Build your quantitative consultancy skills on the Business Analytics MSc. One of the world’s first business analytics courses, Warwick Business School will help you gain an understanding of the role of business analytics within an organisation, improve your business acumen and communication skills, and get commercial research experience.
Update 24.05.21: This course is now closed for our 2021 intake. Applications for our 2022 intake will open in October 2021 – we recommend applying early due to a highly competitive selection process.
Ranked 12th in the world and 3rd in the UK in the QS University Rankings 2021 for MSc Business Analytics, the course features a broad range of theory and applications in analytics, offering you the opportunity to learn how to gain insights from large data sets using statistical methods, optimisation techniques and predictive models, and apply these to business problems as well as the chance to hone programming skills (e.g. SQL, R and Python). You will also be supported in optionally obtaining certification as Associate Certified Analytics Professional. This globally recognised certification is offered by the INFORMS (USA) and The OR Society (UK), and the required knowledge to pass the certification exam is closely aligned with the core content of this course. Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics are covered, involving visualisation (Tableau), forecasting and data mining techniques, and optimisation.
- Data Management
- Project Skills
- Business Statistics
- Analytics in Practice
- Optimisation Models
Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:
- Supply Chain Analytics
- Discrete Event Simulation
- Strategy Analytics
- Pricing Analytics
- Text Analytics
- Advanced Analytics: Models and Application
- Advanced Data Analysis
You will study four compulsory modules in term 1 to give you an overview of key business areas (plus the compulsory Project Skills module), and take four optional modules of your choice on this one-year course. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary.
Each module will have between 27 and 35 hours of contact time, which will usually mean one three-hour session per week for one term, per module. Delivery of modules varies – some are taught over the course of a term, whilst others are delivered in an intensive 5-day block.
Assessment is usually a mix of exams, group projects and coursework. Your 10,000 word dissertation will either be as a consultant to an organisation or as applied research.
Skills from this degree
- Learn how to gain business insights from large data sets through a range of cutting-edge techniques
- Continue developing your programming skills in SQL, R, and Python
- Opportunity to conduct an external consultancy project with a real client
- Apply to the QTEM Masters Network Program and spend up to an additional 12 months studying at one or two International Academic Partners, completing an internship, and taking part in a global Data Challenge with fellow QTEM students
- Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). We consider applications from a wide range of degrees including economics, business, engineering, psychology, geography, sociology, and politics. This course requires strong numeracy and IT statistical ability.
English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home, EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.
Additional Course Costs
Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.
This course may also include additional costs.
We have over £1 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 15% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.
Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.
WBS CareersPlus service
We offer you a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and tailored mock interviews.
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