In our data-driven world, it is essential to understand the tools, techniques, and strategies needed to maximise big data. Aston University’s distance learning MSc Management & Analytics programme combines the management and analytics disciplines to navigate data-supported strategic decision-making from a leadership perspective. You will learn how to harness the powers of analytics while developing the ability to manage and lead in data-driven organisations and teams.

MSc Management & Analytics

Admission Requirements

To enter one of the online programmes in the MSc Business Analytics Suite, you should possess a good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class) or an equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. All applicants must submit the following:

  • Official academic transcript(s) of your grades to date
  • Two written recommendations, preferably at least one academic referee
  • Current CV
  • International students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation

The MSc Business Analytics degrees are highly technical analytics programmes. As such, a relevant quantitative undergraduate or master’s degree is preferred. We will also consider applicants with a non-quantitative degree if you have relevant work experience or alternative quantitative qualifications.

Preferred Degrees Include:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Engineering
  • Business Informatics
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Information Systems
  • Mathematics

Acceptable Alternative Qualifications Include:

  • Chartered Engineer or similar professional qualification
  • Advanced programming skills (C++, Java, Python, or R)
  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis
  • Machine Learning
  • Analytical software experience (SAP, SPSS, or SAS)

Language Requirements

International students must meet English language requirements outlined below or an equivalent English language qualification recognised by Aston University.

  • TOEFL: A minimum score of 93
  • IELTS: An overall minimum score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 for each individual IELTS skill

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Finance Pathway

Strategic Management Accounting - BFK503

Master the strategic tools and techniques accounting managers use to plan and control a range of international organisations in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors and the behavioural problems encountered during the process.


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Effective Management Consultancy (15 credits)

This module will help you to understand different approaches to consulting projects. You will explore what is good and what is bad consulting practise. It will also prepare you to carry out successful consulting projects within organisations, either as an external consultant or as a line manager given a one-off problem-solving task.

Global Business Ethics (15 credits)

The overall aim of this module is to provide participants with the critical knowledge and skills to successfully identify and navigate global business ethics issues.

Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)

This is an introduction to human behaviour in organisations. Further, it aims to discuss organisational processes from the context of individuals and organisations, and from different theoretical perspectives.

Strategic Management (15 credits)

This module is an introduction to the main concepts and thought processes in strategic management and to enable you to analyse complex situations and make appropriate strategic recommendations.

Entrepreneurship Pathway

Legal Challenges: Starting an Innovative Business - BSK513

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of intellectual property law, copyright, patents, trademarks, designs and know-how. The module will allow them to recognise what intellectual property rights exist, who owns the rights, how to protect them and how to enforce them.


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Global Business Pathway
International Operations - BNK523

Gain awareness of the range of issues that, within an international context, constitute a holistic approach to the design and management of operations systems taking into considerations their social and environmental impacts.

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International Marketing Management - BMK533

Develop insight into the special requirements for successfully conducting international marketing activities. Evaluate the impact of environmental changes on international marketing strategies.


Organisational Development Pathway

Learning and Talent Development - BHK535

Understand how different management functions can be enhanced through human resource development (HRD) initiatives and how HRD relates to business strategy and effectiveness.


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