Business Analytics, M.Sc. | Aston University | Birmingham, United Kingdom
12 months
22750 GBP/year
11850 GBP/year
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In a data-rich society, every organisation needs analytical planning and big data analysis. This Business Analytics course from Aston University has been designed to meet the growing demand from employers and will equip you with the skills to extract meaningful information from data to inform strategic decision-making.


From data mining and web analytics to business analytics in practise, the Business Analytics course from Aston University will give you a comprehensive understanding of key areas of business analytics and develop your skills to meet the high demand from employers.

Attracting students from all over the world, this course is a great opportunity to mix with people from different cultures and with diverse backgrounds.  You’ll enhance your communication, teamwork and management skills, whilst building a network of international contacts. It will also help you to appreciate the various approaches to people management in a multicultural context.

How will my skills develop?

We’ll develop your quantitative skills to identify trends and gain insights from complex data. You’ll also develop a clear understanding of the three types of data analytics – descriptive, predictive and prescriptive, and how to accurately analyse and visualise information as well as work with analytical tools.

All of this means you will become highly skilled at providing information to business leaders, improving commercial decision-making and business performance.

You’ll also study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the key skills that you will gain throughout the year.

Career prospects

With insights from data often providing the basis for competitive advantage in the market place, it’s not surprising that business analytics graduates are becoming increasingly sought-after.

We have a track record for providing companies with highly skilled staff. Our recent graduates have gone on to secure roles with prestigious international companies. Our strong links with industry have enabled us to tailor the course to meet the needs of employers looking for highly skilled graduates. Thanks to their input, we can help you gain a competitive advantage over other graduates and ensure that you hit the ground running when you secure your ideal role.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Effective Management Consultancy
  • Decision Models
  • Performance Analytics
  • Data Mining and Web Analytics
  • Software Analytics
  • Ethics in Academic Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)
  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University

As well as:

  • Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee
  • An official academic transcript of your university grades to date
  • A completed application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22750 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11850 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11850 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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