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MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis University of Manchester

UK

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Summary

Course description

Learn the fundamental theories, approaches and analytical toolkit of data analytics, decision sciences, applied operational research and statistics.

  • Gain a solid theoretical foundation and quantitative skills, alongside practical problem-solving techniques
  • Apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios using case studies, individual and team consulting-based assignments, presentations and software tools
  • Use SAS Enterprise packages as part of the `Data Analytics for Business Decision Making' unit. SAS sponsor a coursework prize for this project
  • Choose from a broad range of options to meet your interests or career aspirations
  • Prepare for a career in consultancy, finance, retail, manufacturing, government analytics units, defence, IT systems, outsourcing and telecoms.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment varies depending on course units taken. It may include a combination of individual course work, group project assessment and presentations, assignments, in-class tests and examination. The dissertation normally ranges between 12,000 and 25,000 words.

Career opportunities

There are many potential career roles for postgraduates with an understanding of analytical approaches in business and management - including job titles such as operational research analyst, systems analyst, risk analyst, financial analyst, performance analyst, business analyst, data analyst, marketing analyst, data scientist, business modeller, and operations, logistics, production, project, risk, quality, performance, or general manager.

Employers include general and specialist consultancies, the finance, retail and manufacturing sectors, government analytics units, defence and major 'solution providers' in IT systems, outsourcing and telecoms.

In many of these areas an MSc is generally accepted as highly desirable for developing an initial career in the field. In addition to preparing you for specialist professional work, the course is also a valuable preparation for further study and for research degrees.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis.

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

£25,000.00 (25,69,205) per year

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

From

Sep-21

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirement for international students

We require a First or Upper Second class honours degree (2:1, with 60% average) from a UK university or the overseas equivalent in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computing, management science or economics. When assessing your academic record we take into account your grade average , position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applicants from institutions of high ranking and repute. IELTS: 7.0 overall and no other element below 6.5; TOEFL 100 overall with a minimum score of 22 in other elements.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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