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What will I learn?

Course Overview

We live in a world where analytical decision-making happens every second. Data is collected about everything in order to construct, operate and maintain systems. If you want a career in decision support, operational research, industrial engineering or management science, this is the ideal programme for you.

This course will train you in analytical decision-making. Not only do you learn the theory of business analytics but also how to apply it in practice. This involves generating relevant business insights using data-driven methodologies and tools. Our programme is one of the few to teach the entire Business Analytics life cycle, covering Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics.

We have excellent partnerships with industry business analytics practitioners. We constantly update this programme to reflect the dynamically changing landscape of business analytics. We place a very high emphasis on creating graduates with skills that are valuable in the job market. For example, you will experience a real-life analytics project as part of your course.

Lancaster is a pioneer of analytics in UK and Europe. We were one of the first universities in the UK to establish an Operational Research department, which developed into Business Analytics. More than 50 years on, we are still at the forefront of applying analytics to business in teaching and research.

Our academics are leaders in fields such as forecasting, optimisation, simulation and stochastic modelling. You will learn technical aspects like machine learning and data mining. We also have domain expertise like logistics and supply chain analytics, healthcare analytics, sports analytics, network analytics, marketing and pricing analytics.

Our graduates become business analysts, data scientists, analytics engineers and logistics consultants, and some also go into academic research. Many students get job offers whilst still studying.

Which department am I in?

Management Science

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£25,360.00 (US$ 28,248) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 October 2022

Venue

Lancaster University

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have At least 4 years Bachelor's degree with 3.3/4.0.

For international students

Students need to have 2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline such as Mathematics and/or Statistics, including Science, Engineering, Economics and Computer Science. Business and Management degrees with a strong quantitative component would also be considered. Students need to have an: IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Lancaster University

Lancaster University is highly ranked in both UK and international league tables and is home to students from over 120 countries.

  • Global teaching and research links
  • Top 15 university in UK league tables, top 125 in the world
  • World-class, modern campus and facilities
  • Excellent student support and services

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