Prove you’re ready to take your career to the next level with our MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management degree. As a specialist masters course, this degree is the ideal choice if you’re already working in industry or have previous experience in operations management and want the opportunity to expand and enhance your knowledge.
Our specialised data analytics and operations management course will prepare you for the next step by helping you focus on refining the skills and knowledge that matter to businesses right now. You’ll cover topics such as data handling, risk management, and supply chains, as well as having the opportunity to complete your own original research project on an area of operations management that’s relevant to your role.
Whether you’re already leading in your organisation in an operations role, or want to take on a higher management position in your current organisation, this course has been designed to help you achieve your professional ambitions.
On this course you’ll master data analysis and develop a deeper knowledge of operations, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate your management flair. What’s more, you’ll develop your broader business skills through teamwork, presentations, and projects based on real-world scenarios.
The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this course. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.
I’ve found that studying my degree online with Arden has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. For a master’s in operations management and data analytics, these include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for this Data Analytics and Operations Management Master's Degree course at Arden University you must normally have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers, so we recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and operations management course.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The Arden University Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers UK Online Learning students with a 2.1 undergraduate degree or higher £2,000 off our postgraduate tuition fees. You can also apply for up to £11,836 funding from Student Finance England fund your studies.
If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.
When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.
Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Why wait to fast track your career? While studying this specialised MSc course you’ll be able to apply what you learn to your current role, so you can demonstrate real impact to your employer even before you’ve completed your studies. And when you graduate? The operational and data analytics skills you’ll gain are in high demand with modern businesses. You may decide to continue your career with your current employer, or to take on a new challenge. The choice is yours.
From complex data analysis to big-picture decision-making, you’ll gain a wide range of management skills by completing this course. Thanks to the broad-ranging nature of operations, you’ll find these skills are transferable to a variety of different roles. Whilst studying, you’ll:
Graduates of our Data Analytics MScs go on to a variety of senior roles within national and international organisations. You may decide to take the next step with your current employer or to start a fresh challenge with a new organisation. The flexibility of the operational and data skills you’ll gain on this course mean your options are open.
Here’s a snapshot of just some of the roles you could progress to:
If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost.
You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: