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Business Analytics MSc

Unlock the future with our MSc in Business Analytics. Gain the skills to turn data into opportunities, drive innovation, and make a lasting impact in the business world.

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Start date(s):

  • September 2024


This programme is designed to meet the increasing demand for expertise in business analytics across diverse academic backgrounds.

Course features

Completing this programme will prepare you for work as a business analyst. You'll be able to work across various functional areas and industries.

Key programme highlights include:

  • development of versatile business analytics skills, applicable across different domains.
  • exposure to a range of analytical tools and critical perspectives that inform sound business decision-making
  • hands-on experience managing real-life business analytics projects
  • an experiential learning approach based in real-world application and engagement with industry practices.

The programme is built upon three interconnected pillars:

Semester 1

Dive into the fundamentals of data science. You will acquire essential skills in statistics and programming. These skills are tailored for business analytics.

Semester 2

Gain a critical managerial perspective. You will explore business analytics projects and their effective management strategies.

Semester 3

Apply your knowledge in the real world. You will critically evaluate analytics in various business domains.

This culminates in an in-depth individual research or consultancy project. You'll delve into the practical application of business analytics.

We believe in a balanced approach that will enhance your employability. These building blocks will form a solid foundation. They will equip you with both technical expertise and project management skills. You'll not only focus on technical know-how, but also on its practical application.

Why study with us?

A triple-accredited Business School and a world-leading University

Newcastle University is dedicated to advancing knowledge and addressing global challenges. Students join a community committed to excellence and innovation. Newcastle University Business School's mission emphasises:

  • innovation
  • education
  • creating responsible futures for business and society

Research and teaching excellence with an interdisciplinary approach

We have a strong tradition of excellence, particularly when it comes to digital business, information systems, and data. You'll benefit from a wealth of teaching and research experience. This is the case within the Business School and beyond. The programme itself fosters interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations. This will enhance your learning experience. You will connect with students and faculty across the University. This will expose you to an even wider range of perspectives.

Practical and critical skills

The programme does not just teach technical skills. It also emphasises critical thinking. You will learn how to approach business analytics projects strategically. You will also understand how to extract maximum value from data. This is a crucial skill in modern decision-making.


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What you'll learn

On the Business Analytics MSc programme, you will gain expertise in:

  • data management
  • statistical foundations of data science
  • statistical learning
  • research methods

You will develop practical skills in:

  • project management
  • digital transformation
  • operations analytics
  • HR analytics
  • marketing analytics

You will also explore data analytics for business insights and engage in a collaborative group project. The comprehensive curriculum will enable you to extract valuable insights from data. This skill will help you make sound data-driven decisions. You will be able to excel in a wide range of roles in various industries.


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

Your development

Skills development is at the core of our programme. You can expect to hone a diverse set of competencies.

You will have the opportunity to refine your ability to:

  • analyse business scenarios
  • make data-driven decisions
  • effectively communicate your findings to diverse audiences.

You will cultivate your research skills through hands-on experiences in:

  • literature review
  • data collection
  • critical analysis of contemporary business challenges

You will develop your practical skills through experiential learning. This will require you to involve apply analytical tools and techniques to real-world problems.

Study Abroad opportunities 

Once you have completed all the taught elements of the course, you will be able to undertake an additional semester of study with a partner institution. 

The Study Abroad period will begin in the late September/early October. This will follow submission of your dissertation. 

If you participate in an international exchange, you will need to select partner modules which add value to your degree. These should focus on subjects that will enhance your: 

  • graduate employability prospects
  • intercultural understanding
  • communication skills

Your future

Upon completing our programme, you will be well-prepared to embark on a promising future. With a robust foundation in business analytics, you will become a sought-after professional. You will be able to lead data-driven innovations across various industries.

As a graduate, you can offer invaluable insights to organisations worldwide. The MSc in Business Analytics could lead to a range of analytics-related roles, such as:

  • business analysts
  • data scientists
  • consultants

These roles could cover a wide range of business and government sectors, including:

  • a wide spectrum of retail enterprises
  • professional services firms, such as solicitors and insurance companies
  • marketing and media-based businesses
  • pharmaceutical-based businesses
  • telecommunications companies
  • information technology-based organisations
  • consultancy firms
  • government and public services
  • educational institutions, including higher education

This programme emphasises critical thinking and problem-solving. This will equip you with adaptable skills, allowing you to thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape. You will be poised to make a significant impact, able to:

  • revolutionise marketing strategies
  • optimise operations
  • guide strategic decisions

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Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University. We have over 3,500 students representing over 80 nationalities. This valuable network extends beyond our current students to include:

  • regional, national and international leaders
  • over 34,000 alumni in our network, spanning over 150 countries
  • leading professionals and practitioners from industry

The Business School is the gateway to Newcastle Helix - an innovation hub and community that brings together industry leaders, businesses and top researchers.

Our facilities include:

  • flexible conference room with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing over 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and over 25 seminar and teaching spaces, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • dedicated Student Hub and Quiet Space, providing a balanced mix of study space for group work or quiet, individual study
  • contemporary café
  • employability hub to support your career aspirations
  • Bloomberg Room to give you a real feel for the trading room floor
  • Experimental and Behavioural Economics Lab, a state-of-the-art research facility for conducting studies in experimental economics and economic psychology

The Frederick Douglass Centre at Newcastle Helix also offers further study and learning spaces. This includes a 750 seat auditorium – the largest in the University.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2024 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

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Professor Savvas Papagiannidis
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Newcastle University Business School
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