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MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics)

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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Studies Data Analysis Business Modelling / Analysis Management Studies / Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Increase your confidence working with data and develop your managerial skills for the fast-paced business world with this specialist Masters degree.

Data is used in all areas of business – from marketing and sales to product development to customer service and beyond. As more and more data is gathered by businesses, insightful analysis of information gathered and its application to decision making will be essential for business success. Candidates who have relevant analytics knowledge will stand out from their peers.

You will study a range of topics, both general business and management topics and more focused analytics topics including:

  • the theory underpinning data and knowledge management
  • the applications of statistics in contemporary management and decision making
  • the craft of visualisation and when, what and how to think about visualisation decisions
  • the need for rigour, precision and ethical concern when collecting, organising and using data

Towards the end of your studies you will undertake a Business and Management Research Project into the topic of your choice, allowing you to take a deeper look into a specific area of business analytics.

Teaching methods

Studying online gives you the freedom to study when and where it suits you – at home, during your lunch hour or anywhere else you have internet access.

Our courses are delivered through a virtual learning environment (VLE) instead of a traditional campus. This means you will have access to your study materials 24/7, including:

  • multimedia lecturecasts made up of written content, short videos, animation, audio recordings, infographics, short tests and mini-assignments
  • discussion forums for you to chat about the course content with fellow students
  • live Q&A sessions with your tutors
  • a comprehensive eLibrary of textbooks and academic journals
  • support from academic staff and your dedicated Student Support team

To ensure you receive the support you need from your tutor, we cap our class sizes at 20 students.

In order to meet the technical requirements for this course, students will need access to Microsoft Excel or an equivalent program.

Assessment methods

Rather than fretting about exams, you will be assessed exclusively through assignments. This can be by engaging in discussion forums throughout your modules, completing reflective journal entries, or by submitting longer written pieces.

We are committed to providing frequent and transparent feedback through the following ways:

  • Our assessment criteria are designed to be simple and transparent.
  • You will always be aware of your current provisional grade, right from the start of the programme.
  • You will be able to view your marks clearly in your gradebook whenever you log onto the learning platform.
  • There is a 7-day turnaround for marking and feedback of assessed work.
  • You will have regular contact with your Student Support team, with whom you can discuss any concerns as soon as they arise.

Career prospects

This degree is ideal for anyone looking to bring a solid grounding in data analysis to their future career, whether within their capacity as a manager, business owner or C-level executive, or within a data specific role such as data officer, finance analyst, marketing analyst or more. With businesses increasingly relying on the data they gather to serve their customers better than their competitors do, the skills and knowledge gained will be invaluable to any growing business.

Modules

Data Management, Modelling and Design (20 Credits) - Core
Business and Management Research Report (40 Credits) - Core
Research Methods (20 Credits) - Core
Statistics for Business (20 Credits)
Business Strategy (10 Credits)
Data Visualisation and Interpretation (20 Credits)
Data Analytics for Managers (20 Credits)
Financial Decision Making (20 Credits)
Project Management (10 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

11,836

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

11,836

Entry requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics), which considers academic or work-based experience. Academic entry route - You must have the following qualifications as a minimum: an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification. Work experience entry route - You must meet the following criteria: at least five years’ management level work experience.

Department profile

University of Essex Online provides 100% online part-time Masters degrees and short courses in business, computing, education, health, law, criminology and psychology. You can study with us from anywhere with an internet connection and at a time that suits your schedule best. Your course will be delivered through a state-of-the-art virtual learning environment (VLE), which provides you with 24/7 access to high-quality resources, including...more