What Will You Study
This MSc programme gives you the analytical skills essential to support data analysis, decision making and planning. Founded over 40 years ago, it is regarded by many employers as the UK’s premier degree in the field. This programme is ideal if you wish to work in business analytics, decision support, industrial engineering, operational research and management science.
Our strong connections to industry and government ensure that what you learn on this MSc has a highly practical focus, both in teaching and in the three-month MSc summer projects. Graduates from the programme are in high demand, and recruited to organisations in many sectors, including roles in financial institutions, insurance, industry, retail, government, and consultancies.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
- Introduction to Business Analytics and Operational Research
- Problem Solving Skills for Consultants
- Spreadsheet Modelling
- Applying Statistical Models in Business
- Problem Structuring
- Computer Simulation
- Stochastic Modelling
- Optimisation and Heuristics
- Masters Research Project
- Masters Research Dissertation
- Data Mining for Marketing, Sales and Finance
- SAS Programming for Business Analytics
- Marketing Research Methods
- Operations and Supply Excellence
- Strategic Sourcing
- Marketing Analytics and Modelling
- International Marketing
- Introduction to Python Programming
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Designed for: Highly numerate graduates seeking careers in operations research, consultancy, business analytics, data science and industrial engineering
Duration: 12 months full-time.
Entry requirements: 2:1 (Hons) degree UUK or equivalent) in any discipline that includes some Mathematics and/or Statistics, including, for example, Science, Engineering, Business Studies, Economics and Computer Science
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications at International Qualifications:
English language: IELTS: Overall score of at least 7.0, with no individual element below 6.0
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found at English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes:
10 week- Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
For details of eligibility see: Pre sessional programmes
4 week- Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 6.0
Further information is available at English for Academic Purposes
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Further information: Please see our website
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