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Business Analytics MSc

Given the ever-increasing volume of data that businesses have access to today, there is a demand for employees who have computational and analytical skills and who can help inform business decisions to increase efficiency and ultimately build a competitive edge. Our Masters in Business Analytics has been developed with just that in mind and aims to train students to understand the variety of business environments as well as importance and relevance of decision problems facing organisations and ways of solving these using a variety of techniques.

Students will learn how to apply descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics of big data concepts and techniques to generate valuable insight that can assist with decision making. Last, but not least, the Masters will provide students with hands-on experience in applying these concepts and using these techniques and most of the popular analytics software through their projects including industry projects. In sum, the programme aims to equip students with the skills required to interpret, conceptualise and convert Big Data into useful information and thus enabling students to make better informed decisions as future business managers.

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in an area related to management science, operational research, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or business and management with a distinct quantitative content.

Your background should ideally include courses and/or experience gained in topics such as linear algebra, calculus, probability, statistics, and computer programming.

If you have a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in an unrelated subject we may consider your application if you have relevant work experience.

Work experience is desirable but not mandatory.

Students are required to have their own laptops. In particular, applicants need to ensure that their laptops can run MATLAB.

International qualifications

Please check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements.

English language requirements

  • All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
  • IELTS: total 7.0 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 67 (at least 56 in each of the “Communicative Skills” sections)
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III (with a pass in all four components)

Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than two and a half years old at the beginning of your degree programme.

Course modules

See the University of Edinburgh website for detailed programme information.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 1 Years

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