Overview

Who is it for?

The MSc in Business Analytics programme will help you generate and capture greater competitiveness in data-driven business.

Our Business Analytics programme is designed to provide a foundation to those who will determine the scope and direction of data analytics research within their organisation, and communicate the research outcomes to the ultimate decision-makers.

Our graduates are trained to participate in the strategic management process, improve the organisation’s financial performance and help design the effective measures of performance of an organisation for which evidence-based data become a strategic asset in the decision-making process.

Therefore, the primary goal is to provide an insight into business data analytics and prepare the students to develop the set of skills and attitudes that will evolve into effective leadership skills.

Objectives

The main purpose of the Business Analytics programme is to develop a comprehensive set of skills and to encourage the positive attributes that are essential to becoming a successful business analyst.

The master's degree is committed not only to imparting specialist skills, but also to developing the so-called "soft skills” which are important in influencing people and organisations.

As well as obtaining effective and persuasive communication skills, you will also learn about ethics-related issues, which are another key ingredient to responsible leadership.

Structure

On the Business Analytics MSc, you will learn to:

  • Extract valuable information from the data in order to create a competitive advantage
  • Make use of analytical skills to evaluate and solve complex problems within the organisation’s strategic perspective
  • Present and explain data via effective and persuasive communication
  • Show commercial focus and the ability of strategic thinking
  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of using analytical skills to interrogate data sets
  • Illustrate professional integrity and show sensitivity towards ethical considerations.

Assessment methods

Assessment

To satisfy the requirements of the degree course, students must complete:

  • Eight core modules (15 credits each)
  • Four elective modules (10 credits each)
  • One applied research project (20 credits).

Assessment of modules on the MSc in Business Analytics, in most cases, is by means of coursework and unseen examination. Coursework takes a variety of formats and may consist of individual or group presentations/reports, set exercises or unseen tests.

Induction weeks

There is a compulsory two week induction programme just before Term 1 starts, which is a dedicated introduction to the course and to business analytics. You are required to complete a number of induction workshops at the beginning of the course as follows:

  • Team building
  • Career induction and careers fair
  • Professional development skills.

Term dates

Term dates 2018/19

In-Person ID Checks (all students must attend): Commences 17 September 2018

Compulsory Induction: 17 - 28 September 2018

Term I
1 October 2018 - 14 December 2018
Term I exams
7 January 2019 - 18 January 2019

Term II
21 January 2019 - 5 April 2019
Term II exams
22 April 2019 - 3 May 2019

Term III
5 May 2019 - 2 July 2019
Term III exams
1 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

Resit period
Students who are required to resit an examination or invigilated test  will do so in the period:
12 - 30 August 2019

Submission deadline for Business Research Project or Applied Research Project 
2 September 2019

Official Course End Date
30 September 2019

Teaching staff

Course Director

Course director profile

Dr Vali Asimit

Academic expert working at Cass Business School.

The teaching staff on the MSc in Business Analytics have many years of practical experience working in industry and are also active researchers in their fields

This knowledge and experience inform the highly interactive lectures that make up the master's degree.

Other module leaders include

Dr Simone Santoni

Application

How to apply

Applications are now closed for September 2018 entry.  Applications for 2019 entry will open in November 2018. Register your interest.

Documents required for decision-making

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • CV
  • Personal statement (500-600 words)

Documents also required (may follow at later date)

  • IELTS/GMAT reports
  • Two references, one of which MUST be an academic reference
  • Work experience is not a requirement of this course, applicants with in excess of three years of experience should consider the MBA programme
  • For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to the Master's Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK

We cannot comment on individual eligibility before you apply and we can only process your application once it is fully complete, with all requested information received.

Individual Appointments

If you would like to visit us to discuss your application please do arrange an individual appointment.

Entry requirements

A UK upper second class degree or above, or the equivalent from an overseas institution, in a relevant subject is required.

Students with a degree that includes quantitative topics are sought and such degrees are: actuarial science, business, computer science, economics, engineering, finance, geography, mathematics, psychology, sociology, statistics or any other quantitative social science.

GMAT

GMAT is recommended for students wishing to apply for this course.

English language requirements

If you have been studying in the UK for the last three years it is unlikely that you will have to take the test.

If you have studied a 2+2 degree with just two years in the UK you will be required to provide IELTS results and possibly to resit the tests to meet our requirements.

IELTS

The required IELTS level is an average of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the writing section and no less than 6.0 in any other section.

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Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Fees

UK/EU/International £23,000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

Fees in each subsequent year of study (where applicable) will be subject to an annual increase of 2%. We will confirm any change to the annual tuition fee to you in writing prior to you commencing each subsequent year of study (where applicable).

Deposit: £2,000 (paid within 1 month of receiving offer and non-refundable unless conditions of offer are not met)

First instalment: Half fees less deposit (payable during on-line registration which should be completed at least 5 days before the in-person ID–checks)
Second instalment: Half fees (paid in January following start of course)

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