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MSc Business Analytics

Launch your global career as a business analyst by solving real-life problems for organisations across the world. Join the Business Analytics programme at University of Birmingham.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 1 year 
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

In a world that is constantly going through a digital transformation, data technology has never been so important. Businesses across the globe are seeking graduates who have an understanding of business, data analytic skills and, crucially, the ability to communicate these insights to make informed business decisions.

In their 2020 Global State of Enterprise Analytics report, the business intelligence company Microstrategy highlighted how 94% of enterprises view data analysis as being crucial for business growth.

The Business Analytics programme at University of Birmingham will allow you to gain an understanding of the theory and practice behind business analytics, giving you the essential skills that employers are looking for.

Courses include:

  • Business Analytics and the Digital Organisation
  • Data Analytics and Predictive Modelling
  • Data Management Strategies and Technologies
  • Applied Analytics for Operations, Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Marketing Analytics and Behavioural Science

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


This programme will allow you to tackle real-world challenges, using data analysis to evaluate the success of previous business projects as well as forecast future decisions. This a skillset that is highly in demand by businesses that are looking for ways to become more efficient and increase growth. Our MSc Business Analytics programme will also be extremely useful for those who run their own organisations, allowing you to gain an overview of the datasets available and what this means for your business.


  • In order to be considered, applicants will have or should be expecting to achieve an Honours degree (2:1 or higher) or postgraduate diploma from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in a highly quantitative subject.
  • Applicants must have achieved a mark equivalent to a 2:2 at undergraduate level in Mathematics or Mathematics related modules. If necessary we will assess the academic transcript for performance in Mathematics and Mathematics related modules. A minimum of GCE A-Level grade B (or overseas equivalent) in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics or Statistics may also be considered to meet the quantitative requirement.
  • Applicants who demonstrate being able to exceed the minimum entry requirements will be given preference.

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