Our BSc (Hons) Business Analytics course addresses the growing demand for skilled graduates who can use analysis to help businesses make better evidence-based decisions, and manage information and data to maximise performance. Analytics is used all around us. The World Economic Forum predicts that data analytics will be the main driver of the fourth industrial revolution, impacting all sectors of the economy. The Loughborough BSc in Business Analytics gives you a thorough understanding of the opportunities and challenges brought by data-driven, evidence-based decision making in organisations and industries, and helps you understand how to integrate this specialist knowledge with general business and management skills. Our BSc Business Analytics course equips you with sought after skills for a variety of career paths with high levels of responsibility. At Loughborough we excel at teaching quantitative skills and decision sciences, emphasising management science methods, data analysis, performance evaluation, forecasting and simulation, programming, and using data for analytics. During your studies you will sharpen your skills using practical projects, presentations and group work, equipping you with valuable transferable skills. The programme is designed to open up a range of highly rewarding career options in areas such as business development, consultancy, financial services, marketing and retail analytics, healthcare analytics, and public service. Knowledge of methods alone is not sufficient for success. Employability skills are a key part of the Loughborough experience and, coupled with our award-winning Careers Network, we have modules specifically designed to help you develop your study and employability skills. For those that want to start their own businesses, there are also modules in entrepreneurship.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Depending on the nature of the topic, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem sheets and computer-based exercises.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.
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