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Increase your confidence working with data and develop your managerial skills for the fast-paced business world with the MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) online programme at the University of Essex Online.

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Overview

Data is used in all areas of business – from marketing and sales to product development to customer service and beyond. As more and more data is gathered by businesses, insightful analysis of information gathered and its application to decision making will be essential for business success. Candidates who have relevant analytics knowledge will stand out from their peers.

On this MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) course will study a range of topics, both general business and management topics and more focused analytics topics including:

  • the theory underpinning data and knowledge management
  • the applications of statistics in contemporary management and decision making
  • the craft of visualisation and when, what and how to think about visualisation decisions
  • the need for rigour, precision and ethical concern when collecting, organising and using data

Towards the end of your MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) studies you will undertake a Business and Management Research Project into the topic of your choice, allowing you to take a deeper look into a specific area of business analytics.

Teaching methods

Studying MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) is delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your personal Student Adviser during your MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics)

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

In order to meet the technical requirements for this MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) course, students will need access to Microsoft Excel or an equivalent program.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Adviser, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise during your MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics).

Programme Structure

The MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) is made up of the following modules and, upon completion, is equal to a total of 180 credits at Level 7.

Level 7 modules:
  • Financial Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Data Management, Modelling and Design (20 credits)*
  • Statistics for Business (20 credits)
  • Project Management (10 credits)
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation (20 credits)
  • Data Analytics for Managers (20 credits)
  • Business Strategy (10 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)*
  • Business and Management Research Report (40 credits)*

*These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) award.

Audience

This MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) online degree is ideal for anyone looking to bring a solid grounding in data analysis to their future career, whether within their capacity as a manager, business owner or C-level executive, or within a data specific role such as data officer, finance analyst, marketing analyst or more.

Lecturers

Subject specialists, industry authorities and experienced academics: the tutors who teach modules on our MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics) are experts in the field of business analytics. 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience

Management level work experience

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11222 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

  • Designated for postgraduate student loans in England.
  • Simple monthly payment plan available, enabling you to spread the cost over the duration of your studies.
  • Full payment discount of 10% of the tuition fee if you pay upfront.
  • Partial scholarship available for international students residing in specific regions outside of the UK.
  • Alumni discount of 10% of the tuition fee available if you are a previous graduate with the University of Essex or University of Essex Online.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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