Business Analytics (Online)
Drive business transformation through data-driven decision making.
Drive business transformation through data-driven decision making
A practically focused degree, designed to create data analysts of the future
Learn how to apply the latest academic thinking and analytical and computing tools to help make business decisions
Course key facts
Minimum entry standard
First or 2:1 in a quantitative subject, such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science, Engineering, Physics or a quantitative economics degree
Study for your MSc Business Analytics (online delivery, part-time) degree without interrupting your career with our two-year, part-time programme.
You will receive rigorous technical and quantitative training in this in-demand field from world-class faculty and leading practitioners, and you'll have the opportunity to apply your learning in a practical setting.
Benefit from a balance of teaching, hands-on coursework and training in data analysis and business intelligence tools, plus regular seminars by expert external speakers.
You will learn online via The Hub, our bespoke learning environment, ensuring you receive a high-quality and supportive experience comparable to our on-campus programmes.
The online MSc Business Analytics offers greater flexibility and managerial module options designed specifically for working professionals. You can choose to complete theprogramme in two or three years depending on your commitments and learning pace
Prepare for your future driving business transformation through data.
Before the programme begins you will complete pre-study modules delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning environment.
These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.
Core modules rapidly build the theoretical and programming foundations you need for analytics. They are the backbone of the programme and will provide you with a solid combination of tools and knowledge.
- Data Structures and Algorithms
- Fundamentals of Database Technologies
- Machine Learning
- Maths and Statistics Foundations for Analytics
- Network Analytics
- Optimisation and Decision Models
- Statistics and Econometrics
Each elective will introduce the main analytical models and questions in the area and you will gain expertise in both the language and tools specific to that business area. Real-world data sets and cutting edge tools and models will allow you to apply your knowledge directly within your chosen industry.
You will take six electives.
- Advanced Machine Learning
- Data Management and Ethics
- Digital Marketing Analytics
- Energy Analytics
- Financial Analytics
- Healthcare and Medical Analytics
- Logistics and Supply-Chain Analytics
- Retail and Marketing Analytics
- Workforce Analytics
In your second year, choose to undertake either the Analytics in Business Capstone Project (students take either a Work Based Project or Analytics Project) or an Individual Research Report.
- Analytics in Business Capstone
- Individual Research Report
We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and learning methods
Presentations and seminars
Virtual learning environment
Practical classes and fieldwork
Multiple choice tests
We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.
How to apply
If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle.
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.
The fee applies per application and not per course:
- £100 for all MSc applications to Imperial College Business School
- £150 for MBA applications to Imperial College Business School
There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.
If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver.
An ATAS certificate is not required for students applying for this course.
The fee for this course is fixed based on the year you enter the College, not your year of study.
The fee for this course is not linked to inflation.
Find out more about our tuition fees payment terms.
If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.
The government has not yet published the loan amount for students starting courses in Autumn 2024. As a guide, the maximum value of the loan was £12,167 for courses starting on or after 1 August 2023.
The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
If you live in a country that imposes a GST for online courses, you may incur an additional tax charge on your tuition fees.
Currently, the countries that charge a GST are:
Find out more how to pay GST and how much it is.
Your future career
Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for a business analytics career.
Become capable of making data-driven, evidence-based decisions and driving business transformation.
As you learn from world-class faculty and leading practitioners in this in-demand field, you'll apply your knowledge in a practical setting.
Data-driven business transformation prepares you for the future.
Terms and conditions
There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.
You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.Programme specifications