University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Nottingham University Business School China
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MSc International Management (Business Analytics)


Business Analytics is an increasingly critical component in preparing organizations to solve 21st-century business challenges and support data driven decision making.         

Our MSc International Management (Business Analytics) programme is a one year, full-time programme consisting of 6 core modules, and 2 elective modules from a choice of 7 elective modules.

The core modules are conducted via lectures, tutorials, and computer laboratory sessions. Students undertake the dissertation project in Business Analytics in collaboration with one of our international industrial partners.

Graduates of the programme will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge in a range of fields, including business operation, database, statistics, informatics, data analytics, machine learning and big data technologies in real-world business contexts.

Duration 1 year full-time
Entry requirements Applicants for this programme are required to have at least a second class honours in the first division or international equivalent in any discipline, excluding degrees with significant business analytics content
Other requirements A level maths, C or above, or a pass in undergraduate module(s) with significant mathematical/statistical content worth 10+ credits

6.5 (no less than 6.0 in each element)

English language requirements

Start Date  September
Fees 90,000 RMB per year - Terms Apply

Faculty of Business

 For more information, please check Entry requirements

Teaching and Learning 

Our learning environment is highly interactive and innovative with student-centred learning activities.

Other than examinations, our students will be assessed via essays writing, practical exercises, group and individual projects, and oral presentations.

The dissertation focuses on developing students’ skills in applying analytic techniques, communicating and solving the data analytics problem.

Career Prospect 

The area of business analytics is growing in financial sectors, customer services, enterprise optimization, and consumer marketing.

When our students graduate, they will be able to:

  • Find a job in the business firms that require the knowledge of big data and advanced analytic techniques.
  • Study the organisations, management, and international external environments.
  • Gain business insights and professional skills in data mining, data visualization, data management, process modeling, predictive and advanced analytics.
  • Develop the ability to optimize the business processes and management practice.
  • Contribute to business and society at large.

What are the potential careers of our graduates?

  • Business intelligence analytics,
  • Marketing analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Business consultant
  • Solution Architects

Programme Structure

Please note that the following structure and modules may be subject to change.

Semester 1


Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title Credits
BUSI4389 Data at Scale: Management, Processing and Visualization 20
BUSI4390 Foundational Business Analytics 20


Semester 2


Students must take all modules in this group

Code Title Credits
BUSI4391 Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics 20
BUSI4392 Analytics Specializations and Applications 20
BUSI4393 Leading Big Data Business Projects 10




Code Title Credits
BUSI4391 Data Driven Dissertation Project in Business Analytics 60


Optional modules

Note: not all optional modules will necessarily run each session.

Group: 1

Students should take 20 credits from Group 1

Code Title Credits Taught
BUSI4379 Consumer Behaviour and Analytics 20 Autumn

Supply Chain Planning and Managemen

20 Autumn

Management Science for Decision Support

20 Autumn

Operations and Supply Chain Strategy and Practice




Group: 2

Students should take 10 credits from Group 2

Code Title Credits Taught
BUSI4380 International Marketing 10 Spring

Advanced Operations Analysis

10 Spring

Project Management

10 Autumn





Business to Business Marketing



More information is available on key facts about the delivery of the programme.

Meet Programme Director 

Dr. Joseph Jie Yu

Programme Director of MSc International Management (Business Analytics), Assistant Professor in Information Systems 

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Dayana Paredes

 The BA postgraduate program at UNNC is the most complete and well designed program I have found. During my working experience I have realized the relevance of Business and Technology, so I started to look for a specialization that would provide me the necessary tools for making data-driven decisions. As a current student I am very content with my choice. The school is widely diverse - I am receiving hands-on education and continuous academic support.


Dayana Paredes, MSc International Management (Business Analytics) Student





* Note: For students who need degree verifications from the Chinese Ministry of Education, please note the verification document only states the degree titles without the specialisation in brackets.