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  • Postgraduate taught, Online
  • MSc

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

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Start date

    September 2023

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £17,200 per year Home

    • £17,200 per year Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • First or 2:1 in a quantitative subject, such as Mathematics, Statistics, Computer science, Engineering, Physics or a quantitative economics degree

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Course overview

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.

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
  • Visualisation

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

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.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Presentations and seminars
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes and fieldwork

Assessment methods

  • Essays
  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Formal presentations
  • Video presentations
  • Papers from a written report
  • Person engaging with a business simulation activity
  • Case studies
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle. If you are applying for a Finance Master's, we will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

Tuition fees

2023 entry

2023 entry

£17,200 per year

Your future career

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Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for a business analytics career.

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Become capable of making data-driven, evidence-based decisions and driving business transformation.

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As you learn from world-class faculty and leading practitioners in this in-demand field, you'll apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

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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.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications