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Course summary

Build your quantitative consultancy skills on the Business Analytics MSc. One of the world’s first business analytics courses, Warwick Business School will help you gain an understanding of the role of business analytics within an organisation, improve your business acumen and communication skills, and get commercial research experience. Course overview Ranked 12th in the world and 3rd in the UK in the QS University Rankings 2022 for MSc Business Analytics, the course features a broad range of theory and applications in analytics. The course offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth theoretical and applied knowledge of business analytics, and to provide insights on how to analyse business problems and solve them using a variety of operational research, statistics and machine learning techniques. You will also gain a cross-disciplinary training in business models, quantitative methods and data science by covering descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and be prepared for working in complex data-driven environments through building up quantitative consultancy skills and developing programming skills. You will also be guided in optionally obtaining certification as Associate Certified Analytics Professional. This globally recognised certification is offered by the INFORMS (USA) and The OR Society (UK), and the required knowledge to pass the certification exam is closely aligned with the core content of this course. You will cover a balance of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, involving visualisation (Tableau), forecasting and data mining techniques, and optimisation.


Core modules

  • Data Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Analytics in Practice
  • Optimisation Models
  • Advanced Analytics: Models and Applications
  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Understanding Business for Analysts
  • Dissertation or Business in Practice
Optional modules Optional modules can vary from year to year. Example optional modules may include:
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Forecasting
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Strategy Analytics
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Text Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
Read the module descriptions for this course on the Warwick Business School website.

Assessment method

Assessment is usually a mix of exams, group projects and coursework. Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route: Dissertation route If you are considering further academic study (PhD) or develop your theoretical and practical understanding of current business problems and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to business analytics, the 10,000-word dissertation will enable you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. Your dissertation project will either be as a consultant to an organisation or as applied research. Business in Practice route If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus and Corporate Relations team.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). We consider applications from a wide range of degrees including economics, business, engineering, psychology, geography, sociology, and politics. This course requires strong numeracy and IT statistical ability. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Warwick website for the tuition fees for postgraduate courses:

Sponsorship information

We have over £2million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Masters courses. We consider all eligible applicants while funds are available so do apply for the course as early as possible if you'd like to be considered.

Business Analytics at University of Warwick - UCAS