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This Business Analytics and Decision Sciences program from University of Leeds gives you an insight into business analytics and explores how organisations can exploit the big data revolution. You’ll develop decision-oriented, quantitative analytical skills in a management context, and learn to sift intelligence from the growing volume and variety of data collected on many aspects of life. 

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Overview

Businesses are increasingly collecting large amounts of information about their customers and activities. This ‘big data’ is big news with the media, businesses and government as they consider how to use this mass of information in a meaningful way.

Analysts use their expertise to make sense of this information, interpret it and uncover hidden patterns and important insights, enabling evidence-based business decisions. As a result, they’re in very high demand with employers on the lookout for analysts in every sector.

This course gives you an insight into business analytics and explores how organisations can thrive during the big data revolution. You’ll develop decision-oriented, quantitative analytical skills in a management context, and learn to sift intelligence from the growing volume and variety of data collected on many aspects of life.

Combining theoretical concepts with practical application, you’ll develop a unique mix of quantitative and behavioural skills relevant to data analyses, effective decision-making and management.

Career: 

Graduates of the MSc Business Analytics and Decision Sciences can expect to have the quantitative skills to analyse complex business information and use the resulting intelligence to inform business decisions.

You will be ideally placed to pursue a career in analytics and decision-making, general and specialist management roles in a range of industries, or as a business or market analysts. Our recent graduates are now working in roles such as a business analyst at eBay, data analyst at Amazon, the Head of Information at an NHS trust, business analyst at Transport for London, operational researcher with The Home Office, business analyst at Capital One, data and analytics consultant at KPMG, operational research analyst for the Department of Health and advisor in business intelligence for Dell International LLC.

Employers in both private and public sectors are actively seeking graduates with these skills, and trends show that the career opportunities are fast increasing.

Demand for experts in business analytics is growing rapidly and the University of Leeds is at the forefront of developments in this area.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Effective Decision Making
  • Advanced Management Decision Making 
  • Business Analytics and Decision Science 
  • Forecasting and Advanced Business Analytics 
  • Evidence Based Consultancy 
  • Business Analytics and Decision Sciences Dissertation
  • Quantitative Analysis

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a related subject. 
  • Must have a sound grounding in quantitative subjects, typically through some university-level courses in subjects such as statistics, management science, computer science or mathematics. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Leeds awards a range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. Scholarships are available to candidates who can demonstrate an excellent academic record and show excellent professional and personal skills.

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.

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