Data analysts use their specialist skills to help organisations make more effective business decisions. We're one of the first Russell Group universities to offer this subject at undergraduate level.
This degree will allow you to apply data analysis skills in companies and organisations, using statistical analysis to support evidence-based decision-making. You'll study economics, organisational behaviour, marketing and management decision-making to give you an understanding of the modern business environment. In addition, you can tailor your degree to suit your own interests through your choice of optional modules on topics such as sports analytics, business economics and advertising.
Demand for experts in business analytics is growing rapidly, and the University of Leeds is at the forefront of developments in this area. Informed by the world-class research in our Centre for Decision Research, this course will give you the in-depth knowledge and skills to thrive in a fast-growing sector.
Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.
Compulsory modules in Year 1 will give you a broad knowledge and skills base. You'll be introduced to economic theory, organisational behaviour and management decision-making to put the role of analytics in the context of the business environment, as well as exploring some of the key methods and techniques used in analytics. An optional module will also allow you to explore topics such as sports analytics or marketing.
In the following year you'll build on this with compulsory modules in microeconomics and how business decisions are made, as well as deepening your knowledge of analytics techniques and practices. You could also choose from optional modules on diverse topics within economics, information management and other areas.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including Mathematics or Statistics.
GCSE: English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.
Business analytics is a rapidly growing employment sector as companies demand experts to help them capitalise on the Big Data Explosion. This course launched in 2015, and so our first students are yet to graduate.
Because of our central focus on developing your ability to apply data analysis skills in companies and organisations, you could launch your career with a diverse range of employers in healthcare, retail, logistics, finance and sport as well as many other sectors. Whatever you decide to do, you'll be well equipped to inform high-level decision-making.
Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School
You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L'Oréal and Unilever.
The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.
In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
Study abroad and work placements
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Read more about Study Year Abroad.
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.
Read more about the Year in Industry
EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.
Read more about the Year in Enterprise
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