MSc Business Analytics ranked seventh in the world

28 November 2017

  • New global ranking rates school's MSc Business Analytics seventh
  • WBS is also second in Europe for MSc Business Analytics
  • QS ranks WBS 17th globally for MSc Finance and 21st for MSc Management
  • The school's Full-time MBA ranked 18th in Europe by QS

Warwick Business School’s MSc Business Analytics course has been ranked seventh in the world in a new QS World University Ranking.

It means the course is second in Europe and in the UK after higher and business education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) unveiled four new rankings, having scrutinised more than 300 schools from over 40 countries.

QS also rated the MSc Finance at WBS 17th, the MSc Management 21st and the school’s Full-time MBA 41st in the world and 18th in Europe.

It is the first time a ranking for MSc Business Analytics has been made, reflecting its increasing popularity as companies demand skills in analysing and mining the huge amount of digital data being produced.

Andy Lockett, Dean and Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, said: “This is a very pleasing result for the school. We have worked hard in putting together the MSc Business Analytics course, which was one of the first of its kind when it was launched in 2008.

“We live in an age where the ability to harness the power of data is critical for business success.

“Our students graduate ready to meet the challenges of the digital age, and go on to top global companies like IBM, British Airways and Capgemini.”

What can I become with an MSc Business Analytics?

The MSc Business Analytics course arms students with a range of tools, including optimisation techniques and predictive models, to tackle data analytics in any industry, using the latest software from SAS and IBM.

With modules ranging from Operational Research Modelling to Advanced Data Analysis and Price and Revenue Management, the course provides a grounding in one of the fastest- growing areas of modern business.

The QS MSc Business Analytics ranking, which included 45 business schools across the world, rated WBS second for thought leadership and third for employability, with return on investment, diversity, and alumni outcomes also criteria used in the ranking.

The MSc Management ranking follows the Financial Times also rating WBS in Europe's top 20, while the MSc Finance ranking comes after the Financial Times placed WBS number one in the UK and ninth in the world.

The Economist recently rated the school’s Full-time MBA the best in the UK and 18th in the world.

Professor Lockett added: “The QS World University Rankings again emphasise the world-class academics we have at Warwick Business School, who are at the cutting edge of research and practice, and provide a first rate education for all of our students.

“We are continually striving for excellence and we want students with a restless thirst for knowledge, who are open to new ideas and experiences and who see education as a means to grow as a person as well as setting themselves on the path for a great career.”

For the full QS World University Rankings: Masters Rankings click here and for the QS World University Rankings: Global MBA Rankings click here.



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