Leeds University Business School

University of Leeds

Business Analytics and Decision Sciences

This course gives you an insight into how public and private sector organisations can exploit the big data revolution. It develops your decision-oriented quantitative analytical skills within a management context. Businesses are increasingly collecting large amounts of information about their customers and activities. Employers have a great interest in recruiting people with the quantitative skills to analyse this information, and who are able to clearly communicate findings and inform business decisions. This programme will equip you with these skills. Teaching is based on the latest developments - it is informed by our staff who are actively engaged in advising businesses, governments and international bodies about contemporary issues.

Entry requirements

A good quality Bachelors degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent in a relevant subject. Strong grounding in quantitative subjects, such as statistics, management science or mathematics.

If English is not your first language you need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6 or more in each section), or TOEFL iBT equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Effective decision making; advanced management decision making; business analytics and decision science; forecasting and advanced business analytics; evidence based consultancy; research methods; quantitative analysis; dissertation. optional modules: behavioural finance; risk perception and communication; managing global logistics and supply chains; operations and supply chain management; managing and designing value chain networks; information tools for organisations; challenges in information management; designing information systems.

Sponsorship information

There are a number of part fee scholarships available for UK, EU and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,500 per Whole course (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,500 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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