This exciting MSc Data Science for Business course from University of Stirling is the first in Scotland to be developed with input from SAS, a global leader in business analytics solutions; leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab to ensure it meets industry needs.
The degree provides you with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision-making while addressing the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. As a graduate you’ll have a highly sought-after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.
You can develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, computing science and management. You’ll work on real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Our extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytics roles.
The UK is facing “explosive demand” for data science skills according to a Burning Glass Technologies analysis commissioned by the Royal Society. The report “Dynamics of Data Science Skills” shows demand for data scientists and data engineers tripled over the past five years, rising 231%, making this a lucrative field for graduates seeking employment.
The Stirling MSc Data Science for Business was developed in partnership with industry and is designed to produce graduates with the skills that companies need.
Average salaries are higher in data analytics jobs than the IT average and the skills shortage will make that gap bigger.
The Tech Partnership UK estimate that:
- big data professionals earn on average 31% more than other IT professionals
- 77% of companies say it is difficult to recruit people with the big data skills they need.
A 2014 report by Egon Zehnder and the Kellog School of Management states that “all leaders need a working knowledge of data science” and that “there is no lack of data scientist, rather a lack of data-ready managers”. Our Masters course helps you to become a pioneering, data-driven leader. You’ll graduate with a blend of skills in data analytics and business management.
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- Flying Start Leadership Programme
- Personal & Professional Development
- Representing and Manipulating Data
- Business Analytics
- Statistics with R
- Machine Learning
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesStatistics Business Intelligence & Analytics Data Science & Big Data View 422 other Masters in Data Science & Big Data in United Kingdom
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- A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply.
- If you don’t currently meet the academic requirements for this course, INTO University of Stirling offers a variety of preparation programmes that can earn you the qualifications and skills you need for direct entry.
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International21345 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21345 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National9850 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9850 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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