By mastering the combination of highly advanced analytic skills with business and management skills, you will become a viable candidate for a range of businesses and industries. Join this future oriented master`s programme that offers a set of knowledge and skills that blends data science with business subjects.
- Start date: August 2023
What will you learn?
Business analytics plays an essential role in providing the tools to make the right decisions and strategies needed to survive in a competitive market and grow profitably. In a world of Big Data, analytics has become a strategic necessity in virtually all areas of business, and to make the best decisions, businesses need to master both business and analytics. Analytics now permeates business sectors from marketing to accounting, sales to logistics, and HR to operations. No industry or market is unaffected by Big Data, so the need for business analytics is universal.
Analytics is a means to an end: to achieve greater business value through superior insight. Consequently, you will learn to conduct descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analyses to support and make business decisions. You will develop knowledge and skills through close collaboration with international industry partners. The programme actively utilises team projects so you will acquire and improve your analytical, communication and collaborative skills.
Special to this programme is the opportunity to complete an internship at SAS Institute and get free certification in their widely used software. SAS Institute is the world's largest business analytics company with customers in 147 countries. This is competency and an experience that will help you stand out to future employers seeking people who know how to bridge analytics and business. Special to this programme as well is the flexibility it offers, as the second year can be completed in your home country or anywhere in the world.
Popular courses covered in this programme
WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME?
Engaging learning experiences and quality teaching are something we strive to provide, to help you build a solid skill and competency base, making you relevant for the future of work. In the video below, you will get the perspectives of our students, faculty, and the industry to understand the reasons for choosing to study Master of Science in Business Analytics at BI.
Why choose MSc in Business Analytics?
With a master's degree in Business Analytics, you will be a relevant and attractive candidate for a great number of positions across a range of businesses and industries. Big Data affects all industries and markets, so the need for business analytics is universal.
- Portfolio Analyst
- Campaign Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Marketing Operations Analyst
- HR/People Analyst
- Product Analyst
- Web Analyst
BI’s MSc in Business Analytics ranks among the top 17% worldwide in terms of employability.
"A well-structured master’s programme that focuses on ‘big data’ skills applied to real business problems is a win-win for all involved; master’s candidates get jobs, the university builds credibility and employers get a steady pipeline of professionals to employ. This is a great initiative and DNB is excited to be part of the solution."
Chief Data Officer at DNB
"Internships are an invaluable way for students to gain experience and find out what they want from a company. For us, we get access to new ideas and amazing talent. We experienced the Business Analytics students from BI to be self-driven, collaborative and motivated by solving complex problems. That is why we have recruited them to our talent program after they graduate."
Senior Vice President Big Data & Analytics at Orkla IT
CUSTOMISE YOUR DEGREE
As a master student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that will contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence and gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree.
Our internship programme is a credit-bearing course that gives you the opportunity to test subjects and industries based on your interests, competency, and personal qualities. An internship is valuable as a means of allowing you to experience how your field of study is applied in the business world and provides you with work experience that can be highly attractive to potential employers.
We offer a number of elective courses so that you can adapt your studies to your own interests and goals. This way you can build up competency and pursue a combination of courses that will make you attractive and unique.
As a Master of Science in Business Analytics student, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship at SAS Institute. You can also get free certification in their widely used software. SAS Institute is the world's largest business analytics company with customers in 147 countries. The American-owned enterprise has more than 40 years of experience within the field and over 95% of fortune 500 companies use their software.
As a Master of Science in Business Analytics student, you can add an international dimension to your degree by choosing the QTEM Masters Network Exchange option. This offers students access to prestigious schools in the QTEM network, in different countries. QTEM stands for Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management, and was founded in 2012 by a group of leading universities and corporate partners.
- 60 credits (ECTS)
Exchange semester or courses, including specialisation electives
- 60 credits (ECTS)
Exchange semester or courses, including specialisation electives and internship
Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.
- Admission requirements for all Master of Science programmes
- Programme specific admission requirements for Master of Science in Business Analytics
- If you are a current student at BI, log in to the student portal to find specific admission requirements in your education plan
Priority application deadline for Master of Science: 1 March
After 1 March, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
- Credits: 120