MSc Financial Technology

MSc Business Analytics,
(online, part-time)

Start date:
24-36 months
There are no start dates available

Gain in-demand data analytics skills without pausing your career 

The ability to analyse complex data is becoming increasingly essential for success in business. Our online MSc Business Analytics will develop your understanding of business analytics, data, and artificial intelligence and how this can transform business and society. The programme is designed for those who want to upskill and apply their learning in their current organisation or pivot into a new role involving data or analytics consulting.  

Modelled on our full-time, on-campus degree programme, the online MSc Business Analytics offers greater flexibility and managerial module options designed specifically for working professionals. You can choose to complete the programme in two or three years depending on your commitments and learning pace. Graduate with the same degree as the on-campus programme without putting your career on hold and improve your career prospects. 

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Programme content

Your first year will provide you with the mathematical and computational foundations of analytics. You will have two one-week, on-campus periods in your first year when you will be expected to visit London for workshops and classes and to experience life at Imperial. 

For the remainder of the programme, you will focus on the application of knowledge and skills learned in your first year to real-world situations in industries such as healthcare, logistics and supply chain, and finance, or functional areas such as retail marketing, digital marketing, and human resources. 

Please note, programme content is subject to change.

Through a combination of online pre-study modules and induction week, you will be ready to hit the ground running when your programme begins. This comprehensive preparation not only prepares you for the academic rigour ahead but also ensures you're thoroughly equipped to maximise the benefits of your programme.

Online pre-study modules


Before the start of your programme, you will be expected to complete online pre-study modules, delivered via The Hub, our bespoke virtual learning environment. Some of these modules are compulsory while others are strongly recommended as they will help you prepare you for the remainder of your programme. 

Induction week

Early September

The programme induction week is one of only two periods of on-campus activity during your programme and allows you to fully immerse yourself in the Business School experience. We strongly encourage you to attend on campus in London if at all possible. 

Exit points: We recognise that circumstances may change for part-time students and exit points are offered upon completion of 30 ECTS (PG Certificate) or 60 ECTS (PGDiploma). You must successfully complete all 6 compulsory modules to be eligible for the PG Certificate exit award, and an additional 6 elective modules for the PG Diploma award. The maximum period of registration for either exit award is 36 months.

What our students say

“With Imperial having such a great reputation in science and math-based subjects, I also expected the MSc Business Analytics to be more maths focussed than at other universities. I saw this as a clear advantage, as I expect to go deeper in analytics, to really master it, compared to similar programmes.”
Marc Richly
MSc Business Analytics (online, part-time) 2022
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Career impact

At Imperial College Business School, your career is our priority. We have a dedicated Careers team that is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. With close links to industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops, and personal development programmes, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.

Employment outcomes below refer to MSc Business Analytics (on-campus, full-time) class of 2022.

“I recently made a career change to the tech industry so will upskill myself in different areas within technology and develop my career in the industry in the coming years. Therefore, this programme is a perfect fit for me to acquire technical skills and apply them at work. At the same time, I am inspired by the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit at the Business School and will definitely explore more by taking part in student opportunities offered by the Enterprise Lab.”
Maya Hoang
MSc Business Analytics (online, part-time) 2022
Software Engineer, Accenture
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Frequently asked questions

All applications to our postgraduate programmes are made online – we do not accept paper applications. Please refer to the ‘How to apply’ section of each programme page to see what documents you are required to submit with your application and to view the selection process.

All of our programmes are academically rigorous and include a quantitative component so all candidates are expected to be familiar with a basic level of mathematics before the start of the programme. The quantitative experience statement provides an opportunity to demonstrate this to the selection committee.

In the quantitative experience statement, you need to list up to five of the most quantitative modules or elements of your studies to date. You should list the main topics of study (eg: algebra, probability etc) as well as the level of study (eg: high school, undergraduate degree, short course etc) as this will allow the selection committee to have an understanding of your quantitative experience to date.

Quantitative experience is a key selection criterion for our more quantitative programmes (MSc Finance, MSc Finance & Accounting, MSc Financial Technology, MSc Investment & Wealth Management, MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering, MSc Business Analytics, MSc Climate Change, Management & Finance and MSc Economics & Strategy for Business) so please be sure to check the entry requirements for your programme of interest to ensure your background is sufficiently quantitative. For other programmes, candidates are advised to review both the programme content and the pre-study modules to see what the numerical content of the programme includes before they submit an application.

You can apply to be considered for one programme each year. We will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

While it is not compulsory to submit the results of an approved English language test with your application, it is strongly encouraged and will add weight to your application if you are able to show that you have met the language requirement prior to applying. You can find detailed information regarding the Business School’s language requirements and the tests that we accept here.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the contact details of two referees. Your referees will be contacted by email once you have completed and submitted your application, and the email will contain instructions on how they can submit your reference via our application system.

Please ensure that each reference letter that is submitted has been sent from an academic or professional email address. We cannot accept references sent from personal email addresses, such as Gmail, Hotmail, 126, 163, Sina, QQ, and Yahoo.

Our electronic application service is provided by an external provider, so there may be a delay before the receipt of your references is confirmed on your student application account.

If you receive confirmation that your references have been received but this still isn’t confirmed on your account a week after receiving the confirmation, please contact the Central Admissions team at

Yes. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates for our MSc programmes will be invited to complete an interview. Interviews are conducted through Kira Talent, our video interview platform, which you can access online to record and submit your answers.

The interview process typically takes about 20 minutes and does not require extensive preparation. It aims to supplement your written application by providing a further opportunity for you to articulate your suitability for your MSc programme of choice through questions about your previous experience and future aspirations.

If you are invited to submit a video interview, you will be sent details of how to access and use the Kira Talent online interview platform.

Once you have created an account, you will be asked a series of questions, to which you can record your answers as short videos and submit them online.

Please make sure that the invitation doesn’t go to your junk mail by adding to your list of safe senders. You must complete your online interview by the deadline stated in the email. If the email has gone into a junk, spam, or clutter folder in your inbox, we will not be able to rearrange a new interview for you, and your application will be considered for withdrawal.

Please note: our video interviews are conducted via the Kira Talent platform. As Kira Talent is an independent third party service provider with their own terms and conditions of service and privacy policy, please familiarise yourself with these and ensure you are happy with them before proceeding to use the Kira service and platform.

For all MSc programmes, you can normally expect to receive a decision within 6-8 weeks of having submitted a complete application. Please keep in mind that during busy times and/or where documents are missing from an application, this time may increase.

When an offer is submitted by the Business School, the Central Admissions need to make a number of final checks before it can be formally approved. These may include an additional review of an applicant’s academic background or ensuring the references we have received are valid. Until you have received confirmation of the official offer via the College’s applicant portal, please do not arrange accommodation, book flights or decline any other offers you may be holding. The majority of offers are successfully approved by Central Admissions and you will be able to see full details of your offer conditions once your official offer has been confirmed.

Unfortunately, we are unable to confirm when you will receive a decision on your application but we will be in touch via email as soon as there is an update. Please be aware that you do not need to provide any additional information unless you think that this will add significant weight to your application (e.g. updated transcripts, relevant internships, English language results).

Please email your programme admissions team if you would like feedback on your application. Please note that whilst limited feedback can be provided, the decision of the academic selectors is final and it will not be possible for your application to be reconsidered.

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