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Gain real-world, practical experience

In your second year, choose to undertake either the Analytics in Business Capstone Project (students take either an Analytics Project or Work-Based Project) or an Individual Research Report.

Analytics in Business Capstone

Analytics Project

Students who choose this option will devise a project based on the analysis of data sets. This options will give students the opportunity to further develop students’ understanding of a particular topic through analysis. The Academic Director will vet all proposals by evaluating if the project is relevant to the programme and its learning outcomes and makes use of legally obtained data sets.

Work-Based Project

The Work-Based Project aims to contribute to the development of your potential by providing you the opportunity to apply the material of the programme to a challenging business situation in which you are fully immersed. The focus is on developing your skills in one specific business context, drawing on the knowledge and skills achieved across the modules. The work placement will give students who have no or little exposure to the corporate environment, the opportunity to experience and operate in a real world situation. Many students studying the part-time programme will use this opportunity to undertake a relevant project that will add value for their current employer.

Individual Research Report

The Individual Research Report constitutes a small piece of research which is begun in the summer term, with the main bulk of the work occurring during July and August. The IRR is offered to students who show an interest in pursuing a PhD.

Imperial College Business School reserves the right to alter modules whenever they need to be amended or improved. Faculty may also change as and when required.

"This programme’s focus on practical learning has turned out to be a fulfilling and rewarding experience. Almost all modules have hands-on projects that mimic real-world situations and simulate a sense of impact creation, which makes the experience of learning even more exciting."
Business Analytics
Fawaz Wael, MSc Business Analytics (online, part-time) 2020-22