Business Analytics MSc

School of Business

Analyse business data and Big Data in a variety of contexts and apply the latest analytical and quantitative tools to make informed business decisions.

Start date
September 2022
Duration
12 months
Study mode
Full Time
Location
Dundee City Campus

MSc Business Analytics teaches you to apply the latest analytical and quantitative tools to make informed business decisions on the available data. You will also examine the ethical use and management of data in terms of the impact on society and individuals. 

Open to business and non-business graduates, the strength of the course is how it draws together business analytics from a range of business subjects. It gives you options to specialise in marketing, finance, Big Data, Management or with International Business.

Geared towards participants who value combining business analytical skills with those of business, with teaching support from our Computing Science colleagues, it provides necessary skills to analyse data and understand the models of business analytics. Business analytical skills are increasingly important in a world that generates large quantities of data, are highly valued by employers, and in large demand. 

Providing the necessary associated business skills so that business analysts have the business contextual awareness to operate at the highest level of understanding based on the ‘needs’ and ‘uses’ of the analysis. To help you have the greatest impact on your businesses, we will teach you how to manage and use appropriate visualization techniques plus prescriptive and predictive analytics with a focus on businesses.

Open to business and non-business graduates

This degree is suitable for graduates who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a business subject, and those who have a bachelor degree in a subject different to business.

Course structure

We offer you the opportunity to study our MSc Business Analytics, or MSc Business Analytics combined with another business topic. Our degrees are flexible, and this gives you the chance to focus on a specific area that interests you. It also shows future employers where your specific interests and skills are. There are six Business Analytics degree options for you to choose from, we refer to these as specialist pathways. The option you choose to study is what will be printed on your graduating certificate.

All the MSc Business Analytics degrees are made up of a range core modules (ones you must study) and a range of optional modules. In total, you will study nine modules across an MSc degree.

Global internships

As part of this degree, you will have the opportunity to do an eight-week internship matched to your chosen industry in China, Mexico, Vietnam, or Manchester (UK). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and a great addition to your CV, supporting your future career aspirations and demonstrating commitment to future employers.
Pagoda Projects internships for postgraduate business students
Settle into your course

We will help you settle in at the start of your degree:

  • Week 1 – you’ll meet your Programme Leader and your Adviser of Studies will help you choose your modules and give you advice on the available pathways.
  • Week 2 – our Moving Up to Business module provides you with the business basics that you need to be ready for the start of teaching
  • Week 3 – our main teaching block begins
Specialist Management English for Business modules

English is the worldwide language of business. If English isn’t your first language, we will offer you two free English language modules that will focus on words and terminology that are used in business. These modules are an important signal to employers of your commitment to English language skills. They will also help you to feel confident in communicating when you start your business career.

Careers and employability support

We will help you to get ready for your career by helping you to explore your career options, developing your employability skills and connecting you with employers and jobs.
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