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MSc Business Analytics 

Develop your career and consultancy skills. Be part of this full-time 1 year course and obtain the exact skills big business is looking for - learn how to harness big data analytic tools

  • Want to learn how to turn data into business insights?
  • Interested in using a state-of-the-art teaching facility led by international experts?
  • Want to discover cutting-edge analytics using real-world datasets from our multinational business partners?

MSc Business Analytics - Students

Key facts

Duration: 12 months, full-time
Starts: September
Suitable for:

Students with a degree in any discipline - applicants should not have previously studied a significant amount of business analytics, but must have achieved a 2:1 (or equivalent) in quantitative modules at degree level with a significant amount of mathematical/statistical content.

Please note: Eligible applicants will be placed on hold and considered alongside other applicants in early April 2018. The highest performing proportion of applicants will receive offers for MSc Business Analytics.
Admission requirements: 2:1 honours degree or equivalent
English requirements:

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in each element 

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As well as learning how to implement and manage business analytics projects, you will benefit from significant industry engagement. N-LAB's partners span the world, currently including: Tesco, Walgreen Boots Alliance, IBM, World Bank, TiGo Mobile, Krow Marketing, NHS, 7-eleven, Dunnhumby and Ipsos.

As well as guest lectures, coursework will be based on real-world datasets devised in collaboration with those partners. This means you will receive hands-on practical experience in the exact techniques these businesses are seeking and learn skills in managing practical data science projects.

NLAB partners



About N-LAB

This course is delivered by N-LAB, a new centre of excellence for International Business Analytics at Nottingham. N-LAB provides state of the art reseach, data visualisation and teaching facilities.

This course is data driven and focuses on real world problems which reflects the lab's research momentum, with projects all over the globe thanks to grants from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Innovate UK, EPSRC, ESRC, DFID and Newton funds.

As part of the MSc, you will become an extended part of N-LAB's research family, including an expert team of staff and PhD students. In tandem with our global partner companies, we have designed a course to meet the ever increasing demand for graduates with in depth analytics knowledge and management skills - both in theory and in practice.


Course structure

The course is structured to cover the fundamentals of business analytics and key langugaes (teaching Python and R, Big Data and Geospatial techniques, data visualisation tools and project management skills).

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1

One from:

Semester 2

One from:


12,000 to 15,000 word Business Analytics project in collaboration with a real-world partner and supervised by a member of the N-LAB team.


Nottingham University Business School

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