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Business Analytics and Finance

Financial data comes in many different forms and is required by organisations for different purposes. Understanding the data and being able to communicate what it means is a much sought-after skill in business. This option lets you specialise in finance.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(MSc (Hons)) Business Analytics and Finance

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Degree Duration

15 months :

3 months pathway + 1 year degree

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Pathways Available

Pre-Master's

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

MSc Business Analytics teaches you to apply the latest analytical and quantitative tools to make informed business decisions on the available data. You will also examine the ethical use and management of data in terms of the impact on society and individuals.

Open to business and non-business graduates, the strength of the course is how it draws together business analytics from a range of business subjects. It gives you options to specialise in marketing, finance, Big Data, Management or with International Business.

Geared towards participants who value combining business analytical skills with those of business, with teaching support from our Computing Science colleagues, it provides necessary skills to analyse data and understand the models of business analytics. Business analytical skills are increasingly important in a world that generates large quantities of data, are highly valued by employers, and in large demand.

Providing the necessary associated business skills so that business analysts have the business contextual awareness to operate at the highest level of understanding based on the ‘needs’ and ‘uses’ of the analysis. To help you have the greatest impact on your businesses, we will teach you how to manage and use appropriate visualization techniques plus prescriptive and predictive analytics with a focus on businesses.

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Important

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The business disciplines within MSc Business Analytics and its pathway options are among the most sought after by employers.

Based on available data, graduates tend to find employment in the technology, finance, and consulting sectors mostly. Recruiters of business analytics include both FTSE 100 companies and government organisations.

Typical roles undertaken by a graduate of Business Analytics include Account Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Management Specialist, Planning Manager, Data Scientists, and consultants.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

 

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.