Do you want to master data-driven decision-making and develop cutting-edge skills for today’s data-centric business world?
Location: Aston University, Birmingham
Studied in-person at our campus in the heart of Birmingham, our MSc Business Analytics programme is tailored for those eager to master the art of interpreting and leveraging vast data sets to improve business performance.
It focuses on essential areas like descriptive analytics, statistical modelling, data mining and visualisation, blending academic rigor with practical skills in data analysis. This course, attracting a diverse international student body, not only enhances your analytical capabilities but also develops your communication, teamwork, and cross-cultural management skills. You will be equipped to transform complex data into strategic insights, preparing you for a pivotal role in any data-driven business environment.
Accredited by the Institute of Analytics (IoA), this course offers you enhanced employability, IoA membership benefits, and fast-track professional advancement opportunities.
MSc Business Analytics
Our MSc Business Analytics programme offers a dynamic blend of cutting-edge analytical skills and real-world business insights, tailored to thrive in today's data-driven world.
What we will provide
First-class teaching in the UK’s second-largest city, delivered by a diverse array of staff who will inspire and excite you. You will benefit from applied learning, research-informed teaching and constructive assessment. You will learn from experts renowned for their work in data envelopment analysis (DEA), data mining, machine learning and time series forecasting.
We are also an Adobe Creative Campus meaning you will have access to top-notch software licenses, including Adobe and Solidworks, commonly used in industry.
What you will provide
It is important you learn how to adapt a growth mindset to your studies – understanding that intelligence and success come from applying yourself, a willingness to learn and an ambition and drive to excel.
What skills we teach
The MSc Business Analytics programme hones your quantitative skills for discerning trends and extracting insights from complex data. You will master descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics, alongside data visualisation and analytical tool proficiency, enhancing decision-making and business performance for organisational leaders.
Our Business Analytics graduates are in high demand for roles in international companies and consultancies, equipped with skills to interpret and communicate strategic data insights, ensuring a competitive edge in this rapidly evolving and influential field.
Gain the advantage
Our flagship professional development module provides a range of opportunities to apply your learning and increase your employability.
Making the right choice
Sri Ramya described her lecturers, who “consistently provided unwavering support”, as one of the things she enjoyed most about her course.
Learn business, do business
Our classroom goes beyond traditional lectures, focusing instead on real-life projects and hands-on experiences.
- Develops your analytical skills essential for the analysis and presentation of business data to enhance and support the decision-making process.
- Allows you to analyse the application of decision and game theory to business decision making.
- Applies the theoretical knowledge and practical solution methods from operational research and statistics to business solutions in general.
- Develops understanding of how business analytics, optimisation and modern performance management methods can be applied within organisations in general.
- Enables you to identify the appropriate level of business analytics techniques needed for various decision-making contexts and to carry out such analyses.
- Develops the consultancy skills needed to carry out consulting projects within an organisation while working within the constraints of business decision-making.
- Develops the skills necessary to both build and interpret common empirical models in the performance measurement literature.
One of the following:
- 2:2 (lower second-class honours) degree or equivalent
- Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University (see international students tab below for more information)
Speak to our Admissions Team
If you have any questions about the application process please get in touch with our postgraduate admissions team:
Call: 0121 204 3200 (Please note this line is open Monday-Friday between 09:30-16:30)
Meet your programme director
Dr Viktor Pekar
Programme Director, MSc Business Analytics
If you have any questions about the course or modules you will be studying, you can get in touch via email and I will be happy to answer your queries.
Fees and scholarships
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More information on fees
The United Kingdom government has confirmed that European Union (EU), other European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals commencing academic courses in England from August 2021 will no longer be charged the same tuition rates as UK students.
Tuition fees for students are reviewed annually and may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation linked to the Retail Price Index (RPI) to take account of the University’s increased costs of delivering the Programme. Any such increase shall always be in accordance with the law. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies.
With insights from data often providing the basis for competitive advantage in the marketplace, it’s not surprising that business analytics graduates are becoming increasingly sought-after.
The transferable skills that our business or analytics programmes provide mean that our graduates are successful in finding employment in a wide range of roles such as:
- Business analyst
- Business intelligence analyst
- Strategy analyst
- Operations analyst
- Credit risk analyst
- Analytics executive
- Financial risk modelling analyst
Our graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Atos, Appriss, Wren, FDM Group, Nationwide Building Society, Essence Global, QNB Group, Cognizant and the NHS.
Making a real impact
After graduating, Saloni Wadhwa put her MSc Business Analytics degree to good use in her role as data surveillance information officer at Public Health England.
Be part of our community
Once you have joined us at Aston University, you’ll always be part of our community, even beyond graduation.
Hello, what would you like to ask us?
Hello! We are a team of current Aston University students from various parts of the world, studying a wide range of postgraduate subjects.
Feel free to ask us anything about studying at Aston University.