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Course summary

From data mining and web analytics to business analytics in practice, our MSc Business Analytics will give you a comprehensive understanding of key areas of business analytics and develop your skills to meet the high demand from employers. Attracting students from all over the world, this course is a great opportunity to mix with people from different cultures and with diverse backgrounds. You’ll enhance your communication, teamwork and management skills, whilst building a network of international contacts. It will also help you to appreciate the various approaches to people management in a multicultural context. How will my skills develop? We’ll develop your quantitative skills to identify trends and gain insights from complex data. You’ll also develop a clear understanding of the three types of data analytics – descriptive, predictive and prescriptive, and how to accurately analyse and visualise information as well as work with analytical tools. All of this means you will become highly skilled at providing information to business leaders, improving commercial decision-making and business performance. You’ll also study The Aston Global Advantage module which focuses on professional development and employability, helping you to apply the key skills that you will gain throughout the year. During The Aston Global Advantage you’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad with one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK or overseas or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.

Assessment method

There are a variety of assessment methods, including exams, coursework, poster design, presentations and group work. For our assessments, we use real or fictitious business scenarios. The practical assessments help you to develop the skills and competencies required for future job roles.


Entry requirements

One of the following: A good UK honours degree, minimum Lower Second Class (2:2) Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £22750 Year 1
England £11850 Year 1
Scotland £11850 Year 1
Wales £11850 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11850 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Analytics at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS