This Master’s degree course offers extensive training in Business Analytics technology and methods, providing the opportunity to upgrade existing skills to state-of-the-art expertise in areas such as Web Mining, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Science, NoSQL databases, Business Modelling techniques. A strong research focus will equip students to either move on to PhD programmes or industry-based research positions or becoming industry consultants in Business Analytics project.
Awarded by the Robert Gordon University, UK
Recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka
Accredited by the BCS, UK
This course will give you a clear perspective of the current nature and practice of business information systems. In Year 1 you will be introduced to the main fundamental concepts and in Year 2 and Year 3 you will follow the specialized topics which interest you most. You will also participate in some modules offered by Westminster Business School.
1. Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) Business Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of four modules
2. Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) Business Analytics- Awarded on successful completion of eight modules
3. Master of Science (MSc) Business Analytics
– Awarded on successful completion of eight modules with the MSc Project
Each module is delivered in form of lectures and tutorials, with special emphasis on practicals. Assessments are 100% coursework based.
The normal minimum entry requirements are an Honours Degree (2nd class or better) in a discipline with significant IT, Computing, Mathematics or Statistics content. In general, all potential applicants are subjected to an interview to discuss the level of qualification offered and the experience gained in an industrial background.
These are the standard requirements for the MSc course. However, students without the standard requirements may be accepted for the programme on a case by case basis. They are advised to contact the registrar’s office for alternate entry paths. IIT will always refer to Computer Science and Digital Media (CSDM) of Robert Gordon University (RGU), Scotland, UK when considering applicants who do not meet the stipulated criteria. Applicants may still be considered in situations where they possess a degree in addition to significant industrial experience. These applicants will also be subjected to an interview.