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University of Northampton

Business Analytics Msc

  • Duration : 1 Years
  • Intake : Sep
  • Level : Postgraduate
  • Tuition & fees : £ 12,750 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.5
  • TOEFL : 0
  • PTE : 0


About this course

The MSc Business Analytics will equip you with the Quantitative and Qualitative techniques needed to understand and engage with complex data as well as the analytical tools to drive business advantage. You will deepen your knowledge of business analytics, decision-making within given contexts, business and systems analysis, and management consultancy with a view to using that knowledge to improve the decision-making process in business.

MSc Business Analytics has been designed to help learners gain the skills and qualifications needed to pursue a career in business analytics. Business analytics is an area where employers are finding increasing difficulty in recruiting graduates with the right qualifications and skills. There is a growing demand for such skills, but also a significant gap between current graduates’ analytical skills and employers’ needs. By completing this programme, learners will improve their employability opportunities by gaining the expertise required to analyse data, improve decision-making and help companies gain a competitive advantage.  The programme enables learners to gain knowledge in business intelligence, strategy, information systems theories and fundamentals of project management.

Course Highlights

  • Peer networking is encouraged so you can maximise your learning.
  • Learn how to apply descriptive, analytical modelling techniques to help organisations improve performance.
  • Choose between full time and part time with a September or January start date for full flexibility.
  • Participative and interactive activities designed to consolidate and develop your understanding using Active Blended Learning (ABL) model.

Course Details

The modules within the programme are outlined and briefly introduced below:

Applied Systems Analysis

The purpose of this module is to provide an overview of approaches in business and systems analysis. One of the key approaches covered in details is the notion of Systems Thinking, and Business/System Dynamics. Other systems analysis approaches are also discussed.

Business Intelligence

The reliance of businesses on application and data driven intelligence has increased tremendously in the past decade and has become an inseparable part of any company. The module explores the underlying concepts in business intelligence, analytics, and decision sciences.

Information Systems Methods

This module provides a holistic overview of methods used in assessment, analysis, design and implementation of information systems. You will be able to gain a thorough understanding of business needs in this context and explore the topics associated with different IS methods and also the selection, evaluation and comparison of appropriate methodologies and tools.

Strategic Management of IS:

You will have the capability to co-ordinate and carry out activities and processes relevant for the creation of IS strategies with a view to provide superior performance. These strategies are then justified against several competing alternatives.

Fundamentals of Project Management

Fast moving dynamic development within organisations means that having a basic ‘toolkit’ of modern and de facto project management techniques, with an emphasis on applying these is a vital requirement for project management students. This module gives you an excellent grounding in theoretical practices, practical tools and techniques and equips you to face the challenges facing project managers today.

Digital Twins and Internet of Things:

Digital Twin technologies are revolutionary phenomena for developing an exact digital or cyber replica of a physical asset or a system. Within this module, you will investigate Digital Twin (DT) as an emerging technology, Internet of Things (IoT) as an enabler and other related theories and practices.

Business Research Project:

This module provides a supportive environment for you to develop your academic and individual research capabilities.  You will develop skills in completing a general investigative research project and the field led workshops will expand the specific discipline. This will culminate in the masters project/dissertation.

Schedule

Full Time Study: If you choose to study full-time, the course duration will be one year, split into three semesters.

Part Time Study: If you choose to study part-time, the course duration will be two years. In the first year, you will study four modules. In the second year, you will study two modules plus the dissertation.

September start, Full Time:

AUT (Trimester A):

  • BSOM061 – Information Systems Methods
  • BSOM080 – Applied Systems Analysis
  • BSOM058 – Strategic Management of IS

SPR (Trimester B)

  • BSOM071 – Fundamentals of Project Management
  • BSOM079 – Business Intelligence
  • BSOM078 – Digital Twins and IoT

Summer/SPR (Trimester C)

  • BSOM077 – Business Research Project

Assessment Methods:

The assessment methods used within the programme varies from a module to another. The main assessment methods used within the programme are Assignment (Report, Critical reflection/Journal, etc.), Essay, Presentation (Oral or Poster). However, some modules may expect to take tests, exams or hands-on activity. Students on the MSc programme will have to submit a dissertation as part of their Business Research Project Module.

Scholarships

Dr Mike Daniel Research Degree Scholarship

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International Scholarships

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Sir Thomas White Scholarship

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TD Lewis Scholarship

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University of Northampton Highlights

Institute Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
Number of Staff 1,611
Number of Students 11,984
Number of International Students 1000
Graduation Employment Rate 95%
Student Satisfaction Rate 89%
Academic Programs Offered Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction English
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Financial Aid Scholarships, Funds and Loans

University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:

Undergraduate Courses 

Course Fee
BA and BSc Degrees GBP 12,900
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy GBP 13,900
BSc Nursing GBP 15,750
Sandwich / placement Year GBP 1,000

Graduate Courses 

Course Fee
MA or MSc Degrees GBP 13,750
MBA GBP 14,750

Cost of Attendance

Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:

Type of Expenditure Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities) 130 to 300
Food 36 to 52
Mobile phone 4 to 14
Travel Around 17
Books and supplies Around 11
Clothing and personal care 16 to 26
Entertainment Around 29

University of Northampton Application Process

Basic Admission Requirements

  1. Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
  2. One reference required
  3. Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
  4. MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
  5. Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio 

The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:

Academic Programs Minimum Score
Undergraduate 6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Postgraduate 6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
Research 7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section

Additional Requirements

  1. When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
  2. Other documents for the visa application process are:
  • Passport
  • UK visa history form
  • Proof of financial support
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

£ 12,750

Total

£ 12,750

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