Management (Business Analytics) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc Management (Business Analytics) course introduces you to the world of ‘big data’ and the impact it is having within businesses across the globe. In your first semester, you will shape your leadership and management skills to become an effective 21st century manager, gaining and excellent understanding of the core subjects, enabling you to put theory and contemporary thinking into practice. During your second semester, you’ll understand the value of business analytics within an organisation, its impact on decision-making and the problems faced in interpreting big data. You’ll face practical challenges and focus on applying descriptive statistics to analyse real-world data. You will be developing skills within:

  • quantitative methods for data analysis;
  • understand the business analytics process;
  • acquire the knowledge to identify machine learning models to predict uncertain events in a business environment;
Finally, in your third semester, you’ll choose an experiential project. With the opportunity to use your skills in a real-world setting, you can choose from completing a consultancy experience project, an internship experience project, or a business research project. This course has Dual Award status with the Chartered Management Institute. What you’ll gain from this degree?
  • develop an understanding on the relationship between business strategies and business analytics.
  • demonstrate an understanding of a range of strategic models that can be utilised to explore and guide effective action in dynamic organisational environments.
  • explore data analytics application in real-world business environment.
  • enhance your skills within quantitative research, statistical analysis, spatial and temporal analytics.
  • identify some of the types of data and potential problems that may be encountered within operations and sales.
Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.


In Semester One you'll study the modules Principles of Management, Managing in Organisations and Context of Management. In Semester Two you'll study Introduction to Business Analytics and Intelligence, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics and Data Analysis for Managerial Decision Making. In your final semester you'll choose between a Consultancy Experience Project, an Internship Experience Project, or a Business Research Project. Ongoing learning modules include: Transformational Leadership Development and Research Methods for Managers. Students studying the 2 year course will also complete a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience.

Assessment method

Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research based projects. The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Management Institute

Entry requirements

You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above). All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career. One academic reference is required. If English is not your first language we usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests. For a 1-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with minimum of 5.5 in each component. For a 2-year Masters you'll need a 6.5 grade overall with a minimum of 6.0 in speaking and listening, and 5.5 in reading and writing.

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Management (Business Analytics) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS