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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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.