Businesses are increasingly collecting large amounts of information about their customers and activities. Employers have a great interest in recruiting people with the quantitative skills to analyse this information, and who are able to clearly communicate findings and inform business decisions. Tim McGuire of management consulting firm McKinsey encapsulates the needs for these skills in his comment: Analytics will define the difference between the losers and winners going forward.
This Masters programme gives you an insight into business analytics, and how public and private sector organisations can exploit the 'Big Data' revolution. It develops your decision-oriented quantitative analytical skills within a management context.
You will learn to sift intelligence from the growing volume, variety and velocity of data collected from the many aspects of our day-to-day lives. You'll also develop a unique mix of quantitative and behavioural skills that are relevant to data analysis, effective decision making and management.
This MSc programme is informed by academics who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research. They also advise businesses, governments and international bodies about contemporary issues in business analytics. This knowledge and experience is brought to the classroom, making sure you're getting the latest developments in the field.
Private and public sector employers actively seek graduates with the skills provided by this programme.
Articles in Businessweek, recent pieces published by McKinsey & Company, and many other publications evidence a buoyant demand for graduates with the skills covered in our MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences, both in the UK and internationally.
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Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
We award a range of scholarships to UK/EU and international students. There are several scholarships available for this programme that you may be eligible to apply for. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.