BSc Business Analytics

UCAS code N300
N301 (With Industrial Experience)
N302 (With Year Abroad)
Duration 3 Years, 4 years with placement
Typical offer AAA | IB: 36 | BTEC: DDD
Discipline Business and Management
Location Taught in Exeter Streatham (Exeter)

Overview

3rd for Business and ManagementComplete University Guide 2020

100% of Business and Management students go into graduate employment or postgraduate study within 6 months of graduatingDLHE 2017

#1 UK Business School for graduate outcomesDLHE 2017

  • Become critical to the future of business by being able to extract, analyse and interpret complex business data
  • Excell in the wider business environment, having developed management, finance and marketing skills
  • Use data to confidently, creatively and imaginatively resolve operational and strategic problems facing organisations across sectors
  • Graduates will be resilient in a world in which data is pervasive; able to adapt to the implementation of new technologies
  • Combines core modules in data handling, programming and statistical analysis, with modules exploring the wider business environment of HR, marketing and operations
  • You will be supported by an award winning careers team who help 94.4% of our students go into graduate level work or postgraduate study within 6 months of graduation (2016/17)

Opportunity to spend a year working in a related industry or studying abroad

If you choose one of these options your placement year will take place in your third year, before returning to complete your degree at Exeter in your fourth and final year of study.

You can apply directly to one of these options using the UCAS codes above, or you can apply to the standard 3 year BSc Business Analytics course and transfer onto one of these options at the end of your first year.

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship

£5,000 awarded to international students with A*AA or equivalent, applying to programmes starting in September 2019. Payable as a reduction in first year international tuition fees. Awards are not recurrent. There is no application deadline for this award: you will be automatically considered. For more information see the scholarships page.

Programme structure

The modules we outline here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

The modules outlined here provide examples of what you can expect to learn on this degree course based on recent academic teaching. The precise modules available to you in future years may vary depending on staff availability and research interests, new topics of study, timetabling and student demand.

You may take option modules as long as any necessary prerequisites have been satisfied, where the timetable allows and if you have not already taken the module in question or an equivalent module.

Descriptions of the individual modules are given in full on the Business School undergraduate module list.

Year 1

Your first year is composed of compulsory modules to ensure you receive a strong grounding in the core competencies of your degree, as well as the ability to undertake 30 credits of optional modules meaning you can begin to explore areas of interest. Modules are either 15 – 30 credits meaning you could take up to 2 optional modules on top of the compulsory modules. Compulsory modules are:

  • Statistics and Mathematics for Business Analytics (15 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Marketing (15 credits)
  • Economics for Management (15 credits)
  • Discovering Management (30 credits)
  • Programming for Business Analytics (15 credits)

Recommended optional modules include:

  • Introduction to Accounting (15 credits)
  • Innovation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (15 credits)
  • Introduction to Finance (15 credits)
  • Business and Society (15 credits)

Year 2

Your second year develops your analytics skills to an intermediate level, whilst enabling much more flexibility to pursue your interests by allowing for 45 credits of optional modules. Compulsory modules are:

  • Business Analytics in Practice (15 credits)
  • Operations Management (15 credits)
  • Database Technologies for Business Analytics (15 credits)
  • Marketing Analytics (15 credits)
  • Human Resource Management (15 credits)

Recommended optional modules include:

  • Econometrics (15 credits)
  • Information Systems (15 credits)
  • Digital Technologies and the Future of Work (15 credits)
  • Leadership: Challenges and Practice (15 credits)
  • Consumer Behaviour (15 credits)

Placement year (if taken)

The BSc Business Analytics degree offers you the opportunity to spend a year working in a related industry or studying abroad.

If you choose one of these options your placement year will take place in your third year, before returning to complete your degree at Exeter in your fourth and final year of study.

You can apply directly to one of these options, or you can apply to the standard 3 year BSc Business Analytics course and transfer onto one of these options at the end of your first year.

Final Year

Whilst compulsory modules develop your knowledge to advance level, 60 credits of optional modules allow you to specialise according to your interests, or explore a wide range of topics enabling you to graduate with a broad knowledge base. Compulsory modules are:

  • Operations Analytics (15 credits)
  • Strategic and HR Analytics (15 credits)
  • Analytics and Visualisation for Managers and Consultants (15 credits)
  • Strategy (15 credits)

Recommended optional modules include:

  • Innovation Management (15 credits)
  • Bitcoin, Money and Trust (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Marketing Management and Strategy (15 credits)
  • Ethics and Responsible Innovation (15 credits)
  • Digital Marketing: Theory, Culture and Practice (15 credits)

Entry requirements 2020

Typical offer

AAA | IB: 36 | BTEC: DDD

Required subjects

GCSE Maths minimum grade A or 7 or GCE AL/AS Maths, Pure Maths or Further Maths; GCSE English Language grade B or 5.

Additional selection criteria

We are looking for well-qualified students with a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for the subject.

In addition to the specific requirements listed above, we look for excellent A level* results/predictions and we may also take into account results up to and including GCSEs* and AS Levels* as part of our holistic assessment of an application.

*Equivalent qualifications will be considered. For more information about our equivalencies for specific qualifications please contact our Admissions Office.

International students

International students should check details of our English language requirements.

If your academic qualifications or English language skills do not meet our entry requirements our INTO University of Exeter centre offers a range of courses to help you reach the required language and academic standards.

International Foundation programmes

Preparation for entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree:

International Year One programme

Students considering direct entry to Year Two may be interested in our International Year One in Management and Business Economics programme. This course is for international students who have completed A-levels or equivalent, or who are already in the first year of a relevant undergraduate degree in their home country, but do not meet the academic or English language requirements for direct entry at University of Exeter.

Further information

Please read the important information about our Typical offer.

For full and up-to-date information on applying to Exeter and entry requirements, including requirements for other types of qualification, please see the Applying section.

Learning and teaching

How will I learn?

You will learn through a mix of:

  • Lectures of one or two hours once a week for each module. These give you the information central to the module and help you understand complex ideas.
  • Seminars and tutorials every week or every other week for each module. They cover in-depth discussions of topics introduced in lectures.
  • Total timetabled study hours (lectures, seminars, tutorials) for your whole degree are on average between 11 and 14 hours per week. In addition you are expected to complete an average of 20-25 hours of independent or group study per week.

How will I be assessed?

Modules are assessed through a mixture of:

  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Project work
  • Examinations

The weighting of these components varies according the module. Coursework is typically between 2,500 and 6,000 words in length, and exams are usually held at the end of the module in January and May/June.

Where will I study?

You will be based at the purpose built University of Exeter Business School located on the Streatham Campus in Exeter, Devon.

Careers

Global opportunities

The BSc Business Analytics adopts an international outlook meaning you will develop an understanding of the global business environment. Combined with the opportunity to study abroad or work a year in industry, you will be well placed to work for local or international companies.

Your degree demonstrates that you have the following professional skills

  • Use data and analytics to inform business decision making
  • The ability to use data and analytics confidently, creatively and imaginatively in order to resolve a wide range of operation and strategic problems facing organisations across sectors
  • Resilience in a fast changing world in which data is pervasive
  • Adaptable to the implementation of new technologies within the analytics domain
  • Broad skills in other areas of business and management and flexible in their application, enabling you to pursue careers outside analytics
  • Project management, negotiation, communication and influencing

BSc Business Analytics graduate roles may include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Data Consultant
  • Supply Chain Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • HR Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development
  • Brand Management

BSc Business Analytics graduates are likely to work within:

  • Consulting, tech and finance sectors
  • Specialise analytics roles within areas such as HR, procurement and marketing
  • Within private sector, public sector and third sector organisations

Further information

Find out more on the Business School undergraduate careers pages.

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With Year Abroad

Why choose a year abroad?

  • In a complex and hyper-connected world, it is more important than ever to demonstrate a global outlook to employers
  • A report by Universities UK International shows that graduates who are mobile during their degree are more likely to earn more than non-mobile peers
  • Broaden your perspective in a way that benefits you for life: accelerating your resilience and flexibility, developing your ability to communicate across cultures, and demonstrating that you take the initiative
  • We find students return from their year abroad with heightened self-confidence and an impressive work ethic.

What does a year abroad mean for me?

The ‘With Year Abroad’ (WYA) pathway is a four year version of your degree, in which your third year is spent studying at one of our 60 partner universities (spanning 26 countries), before returning to university for your fourth and final year. The Business School Study Abroad Team supports you every step of the way, helping you to decide where to go, create a strong application, and supporting you while you are abroad.

Where can I go?

We have partners in: Canada, USA, Mexico, Peru, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Italy, Turkey, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand

Does it count towards my degree?

The placement year is assessed and contributes 1/7th of your final degree classification when you graduate.

Does it affect my tuition fees?

If you spend a full academic year studying abroad you will pay a reduced fee of approximately 15% of the maximum fee for that year.

How do I apply?

Year abroad options are available on all our undergraduate programmes. You can apply for the four year ‘With Year Abroad’ variant of your degree through UCAS or ask to transfer onto the WYA programme in your first year. Acceptance is dependent on satisfactory academic performance and the level of research you have undertaken into your chosen institution. Find out more on our study abroad webpages.

Other study abroad options

If you choose not to undertake the full year studying abroad, there are other ways to gain a taste of the study abroad experience. You can spend two to six weeks at one of our international partner universities. Find out more on our study abroad webpages.

With Industrial Experience

Why choose a year in industry?

  • Gain a proven work history that is excellent to discuss at job interviews and gives you a head start in the working world
  • Get paid! Typical salaries range from £19,000 to £23,000 but can extend from £15,000 to £52,000
  • Over 50% of students are offered graduate jobs from their placement employer
  • 97% of With Industrial Experience graduates were in graduate employment or postgraduate study within 6 months of graduating, compared to 93.5% of non-WIE graduates (DLHE 2017)
  • Increase your confidence and resilience, and make friends for life

What is does a year in industry mean for me?

The ‘With Industrial Experience’ (WIE) pathway is a four year version of your degree, in which your third year is spent in a professional placement before returning to university for your fourth and final year. The Business School Careers Team supports you every step of the way, helping you identify placement providers, create a strong application, practice interview techniques, and support you while you are in placement. The placement year assessment currently comprises of:

  • Progress reports provided by employers
  • A reflective essay
  • A business report

How do I secure a placement and where can I go?

You are responsible for sourcing and securing a work placement, but you will be supported throughout by the Business School Careers Team and assigned an academic tutor for the duration of your placement. Placements are available internationally. Previous placement providers include Adidas, Apple, ASOS, Bank of England, Deloitte, Disney, EY, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, PwC

Does it count towards my degree?

The placement year is assessed and contributes 1/7th of your final degree classification when you graduate.

Does it affect my tuition fee?

During your placement year you will pay a reduced tuition fee of approximately 20% of the maximum fee for that year. Find out more on our tuition fee webpages.

How do I apply?

‘With Industrial Experience’ is available on all our undergraduate programmes. You can apply through UCAS or ask to transfer onto WIE in the first term of your first year. Find out more on our Careers pages

Other work experience options

If you choose not to undertake the four year WIE pathway, there are other ways to gain work experience, from the Business Internships and Placements Module, to summer internships. Find out more on our careers pages.

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