Student profile

This programme is suitable for graduates from technical disciplines who have some practical experience and are looking to enhance or re-direct their career.

This programme is suitable for graduates from technical disciplines such as, engineering, computer science and mathematics with a talent for and interest in finding mathematical or computer solutions to business problems. It is also suitable for business graduates who have studied Management Information Systems (MIS) subjects. The student profile also includes people with practical experience, who often use the programme to redirect their career.

The mix of full and part-time students from different backgrounds, working together on projects, makes the interaction between students an important and worthwhile part of the learning experience.

Available in one-year full-time and two-year part-time formats. For part-time students entering in September 2017, it requires class attendance during the working day (this is a change from previous years) so employer support is essential to undertake the part-time option.

If you have any questions on the part-time offering, please feel free to contact us at: or tel. (01) 716 4321/8033/4302

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Duration: 24 months
Schedule: Part-time
Starting: September 2017
Fees PT EU: €7,250pa
PT Non-EU: €9,150pa

Important Note: Tuition fees and other charges are subject to change each year. Read more.

What will I learn?

This technically-oriented course hones quantitative and computer techniques in its students to assist them in exploring management issues and supporting decision-making within a business context.


Exposure to and practice of the latest cutting-edge quantitative analysis techniques used within this specific branch of applied mathematics.


Development of the necessary computer software skills and an understanding of the theory and practice of allied information systems, as required in consultancy and business.


The ability to develop new software solutions and implement mathematical and quantitative techniques in order to make effective business decisions and boost performance.

Meet our faculty and alumni

Watch the videos below to learn more about the MSc in Business Analytics. To view our full video gallery click here.

How will I benefit?

Students will not only be provided with the vital business analysis tools but also be given the chance to apply them by engaging with leading companies over the period of the course, raising their employability in the eyes of recruiters.

  • Access to current research into all aspects of decision and management science, including Project Management, Simulation, Multi-criteria Decision Making and Spatial Decision Support Systems.
  • A thorough grounding in a science employed within a wide range of organisations and industries, including banks, management consultancies, the public sector and the engineering industry.
  • Successful completion of the course has seen many graduates go on to work for such companies as Accenture, Goldman Sachs, IBM and Intel.
Course features

Course features

Class Profile – The course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds including; Information Systems, Engineering, Maths, Economics, Science and Computing. These include people with prior practical experience looking to further or redirect their career.

Prizes and scholarships - UCD Smurfit School and Next Generation Recruitment are delighted to partner for 2017/18 to offer MSc Business Analytics applicants (full- & part-time) the chance to win a scholarship to cover full-time EU Fees.

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