MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- 12 months full-time
- Entry requirements
We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours, or the overseas equivalent in a quantitative subject such as mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, computing, management science or economics.
When assessing your academic record we take into account your grade average , position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification. We particularly welcome applicants from institutions of high ranking and repute.
- How to apply
Please note that due to the high volume of applications received this year, this course is now closed to new applications for entry in September 2017.
The online application form for 2018 will open on 25 September, and we will start to process applications from October 2017.
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It allows you to specialize in a diverse range of areas including
- Consulting skills
- Big data and web analytics
- Information systems concepts and tools
- Decision behaviour and psychology of decision making
- Financial modelling
- Operations management and process change and improvement approaches
- Project management
- Supply chain management, logistics and procurement
- Traditional operational research and applied mathematics and statistics
The aim of the course is to give students a solid quantitative foundation alongside practical problem-solving techniques. Much of your learning involves real-life scenarios using case studies, individual and team consulting-based assignments, presentations and software tools. Much of the coursework takes the form of consulting-style cases, some done in small teams and including presentations.
The core of the course is formed by four analytics units covering fundamental toolkit areas of decision sciences, applied operational research and statistics. The approach is to consider application of these analytical methodologies and toolkits to common problem areas across business and management. You then chose four other units from a broad range of options, according to your interests, background and intended career directions.
Postgraduate Open Day - Wednesday 22 November 2017
If you'd like to know more about what it's like to study in Manchester, then join us at our next Open Day on 22 November.
You'll have the opportunity to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects. We'll be hosting an alumni panel who'll share their experience of studying at Alliance MBS with you and talk about what they've been doing since graduation.
Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 15 courses to choose from.
The event will be held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.
You'll be able to register your interest in attending the event in September, and you'll receive more information about the schedule for the day.
Events round the world
We take part in many events in the UK, the EU and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country .
If you plan to visit Manchester and and you are unable to attend the Open Day, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £11,500
International students (per annum): £19,000
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.
Due to the competition for places and limited availability, our courses require a deposit of £1000 to cover non-recoverable costs and secure your place. The deposit will be deducted from your tuition fees when you register on the course.
The deposit is non-refundable, except in the following situations:
- you fail to meet the conditions of your offer (see below for further information); and/or
- you are refused a visa or entry clearance to enter the UK (proofmustbe submitted)
If an offer has been made specifying an English Language condition which you do not meet, the Admissions Team will require the official certificate of an English Language test taken after the date of offer as evidence that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions for a refund to be approved. The English Language test certificate provided with your application documents will not be accepted as proof that you have attempted to meet your offer conditions as such a certificate will predate the offer.
If an offer has been made specifying an academic condition, the Admissions Team will require the official university documentation showing that you have not met this academic condition from the institution at which you have studied, as evidence for a refund to be approved.
The Admissions Team reserves the right to refuse to refund of any deposit that does not meet with the requirements outlined above.
- Academic department
- Alliance Manchester Business School
- Contact name
- Masters Marketing and Admissions Office
- +44 (0) 161 306 1339
- Academic department overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .
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