Tech is growing at a phenomenal rate. To keep up with competition and progress, businesses need graduates who can harness the power of data, spot new opportunities and efficiencies.
During this course, you’ll learn how big data can be used to streamline operations and improve economic performance. As well as learning about data management, you’ll also discover how to use big data to identify profitable business opportunities.
You’ll master a variety of tools and information systems and develop practical skills in data visualisation. This course will also allow you to delve deeper into areas such as data mining, analytics in marketing and hospitality business analytics.
Learn from the experts
You don’t need a degree in business intelligence or analytics to join this course. You can enrol with no prior knowledge of business or management, and develop the expertise needed for specialist roles in this rewarding field.
To explore the sector, you’ll get valuable insights into the important role business analysis plays in modern organisations through our guest lecture series. We invite experienced and active professionals from different areas of the industry to give you an idea of the potential career paths available to you when you graduate.
Features and Benefits
Taught by experts - this course is delivered by academics who have their feet firmly in the world of consulting and they bring that practical experience into the classroom.
Customisable degree – this course allows you to tailor your degree to specialise in areas that interest you the most.
A city of opportunities – with global organisations, innovative start-ups and a thriving tech scene, Manchester offers a wealth of opportunities. Use our connections with employers to enhance your studies and professional network.
Real-life learning – apply your new skills outside of your course, with an opportunity to take short-term internships with employers in the city.
Behind-the-scenes business visits – see how businesses are structured through visits to global organisations such as Manchester United, Jaguar Land Rover and BBC MediaCityUK.
Unique insights – learn from guest lecturers who are leading professionals.
Employability – attend a series of key industry events and masterclasses throughout your course and network with recruiting businesses.
“I chose to study Business Analytics because I think that data interpretation and visualisation is an interesting field and applies directly to the key decision-making processes in companies.” Loic Villepinte, MSc Business Analytics.
Accreditations, Awards and Endorsements
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association of MBAs. AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education.
Accreditation The Business School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This means we are internationally recognised for meeting global standards of excellence in business and management education.
"We have a network of employer contacts, many of whom are global organisations and they bring contemporary business practice into our classrooms."
Julie Hardman, Head of Department.
We’ll help you use big data to find smarter, more intelligent ways of reaching customers. The expertise you’ll develop will give you a unique insight into the inner workings of business operations, and allow you to thrive in the world of business analytics.
As well as traditional business analytics roles, your skills can also give you opportunities in areas such as:
Software & programmatic
Customer relationship management
You may also choose to enter the field as a freelance business consultant, or apply your new skills to create your own business.
of graduates go straight into employment or further study within six months of graduating.
DLHE survey 2017, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known.
Normally a good UK honours degree (minimum 2:2), or equivalent (including International), in any subject. We also welcome applications from candidates who may not have a degree but do have equivalent professional qualifications or significant, relevant management experience.
This course is suitable to students with a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. It aims to equip those who wish to pursue a managerial career with the required skills to understand and apply knowledge and understanding of Business Analytics. However, it should be noted that applicants are not expected to possess any significant technical skills when for applying for this course.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
MEET THE EXPERTS
“An important principle for us is that our teaching is current. It's up to date and it reflects industry thinking. So, for example, we use industry standard software in our teaching to ensure our students leave with the right level of digital skills…”
Listen to what Dr Julie Hardman, Head of Department, has to say about studying at Manchester Metropolitan University…
For companies across the world, in every sector and specialism, business analytics offers the route to streamlined operations, improved services, lower costs and higher profits. It’s a powerful tool that’s high in demand. Put simply, our MSc Business Analytics can let you into a world of opportunity.
It’s a specialist field, but the course is open to students from a wide variety of different academic or professional backgrounds. With a team that includes research-active academics and experienced professionals, we can help you become the kind of problem-solving, operation-enhancing, efficiency-finding professional that successful modern businesses can’t do without.
You’ll study seven core topics, covering areas from data modelling and business statistics, to information systems and decision making, as well as two option units – allowing you to tailor your studies to your passions and ambitions. From there, you’ll learn the masters-level study skills you’ll need to tackle a major piece of work, before going on to complete your dissertation project.
Data Modelling and Analysis
Organisational Strategy for Information Systems
Decision Making and Data Visualisation
Choose two from a list including:
Analytics in Marketing
Hospitality Business Analytics
Data Management and Machine Learning
Please note: all option units are subject to student numbers and timetabling.
Assessment weightings and contact hours
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A Masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Full-time 50% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 50% independent study
While this course doesn’t include any placement opportunities, you can gain useful work experience through the Business School’s Postgraduate Internship Programme. With a short-term internship, you’ll not only show potential employers that you’re ready to get to work, you’ll also gain some vital experience and make some valuable connections for your professional network.
While an internship involves at least 100 hours of work – starting any time between November and early August – how you do those hours is flexible. You could work full time during a break in your studies, or you might do a day or two a week throughout term time, fitting it around your studies.
Department of Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management
Our Operations, Technology, Events and Hospitality Management Department combines technology with creativity in a state-of-the-art learning environment.
The department stays closely linked with professional institutes, associations and businesses, as part of its founding principle of education working with industry to produce career ready graduates.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £9,250 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £16,500 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Part-time students may take a maximum of 90 credits each academic year.
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,280 for many Postgraduate Courses
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Being at university isn’t just about learning. It’s about living. Before you arrive, we’ll make sure you know where to go and what to do. And once you’re settled in, our team’s ready to support you during your stay.
From apartments and eco-friendly townhouses, to en-suite and standard rooms, we have all sorts of accommodation on (or near) campus. Whichever option is right for you, you’ll have a room complete with desk, heater, and storage, together with a shared kitchen, laundry facilities and free WiFi.
And in such a handy location, you’ll never be more than a few minutes from the library, Students’ Union, your next lecture or a bite to eat in one of the many nearby eateries.
We’re incredibly proud to be part of such a distinctive global city – and we think you will be too.
Manchester is a city of enterprise and sport, culture and diversity. Here, connections are formed and futures begun. Art, science and business coexist and collaborate. Actors and accountants, lawyers and linguists – they’ve all found a home for their ambitions.
We have sporting excellence, culinary creativity, digital innovation and thriving commerce. Entrepreneurs and entertainers. Theatre and music. A rich and distinctive culture. We have character, spirit and personality.
Here, you’ll find people of every type, making leaps in technology, taking strides in industry and creating art in every form. We have a proud heritage to look back on, and a vibrant and diverse future to look forward to, full of possibility and promise.
From advice and support to a fantastic Union and sports clubs, we’ve got your time here covered..
Whether you’re coming to Manchester from another continent or down the road, we’re here to help. As well as our Student Hubs, where you can get all sorts of information and advice, we offer a range of professional support services and social groups for our students.
Being part of our community, you’ll find societies, teams and groups that will help you make the most of your time here. This means you’ll have the chance to pursue your passions, but also to meet people with the same interests.
The Students’ Union is your voice in the University. Through the officials that you elect, the Union supports its members and stands up for your issues. And, with its building at the heart of the campus, it also provides you with a bar, shop, café, and event venue.
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