Business Analytics (MSc)
Available to study at QMUL’s Mile End Campus in London or at the University of London Institute in Paris
The MSc in Business Analytics is a new, block taught MSc that will be available both in Paris and in London. The MSc is offered in collaboration with QMUL’s School of Mathematics and is aimed at students who are highly numerate and have a strong interest in developing statistical and business skills required to succeed in the digital economy.
This exciting new programme is ideal for anybody aiming to direct businesses in today’s digital economy. You will learn how to use insights from business analysis to inform strategy, provide direction for leadership and create value.
With the growing use of data in business decision making, individuals who have a strong understanding of the tools and methodologies for business analysis, who are able to analyse data and use the results to inform the direction of their business, will be sought after by employers in all sectors of the economy.
Our program will take you beyond analytics and programming, teaching you how businesses are structured, how they operate and how digital skills are used to enhance business performance. You will gain an awareness of the leadership and organisational challenges associated with large scale change projects driven by the digitisation of businesses and develop important leadership qualities such as communication, negotiation and team work.
You will be exposed to real world cases from different markets and countries and learn from the experiences of current managers working in a wide range of sectors. You will also have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project in collaboration with an industry partner.
The staff involved in the MSc in Business Analytics have strong links and research collaboration with industry partners and IT start-ups in London and Europe. One of the course leaders was formerly Global Head of FX Quantitative Research at Citigroup, the other has extensive experience in research and consulting on entrepreneurship, innovation management and IP strategy.
Students will be given the opportunity to obtain Microsoft Office and SAS certification and will learn how to use tools such as R and SQL.
We are currently seeking accreditation for the course from the Tech Partnership, a private sector body representing digital businesses in the United Kingdom.
MSc Business Analytics is available for one year full-time study and is delivered in blocks. You can expect to spend two to three days a week in intensive lectures and the remaining time in self-study supported by online materials. Each block of teaching will consist of up to six hours of lectures per day over two days.
You will take five compulsory modules, a Masterclass module running throughout the year and a Group Project Module in the summer. You may also choose three optional modules to be taken in term 2.
Compulsory modules are:
- Programming for Business Analytics (term 1)
- Data Analytics (term 1)
- Strategic Analysis (term 1)
- Leadership Skills for Business Analytics (term 1)
- Experiments for Business Analytics (term 2)
- The Masterclass in Business Analytics (terms 1 & 2)
- Group Project (term 3)
Optional modules include:
- SAS for Business Intelligence
- Time Series Analysis for Business
- Optimization of Business Processes
- Project Management
A good upper second class degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, engineering, economics or business. For students whose first language is not English, we require an IELTS score of 7 (with 6 in writing).
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it may be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.
For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
International Students are part of a global community at Queen Mary University of London and likewise at ULIP in Paris. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website [link: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/index.html] If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements [link: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/index.html]. French language is not a requirement for ULIP in Paris although you may want to use the opportunity to study French while you are in Paris – there are many options in the city for this and we can help you find a suitable course.
Learning and teaching
Teaching for all modules includes a combination of lectures, seminars and a virtual learning environment. There will be between two and three blocks of teaching per module, depending on content. The same module will be taught by the same member of staff in Paris and London. Each block of teaching will consist of six hours of lectures per day over two or three days.
Each course unit involves lectures, problem solving coursework and practical sessions. Project based course units (e.g. Summer Group Project) will also involve interaction with project partners.
For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete 6 further hours of independent study. Independent study will be supported by online learning aids in the form of videos, quizzes and regular online chat sessions with your teachers.
The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.
Independent study will develop your ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area.
You will be assessed using a variety of methods including coursework and examinations, specific exercises, such as presentations and debates, and analysis of data.
The Masterclass and the Group Project are examined on the basis of a written report and formal oral presentations.
Tuition fees for Home and EU students
Full time £17,000
Tuition fees for International students
Full time £20,550
There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.
These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.
Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships
We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.
Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.
Alternative sources of funding
Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.
Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.
Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079
Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary
We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.