Business School students

Key information

Duration
1 year full-time
22 months part-time online

Start time
September 2018 (full-time)
October 2018 (part-time online)

Campus
South Kensington (full/part-time)
Online (part-time only)

ECTS: 90 credits

Applications for 2018

Open to applications for 2018 entry
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Overview

Our MSc in Business Analytics prepares recent graduates and early career professionals to understand the content, importance and relevance of big data problems facing businesses and how to solve them using a variety of statistical, operation research and machine learning techniques.

Combining academic rigour and practical relevance, you will learn from leading practitioners and a world class faculty how to apply the latest academic thinking and analytical and computing tools to help make business decisions.

There will be a careful balance of teaching, hands-on coursework and training in data analysis and business intelligence tools, plus regular seminars by expert external speakers.

Imperial is recognised as a world leader in the study and analysis of data, and the Business School is home to the KPMG Centre for Advanced Business Analytics.

Streams

You have the choice of the two streams listed below.

MSc Business Analytics (on-campus, full-time)

A demanding full-time course taught over one calendar year at our South Kensington campus. You have the option of completing a Capstone Project which includes a substantial group-based consulting project undertaken for a real client.

MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time)

A part-time course with a curriculum modelled on the full-time stream. This 22 months part-time degree is delivered via our unique interactive online learning platform.

Students of both streams will graduate with the award of MSc Business Analytics.

Careers

You will be supported by our Careers and Professional Development Service to gain employment, primarily as a business analyst, across a range of industries including digital media, financial services and healthcare. Our graduates have also pursued roles in analytics expertise at strategy consultancies and marketing agencies.

MSc Business Analytics have joined a wide range of employers, including:

  • Deloitte
  • JP Morgan
  • KPMG
  • Tesco
  • United Nations

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Full-time on-campus

Pre-study modules

You choose two modules from below.

  • Accounting Primer
  • Finance Primer
  • Pre-Programme Maths

Core modules

You study all of the core modules below.

  • Analytics in Business
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Fundamentals of Database Technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Maths and Statistics Foundations for Analysis
  • Network Analytics
  • Optimisation and Decision Models
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Visualisation

Optional modules

You choose five modules from below.

  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Data Management and Ethics
  • Digital Economics and Digital Strategy
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Energy Economics and Strategy
  • Global Strategy
  • Healthcare and Medical Analytics
  • Logistics and Supply-Chain Analytics
  • Management Challenges of Healthcare Organisations
  • Managing Change and Innovation in Healthcare
  • Retail and Marketing Analytics
  • Workforce Analytics

Report module

You choose one of the combinations below.

  • Capstone Business Analytics Project and Business Analytics Report
  • Individual Research Report
  • Work Placement and Business Analytics Report

Part-time online

Core modules

You study all of the core modules below.

  • Accounting and Finance Primers
  • Analytics in Business
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Fundamentals of Database Technologies
  • Machine Learning
  • Maths and Statistics Foundations for Analysis
  • Maths Primer (not assessed)
  • Network Analytics
  • Optimisation and Decision Models
  • Plagiarism Awareness (not assessed)
  • Statistics and Econometrics
  • Visualisation

Optional modules

You choose six modules from below.

  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Career and Professional Development Workshops (not assessed)
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Healthcare and Medical Analytics
  • Logistics and Supply-Chain Analytics
  • Retail and Marketing Analytics
  • Workforce Analytics

Report module

You choose one of the modules below.

  • Individual Research Report
  • Work Based Project and Business Analytics Report

Teaching and assessment

Full-time

Full-time

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests Essays
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Part-time online

Full-time

Teaching methods

  • Electronic resources
  • Instructional video
  • Interactive exercises
  • Learning evaluation tools
  • Lectures
  • On-line discussion forums
  • On-line lecture materials
  • On-line messaging system for students and tutors
  • Online quizzes
  • Practical classes/labs
  • Synchronous audio and video live sessions
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests Essays
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations 

Staff expertise

The Imperial College Business School has over 60 academics, 10 teaching fellows and 20 researchers supporting teaching and research across the School.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
1 year full-time £27,500
2 years part-time £27,500*

* This is the total fee for the course, rather than an annual fee.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
1 year full-time £27,500
2 years part-time £27,500*

* This is the total fee for the course, rather than an annual fee.

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is normally a 2:1 UK Honour's Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics or a quantitative social science.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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