BSc Business Analytics (Study Abroad) is an academically rigorous degree programme that teaches the core skills of analysing data to help solve modern business problems. If you are numerate, analytically minded with an unquenchable curiosity about how and why things are done the way they are, Business Analytics can help launch your career in industry, finance, the public sector, government or consulting.
Truly modern organisations rely on sophisticated analysis and technology to perform effectively, and we produce creative, technically competent and skilled graduates who can deliver these skills and more.
We will show you how analysing data can help solve real-life problems and show what it means to think statistically as you learn techniques and approaches that help organisations plan and improve decision-making processes.
Your third year is spent at a partner university, usually in North America or Asia, studying modules that are local specialities. There are many advantages to studying abroad, including personal and educational development, experiencing a new culture, and enhanced employability. If you are considering further study, graduate programmes welcome study abroad candidates.
In your final year, you will study project management modules that act as a core to help put ideas into practice, gain employee support during organisational change initiatives, and improve your consultancy skills.
You can also choose modules for a specialist track. The Business Analytics track delivers the mathematical tools to develop practical, numerate and computer-based modelling.
The Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain Management track explores the problems faced by operations managers. It covers topics such as purchasing, inventory planning and risk analysis. For students who want to learn more about designing and managing the computer-based systems of our digital economy, the Information Systems specialism is for you.
Students use programming tools such as Python and R, spreadsheets and business intelligence software, gaining important skills which can be applied to bring intelligence to industry. We will teach you how to make forecasts and use data to understand complex behaviour and introduce you to operational and strategic business contexts, applying your skills on a team project for a client in the Lancaster area.
Our careers team, including a dedicated departmental careers coach, will work with you from day one to help with internships, placements and graduate employment. We will supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews, helping you with your future career ambitions.
Lancaster University will make reasonable endeavours to place students at an approved overseas partner university that offers appropriate modules which contribute credit to your Lancaster degree. Occasionally places overseas may not be available for all students who want to study abroad or the place at the partner university may be withdrawn if core modules are unavailable. If you are not offered a place to study overseas, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent standard degree scheme and would complete your studies at Lancaster.
Lancaster University cannot accept responsibility for any financial aspects of the year abroad.
Business Analytics is one of the most important areas of modern business as the volume of data both created and employed increases. Depending on your chosen pathway, Business Analytics at Lancaster will equip you to manage and interrogate data with a view to improving business performance, be that in operations or logistics and supply chain management.