The MSc in Business Analytics provides students with the skills and knowledge to manage and develop business analytics within organisations. The programme is designed as a specialist course, which assists students in blending their existing talents with the technological skills and business knowledge needed to use and manage big data and business analytics in modern knowledge-based organisations.
The programme is a taught Masters programme and consists of lectures, workshops, guest lectures from industry experts, and hands-on technology tutorials. Modules are assessed via continuous assessment, written assignments, applied projects and written examinations.
The MSc Business Analytics consists of 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). All modules are worth 5 ECTS, with the exception MS5103 Business Analytics Project (30 ECTS).
MS805: Database Systems
MS806: Business Applications Programming
MS5104: Decision Theory & Analysis
MS5105: Statistical Techniques for Business Analytics
MS5107: Business Modelling & Analytics
Elective Modules (a total of 10 ECTS is required)
MG557: Strategic Management (5 ECTS)
MS804: Systems Development & Project Management (5 ECTS)
MS802: Information Systems Strategy and Innovation
MS809: Enterprise Systems
MS810: Information Systems Security & Ethics
MS810: Advanced Applications Programming
MS5106: Data Science & Big Data Analytics
MS5108: Applied Customer Analytics
MS5103: Business Analytics Project (Group Project)
Normally a H2.1 degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent). However, candidates with a H2.2 honours degree and who have a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience will also be considered.. IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. The qualification must include an element of quantitative techniques, for example, graduates of Business Studies, Engineering, Computer Science, other Sciences, Mathematics or other courses that have some quantitative content.
How to apply
We encourage all applicants to apply as early as possible.
Review/Closing Dates (for Taught Programmes)
For most programmes, University of Galway does not set specific closing dates for receipt of applications. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and course quotas will be reviewed continuously throughout the application cycle with the exception of applications for some programmes which are reviewed after the specified closing date. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer.
Applications to most postgraduate programmes at University of Galway are made online via www.universityofgalway.ie/apply (see "Application Weblink").
1 year full-time.
Next start date: September 2024.
Review/Closing Dates (for Taught Programmes)
For most programmes, University of Galway does not set specific closing dates for receipt of applications. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and course quotas will be reviewed continuously throughout the application cycle with the exception of applications for some programmes which are reviewed after the specifed closing date*. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer
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The MSc (Business Analytics) provides students with the skills and knowledge to manage and develop business analytics within organisations. This specialized programme is meticulously designed to equip students with the indispensable skills and knowledge necessary to master the art of managing and developing business analytics within organisations. With the increasing demand for expertise in this field, we are proud to present a unique opportunity that not only meets the current demands of the job market but also aligns with Ireland's vision for its future. The programme is tailored to address a critical need identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland. As per their projections, an astounding 17,000 additional jobs in Business Analytics are anticipated to be created in the country over the coming years. To fill this burgeoning demand, we have crafted a curriculum that delves deep into the intricacies of data analytics, enabling students to become proficient in leveraging data to drive strategic decisions. Our program is your passport to not only securing a lucrative career but also contributing to the vital sphere of business analytics in Ireland and abroad.
Moreover, the MSc in Business Analytics is firmly rooted in Ireland's National Skills Strategy 2025. We prioritise providing skills development opportunities that are relevant to the needs of learners, society, and the economy. By doing so, we are not only preparing our students for prosperous careers but also ensuring they are equipped to contribute meaningfully to the overall development and growth of the nation.