills employers seek
  • Develop problem-solving skills
  • Learn how to become a critical thinker
  • Learn how to manage analytics projects

Career paths

Business analytics students often pursue careers as:

  • Data scientists
  • Finance analysts
  • Operations researchers
  • Consultants
  • Managers
  • Business intelligence analysts.

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University of Surrey

Welcome to the University of Surrey, a global community of more than 16,000 students from 140 countries. We’re based in the popular town of Guildford, just 35 minutes from central London by train. Our beautiful, green campus is home to...

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Why study at University of Surrey

Expect more at Surrey, the University of the Year for Graduate Employment. Over 95 per cent of our graduates are in work or further study after graduating, putting us firmly in the UK top ten. This performance is a combination of talented and hard-working students and our commitment to helping you get the best work experience and career advice while you are here.

As well as the opportunity to take part in our work placement programme – rated as the best in the UK for four years in a row – across the campus you’ll find amazing simulation facilities: a fully operational pilot process plant, wind tunnels, flight simulators, a courtroom and a Clinical Simulation Centre, home to our Immersive Learning Environment that’ll transport you to the centre of clinical scenarios. These provide a safe, supervised environment to put your skills and knowledge to the test and build your professional readiness.

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford Surrey

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