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Masters (MSc) in Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis

With MSc Business Analytics, you will learn the skills to ensure that processes run smoothly, particularly in the face of challenges and opportunities arising from the global reach of business. You will gain vital knowledge and practical skills to become a professional operations, project or supply chain manager in a globalised environment.

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This course is ranked 2nd in the UK and 7th globally (QS Business Masters Rankings 2019)

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MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis / Careers

Year of entry: 2019

Career opportunities

There are many potential career roles for postgraduates with an understanding of analytical approaches in business and management - including job titles such as operational research analyst, systems analyst, risk analyst, financial analyst, performance analyst, business analyst, marketing analyst, business modeller, and operations, logistics, production, project, risk, quality, performance, or general manager.

Employers include general and specialist consultancies, the finance, retail and manufacturing sectors, government analytics units, defence and major 'solution providers' in IT systems, outsourcing and telecoms.

In many of these areas an MSc is generally accepted as highly desirable for developing an initial career in the field. In addition to preparing you for specialist professional work, the course is also a valuable preparation for further study and for research degrees.

Recent recruiters

America Veintiuno, Aon, Bank of East Asia, Business Integration Partners SPA, Convergys, Dell, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs International, Hainan Airlines, HMR, HSBC, IBM, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Saudi Aramco, Sky, Swiss Re, Triumph Motorcycles and Vicat.

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Silviu Tofan, Romania, MSc Business Analytics Class of 2016
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"I’ve always felt welcome – the staff here offer endless encouragement and support. I’ve had a really good time in Manchester and I think that the University, together with Alliance MBS, has contributed greatly to my experience. This course was quite demanding, but with enough free time to get to enjoy new friends as well as personal hobbies."

Silviu Tofan, Romania

MSc Business Analytics: Operations, Research and Risk Analysis, Class of 2016

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