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Business Analytics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
Business Analytics programme at University College Dublin provides a set of analytical methods for solving problems and aiding decision-making, particularly in the context of large quantities of data.

Overview

Business Analytics programme at University College Dublin involves the development and application of models and concepts to explore management issues and solve managerial problems. It includes Data Science, Management Science and Operational Research. Many different organisations use the principles and practice of Analytics.

Available in one-year full-time and two-year part-time formats, this programme is suitable for graduates from technical disciplines such as Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics with a talent for and interest in finding mathematical or computer solutions to business problems. It is also suitable for business graduates who have studied Management Information Systems (MIS) subjects. The student profile also includes people with practical experience, who often use the programme to re-direct their career.

The mix of full and part-time students from different backgrounds, working together on projects, makes the interaction between students an important and worthwhile part of the learning experience.

For part-time students entering in September 2018, it requires class attendance during the working day so employer support is essential to undertake the part-time option.

Career

Graduates of the MSc in Business Analytics go into analytics consultancy, data science, software/web/IT, customer analytics, finance, operations research, logistics, and more generally into analytics roles in a wide variety of industries.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Financial Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Acquisitions Analyst
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Statistician

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Optimisation in Business
  • Statistics and Simulation Methods
  • Programming for Analytics
  • Data Management
  • Data Mining
  • Consulting, Change and Project Management
  • Advanced Operations Research
  • Smart Systems
  • Decision and Behavioural Analytics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Most courses operate a rolling admissions policy with decisions being taken as soon as possible after receipt of completed applications. 

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Evening
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • A minimum second class honours primary degree (or equivalent) which includes quantitative techniques. 
  • A student may be asked to undertake the GMAT or GRE at the Director's discretion.
  • Two completed academic reference forms from referees who can assess your maturity, motivation and intellectual ability. Part-time students can provide employer references. MSc Business Analytics Reference Form.
  • (Note that graduates of UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business are not required to submit the reference form).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    13950 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13950 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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