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Business Analytics - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

This MSc is one of the first MSc programmes in Analytics in the world, having been established in 2008 (as MSc Business Analytics & Consulting). Since then we have constantly worked to improve the course in collaboration with major players in industry, such as IBM and SAS. In the QS World University Rankings 2018 for MSc Business Analytics programmes, we are ranked 7th globally.

The course features a broad range of theory and applications in analytics, offering you the opportunity to conduct external consultancy projects with a real client, and undertake many extra-curricular activities to hone programming skills (e.g. R, Python, SAS). Descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics are covered, involving visualization (Tableau), forecasting and data mining techniques, and optimisation.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

If you would like to view detailed descriptions for the core modules on this course, please visit this page.

  • Data Management
  • Project Skills
  • Analytics in Practice
  • Business Statistics
  • Optimisation Models

Optional Modules:

We offer a range of optional modules which reflect the research strengths of WBS across the business and management disciplines. Please note that module availability may vary and that your first choice may not be guaranteed. For a full list of modules available on this course in this department, please visit this page.


You will study four compulsory modules to give you an overview of key business areas, and take four optional modules of your choice available through various study routes on this one year course. Please note that availability and delivery modes may vary.

Contact Hours:

Contact hours are typically between 27 and 30 hours and delivery of modules varies – some are taught over 9-10 weeks, others are delivered in an intensive 5-day block.


Usually a mix of exams and coursework. Your dissertation will either be as a consultant to an organisation or as applied research.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including:

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Department for Education
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Accenture

They have progressed into roles such as:

  • Operations Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Graduate Sales Analyst
  • Management Consultant

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Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(September 2019 - September 2020)

Entry 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.

Department of Study

Warwick Business School

Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

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We have over £2million 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. For details of scholarships please visit our website.

Additional Course Costs

No additional course costs.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


How to Apply

Department website

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This information is applicable for 2019 entry.