University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Business Analytics (online) (Taught)

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Course summary

Leverage data and advance your career Gain a competitive edge in your career by developing the business management and technical analysis skills needed to drive strategic results for your company with the University of Bath’s online MSc Business Analytics course. Delivered by the EQUIS-and ABMB-accredited Bath School of Management, this course provides access to training and industry experts that are invaluable for students’ hands-on data management, data mining, and data analysis preparation. This includes access to cutting-edge software and analytical tools through the University of Bath’s partnership with IBM. Focus on cutting -edge topics for advanced roles The online MSc Business Analytics course immerses you in business topics taught by experts with industry experience and the curriculum will equip you with innovative skills for identifying data insights and lead business solutions. Using advanced technologies, including machine learning, heuristics, forecasting and business statistics, you will learn how to improve business decision-making. • Ranked top 100 in the world and top 10 in the UK for Business Analytics by the QS Business Masters rankings 2022* • Ranked 4th in Business and Management Studies by The Complete University Guide 2023* • Top 10 for Business, Management and Marketing in The Guardian University Guide 2022 and The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2022* Interactive online learning You will learn via immersive video material and real-life case studies, as well as benefit from direct and regular communication with other students and lecturers. Learning material is made available to you via a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The online MSc Business Analytics not only sets you up with a deeper understanding of data science, it equips you with the business acumen to put data insights into practice and take your career to the next level. Assessments are conducted online, also through the VLE. Students study one unit at a time, and learning support is provided through electronic discussion forums and live tutorial sessions. “Studying part-time while working helps you to stand out from other interview candidates and showed my dedication to my career too my previous manager and my new one.” – Jess Crees, University of Bath Online MSc Student Thrive in the right business career for you The Business Analytics online MSc can unlock business analytics, management, and consultancy jobs in virtually any industry. These careers are growing due to the world’s growing economy and the increasing use of big data. Study Details: MSc 2 years and 3 months online Intake dates: September, January and May

Course details


Understand analytical techniques and their application in international contexts; Evaluate current research, in particular, how data are collected and analysed; Identify operational, tactical and strategic resource management issues; Model and problem-solve managerial problems mathematically; Develop lateral-thinking techniques to solve problems and derive insights; Recognise and address ethical dilemmas from data mining and management; Become self-motivated to analyse, interpret and present data in new ways. Key online benefits: Engaging video material and real-life case studies; Interaction and networking with students and lecturers; Digital resources to support your studies and develop your career.

Entry requirements

Typically, you should have a first or second class bachelor’s degree in a quantitative subject. In addition, you need a general-purpose programming language. International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £833 Credit
International £833 Credit
England £833 Credit
Northern Ireland £833 Credit
Scotland £833 Credit
Wales £833 Credit
Channel Islands £833 Credit
Republic of Ireland £833 Credit

Additional fee information

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Business Analytics (online) at University of Bath - UCAS