Undergraduate study - 2018 entry

MA Business with Decision Analytics

UCAS code: NN12

Duration: 4 years

Delivery: Full-time

School: Business School

College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Accreditation
Study abroad

Introducing MA Business with Decision Analytics

Business with Decision Analytics encompasses the study of public, private and not-for-profit organisations, both small and large, their management practices and processes, and the changing external environment in which they operate. The ability to follow a concentration of courses in decision analytics enables students to develop a specialism within the broader business degree structure.

Accreditation

This programme holds triple accreditation from international ranking bodies AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Year 1

You will study Global Challenges for Business and The Business of Edinburgh which introduce key concepts of management and business including strategy, finance, marketing and the management of people. You will also study Accountancy 1A, an Introduction to Financial Accounting, and Accountancy 1B, an Introduction to Management Accounting as well as a course in economics.

Year 2

You will study Business Research Methods I: Introduction to Data Analysis, Business Analytics and Information Systems and Career Development Planning. You can also choose from the following courses: Organisational Behaviour; Business Economics; Principles of Finance; Applications of Finance; HR Management; International Business; Marketing; Business Simulation; Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Year 3

You will study Strategic Management; Management Science and Operations Analytics and Business Research Methods II: Applications and Analysis. In addition you will choose more specialist courses in business and decision analytics.

Year 4

You will study further specialist courses including Decision Analytics and Mathematical Programming in Advanced Analytics and will complete a dissertation on a topic closely linked to decision sciences.

Our facilities

Teaching takes place in the Central Area of the University. Honours students have access to the Business School's Undergraduate Resource Centre at 16 Buccleuch Place.

Study abroad

Our Business School exchange programme offers exciting opportunities to study abroad in your third year at one of our partner universities in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, the USA or across Europe. Exchange opportunities with our European Business Schools are through the Erasmus programme. You may also study abroad through the University's International exchange programme.

Guaranteed study abroad funding for students required to complete a year abroad

How will I learn?

Courses are taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical exercises and computer-based learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed on presentations, reports, essays, exams and individual and group projects.

A key aim of our programmes is to combine academic knowledge with transferable skills in order to enhance employability.

Business graduates are highly valued by employers across the world. You will have a choice of careers open to you, including accountancy and taxation, management, consulting, finance, marketing and human resources.

Typical offer

The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AAAAA.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 43 points (grades 776 at HL).

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. BBB must be achieved in a single sitting by end of S5. National 5 Mathematics at Grade B and English at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: Mathematics at Grade B or 6 and English at Grade C or 4.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and Grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: Mathematics at 5 or Mathematical Studies at 6 and English at 5.

Find out more about entry requirements

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements by country

International Foundation Programme

If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

International Foundation Programme

You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 7.0 with 6.0 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 100 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced or Proficiency overall 185 with 169 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 67 with at least 56 in each "Communicative Skills" section
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

About English language requirements

SQA and GCSE

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C or 4
  • IB Standard Level Grade 5

As this degree is very popular, we strongly recommend that international students apply by 15 January 2018.

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Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for MA Business with Decision Analytics

Additional costs

If studying abroad in Year 3, your costs will vary by country. In Year 4 you will undertake a dissertation and, depending on the field of study you choose, there may be costs associated with undertaking surveys and conducting interviews.

Funding

For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.

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