Big Data is big business, and it’s only going to get bigger. By 2019, it’s going to be worth $102bn, up from $59bn in 2015, according to IDC research. Organisations need the right skills if they’re to maximise all of the opportunities that big data now offers.
A data analytics specialist is essential in any business. But there’s also a growing need for employees across all areas to know how to read, interpret, and present data in a way that can be understood across all functions and inform decision making.
If you are currently working in a management function, our online distance learning data analytics course will upskill and develop your relevant data handling, enabling you to draw out insights and make strategy driven decisions that benefit your business.
With today’s increasing demand for data analysts in every business function, this online MBA with a data analytics pathway will prepare you for key leadership and strategic management roles. Designed for practising managers looking to take that next step upwards, you will have the opportunity to put your learning into practice, learning how to turn analysis into useful insights and strategic business plans to drive competitive advantage.
- Data Handling and Decision Making
- Ethical Leadership
- Personal and Business Transformation
- Implementing Strategy
- Sustaining the Business
- Data Visualisation and Interpretation
- Research Project
To be eligible for this course you must normally have:
- A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent, plus 2 years suitable work experience.
For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:
- IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.
If you don’t have academic qualifications
We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Don’t have any of the above?
If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments.