Our Online MBA with Data Analytics is designed to address the growing area of data science in business. It will equip you with the specialist knowledge to operate effectively at a senior, strategic management level and empower organisations to achieve their objectives.
This specialist MBA is designed to examine methods and techniques that enable identification of data to answer strategically important questions. You’ll review organisational infrastructures for capturing and managing large volumes of data, and identify database and cloud-based technologies that enhance it. You’ll also explore issues such as ethics, privacy, and security.
The course will equip students with the ability to address the gap many organisations have when it comes to managing big data – the lack of a structured and systematic approach to leveraging the value of big data. You will move through the well-proven Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining (CRISP-DM) methodology for data analytics. You’ll also develop a strong appreciation of the impact of big data and explore methods and techniques that will enable your organisation to identify the most important data to answer strategically important questions and thus link big data to innovation.
Why study an Online MBA with Data Analytics?
- meet industry demand for professionals with specialist data analysis skills
- gain a comprehensive overview of the entire life cycle of big data
- tackle contemporary issues, theories and conceptual frameworks used to guide management
- online delivery enables you to balance your commitments with the flexibility to study at any time or place
- become part of a global community of business professionals and build your network
What you’ll study
The curriculum consists of ten core modules (total 100 credits) and a project module (worth 40 credits). You will also study four Data Analytics modules, each worth ten credits.
The course starts with an induction to help familiarise you with the online learning system and ensure that you are able to navigate successfully. The time to completion is two and a half years.
Leadership modules– Become a strong leader
You begin the Online MBA with Data Analytics with the Professional and Leadership Development module; this will run alongside your studies from the outset and improves your reflective practice and personal development planning, concluding with you creating a targeted development plan.
You’ll then go on to complete the Responsible Leadership module which underpins your learning and knowledge for the rest of the course, allowing you to foster a critical understanding of values and ethical decision making in business.
Overall, you will have eight core modules to complete over the course. These include The Values-Led Organisation, Global Marketing Management, Operations Management, Organisations and People Management, Financial Management, Business Information and Decision Making, Global Business Simulation and Strategic Change Management. These modules are designed to expand your knowledge in fundamental management concepts.
Specialism modules – personalise your study
The Online MBA with Data Analytics provides you with the opportunity to personalise your study around your own professional career development and goals. There are four elective modules for the Data Analytics specialism, which can be found in the module section below.
Business research project
The final module is the Business Research Project, in which students will engage in a meaningful and applied piece of research designed to equip students with a theoretical grounding in research methods and its practical application.
How you’re taught
Students will complete 500 hours of distance learning using a virtual learning environment.
The Online MBA with Data Analytics teaching team use a wide range of methods to deliver and support you as you achieve your desired learning outcomes. These include multimedia content, online exercises, case analysis, online facilitated discussions forms and wikis, and experiential / action learning through simulations or in-company live business consultancies and projects.
You are expected to be inquisitive and undertake independent study relevant for a postgraduate student. You will have access to a range of materials such as eBooks, journals, electronic databases and internet links to useful sources of research.
The Online MBA with Data Analytics course provides a flexible and engaging way to learn, with a number of ways to interact with the curriculum, including:
- video lectures
- real-life case studies
- interactive assignments
- social interaction
- digital tools and resources
- interactive academic support.
Students are also allocated a personal mentor that they will be able to meet via online video teleconference on 4 separate occasions throughout the year.
The key areas of discussion/development in these meetings revolve around:
- building self-awareness
- understanding learning styles
- reflective practices
- personal development planning.
Modules will be assessed in a number of ways, including written assignments which may take the form of essays, reports or case study analysis, presentations submitted via video or narrated PowerPoint.
Careers and employability
Our innovative, intensive courses prepare you for a wide range of challenges inherent in managing organisations, enabling you to see the interconnections of your actions. Whichever you choose, your course will be rich in real-world experiences, global perspectives, and bespoke learning opportunities, hallmarks that combine to help you make a distinct mark on the business world. You will acquire the knowledge you need to work effectively and innovatively at a senior, strategic management level, empowering organisations to achieve their objectives.
You will gain a multidisciplinary qualification from an accredited business school and triple award-winning university which will enable you to either advance to a more senior position in an organisation, or if you are already a senior manager, it will give you the opportunity to study the core disciplines that are required to make even more of an impact and progress even further within the business world.
Professional and Leadership Development Programme (PLD)
Throughout your time with us, you will be involved in PLD workshops, developing professional and strategic transferable skills. Each workshop focuses on professional or career development, spanning everything from emotional intelligence to creative job hunting to conflict resolution.
Nottingham Business School is accredited for the quality of its business and management courses from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The accreditation recognises Nottingham Business School’s unique and dedicated approach to personalised and experiential learning.
We are also proud to have achieved the prestigious EQUIS accreditation. This is the highest international benchmark of excellence for business schools, possessed by fewer than 180 schools out of 16,000 worldwide.