NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Business Analytics J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics College of Business, Public Policy and Law

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MSc DURATION: 1 year, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES : 100 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1MBY1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. WHEN TO APPLY: 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. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course Upon completion of the MSc in Business Analytics, students will have acquired industry-standard skills and in-depth knowledge to: 1. Understand and be able to use specific Information Technology (IT) which is used in developing business analytics; 2. Analyse and solve business problems using applied data analytics tools and techniques; 3. Understand and apply techniques for managing IT in organisations; 4. Identify, analyse and solve applied problems in individual and team-based settings; 5. Apply effective decision-making to global business problems. 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. Graduates of the programme have secured employment with EY, SAP, IBM, Fidelity Investments, Permanent TSB, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Ericsson, Deloitte, ESB, First Derivatives, Eir, Wayfair, PwC, Bank of Ireland, Scotiabank, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, TATA, RSA Insurance, Auto1, Amundi, and Anam Technologies. Minimum Entry Requirements Normally a Second Class Honours undergraduate degree, usually a Grade 1, or a H2.1 in the Higher Diploma in Business Studies, is required (or equivalent international qualification). IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable. 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. FIND OUT MORE AT: business-analytics.html “Not only does the programme teach the important fundamentals of business analytics, big data and data science, but they encompass that learning within a broader design thinking approach that seeks to get the most out of every student. The success of the programme speaks for itself in the number of students who are placed in high positions of responsibility at some of the leading companies throughout Ireland and the EU.’’— Bill Schmarzo, CTO, IOT and Analytics, Hitachi Vantara, and Honorary Professor, NUI Galway.

CONTACT Dr Denis Dennehy T: +353 91 494 393 E:


1. Ranked No. 1 in the world for ‘value for money’ by QS Rankings 2020. 2. Winner of the inaugural Dean’s Award for Inclusive Teaching— Team Award. 3. Class of 2018–19 had 94% employment within two months of completion.


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