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Manchester Metropolitan University

Business Analytics

In today's organisations, technology is a business-critical resource integrated into the fabric of business operations. There is a growing recognition that businesses need to leverage big data in order to maximise competitive opportunities. This programme focuses on both of these elements in preparing you to achieve a balanced combination of technical competence coupled with an understanding of business intelligence.

The programme will allow you to develop the acumen necessary to identify opportunities for the organisation through understanding data, as well as the ability to build a case for exploiting and deploying technological solutions.

The familiarisation of information technology for analytics will develop your appreciation of how these can be integrated into business operations. This course is taught by experienced tutors with real world consultancy and research expertise in the field of digital business.
During your studies, you will have the opportunity to participate in:
- Industry visits to real companies

- Short term internships with local employers

- A live consultancy project for your final dissertation*

*subject to availability

An MSc in Business Analytics will help you get the skills and knowledge you need to secure a graduate job in specialist roles such as consultant, data analyst, manager or business analyst.

Open to graduates holding degrees in any subject, this course assumes no prior knowledge of business or management and is suitable for UK, EU and international students wishing to progress their academic knowledge of business analytics and business intelligence. It is also suitable for those who do not have a degree but possess relevant experience.

Entry requirements

MSc: Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or equivalent (including international), in any subject. We also welcome applications from candidates who may not have a degree but do have equivalent professional qualifications or significant, relevant management experience.
This course is suitable to students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. It aims to equip those who wish to pursue a managerial career with the required skills to understand and apply knowledge and understanding of Business Analytics. However, it should be noted that applicants are not expected to possess any significant technical skills when applying for this course.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through a mixture of coursework and examinations, alongside face-to-face or digital presentations and multimedia assignments.


All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Please contact department for fees.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time 1 Years
MSc Part-time 2 Years
PgDip Full-time 9 Months
PgDip Part-time 16 Months
PgCert Full-time 4 Months
PgCert Part-time 8 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 1 Years

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