University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Business Analytics

Business analytics skills are more vital than ever in large organisations; they play a crucial role in supply chain management, operations management and finance, as businesses strive to increase their efficiency and productivity in order to build a competitive advantage. Our programme equips you with these skills, giving you the ability to interpret, conceptualise and convert Big Data into useful information that improves organisations� performance. These skills are more vital than ever in large organisations and, as such, employees with an understanding of business analytics are increasingly in-demand in the job market. The programme centres on 2 main areas: The ability to analyse business data, and the skill of solving business challenges analytically. Through your elective choices you can further specialise in either the economic or managerial aspects of the programme. As part of the programme, you will also benefit from hands-on experience of a wide range of software tools.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelors degree (UK 2.1 or above) or equivalent qualification from a recognised British or overseas university in a related subject (including accountancy, business administration, economics, engineering, finance, management, mathematics, physics or science). If an applicant�s Bachelors degree is not in a subject related to the MSc, some relevant work experience would be an advantage. Higher level professional qualifications may also be accepted. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

The programme involves 5 compulsory modules, 3 elective modules, 1 compulsory supporting module and a dissertation. Compulsory modules: Data analytics; principles of accounting; supply chain and logistics management; econometrics; supply chain analytics. Compulsory supporting module: Quantitative methods induction. Elective modules: Informatics for decision making; managing decisions implementation; introduction to marketing analytics; econometrics II; business process management; economic forecasting.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include the completion of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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