Aston University, Birmingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Analytics

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Course summary

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Business Analytics is one of the fastest growing disciplines in business studies and graduate business analysts are in high demand. The new BSc Business Analytics degree at Aston offers a unique mix of general business studies in the first year which acts as a foundation. The second and final years focus more on specialised business analytics’ tools and techniques. You will study how analytical and computing tools can be applied in the business setting, to provide businesses with fresh insight and help tackle complex problems. The degree offers a balanced approach of teaching, hands-on practice and training in the relevant tools to prepare students for the wide variety of issues they are likely to face in their professional career. Our teaching staff are very research active with strong consultancy backgrounds and experience with business outreach activities, ensuring that the taught material is relevant, current and in demand. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area. • Five years after graduating, employed Aston business graduates earn an average of £35,900 (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2018) • Learn and become an expert in one of the fastest growing disciplines in business studies, filling a current gap in the graduate market. • This course focuses on the strong link that exists between business and analytics, enabling you to effectively combine the two during your studies. Course details Year 1 - In the first year you will study a mix of general Business Studies topics that will provide a foundation for the rest of your degree. Subject areas include , Operations Management, Accounting for Business, Informational Technology in Business and Mathematics for economics. Year 2 - You will begin to specialise in business analytics subjects, tools and techniques that can be applied in practice. Subject areas include Optimisation and Decision Analytics, Data Visualisation and Software for Analytics. Year 3 - This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students. Year 4 - The final year continues with further specialisation in business analytics, with subject areas including Simulation, Effective Management Consultancy, Performance and Efficiency Analytics and Strategic Management.

Course details

Modules

The First Year studied on all Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country, whilst also allowing a transfer between certain programmes.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeNG12
Institution code A80
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB - BCC BBB: Standard offer BBC: If the student is also presenting either Core Maths or Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) grade B BCC: Contextual offer (Please see this webpage for more details - https ://www2aston.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/contextuaI­offer) If the student is presenting Level 3 Core Maths at minimum grade B, this is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Maths B/5.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points 5,5,5 in 3 Higher Level subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 and above are required, including English Language. GCSE Mathematics is required at grade B/5.

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/EU students and £2,500 for International students. * Please note that the tuition fees stated are for 2020 entry. 2021 tuition fees are subject to approval and will be published on this website at the earliest opportunity. **The latest information relating to EU fees for 2021 can be found on the UCAS website at: https://www.ucas.com/finance/finance-international-and-eu-students. The University is currently reviewing EU fees in response to recent government announcements and will publish EU fees for 2021 in due course. *** International Students: Tuition fees for international students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. When undertaking a placement year a placement year fee applies.
Business Analytics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS