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MSc Management with Business Analytics

  • Delivery:
    Full time according to Funding Council definitions, Sandwich (Thick) out of college.

This conversion course is delivered by the Business School, which has AACSB accreditation in recognition of our focus on excellence in all areas. It’s something that fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved, so you can be sure you’re in good hands.

There is a growing demand for managers who are able to analyse and interpret data to make informed decisions that will improve the performance of their business – identifying organisational problems and emerging market trends quickly and reacting to them to maximise profits and efficiency. This course will help you become exactly the kind of graduate that these organisations are looking for.

Your understanding of analytics will be complemented by developing broader management skills in areas such as human resources, marketing, strategy, accounting, financial management and leadership skills – all within a global context.

When you graduate, you’ll be perfectly placed to identify the management needs to understand and improve the business and translate them into practical action. Your strong background in management combined with knowledge about business analytics and big data analysis will enable you to improve managerial decision using the latest advancements in business analytics. You will understand the technical possibilities and constraints of big data analysis that lie in wait for you. You’ll be able to design useful performance metrics, using recent developments in statistics and business analytics, and interpret their findings to manage and grow successful businesses.

Although this is a conversion course, it is best suited to those with an analytical mind. There’s also an option to undertake a 30-week work placement as part of the course, which may particularly appeal if you are changing disciplines or career focus.

Key information

Next start date:

January 2020, September 2020, January 2021, September 2021

Location:

Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus

Duration:

September: 1 year full-time. January: 16 months full-time; 2 years with optional 30-week work placement

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in any subject. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

Course details

Your application

This course may suit applicants from an economic, business, science or engineering background who:

  • Have an analytical mind
  • Want to analyse and understand organisational processes
  • Want to embrace new technological opportunities to evaluate and develop modern business models.

Entry requirements

Placements

An exciting and valuable part of your studies with us is the opportunity to gain valuable experience through full-time paid industrial placements, for a minimum of 30 weeks. You will have the option to start your placement when the taught units of the course are finished, before the dissertation.

Find out more about placements for postgraduate students

Careers

Costs and fees

You can find full information about the deposits required and how to pay your fees in our postgraduate fees and funding section, including details of the Postgraduate Loan (subject to fee status).

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per annum. Fees quoted are for tuition only unless stated otherwise. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. 

Find out more about living expenses for postgraduate students

Our staff

On this course you will be taught by staff with relevant expertise and knowledge appropriate to the content of the unit. This could include senior academic staff, qualified professional practitioners and research students, many of whom are actively engaged in research and/or professional practice which is integrated into the teaching of this course. Please note that teaching staff can change.