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Business Analytics

Your course
This MSc 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 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.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Applicants should normally hold a qualification from a university or other internationally recognised academic institution or authority corresponding to Level 8 of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ), to a minimum standard of Second Class Honours (or equivalent). 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.


1 year, full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland expects that in the next seven years between 4,000 and 17,000 additional jobs in Business Analytics will be created in Ireland. This programme has been designed to meet the growing demand for graduates with Business Analytics capabilities identified by the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs in Ireland.

Further enquiries

Ms. Melissa O’Hea
T: +353 91 492 308


1. Graduates can avail of a range of employment opportunities in a buoyant market for this sector.

2. Successful completing of the course has seen graduates go on to work for business consulting companies, large financial institutions and multinational companies.

3. A range of assessment methods are integrated and assessed throughout the programme, providing students with skills sets in projects, reports, presentations, and case studies.

Application date

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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