MBA (Data Analytics)

Summary

Study level
Award
MBA
Full time
1 year
Part time
1 year+
Location
Online

Course Overview

Organisations in all types of industry now collect data on their customers, markets, processes, and market growth. Analysing this data helps businesses develop deeper insights, and machine-based intelligent systems now gather and process 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. That means 90% of all the data produced by mankind was analysed by the commercial sector in just the last two years. Ready to jump in?

Arden’s MBA (Data Analytics) degree encourages you to disrupt conventional ways of thinking to gain the competitive edge in data analysis. Firmly planted in a learning-by-doing methodology, our data analytics degree course places an emphasis on directly applying what you learn on the course to your day-to-day role, allowing you to demonstrate immediate impact in your organisation.

The course is strongly focused on applied learning, and has been developed by industry experts with the needs of experienced professionals like you in mind. When you complete this specialised Master of Administration qualification, you’ll be able to confidently demonstrate your knowledge of contemporary data analysis theory and practice to employers. 

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Course details and modules

If you’ve been considering studying data analytics, there’s never been a better time to do it than now. This data analytics MBA course is designed to develop your leadership skills by expanding your knowledge in a range of business management disciplines alongside your data analytics specialism. And better still, you’ll be putting what you learn into action with real-world projects. Additionally, if you want to continue your academic development, our MBA Data Analytics degree provides a strong foundation for future PhD-level study.

Simon Henry

I’ve found the Arden MBA 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.

Simon Henry
MBA Online
Abdulrahaman Usman

As a mature student the key factors that I wanted when deciding which university was best for me was quality content, a flexible learning schedule, and programme accreditation. During my research I found that Arden really stood out, and I could study without having to give up my job.

Abdulrahaman Usman
Master of Business Administration

Modules

  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Personal and Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

We’ve designed this course to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. These methods include:

  • Case studies
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Project

Study options

This course is available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Abdulrahaman Usman

As a mature student the key factors that I wanted when deciding which university was best for me was quality content, a flexible learning schedule, and programme accreditation. During my research I found that Arden really stood out, and I could study without having to give up my job.

Abdulrahaman Usman
Master of Business Administration

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy.
 
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this MBA (Data Analytics) course, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • 2 years’ suitable work experience
  • English Proficiency

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

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.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this 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 experience.

Before you start studying

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.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Dilshad Sheikh

Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Dilshad Sheikh
Dean of the Faculty of Business

Career prospects

If you feel now’s the time to progress to a senior management role, our MBA (Data Analytics) degree will equip you with the skills you need, from strategic thinking through to change leadership. The specialist skills you will develop are highly valued by private and public sector organisations. 

What can the MBA (Data Analytics) course do for me?

Already working in a management role? Getting ready to take the next step into leadership? The MBA (Data Analytics) course will help you to develop and demonstrate the skills you need. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate your planning, problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills
  • Become a confident communicator in all business scenarios, from team work to negotiation
  • Develop the ability to take a wider-world perspective on issues such as diversity and ethics
  • Develop deep knowledge of data analytics and its business applications
  • Complete projects and activities that have a positive impact on your organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

The real question is, where do you want to take your career next? Choosing to study data analytics gives you senior leadership skills that are sought by businesses in a wide range of industries. Whether you choose to progress with your current employer or take on a new challenge, you’ll feel confident that you’re ready to take that next step.
 

Industry skills

Career Development Resources

Study an industry-certified course alongside your degree 

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.

Career development resources

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:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn.