MSc Data Science for Business


This exciting MSc Data Science for Business is the first in Scotland to be developed with inputs from SAS, a global leader in business analytics solutions; leading financial services organisation HSBC and The Data Lab to ensure it meets industry needs.

This MSc course provides you with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision-making. The course addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics. As a graduate you’ll have a highly sought-after blend of data analytics, business acumen and advanced management skills.

You can develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, computing science and management. You’ll work on real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Our extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build your knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytics roles. Students can exit at PG Cert and PG Dip awards.

Course objectives

Over the two semesters of taught classes you’ll:

  • Acquire knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in data driven roles
  • Understand the applications and implications of data analytics in organisations across different sectors
  • Develop knowledge and skills of data analytics tools and techniques for business decision making
  • Enhance your capabilities and confidence for championing data analytic projects
  • Enhance and develop critical, analytical, interpersonal and other transferable skills
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  • Flying Start Leadership Programme (MANPFSL)
  • Machine Learning (ITNPBD6)
  • Business Consulting (MANP005)
  • Consultancy Project (MANP098)
  • Strategy and Competitive Management (BUSP010)
  • Project Management (BUSP012)
  • Innovation Management (BUSP016)
  • Relational and non-Relational Databases (ITNPBD3)
  • Mobile Financial Applications (ITNPFT3)
  • Personal & Professional Development (BUSPD01)
  • Representing and Manipulating Data (ITNPBD2)
  • Business Analytics (MANP001)
  • Statistics with R (MRMP007)
  • £21,845 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    1 Year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time