University of Essex

University of Essex

Business Analytics

Business analytics has become an imperative strategic tool for organisations of all sizes in identifying market trends and patterns, and optimising business processes and decision-making. Importantly, it helps improvement of business performance in every functional area such as product development, operations, marketing, sales and supply chain management. Our MSc Business Analytics offers a range of taught modules in the area of business analytics that are designed to help you solve complex real-life business problems. The course will train you to organise, integrate, analyse and interpret data in order to make insightful forecasts into all aspects of business operation and drive sound business actions.

Entry requirements

We require students to have a 1st, 2.1 or high 2.2 degree or equivalent. Applicants should have a business, engineering, or science degree, including an introductory knowledge of statistics, calculus and algebra. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Applied statistics and forecasting; business analytics for managers and entrepreneurs; managerial economics; research methods; simulation in business (agent based modelling and microsimulation techniques); global supply chain and operations management; dissertation. Optional modules include: Global project and product development; innovation management; international business and strategy; international marketing and strategy; principles of international marketing.

Assessment methods

Your assessment is a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a 15,000-word dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southend Campus Southend SS1 1LW South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator, Essex Business School, Southend Campus
Telephone number: 
01206 872719