Availability of large amounts of data creates new possibilities and challenges for businesses, and the ability to make good decisions based on big data is a critical factor for survival in the modern economy. Therefore, business analytics skills are in high demand in the modern job market.
In this Business Analytics programme from NHH Norwegian School of Economics you will learn programming and data management, how to use statistical tools in order to explore and deduct patterns from data, how to use optimization and simulation tools to support better decision making in practical situations, and how to employ tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence for automated decision support. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply analytical tools to practical decision making situations in operations management, marketing and pricing, finance, accounting, and auditing, and you will also develop your communicative and collaborative skills by participating in team projects and by presenting your findings.
This major is suitable for those seeking jobs as analysts, either in companies or as consultants, and in general to all those seeking to complement their business background with analytical skills to succeed in the modern data-driven environment. A thorough understanding of business analytics will also enable you to communicate with technological experts and be useful for digital strategy managers.
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The compulsory courses provide you with knowledge and skills about the following core areas:
- Programming (7.5 ECTS). Either R Programming for Data Science or Applied programming and data analysis for business.
- Predictive analytics (7.5 ECTS).
- Business modelling and prescriptive analytics (15 ECTS). You will learn how to use optimization models for decision support and how to use simulation to analyze and improve business processes.
The remaining 15 ECTS of the major must be chosen from the list of electives.
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- 24 months
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- Bachelor’s degree
- GMAT or GRE
- English language requirement
- Curriculum vitae (résumé)
- Documentation of financial ability
- Documentation of identity
- Online video and written assessment
Admission to master’s degree studies in Norway requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification and a completed degree comparable to a Norwegian bachelor's degree.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.