MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics)
MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics)
If you are avidly looking to sharpen your skills in data analytics and develop your managerial skills in the business sector, this specialist master programme is tailored for you.
The MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics), validated and recognised by the University of Essex, is an online and part-time programme with an indicative study duration of two years designed to guide managers and professionals to make extensive use of data, analyse insightful information and ultimately develop and strengthen their data-driven decision making skills.
With the growing importance and wider application of data in all sectors of business – such as marketing and sales, product development, research, finance, logistics, customer service and business development - it is essential for candidates to acquire broad, deep analytics knowledge and convert mass data into useful information to drive business planning and lead to business success.
This programme offers a range of topics in business analytics including data management theory, statistics and data applications, the craft of visualisation and ethical concerns relating to data collection and usage. You will take on a Business and Management Research Project with your preferred topic towards the end of the course that gives you a deeper understanding of business performance based on data analytics of a specific area.
Throughout your studies, you will gain insight, increase your confidence in analysing and working with data, and position yourself to make sound strategic decisions for your organization in the fast-paced business world.
This programme is also available for Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma study options. Please reach out for more details.
*These modules are core and must be passed to achieve the award.
Duration: 24 months^
^The actual duration may be longer or shorter depending on your speed of study, study options chosen and module availability.
Learning and Assessments
Teaching methodsAs a 100% online education provider, we use a state-of-the art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live seminars.
We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.
In order to satisfy the entry route requirements for this programme, you must have either:
Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue with your studies.
English language requirements
As the programme is delivered in English, a high proficiency with English is required. If English is not your first language, your English ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. We offer a free online English test to assess your proficiency if you don’t hand in an IELTS or equivalent qualification.
You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries
Fees and Funding
Full tuition fee: £11,222 (2020-21) / TBC (2021-22) Δ
A university education is one of the biggest investments in yourself and your career. Our tuition fees are the same for all students (in the UK and international) and include all teaching materials and required reading – there aren't any hidden charges for assessments or resits. We also offer students a range of tuition fee discounts, scholarships, and payment options for our online courses:
Please note that a maximum of two discounts or scholarships can be applied. Find out more information about our discounts and scholarships here.
With quality assured and flexible programmes designed specifically for online delivery, the University of Essex Online is a top-notch establishment for global students who aspire to take the full higher education experience to the next level.
University of Essex Online works in partnership with Kaplan Open Learning, an expert in online higher education learning, for a host of online Master's degree programmes. Since 2007, this collaboration has been jointly offering high-quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with more than 3,000 online students having successfully graduated.
A gold rating
A token of confidence as the highest quality online educational experience provided, the University of Essex Online has garnered a gold rating, the highest possible rating, in the UK government’s Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). As the only exclusively online provider to receive this prestigious recognition, the University of Essex Online is fully committed to delivering world-class quality assured online programmes for aspiring students.
Road to success
You get to enjoy the benefits of online learning with high-quality teaching resources and dedicated support, to the same level you would expect from a campus institution. The University of Essex Online provides an engaging, interactive learning experience to all students, allowing 24/7 access to its cutting-edge personalised virtual learning platform. All online courses are designed for online teaching and delivered by leading authorities and experienced tutors in their respective fields.
You will benefit from mentoring and academic support throughout your entire course, from enrolment to graduation, thanks to our dedicated Student Advisers and Study Skills specialists. In the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) in the UK that gives students the opportunity to share their views on their courses, institution, and overall experiences, University of Essex Online students rated the programmes 89% for overall satisfaction – the highest rating for any online-only provider.
Study online, graduate on campus
All University of Essex Online degrees are awarded by the University of Essex. You will be welcomed to their beautiful Colchester Campus for your graduation ceremony as well as joining the global alumni community to enjoy the unique ‘Essex’ spirit.
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