• Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
The MSc Business Analytics programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a response to these changes in the economic and technological environment. You will graduate as a multi-talented professional, standing in-between your chosen core field of expertise (such as management, finance, and marketing) and information technologies.

About

By the time you graduate from the Business Analytics programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, you will have:

  • a rich understanding of the opportunities and threats posed to organisations by the current increase in data availability
  • an ability to analyse, model and investigate large networks of peoples and companies
  • knowledge of current practices, theories and issues in a traditional field of business studies
  • skills in data processing (descriptive statistics, econometrics and machine learning), problem-solving, and decision-making (using statistical and data analyses to resolve organisational problems)
  • proficiency in the use of a wide variety of statistical packages suitable for analysing large data sets.

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as data or information analyst, technical consultant, IT-related project manager and customer relationship management (CRM) analyst. Employment opportunities exist in every sector of the economy, particularly within the fast-growing service industries of finance, retail, marketing, and information technology.

Accreditation

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Contemporary Issues in the Ethics of Business Analytics
  • Econometrics
  • Databases and Data Management
  • Data Mining and Machine Learning
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Big Data – Applications in Business
  • Business Analytics Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper 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).

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

UK:

  • Upper second class (2:1) honours

China

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

North America

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    11520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17280 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

RMB 120,000 for the entire programme.

If you are a graduate of XJTLU, you will automatically receive a discount of 20 percent of the tuition fee.

Living costs for Suzhou

  • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

We offer a generous entry scholarship of up to 50 percent of the total programme tuition fee for all full-time masters programmes based on academic merit.

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