London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Business Intelligence and Social Media

This Masters course in Business Intelligence and Social Media, is supported by IBM (UK) and is aimed at graduates/practitioners seeking to enhance your practical skills and gain comprehensive knowledge of business intelligence, business analytics and the commercial tools applicable to 'big data' gathered from social media, the cloud and other data sources. Business Intelligence has emerged in recent years as a key source of competitive advantage for companies, enabling them to improve performance across the business, from overall strategy to marketing. Upon completion, you'll be prepared for a career in business intelligence utilising tools from major vendors including Microsoft, Oracle, SAS and Tableau. Distinctive features of the course: *Uniquely designed for both computing and non-computing graduates wishing to pursue a career in the IT industry. *Develops practical hands-on experience in business intelligence and analytics using industry standard tools including MS SQL Server BI edition, Oracle 11g Database, SAS and Tableau. *Provides a balance between business intelligence and social media subjects with a special focus on business intelligence architectures and analytics. *Addresses latest IT trends including big data, social media analytics and digital publishing. *Allows 'practitioner entry' for those who have had considerable industrial experience in relevant field and are able to demonstrate an ability to work at the master's level.

Entry requirements

Although applicants normally require a first degree (usually at least a 2.2) or a Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years post-qualification experience in a relevant field to undertake postgraduate study here we recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge they've developed at work or through training.

If candidates have the potential to succeed in postgraduate or post-experience studies we'll consider their application on its individual merit. Applications may be considered where candidates demonstrate a combination of educational qualifications and work experience.

Course modules

Modules include: Business intelligence architecture; database management; human computer interaction; business intelligence analytics; research methods; social media and digital publishing strategic management and entrepreneurship; project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mix of coursework and examinations.

Sponsorship information

http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/scholarships

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 16 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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