Northumbria University Newcastle - Business Analytics MSc

Northumbria University Newcastle

Business Analytics MSc

Data is everywhere and is growing rapidly every day.  In a fast-changing digital world, there is a very high demand for game-changers who can predict business needs and who can understand and interpret data to make effective decisions.

Our Business Analytics Masters course provides you with the opportunity and skills to explore the latest techniques for analysing ‘big data’ to identify patterns, interpret trends and advance your organisation’s drive for strategic change.

On this programme, you will be a part of a diverse international cohort of students, giving you an invaluable opportunity to share experiences and discover new ideas with people from different cultural backgrounds.   Aimed at those with an interest in problem-solving and critical thinking, this course welcomes those from any undergraduate background, including applicants who have no previous business or analytics experience.  Our Business Analytics MSc develops broad business skills while offering specialist knowledge in business analytics for tomorrow’s business leaders.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

  • A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, or substantial experience of working in a business organisation.

English Language requirements:

  • International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

  • Graduates of this course can pursue a wide range of professional and graduate management positions in areas of business consulting, data science, analytics, management, information systems, project management, supply chain management, operations management as well as non-business disciplines.
  • As part of this course you will build a portfolio of materials that can be presented to employers to demonstrate your development and appropriateness for roles in the business analytics field, the content of which will be informed by the work you undertake in the modules you study. 
  • You may decide you want to start up your own business, it’s good to know that the combined turnover of our graduates’ start-up companies is higher than that of any other UK university.  This course is also the ideal stepping stone if you’re interested in a career in academic research, and successful graduates may be eligible for advanced entry onto our PhD or DBA programmes.

Course Details

You will be part of a global cohort of dedicated students in a positive multicultural learning environment. 

You will benefit from the vast experience of leading staff who have taught research-informed and cutting-edge topics. The Business Analytics Masters is delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one sessions. From the outset you will apply academic knowledge to real life business issues via tutorial-based activities, case discussions and group-work sessions.  You will also enjoy guest lectures from practitioners where you will have the opportunity to engage with industry.

To complement the formal modules we focus on developing your key capability skills. This includes a residential weekend, in the first semester as part of a module called Leadership and Management Development, which is aimed at strengthening skills in team working, emotional and cultural intelligence, self-reflection, independent learning and critical thinking.

Year One

Business Statistics and Data Analytics (Core,20 Credits)
Data Management and Visualization (Core,20 Credits)
Research Methods and Analytics for Business Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Forecasting and Predictive Analytics (Core,20 Credits)
Analytics for Competitive Advantage (Core,20 Credits)
Academic Language Skills for Postgraduate Business Students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Leadership and Management Development (Core,20 Credits)
NBS Masters Consultancy Project (Optional,60 Credits)
The Newcastle Business School Masters Dissertation (Optional,60 Credits)
Masters' Management Enquiry (Optional,60 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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