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Course summary

Develop your understanding of business analytics and how it works internationally. You’ll graduate with the skills you need to start a career specialising in data and decision analysis. This course is for graduates who want to pursue a career in business analytics. How can companies use ‘big data’ to gain business insight? This course will teach you how to convert data into knowledge. Get hands-on practical experience using the latest business intelligence software and interpreting real data. This course includes guest lectures from industry experts, and a unit co-delivered by a specialist from IBM. In partnership with IBM, SAS and the Women in OR & Analytics Network. Key benefits

  • An MSc in Business Analytics gives you a range of career opportunities across different sectors
  • Get practical experience in computer programming and the latest business analytics software
  • Our small, carefully-selected class sizes allows for plenty of individual interaction with academics, career advisors and industry experts
  • Graduate equipped with the skills global employers want. Big data's importance to businesses is growing, and our graduates are in high demand
  • A practical dissertation will let you work on a real problem with a partner company
  • Meetings with graduates, business challenges and careers fairs will give you valuable experience of the global job market
  • Get the knowledge and skills to help prepare you to secure your dream job


Year 1 Semester 1 Compulsory units

  • Business statistics and forecasting
  • Databases and business intelligence
  • Optimisation and spreadsheet modelling
Semester 2 Compulsory units
  • Analytics in practice
  • Data mining and machine learning
  • Heuristics and simulation
Optional units
  • Advanced business forecasting
  • Independent study
  • Operations strategy
  • Project management
**Summer* -Dissertation in Business Analytics

Assessment method

Learning You will experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • interactive lectures
  • case studies
  • seminar presentations
  • group project work
Specialists from our Careers Service, Academic Skills Centre and Library offer a range of personal development opportunities. There are more options available through the Students’ Union. Assessment
  • Coursework
- Written examination

Entry requirements

You should have at least a 2:1 or above (or its international equivalent) undergraduate degree. Your degree can be in any discipline but you must have studied a subject with quantitative content. Such subjects include mathematics/statistics, computer science, engineering, physics and quantitative social science.

English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages:
Business Analytics at University of Bath - UCAS