Masters | Postgraduate Course - Business Analytics MSc Course Details within University of Bath

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Business Analytics MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

This course is for Graduates who want to start their career in the applications of business analytics.


Become a business leader of the future. Develop your skills in information technology, quantitative methods for data analysis and making optimised decisions.

You will learn how to get, clean, process and visualise data. Become an expert in the handling and analysis of big data. Develop understanding, insight and transferable tools and skills.

You’ll have access to the latest business analytics software thanks to our partnership with IBM and SAS.

Module details

Semester one: taught units

Compulsory units

You will take these units:

  • Databases and business intelligence
  • Spreadsheet modelling
  • Operations management
  • Business statistics and forecasting
  • Optimisation

The business statistics and forecasting unit is an International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) student award unit.

The best student will receive US$100, a Certificate of Achievement, and one year's free membership to the Institute.

Semester two: taught units

Compulsory units

You will take these units:

  • Analytics in practice (taught in partnership with IBM)
  • Data mining
  • Heuristics and simulation

Optional units

You will select two of these units:

  • Sustainable operations management
  • Project management
  • Operations strategy
  • Analytics in context


Entry Requirements

2:1 or above undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Student Destinations

Study with us to help achieve your career goals. You will develop the right skills and work with employers from week one of the course.

Our graduates have a great employment record. Most go on to careers in a range of areas, start their own business or begin a PhD.