Business Analytics MSc


Why choose this course?

If you are interested in business and analytics, this new course will give you the in-demand skills to visualise, analyse and interrogate data to generate actionable business insights and improve decision making in organisations.

The course harnesses the features of modern technology to manage the volume of data produced by modern businesses. As part of the degree you will take a research or consultancy project, which will be supported by flexible learning labs designed to develop your digital and consultancy skills. You will also have access to our Bloomberg Trading Room to discover and utilise real-time financial data.

Please note: this course is still subject to validation. Some course information may not be available at this time.

Mode Duration Start date
Full time 1 year September 2025
Full time 2 years including professional placement September 2025

Please note: this course is still subject to validation.

Main location Kingston Hill

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  •  Kingston Business School is one of only 5% of the world's business schools to be accredited by AACSB International.
  • Access to a Bloomberg trading room, offering hands-on skills and the opportunity to apply for Bloomberg certification. You may also use other databases, such as Thomson DataStream Advance.
  • You will develop the skills needed to identify and extract meaningful insights from data to support with business decision making, and communicate these insights effectively.

About the Department of Accounting, Finance and Informatics

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Informatics delivers high quality degrees in accounting, banking, finance, investment, financial technology, risk management and real estate. Our courses are accredited by professional bodies including ACCA, CIMA, ACT, RICS and ICAEW.

We are located on the doorstep of London - one of the world's largest financial hubs - where our partnerships with global organisations give you access to meaningful opportunities. We are one of only a few UK universities to have a Bloomberg Trading Room.

Kingston Business School Accreditations

Kingston Business School holds the prestigious international accreditation by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in recognition of the excellence of its business education. This accreditation has been earned by just 5% of the world's business schools and recognises the high quality and standard of our business degree offerings.

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Specialist careers support

You will take part in an Assessment Centre Experience, providing the opportunity to experience the pathway to employment with tailored feedback to help develop your employability skills for the world of graduate employment.

  • Develop your understanding of the jobs market, including current trends and opportunities, different recruitment processes and how to identify relevant roles
  • Receive personalised feedback reports to help you to improve and progress
  • Access additional webinars on top tips, employer expectations and best practice
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What you will study

A variety of specialist modules will introduce you to descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics and their applications to business, data visualisation, optimisation and decision modelling. You will also consider the ethical and legal issues in business analytics.

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After you graduate

You will graduate ready for a wide range of roles, such as:

  • Business Analyst/Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Digital Transformation Manager

You may also decide to continue your studies at Kingston University through doctoral research. Many business graduates decide to use the skills they have learned to set themselves up in business.

Fees for this course

2024/25 fees for this course

Home 2024/25

  • MSc full time £12,900

International 2024/25

  • MSc full time £18,900

Fees for the optional placement year

If you choose to take a placement as part of this course, you will be invoiced for the placement fee in Year 2. Find out more about the postgraduate work placement scheme and the costs for the placement year.

Postgraduate loans

If you are a UK student, resident in England and are aged under the age of 60, you will be able to apply for a loan to study for a postgraduate degree. For more information, read the postgraduate loan information on the government's website.

Scholarships and bursaries

Kingston University offers a range of postgraduate scholarships, including:

If you are an international student, find out more about scholarships and bursaries.

We also offer the following discounts for Kingston University alumni:

Additional costs

Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs that are not covered by tuition fees which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, access to shared IT equipment and other support services. Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

Where a course has additional expenses, we make every effort to highlight them. These may include optional field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering), security checks such as DBS, uniforms, specialist clothing or professional memberships.


Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment.

Computer equipment

There are open-access networked computers available across the University, plus laptops available to loan. You may find it useful to have your own PC, laptop or tablet which you can use around campus and in halls of residence. Free WiFi is available on each of the campuses. You may wish to purchase your own computer, which can cost from £100 to £3,000 depending on your course requirements.

Photocopying and printing

In the majority of cases written coursework can be submitted online. There may be instances when you will be required to submit work in a printed format. Printing, binding and photocopying costs are not included in your tuition fees, this may cost up to £100 per year.


Travel costs are not included in your tuition fees but we do have a free intersite bus service which links the campuses, Surbiton train station, Kingston upon Thames train station, Norbiton train station and halls of residence.


You will be advised to purchase a specific calculator at a cost of approximately £10-£20.

Course changes and regulations

The information on this page reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. To improve your student experience and the quality of your degree, we may review and change the material information of this course. Course changes explained.

Programme Specifications for the course are published ahead of each academic year.

Regulations governing this course can be found on our website.