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Business Analysis and Consultancy MSc

Business Analysis and Consultancy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Interpersonal Skills Business Modelling / Analysis Business Consultancy Practice

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been developed to enable you to develop advanced knowledge and skills in the following areas: Business Analytical Methods and Information Technology; Business Problem Structuring and Solving; Consultancy Skills in the Business Environment. These themes are explored through modules in Business Analytics, Computer Simulation, Creative Problem Solving, Consultancy Skills and Business Statistics. The course also includes a project based module where you will solve a problem for a client using the knowledge and skills acquired during your study. There is then a further applied consultancy project, which allows you to independently research investigate and analyse a current business problem. The course focuses on: computational, mathematical, philosophical and management science approaches to business analysis; developing problem solving skills; enhancing your ability to use business software and other information technology; encouraging independent and creative thinking; effective communication in all formats appropriate to a business environment.

The programme is delivered by the Business Analysis and Statistics (BAS) group at Hertfordshire Business School. The BAS group is very strong in the areas of Business Analytics and Consultancy, and its members have diverse experience and expertise in mathematical, computational and philosophical methods of analysis. The group is home to the Statistical Services and Consultancy Unit which does commercial consultancy carried out by members of the group. The course is informed by the cutting edge research undertaken by members of the group. Graduates can work in a wide range of industries as business analysts or management consultants. The knowledge and skills obtained will enable you to work as an independent consultant or within an organisation at middle management or senior level.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Statistical Techniques for Business (15 Credits) - Core
Computer Simulation for Business (15 Credits) - Core
Creative Problem Solving B (15 Credits) - Core
Business Modelling Tools (15 Credits) - Core
Becoming an Effective Consultant (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods for Business Analysts (15 Credits) - Core
Individual Consultancy Project (60 Credits) - Core
Running a Consultancy Project (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have an honours degree (at least 2:2 or above) in Business, Management, or any other discipline that includes a quantitative or computing element.

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in Hatfield,...more