This new, block taught MSc is available to study at the University of London Institute in Paris or at Queen Mary University of London's (QMUL) Mile End Campus in London. Offered jointly by QMUL’s School of Business and Management and School of Mathematics, it is aimed at students who are highly numerate and have a strong interest in developing statistical and business skills required to succeed in the digital economy.

Key information

1 year
Method of attendance

Entry requirements

A good upper class second degree or equivalent in mathematics, statistics, engineering, economics or business. For students whose first language is not English, we require an IELTS score of 7 (with 7 in writing).

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it may be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme.

For more information, please contact the Queen Mary University of London Admissions Office.

Degree benefits

This exciting new programme is ideal for anybody aiming to direct businesses in today’s digital economy.  You will learn how to use insights from business analysis to inform strategy, provide direction for leadership and create value.

With the growing use of data in business decision making, individuals who have a strong understanding of the tools and methodologies for business analysis, who are able to analyse data and use the results to inform the direction of their business, will be sought after by employers in all sectors of the economy.

Our programme will take you beyond analytics and programming, teaching you how businesses are structured, how they operate and how digital skills are used to enhance business performance.  You will gain an awareness of the leadership and organisational challenges associated with large scale change projects driven by the digitisation of businesses and develop important leadership qualities such as communication, negotiation and team work.

You will be exposed to real world cases from different markets and countries and learn from the experiences of current managers working in a wide range of sectors.  You will also have the opportunity to work on a consultancy project in collaboration with an industry partner.

The staff involved in the MSc in Business Analytics have strong links and research collaboration with industry partners and IT start-ups in London and Europe. One of the course leaders was formerly Global Head of FX Quantitative Research at Citigroup, the other has extensive experience in research and consulting on entrepreneurship, innovation management and IP strategy.

Students will be given the opportunity to obtain Microsoft Office and SAS certification and will learn how to use tools such as R and SQL.

We are currently seeking accreditation for the course from the Tech Partnership, a private sector body representing digital businesses in the United Kingdom.

Degree structure

The MSc in Business Analytics is available for one year full-time study and is delivered in blocks. You can expect to spend two to three days a week in intensive lectures and the remaining time in self-study supported by online materials. Each block of teaching will consist of up to six hours of lectures per day over two days. 

You will take five compulsory modules, a Masterclass module running throughout the year and a Group Project Module in the summer. You may also choose three optional modules to be taken in term 2.

Compulsory modules are:

  • Programming for Business Analytics (term 1)
  • Data Analytics (term 1)
  • Strategic Analysis (term 1)
  • Leadership Skills for Business Analytics (term 1)
  • Experiments for Business Analytics (term 2)
  • The Masterclass in Business Analytics (terms 1 & 2)
  • Group Project (term 3)
  • SAS for Business Intelligence
  • Time Series Analysis for Business
  • Optimization of Business Processes
  • Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
How to apply

All applications should be made directly to Queen Mary University of London. Full application details are available on the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage.

Fees and funding

Paris and London:

Tuition fees for UK and EU Students, 2017 Entry

Full time £16,500

Tuition fees for International Students, 2017 Entry


Please visit the Queen Mary University of London degree webpage for further information on fees and funding.

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