Aston University Now Offers An Online Masters Program in Business Analytics

06/14/19   |  
Sat Jandu, Senior Marketing Manager

Aston University just announced the launch of a brand new MSc in Business Analytics, which will prepare students for a wide range of careers involving data analytics.  The university data analytics program is ranked amongst the top in the UK, and a new masters in business analytics seemed a natural progression in this regard.  The demand for people with solid training in this field is high.  In Britain alone, the projected job growth per year is 56,000 through 2020.  Some of the in-demand jobs include business analyst, data analyst, data and analytics manager, among others.

The online master's program has been developed in collaboration with prominent business analytics industry experts.  Students will gain the relevant knowledge and practical experience required to fulfill a variety of business and data analytics roles once they graduate.  The curriculum covers a wide range of stimulating topics, from data mining and web analytics to business analytics in practice. 

Students will learn through hands-on practical business applications and relevant business case studies which will make them industry-ready for the rapidly growing field.  The curriculum is designed to help them develop a clear understanding of the three types of data analytics-descriptive, predictive and prescriptive.  They will learn to use data, mathematical models, and statistical analytics to solve analysis to solve business problems, improve business processes, and help organizations make better business decisions.

Simon Willans, Director of Provost Operations said, "The introduction of the MSc Business Analytics as an online program continues to increase Aston's portfolio of high quality, innovative, student-focussed and globally accessible programs.  The partnership with Keypath has proven vital in ensuring that all elements running up to the launch has been smooth and hassle-free for all involved."

Commenting on the launch, Patrick Klein, Managing Director, Keypath Education (Europe) said, "We are very excited to launch the MSc in Business Analytics online program with Aston University.  There is an ever-increasing demand in the analytics arena from companies across the globe.  We expect our graduates to have the competencies to fill vital analytics roles, ultimately helping businesses to make more informed decisions."

The new online program will be offered under the Aston Business School, which is triple-accredited by AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS. We expect graduates of the MSc in Business Analytics online program to have the competencies to fill vital analytics roles, either broadening career options within an existing function or advancing into leadership.

About Aston University

For more than 60 years, Aston has garnered respect and has been recognized for its excellence.  Aston University Online is targeted to professionals and individuals who have established themselves in their fields and want to work towards the next step in their careers.  An online degree from Aston University carries with it the same reputation for academic excellence and career-ready focus that employers desire.  Aston Business School is part of an elite one percent group worldwide to be recognized with triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS for providing the highest standard of the academic experience for its students.  This latest top-100 position reflects Aston University's business studies across both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of study.  Aston's mission is to be the U.K.'s leading university for business, enterprise, and the professionals, where original research has a positive impact on the world around us.

About Keypath Education

Keypath Education is a leading global provider of online program management (OPM) services for top-tier universities around the world. Keypath has the ability and expertise to support its university partners through the entire process of selecting, developing, launching and operating successful and sustainable online programs. Keypath acts as an extension of the university's team, keeping the university’s brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the growth and quality of the university program portfolio. Services provided by Keypath include market research, capital investment, program development, marketing, student recruitment, student retention, placement support, and course design & development. Keypath Education has offices and university partners in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Keypath or online program management services, please contact us here.