The MSc in Business Intelligence and Analytics is currently the most popular postgraduate route of studies in international higher education. The course will help you explore the world of modern data science that addresses the business need to advance data organisation and information gathering, get insight into information and exploit knowledge hidden in routinely collected data to improve decision-making. The course is technology-focused and will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in business intelligence as well as in predictive and prescriptive analytics so that you become a professional “storyteller” on comprehensive business information.
Throughout your learning journey, you will be working with a team of dedicated, dynamic, and research-active academic staff who are committed to providing high-quality research-led teaching with practical classes. You will benefit from talks and presentations by visiting lecturers – a range of e-business and IT industry specialists – and various student forums where you will have the opportunity to present your research findings to leading business people and professionals.
How you will study
Learning on this course is a partnership between the student, his/her peers, and the teaching team. It is a mix of timetabled activities and students’ own personal study.
The course applies a problem-based learning approach to structure the content and delivery of lectures, seminars, and other in/out-of-class activities with the use of case studies to improve your analytical and problem-solving skills. In practical workshop seminars, you will enrich your problem-solving skills in various business analytics tools through the use of a wide range of application software and platforms, such as MSc Excel and its sophisticated Add-ins, Power BI, Python, SPSS, SQL, and non-SQL-based DBMS, AWS, Simul8, Insight Maker and others. The course team organizes regular presentations by external speakers with industrial experience that will help you understand how the taught material is applied in the industry.
The teaching staff is often engaged in research or commercial activities and this ensures that you will gain an understanding of contemporary issues in the field. Student projects are often integrated with industry real cases and problems. This makes the course very attractive as well as a practical study destination if you want to grasp the global digital challenge as a data science professional.
Why study this course?
Exploit the global digital challenge. Irrespective of your previous educational or professional background, the course will help you become an internationally demanded professional in business intelligence & analytics. After graduation, you will be to apply sophisticated knowledge, problem-solving skills, and information technology tools to find the insights of business data and information for effective decision making.
Professional academic team. You will learn in close collaboration with a team of dedicated, dynamic, and research-active academic staff who are committed to providing high-quality research-led teaching with practical classes, exploring international and local business cases.
Broader career opportunities. If you are motivated to learn, this is the right course to study business analytics and enter the workforce as a data scientist. The job landscape is promising locally and internationally, opportunities stem from a broad range of industries and the nature of the job often allows for remote work flexibility and even self-employment.