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How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 11000 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 19350 per year

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About Business Analytics Consulting at School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

This programme is ideal if you wish to use your analytic skills to derive and obtain useful insights from large amounts of data.

By equipping you with the rigorous modelling and consulting skills needed to understand, manage and communicate useful insights from ‘big data’, it prepares you to inform business decisions or government policies. As such, you will develop skills highly prized by employers in today’s knowledge economy.

The programme involves a taught and a project component. Taught modules are led and 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 in areas such as: health, transport, telecommunications, energy, defence, government and public services.

Soft skills and the use of industry-leading tools that are in high demand from employers are tested throughout the programme. Our industry advisory board will ensure that the focus of our taught modules is of both academic and practical relevance. Our board includes practitioners from companies such as IBM, RWE npower, BT, ebiquity and Government Operational Research Service. In addition, we have developed two modules - Customer Analytics and Leading Analytics Initiatives - in close collaboration with our partner IBM, who also sponsor a student prize.

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, and provide you with an excellent preparation for the world of work.

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Course Structure

Semester One

  • Consulting for Analytics
  • Discovery Analytics
  • Decision Analytics
  • Managing Big Data

Semester Two

  • Customer Analytics
  • Leading Analytics Initiatives
  • Operations Analytics
  • Policy and Strategy Analytics


  • Consulting or Research Project


Scholarships and Bursaries worth up to 100% of fees!!

The School of Business and Economics is committed to attracting the very best applicants. We offer a range of competitive scholarships and bursaries to both UK/EU and international applicants – some worth up to 100% of your fees!

Our scholarship and bursary range is designed to include a wide range of students and consists of:

  • Alumni scholarships (for UK/EU and international students)
  • Outstanding academic achievement scholarships
  • Sports scholarships
  • Hardship bursaries and other funding options
  • International student specific scholarships, including: Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa; USA scholarships and loans; and Santander International postgraduate scholarships

Whilst some of our scholarships are offered automatically based on your course application, some scholarships and bursaries do require a separate application and have limited availability and application deadlines.

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesGBP 11000 per yearInternational course feesGBP 19350 per year

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to have, a good upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university or equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University.

Degrees in engineering, mathematics, physics, psychology, economics, and business and management will be particularly welcomed. Applicants from other degrees may be considered on a case-by-case basis provided they can show strong quantitative ability. GRE or GMAT scores may be requested to verify numeracy skills.

Work experience will be considered for applicants who do not hold a first degree.


English Language Requirements for International Students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 plus Writing 7.0 and Listening 6.5 though a higher level of English is preferred

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course.

5-week course: IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component 10-week course: IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component

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