Course Overview

The MSc in Business Analytics provides students with the skills and knowledge to manage and develop business analytics within organisations. The programme is designed as a specialist course, which assists students in blending their existing talents with the technological skills and business knowledge needed to use and manage big data and business analytics in modern knowledge-based organisations.

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Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.


Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Semester One exams: December. Semester Two exams: April/ May. A range of assessment methods are integrated and assessed throughout the programme. These include projects, reports, presentations, and case studies.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority, corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent). The qualification must include an element of quantitative techniques, for example, graduates of Business Studies, Engineering, Computer Science, other Sciences, Mathematics or other courses that have some quantitative content.

Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

35

Closing Date

Please refer to the offer rounds/closing date webpage.

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

9

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

90

Award

Masters

CAO

PAC code

GYC36

Course Outline

The programme is a taught Masters programme and consists of lectures, workshops, guest lectures from industry experts, and hands-on technology tutorials. Modules are assessed via continuous assessment, written assignments, applied projects and written examinations. The programme is comprised of the following modules:
• Database Systems (5 ECTS [credits])
• Business Applications Programming (5 ECTS)
• Strategic Management (5 ECTS)
• Decision Systems & Business Analytics (5 ECTS)
• Statistical Techniques for Business Analytics (5 ECTS)
• Decision Theory & Analysis (5 ECTS)
• Advanced Applications Programming (5 ECTS)
• Enterprise Systems (5 ECTS)
• Information Systems Security & Ethics (5 ECTS)
• Information Systems Strategy & Innovation (5 ECTS)
• Applied Customer Analytics (5 ECTS)
• Data Science & Big Data Analytics (5 ECTS)
• Business Intelligence with SAP (10 ECTS)
• Project (20 ECTS).

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland, expect that in the next 7 years between 4,000 and 17,000 additional jobs in Business Analytics will be created in Ireland. This programme has been designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with Business Analytics capabilities identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland.

Graduates have found employment with Aviva, Amundi, Anam Technologies, Eir Ireland, Equifax, Fidelity Investments, Permanent TSB, EY Ireland, Reprographic Systems Ltd, SAP, Mylan, Microsoft, Nostra, RSA Insurance, Bank of Ireland, Scotiabank Ireland, Tata Consultancy, MSD and Microsoft.

Graduate Roles:
  • Data Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Support Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • QA Engineer
  • Credit Risk Analyst
  • Computer Analyst
  • MIS Analyst
  • Customer Support
  • Operation Specialist
  • Global Customer Master Data Analyst
  • Supplier Implementation Associate

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€7,250 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Tuition

€7,026 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2018/19

Fees: Non EU

€15,500 p.a. 2018/19

Postgraduate students in receipt of a SUSI grant – please note an F4 grant is where SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition.  You will be liable for the remainder of the total fee.  An F5 grant is where SUSI will pay TUITION up to a maximum of €6,270.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

Postgraduate fee breakdown = tuition (EU or NON EU) + student levy as outlined above.

Find out More

Ms Emma Brinton
T +353 91 492 308
E emma.brinton@nuigalway.ie


Meet our Graduates

Anamika

Anamika Parashar |   Data Analyst, Scotiabank Ireland

Although I had worked in financial services prior to pursuing my masters at NUIG, this programme enabled me to develop effective communication skills, understanding of business problems and being able to translate that problem into a solution using business analytics. I have developed cutting edge technical skills in Visual C#, RStudio, Java, SQL, SAP BW and statistical techniques. I was then able to apply these technical skills and business knowledge to a major group project over the duration of the course. The MSc in business analytics has greatly enhanced my analytical, programming and research skills, which enabled me to secure a Data Analyst role with Scotiabank Ireland.
Neha

Neha Tyagi |   Data Analyst at RSA Insurance

I was fortunate enough to have completed a world-class course MSC. Business Analytics at National University of Ireland, Galway which was taught by qualified professors and researchers. It was my first travel outside of India and I gained priceless experience during my stay in Ireland. It gave me an international exposure to work with people from different countries and loads of practical experience in latest technologies which helped me in boosting my career prospects. Practical assignments and team work has helped me to be more confident and has developed my communication skills. It was an exciting year and helped me to secure a job as a Data Analyst at RSA Insurance.
Adrian

Adrian Egan |   Global Customer Master Data Analyst, MSD

The MSc in Business Analytics in NUI Galway offers great opportunities for people from diverse educational or professional backgrounds. It has an excellent blend of business and technical subjects that are in high demand by employers.
Ahmed

Ahmed Elwardany |   Data Analyst, Anam Technologies

The MSc in Business Analytics enriched and developed both my technical and business skills. It provided a solid foundation for transitioning my career towards business analytics through a blend of theoretical and practical learning activities. It was both a challenging and enjoyable journey that truly embraced cultural diversity in a friendly and supportive environment.
Orla

Orla McHugh |   Operations Specialist, Microsoft

The M.Sc in Business Analytics enabled me to gain a broad insight into the diverse areas within business analytics and to develop technical skills such as data mining and predictive analysis, which has enabled me to thrive in the analytics industry.
Emma

Emma Beatty |   Cloud Product Support Engineer, SAP

“The MSc. Business Analytics gave me a great introduction into the areas of analytics and big data. It was an invaluable learning experience, the course was consistently engaging and the mixture of different subjects was particularly advantageous. The different modules provided me with the necessary tools and techniques that have allowed me to find employment in SAP, working as a Cloud Product Support Engineer.”

Meet our Employers

Eddie

Eddie Morris |   Support Team Manager, Cloud Product Support, SAP

Graduates from the MSc. in Business Analytics come to us with an industry-ready skillset; they have the right blend of business and IT skills we are looking for. In our experience at SAP this means these graduates hit the ground running adding value to our organization from day one. The graduates we hired from this course impressed at interview describing in detail the outcomes and deliverables of the projects they were involved in. They continue to impress with their ability and capacity to learn and contribute.