• Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Business Analytics programme from by Aston University is open to students from all professional disciplines who seek to develop the knowledge and technology skills that are in high demand by organisations around the world.

The Business Analytics programme is the #1 in the UK for Return on Investment and brings 64.5 per cent average increase in graduate earnings.

Online MSc Business Analytics: Drive Success through Data Solutions

The online MSc Business Analytics welcomes students in entry-level analytical and project management roles, as well as those who are further along in their careers and aspire to leadership positions. The curriculum is relevant to multiple industries including accounting and finance, human resources, business and administration, information technology, marketing, advertising and sales.

MSc in Business Analytics Degree Programme: Fast Facts

  • 100 per cent online
  • 180-credit postgraduate degree programme
  • 3 intakes per year
  • Flexible study options for working professionals
  • Complete in just 2 years, including dissertation
  • Affordable, accredited, quality degree
  • Global network of more than 90,000 alumni

Ranked Worldwide for Student Satisfaction, Outcomes and Educational Quality

  • 5-Star University by QS Stars
  • #10 in UK among Data Analytics programmes [Eduniveral 2018]
  • 25th in UK for Student Experience
  • Top 100 in the world for Business and Management studies
  • Top 200 in the world for Employability Rankings

MSc in Business Analytics Online Degree: Key Learnings

The Business Analytics distance learning masters programme from Aston University will prepare you for analytics roles through practical business applications, relevant case studies and hands-on experience with today’s most in-demand technologies. You will develop a clear understanding of the three types of data analytics – descriptive, predictive and prescriptive – as you learn how to:

  • Evaluate and Assess

Use descriptive analytics to extract meaningful information from large amounts of data and visualise findings for ease of understanding.

  • Predict and Project

Apply predictive analytics methods to anticipate patterns, estimate potential outcomes and model scenarios for a range of business needs.

  • Prescribe Solutions

Guide business decision-making through prescriptive analytics that quantify future outcomes with actionable data.

  • Develop as a Professional

Build necessary skills in communication, presentation, consultation and business dynamics while also establishing leadership behaviours.

Careers and Outcomes

Britain is projected to create an average of 56,000 Big Data jobs annually through 2020, with the rest of the world following suit. We expect graduates of the MSc in Business Analytics online programme to have the competencies to fill vital analytics roles, either broadening career options within an existing function or advancing into leadership. 

Some positions available with this degree include Business Analyst, Data Analyst and Data and Analytics Manager.


Business School triple-accredited by AMBA, AACSB, and EQUIS

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Big Data for Decision Making
  • Business Analytics in Practice
  • Data Mining and Web Analytics
  • Decision Models
  • Descriptive Business Analytics
  • Effective Management Consultancy
  • Performance Analytics
  • Software Analytics

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants with a non-quantitative degree with relevant work experience or alternative quantitative qualifications are also considered.

National Students

You should possess a good UK honours degree recognised by Aston University. Undergraduate degree is preferred to be in one of the following disciplines:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • A quantitative social science

International Students

  • Official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date.
  • International students must also meet English language requirements as evidenced by a satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS score or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by Aston University.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9228 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18450 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5520 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11050 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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