MSc Business Analytics

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.

MSc Big Data Analytics
Robert Gordon University

Awarded by the Robert Gordon University, UK

Recognized By UGC

Recognized by the University Grants Commission of Sri Lanka


Accredited by the BCS, UK

Next Intake

September, 2022

Intakes - January/May/September


2 Years

Associated Careers

  • Architect Data Warehousing
  • Analytics Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Engineer
  • Business Analytics Systems
  • Administrator
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Report Architect
  • Report Designer
  • Senior Data
  • Warehousing Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Technology Solutions Architect Business Intelligence
  • Technical Leader Business Intelligence Technology
  • Data Warehousing Consultant
  • Data Miner
  • Business Intelligence Technical Specialist
  • Data Warehousing Business Analyst
  • Data Warehousing ETL Expert
  • Data Warehouse Architect
  • Data Warehousing Developer

Course Outline

Core Modules

  • Data Management
  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Data and Data Science
  • Business Intelligence Tools and Applications
  • Statistics for Business Analytics
  • Business Modelling and Analytics
  • Fundamentals of Data Warehousing
  • Research Methods
  • Web Mining
  • MSc Project


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

Teaching and Assessment

Each module is delivered in form of lectures and tutorials, with special emphasis on practicals. Assessments are 100% coursework based.

Entry Requirements

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 School of Computing (SOC)  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.

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