Wolverhampton Business School

Business Analytics

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

Business Analytics, which is shaping today’s businesses in dramatic ways, is the process of gathering, analysing and making business decisions from big data, the vast amount of data now widely available.

Business Analytics, which is shaping today’s businesses in dramatic ways, is the process of gathering, analysing and making business decisions from big data, the vast amount of data now widely available.

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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

Business Analytics, which is shaping today’s businesses in dramatic ways, is the process of gathering, analysing and making business decisions from big data, the vast amount of data now widely available. Businesses today use analytics to inform strategy, gain competitive advantage, and improve business decision making. Analysing such data can help improve efficiency, reduce costs, improve asset use, provide real-time logistics management and much more.

This MSc in Business Analytics aims to prepare students to take a leading role in the areas of business analytics and business management. This practical and practice-based programme equips students with the agile, reflexive and critical thinking skills which are vital for success in modern organisations. The programme is based around the two core themes of data analytics and business management. Students will explore how new disciplines centered around business analytics, business intelligence, and big data can be applied throughout the strategic and functional areas of business. The course gives students an immersive experience which will result in a thorough understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by organisations in the 21 st century.

This MSc Business Analytics has high-quality blended learning support and access to excellent learning facilities. Students will be able to use prior experience and certificated learning to gain credits against the programme. Entrepreneurship and reflexive thinking skills are at the heart of this general business management programme. The course is designed to allow students to develop an awareness of modern business practices through practical activities. These activities equip students with an holistic understanding of the impact of data, business intelligence, and business analytics-related issues on organisational business operations, management, and strategy.

What happens on the course?

The MSc Business Analytics is an internationally recognised postgraduate qualification for professionals who wish to expand and develop their skills and knowledge in the area of business analytics, business intelligence and big data, whilst supporting this knowledge with a firm grounding in business management.

This exciting and innovative Business Analytics programme seeks to bridge the gap between business and data science. This programme prepares students to fully understand how new disciplines, techniques, and approaches based upon big data, business intelligence, and business analytics can improve a business’s operational efficiencies. The course is designed to develop each student’s understanding of operational decision making, and how it can inform and direct business strategy. The programme is designed for students who want to embark on an in-depth study of how business analytics, business intelligence and big data can be applied throughout a business and to develop analysis and evaluation skills that can be applied to real-world situations.

The programme develops the theme of business analytics by focusing on business intelligence, big data, data mining, informatics and data visualisation. This is then supported by a second theme focusing on business management, developing knowledge of key business functions and their relationship with the wider strategic environment. You will explore key areas of business analytics and how they can be applied to the functional areas of business, such as management, strategy, marketing and finance. Independent and transferable personal development skills are vital and students will have the opportunity to develop them through interactive learning activities and self-reflection to enable them to develop the professional skills required in the workplace. Students will acquire core business skills through case studies, online activities, and live projects. These skills will also be developed through interactions with entrepreneurs and business speakers and by students reflecting on their own practice.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The course aims to develop future business professionals whose unique understanding of data and analytics will fill a much-needed gap in various business and management sectors, making them hugely desirable employees. They will understand the importance of big data, business intelligence and analytics, and know how this new discipline relates to an organisation’s key business functions, management, and business strategy. Potential graduate careers include business analyst, financial analyst, marketing analyst, data analyst, project manager, business consultant.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

The course aims to develop future business professionals whose unique understanding of data and analytics will fill a much-needed gap in various business and management sectors, making them hugely desirable employees. They will understand the importance of big data, business intelligence and analytics, and know how this new discipline relates to an organisation’s key business functions, management, and business strategy.

Potential graduate careers include business analyst, financial analyst, marketing analyst, data analyst, project manager, business consultant.

1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding and the ability to use modern technologies, techniques and methods in business analytics to develop both technical and management solutions to a variety of business problems.


2. Analyse strategic issues using data to inform decisions, measure accomplishments against goals, improve accuracy, business efficiency and other key business objectives.

3.Undertake an analysis of complex business-related data independently of current knowledge in the subject matter and apply this in a range of business contexts.

4. Critically analyse, synthesise, and solve complex issues, challenges, and problems relating to business and management that impact at functional or operational levels.


5. Evaluate the role and contribution of integrative strategic approaches and the use of business intelligence and analytics frameworks as key elements in the strategic planning process.


6. Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an
independent research project/dissertation at Master’s level.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10915 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5458 per year 2020-21
Home Full-time £11165 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £11165 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £11000 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £5582 per year 2021-22
Home Part-time £5500 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £10915 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £14215 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £11165 per year 2021-22

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

A Undergraduate Honours Degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification and/or experience considered to be equivalent to the above.

A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicant’s undergraduate studies

Students may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out in the RPL Handbook. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning and /or accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Applications are also welcome from individuals who do not possess the above qualifications but who have significant management experience and are able to demonstrate previous non-certificated learning equivalent to the above. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to continue to benefit from and achieve the award.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Postgraduate Loan (Home Fee Status):

You may be able to get a postgraduate student loan from Student Finance England of up to £11,570 to help pay for a Master’s degree. Applications are made through Student Finance England and more information on the regulations and eligibility criteria can be found at Masters Loans gov.uk.

* Any RPL will invalidate your eligibility as you must study a minimum of 180 credits


Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as Overseas (International) students for fee purposes. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught on-site postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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