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MScManagement and Business Analytics

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Our new MSc Management and Business Analytics course starting in September 2018 – introduces you to the world of ‘big data’ and the impact it is having within businesses across the globe.

In your first semester, you will shape your leadership and management skills to become an effective 21st century manager, gaining and excellent understanding of the core subjects, enabling you to put theory and contemporary thinking into practice.

During your second semester, you’ll understand the value of business analytics within an organisation, its impact on decision-making and the problems faced in interpreting big data. You’ll face practical challenges and focus on applying descriptive statistics to analyse real-world data. You will be developing skills within:

quantitative methods for data analysis;
understand the business analytics process;
acquire the knowledge to identify machine learning models to predict uncertain events in a business environment;
learn current trends within business analytics:
mobile BI
sentiment / emotion analysis
text analysis
event stream processing.

Finally, in your third semester, you’ll choose an experiential project. With the opportunity to use the skills you’ve learnt in lectures in a real-world setting, you can choose from completing a Consultancy Project, an Internship, a Business Research Project, or a Global Experience Project.

When you graduate, you’ll receive both the Masters degree and a Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 7 qualification in Management and Leadership. Our partnership with the CMI means that you’ll enjoy complimentary student membership for the duration of your course, and for the first year after graduation.

Programme structure

Semester One

Principles of Management (20 credits)

The purpose of the module is to introduce you to the foundations of management. This involves developing an understanding of management and leadership in the 21st century. It will include an introduction to functional specialisms and the role of a manager, and will also present alternative approaches to viewing organisations operating against a background of changing forms and structures. You will focus on managers making decisions, and as such emphasis will be placed on the role of information and knowledge systems in supporting managerial decision making.

Managing in Organisations (20 credits)

This module aims to develop an understanding of the human aspects of managing and organising work. Throughout the module you will be encouraged to develop a critical perspective which encompasses views from both those managing and those managed. You will also consider the wider impact of choices taken in regards to managing and organising work activities. Whilst exploring classic studies in managing in organisation, these ideas will also be examined in the context of the contemporary changing international workplace.

Context of Management (20 credits)

This module explores how the external environment influences management decision making within organisations, specifically in relation to strategy development. The module’s aims to develop your understanding of how organisations create strategies to increase competitiveness in a rapidly changing environment. You will develop your analytical abilities and decision making capability needed as future managers and leaders operating in an international environment. On completion of this module you will have a better understanding of the various schools of thought in strategy development and the role of strategic discourse in this process.

Semester Two
Introduction to Business Analytics and Intelligence (20 credits)

In this module, you will develop your understanding of the value of business analytics within an organisation. You will gain an overview of the business analytics process and recognise the integration of business analytics and business strategies within an organisation. During this module, you will be applying descriptive statistics to analyse real-world data to provide you with a more practical aspect and develop your skill set.

Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics (20 credits)

Within this module, you will further develop your skills from ‘Introduction to Business Analytics and Intelligence’ by learning to analyse data and generate valuable insight from a high volume of data to predict uncertain events. You will develop essential knowledge and practical skills, which are required for analyst, to understand how data is used to support decision-making and managing business analytics projects.

Data Analysis for Managerial Decision Making (20 credits)

This module will develop your understanding of the data that is used for decision-making within Operations and Supply Chain Management (SCM) and the skills required to analyse this data. It will have a practical focus using ‘real’ data from case studies in order to solve realistic Operations and Supply Chain problems.

Semester Three
In your final semester you’ll take on a experiential project, giving you a fantastic opportunity to use the theories and knowledge you’ve gained to produce a challenging, meaningful piece of work. Projects include:

Consultancy Experience Project (40 credits)

Working as part of a team, you’ll undertake focused research, developing your professional skills, managing a complex project and delivering results in a real business situation. You’ll present your findings to the client and learn valuable project management tools and concepts.

Internship Experience Project (40 credits)

On an internship of 12 weeks or more, you’ll apply the theories you’ve learnt to a substantial, live project. This will involve focused research, developing skills, managing a complex project and delivering results in a real business situation. You’ll also learn project management tools and concepts.

Business Research Project (40 credits)

This project is a more traditional piece of independent research, creating an academic research paper, presentation and methodological reflection. Because we believe experiential learning is so important, this project is only available to students with significant prior work experience or a desire to progress to a PhD.

Global Experience Project (40 credits)

This exciting project gives you the opportunity of travelling overseas to attend a summer school at one of our partner institutions. You’ll produce a piece of academic work drawing on either a concept from the summer school or a case study based on a company local to the host institution.

For more information about semester three options please visit our Experiential Projects page.

Career opportunities

At Nottingham Business School, we’re focused on your employability from the start of your postgraduate degree. We provide you with a learning experience that integrates theory and practice.

97% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degrees (latest Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2016-17).

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States