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Business Analytics, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #131 (QS) ,
The aim of the MSc Business Analytics programme is to provide a solid basis in a variety of techniques including Forecasting, Optimization, Simulation and Operational Research which help in intelligent data-driven decision making when faced with complex business problems. 


This programme is ideal for students wishing to work in business analytics, decision support, industrial engineering, operational research and management science. It will equip you with in-demand analytics skills and prepares you to solve challenging business problems.  You will gain hands-on experience in applying theory to practice guided by world-leading academics and management scientists with expertise in areas including Forecasting, Optimization, Simulation and Operational Research.

This is achieved with a fine balance between theory and application of these techniques. The programme comes with great flexibility where you can choose from a range of modules to align with your own interests along with compulsory core modules. The structure of the programme is designed with special emphasis on the growing need for analytical skills required to deal with business problems in the big-data age.

We help you to improve your professional skills as well as your analytical abilities. In a significant real-life project, you will have the opportunity to develop professional skills by working for 16 weeks as a consultant to one of our client companies. The employment record of the programme is excellent, with our graduates in demand from business and the public sector for their analytical skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Business Analytics and Operational Research
  • Problem Solving Skills for Consultants
  • Spreadsheet Modelling
  • Applying Statistical Models in Business
  • Problem Structuring
  • Computer Simulation
  • Stochastic Modelling
  • Optimisation and Heuristics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

  • Entry requirements:  2:1 (Hons) degree UK or equivalent) in any discipline that includes some Mathematics and/or Statistics, including, for example, Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Economics and Computer Science
  • English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    21500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    15000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
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