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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

Second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in business, economics, engineering or the social sciences; applications from those with other degrees are also encouraged.
Minimum of a pass degree, or equivalent, in an appropriate subject; subject to performance, students may transfer from the diploma course to the MSc.
Applicants for the Certificate should normally hold at least the equivalent of a UK pass degree.

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.
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.
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.

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 9,000 (Year 1) International 21 21 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2017 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 21 21 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 18,000 (Year 1) International 12 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2017 9,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 12 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 9,000 (Year 1) International 24 24 Months
MSc Part-time September 2017 4,750 (Year 1) Home/EU 24 24 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Distance learning October 2017 20 20 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2017 7,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 13 13 Months
MSc Distance learning October 2017 26 26 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 18,000 (Year 1) International 9 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2017 9,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 9 9 Months

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