The MSc Business Analytics prepares graduates for a future of data driven and evidence-based decision making. Available in two study modes, this programme is available as a one year, full-time programme, studied at our campus in London, or as a part-time, two year online programme, studied from anywhere in the world alongside your career.

MSc programme MSc Business Analytics (on campus, full-time) MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time)
Summary MSc Business Analytics is a one year, full-time programme grounded in highly rigorous technical and quantitative training that is focused on the practical side of business analytics. This programme will prepare you for a future of evidence-based decision making. MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time) is a 22 month, part-time programme, delivered via our purpose-built online learning platform, The Hub. Although grounded in highly rigorous technical and quantitative training and the latest academic thinking, you will focus on the practical side of business analytics. This programme will prepare you for a future of evidence-based decision making.
Why choose this programme? The full-time format appeals to students who:
  • Are recent graduates or early career starters who are able to take a year out
  • Want to study in London
  • Want to experience campus life
  • Study best in an intensive environment
The part-time format appeals to students who:
  • Are currently working professionals
  • Want to study around their busy professional and personal lives
  • Prefer to manage their own study schedule
  • Do not wish to relocate
  • Are highly motivated to work independently and in groups from a distance
Core modules
  • Analytics in Business
  • Fundamentals of Database Technologies
  • Maths and Statistics Foundations for Analytics
  • Optimisation and Decision Models
  • Visualisation
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Machine Learning
  • Network Analytics
  • Statistics and Econometrics
Electives
All students can choose from:
  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Logistics and Supply-Chain Analytics
  • Workforce Analytics
  • Energy Analytics
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Healthcare and Medical Analytics
  • Retail and Marketing Analytics
  • Financial Analytics
Full-time, on-campus students also have the option of the elective Data Management and Ethics
Projects/Work placements
  • Capstone Business Analytics Project -or- Work Placement
  • Business Analytics Report
Students interested in pursuing a PhD programme in the future have the option of completing an alternative Individual Research Report. Speak to the programme team if you would like to learn more about this option.
  • Work Based Project and Business Analytics Report
  • or Individual Research Report
Students interested in pursuing a PhD programme in the future have the option of completing an alternative Individual Research Report. Speak to the programme team if you would like to learn more about this option.
Typical graduate careers Graduates are typically employed in a variety of sectors in roles such as Consulting, Data Analytics Consultant, Associate Analytics Consultant, Business Analyst, Technology Consulting Analyst, Data Analyst, Mobile Analyst and Risk and Regulatory Analytics Analyst.
Entry requirements - work experience Work experience is not a requirement however undertaking relevant internships or work placements is an advantage.
Study mode On campus - full-time, 12 months Online - part-time, 22 months, 2 weeks on-campus
Start date September 2020 September 2020
Fees £29,500
Graduating certificate Imperial College MSc Business Analytics