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Business Analysis and Consulting

This programme has been developed to equip you with the practical, evaluative and analytical skills to allow you, as a future manager or consultant, to influence and develop strategy and performance within organisations.

You'll learn the key quantitative business analysis methods necessary to evaluate performance. In addition, you'll learn how to use business models to support the development of strategy for organisations and to help them to monitor and measure strategic processes. Simultaneously, you'll develop the key skills of business consulting, which are applicable to any organisation.

Entry requirements

MSc

  • second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in business, economics, engineering or the social sciences
  • applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged

PgDip

  • minimum of a pass degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject
  • subject to performance, students may transfer from the diploma course to the MSc

Do I need to know lots of mathematics or statistics to join the course?
The Business Analysis & Consulting course is designed to take students with a wide variety of first degrees. Although some quantitative analytical tools are taught and used during the course, only basic mathematical knowledge is necessary before starting the course. Many students in this course have first degrees in business, economics, engineering and the social sciences. However, we have students from other backgrounds as well.

English language requirements

If you’re a national of an English speaking country recognized by UK Border Agency (please check most up-to-date list) or you’ve successfully completed an academic qualification (at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree) in any of these countries, then you do not need to present any additional evidence. For others, the department requires a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5 (or equivalent)). Pre-sessional courses in English are available.

If you are from a country not recognised as an English speaking country by the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA), please check English requirements before making your application.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Foundation of research and business analysis; quantitative business analysis; managing business operations; spreadsheet modelling and demand forecasting; strategy modelling and management; becoming and effective business analyst.

Elective modules: Business simulation methods; risk analysis and management; business information systems; performance measurement and management; business analytics; project / dissertation.

Assessment methods

Every module has its own methods of assessment appropriate to the nature of the material; these include written assignments, exams, practical team projects, presentations and individual projects.

Many modules involve more than one method of assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 (Year 1) International 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,000 (Year 1) International 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 9,000 (Year 1) International 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2017 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 13 Months
MSc Distance learning October 2017 26 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 18,000 (Year 1) International 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 Months

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