Who is the MSc in Business Analytics for?
The programme is suitable for graduates from a wide variety of disciplines who would like to use their aptitude for mathematics/computerised problem solving to address business problems.What is the programme about?
Business Analytics is a branch of applied mathematics that uses quantitative and computer techniques to optimise decision-making in business, taking advantage of the large amounts of data now available and meeting the challenges of a dynamic environment. It is a technically focused programme directed at management applications, not a general course about management. This programme is comparable to a Masters degree (typically MSc) in Operational Research (UK) or Operations Research (USA).
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Business Analytics PresentationObjectives
We´ll teach you how to implement quantitative techniques in a business problem-solving and project management environment. We aim to develop your computer software skills and your understanding of the theory and practice of allied information systems, to make them useful in consultancy and business.What will I learn?
You will learn how to use advanced mathematics and quantitative techniques to make effective business decisions that will help enhance companies' performance in an increasingly competitive business environment. This specialist management programme builds on students' technical and analytical knowledge and experience while providing the technical skills needed to develop software and implement these techniques in a business problem-solving environment.How will I benefit?
You will be given the tools to be an expert in business analytics and get experience with applying these tools in practice and in engagement with leading Irish companies. You will be exposed to current research in all aspects of decision and management science, including work in the field of Project Management, Simulation, Multi-criteria Decision Making and Spatial Decision Support Systems.
The MSc in Business Analytics is offered as a one-year full-time programme or on a two-year part-time basis.
Part-time students will have to attend lectures on 2 evenings per week. Lectures commence at 5pm or later.
You will be assessed by examination and continuous assessment.
To graduate, you must complete 8 core modules and produce a dissertation. The dissertation involves full-time work on a real management problem, generally with an Irish company. It should be mathematically complex with a computer-programming element.
There are four specialist core modules in Semester 1 and a choice of four out of five specialist modules in Semester 2:
Semester 2: Choose 4 modules from 5 options
o DissertationPart-time Curriculum
The part-time curriculum consists of 8 taught modules and a dissertation.
No work experience is required.
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School is one of a small group of schools worldwide to hold the `triple crown´ of accreditation from the three centres of business and academic excellence. These accreditations benchmark us against the best in the world and position UCD Smurfit School on the global map. Attaining these accreditations requires us to continually evaluate and enhance our own courses and programmes.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
The School is built upon an extraordinary leadership gift from Dr Michael WJ Smurfit. His generosity, and that of our patrons, sponsors, alumni and friends, has allowed us to maintain our position as one of the top European business schools.