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Graduates of the MSc in Business Analytics go into analytics consultancy, data science, software/web/IT, customer analytics, finance, operations research, logistics, and more generally into analytics roles in a wide variety of industries.

97% of our graduates from this programme were employed after 6 months across a range of industry sectors. Source: Latest Graduate Outcomes Survey, published in December 2023.

Potential careers for our graduates include:

Priyanka Bhasagare

MSc Business Analytics 2022, Business Analyst at NTT DATA Services

"My time at UCD Michael Smurfit School as an international student has been nothing short of enriching. The MSc Business Analytics course has provided me with cutting-edge analytical skills that are critical for success in the field of analytics in the professional community. The end-of-trimester Capstone project required me to apply all I had experienced throughout the year under the guidance of a proficient professor. With an emphasis on overall personal and professional development, the course and school provided programmes that have developed and harnessed my critical thinking, people management, and intercultural work ethics, to name a few."

Tristan Flüchter

MSc Business Analytics 2022, Senior Digital Consultant at Mercedes-Benz 

"Coming to Ireland to complete the Master’s degree in Business Analytics was an invaluable experience. The program not only equipped me with the technical skills needed to succeed in the field of analytics, but also provided a wealth of practical experience that helped transfer theoretical frameworks to a business context. The opportunity to apply my knowledge in a capstone project with Pfizer strongly reinforced the link between theory and practice in contemporary business applications. I would highly recommend this degree to anyone wanting to develop a deeper understanding of descriptive and predictive analytics in the data-driven world of today." 

Shane Hickey

MSc Business Analytics 2018, Senior Data Scientist at Dublin Airport

"The MSc in Business Analytics gives a solid theoretical foundational in analytical and statistical theory, as well as equipping students with the necessary soft skills to ensure maximum impact in the workplace. Throughout the course, I had various opportunities to interact directly with leading analytics companies in Ireland, culminating in the capstone project which I did in conjunction with AIB. The mix of technical, soft, and professional skills I learned in the course allowed me to hit the ground running when starting off my career in analytics."

Saul Carolan

MSc Business Analytics 2021, Senior Consultant, Cloud & Engineering, Deloitte Ireland

“The MSc in Business Analytics gave me exposure and experience across a wide range of technical and business topics in the business analytics space. The course provided me with a good foundational knowledge of core concepts and technologies, as well as an insight into new/emerging technologies and trends. The Capstone Project facilitated some real world experience, which helped build key skills/capabilities and enabled a smooth transition back into the workplace.”

UCD Careers Network

The UCD Smurfit Career Development Centre team will work with you to define your career path and support you in developing the career-related skills, know-how, and confidence to pursue your post-MSc career goals.

Our holistic programme is designed to support you at key points in your career development.  Our programme is structured into three key stages, designed to support you in building and driving your own career.

A variety of workshops, events, one-to-one career appointments and access to a range of online tools and resources prepare you for future opportunities. 

Learn more about the UCD Careers Network 

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