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About Data and Decision Analytics (Online), MSc - at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

Our part-time MSc Data and Decision Analytics, studied over 24 months, prepares students not only to be able to analyse and digest data, but also to translate this into effective decision-making in the age of Big Data.

Delivered through a mixture of live online sessions and asynchronous activities, this course combines theoretical foundations with practical hands-on experience.

Learn more about Data and Decision Analytics (Online), MSc - at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

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Entry requirements

  • You will need a UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree in one of the subjects below, or an equivalent overseas qualification
  • An undergraduate degree in any disciplinary area related to management science, operational research, statistics, econometrics, mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, or business and management which incorporates a distinct quantitative element is required
  • Candidates with a first class or 2:1 honours degree in an unrelated subject area but who have relevant work experience will be considered on an individual basis
  • Candidates' background should ideally include courses and/or experience gained in topics such as linear algebra, calculus, probability, and statistics

Fees, Funding and Scholarships at The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

We offer a number of generous scholarships across the University and Business School. For more details look under the relevant programme pages on our website. There are sometimes different scholarships available depending on the programme. Below are a couple of examples:

MSc Accounting and Finance Scholarships

MBA Scholarships

Please look at the individual course pages on our website www.business-school.ed.ac.uk and from there you will find out more about scholarships available by programme.

Student reviews of The University of Edinburgh Business School, University of Edinburgh

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Erin Bembe, full time MBA

After I graduated in 2010 with a BA in Economics, I became a Financial Specialist at the Federal Highway Administration in Washington DC. I returned to study as I had progressed as far as I could in my current role and I also wanted to move from the public sector into the private sector. I chose the University of Edinburgh for its global reputation, its location, and because of the length of the MBA programme (1 year compared to 2 in the US).

The MBA is an intense full-time program providing an overview of business with the option to specialize in an area of interest. There is a strong focus on sustainability and corporate social responsibility as well as the development of leadership and other soft skills. Because the school is so well placed in Europe and has such a good reputation, it attracts students from all over the world, providing a diverse and stimulating learning environment. The opportunities to learn beyond the classroom – from international business treks to case competitions and undergraduate mentoring programs are vast.

The programme allowed me to develop both my technical skills and my soft skills which were instrumental in landing me my current job. I am now a Senior Financial Analyst for Johnson & Johnson and was introduced to my current company through the programme’s Capstone project.

Having an alumni community that I can tap into is important to me. The network I’ve built thus far has been a huge support in my post-MBA life. The programme is quite rigorous and the city can be a huge distraction, so it’s essential to find the right balance between studying and enjoying all that Edinburgh has to offer. Make sure to take advantage of all the opportunities the school provides for development outside of the classroom – the multiple clubs, volunteering opportunities, projects, guest lecturers, and career services.

Tim Puddy, Masters in International Human Resource Management

Prior to moving to Edinburgh I completed a BA in Management from the University of York. During the course of the degree I spent a placement year working at the Pharmaceutical Company GlaxoSmithKline. I worked within the Human Resource Development team concerning their future leader programmes.

I went back to study as I enjoy the stimulating and liberating environment available in academia, and wanted to pursue my interest in HRM. Edinburgh University is an elite university, but more specifically, the Business School provided a route to CIPD accreditation which is key in HRM careers. Being by definition an international programme, the IHRM cohort is also very international and therefore we get so many new perspectives on issues. We have been taught about crucial areas of HRM as well as having particular focuses on the issues an international context brings. These concepts were reinforced during a class trip to Helsinki.

The CIPD accreditation is hugely important, but to have a deep theoretical background in topical HR issues is even more so. The Reward Management module in particular has helped me get a job in this area as I will be working in reward management for Virgin Money. I will also be maintaining links with the health sector.

Edinburgh itself is beautiful, vibrant and quaint all at the same time. It is also walkable which is very important to me. I love a good view, and Edinburgh is spoilt with these! Of course its culture and arts scene aren’t too far behind. The city will, I am sure, hold a special place in everyone’s memories so keeping in touch is crucial personally as well as professionally. I encourage new students to make the most of what Scotland and the Business School have to offer.

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