In this video, Robert Woods explains why and how IBM are collaborating with Loughborough University on its MSc in Business Analytics Consulting to develop the analytics experts needed by employers to harness the power of big data.
Business Analytics Consulting MSc
- Entry requirements: 2:1 (or above)
- Year of entry: 2017
- Full-time: 1 year
- Location: Loughborough
- Part-time: Not available
- School: Business and Economics
Our MSc Business Analytics Consulting programme equips you with the skills that employers value, by combining the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’ – often referred to as the oil of the 21st century.
This course will enable you to consult with organisations and governments to help them make informed strategic business or policy decisions. Taught modules are delivered by our group of internationally recognised management scientists who are actively working with business, government and non-profit organisations to tackle routine, strategic or policy problems.
Our industry advisory board ensures that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. In addition, SAS sponsor a student prize, and one of our modules – Managing Big Data – is developed in close collaboration with IBM.
During the summer you will undertake a supervised consulting or research project. This will give you the opportunity to apply powerful tools such as data mining, forecasting, optimisation, simulation and decision analysis to a particular area of business or policy, equipping you with skills highly prized by employers.
- Consistently rated as a Top-10 UK Business School in national league tables - 7th for Business Studies (The Times and Sunday Times University League 2016)
- Among just 1% of business schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
- 75% of our Business and Management research is rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (REF, 2014)
- Includes optional opportunity to work with a company on a live commercial consultancy project
- IBM sponsor a student prize and also teach on some modules
- Scholarships available for the best candidates
An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification. Strong quantitative ability is required. Degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, economics, and business and management will be particularly welcomed. Those without a first degree but with substantial work experience may be considered.
See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.
IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component
The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.
TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22
See full list of English language qualifications we accept, with full details on each
The modules in the programme are assessed using a mix of different methods. The assessment of each module is either coursework only or a combination of exam and coursework. For the modules assessed by exam and coursework, the typical weight for exam is 50% or 75%.
Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake.
Project Coordinator Dr Duncan Robertson explains how consulting and research projects work on Loughborough University's MSc Business Analytics Consulting