BSc Business Analytics and Management (2020 entry)


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Prepare yourself for the future of datadriven decision-making in business and management. This course provides you with the tools to find, manage, analyse and interpret data to support business decisions. You'll develop a critical appreciation of the strengths and limitations of these tools.

You’ll gain invaluable experience, working with others and presenting findings and ideas. In your final year of study you'll undertake a major analytics project.

The degree develops graduates who can meet two overlapping sets of needs in the field of business analytics. The first is the industry standard, INFORMS, for technical specialists working in operations management, and as such covers skills relating to data, ICT and business analytics. The second is the QAA benchmark guidance for Business and Management which allows you to understand the management implications of the information and systems available in the field of operations management.

Overview

About the Course

The world is full of data. It’s important for you to understand numbers, interpret data and communicate evidence in your future workplace. This degree will help you master the skills of data analytics to make effective managerial decisions. It is ideal if you want to become a business analyst. It’s also an excellent choice if you want to work as a business consultant, or if you want to start your own business. 
 
After exploring the essentials of modern business, you will learn statistics and quantitative methods for business. Statistics is the language of the future data economy. You will be able to understand the important concepts such as risk and probability. You will also develop your mathematical skills to analyse data from a range of sources. It’s important for you to gain the essential skills of processing information and data in the current business world. 

As you progress, you will turn your focus to business analytics modules that are designed to prepare you for your future. You will build on your business analytics and management with compulsory modules in analytical methods, information and data management. You will work on a business analytics project during your third year and come up with your own ideas. In your second and final years, you also have the chance to take certain optional modules according to your interests and aspirations.
 

Course structure

The first-year modules are shared within the BSc stream of degrees. You’ll get a broad view of business and find out which areas you are most interested in during your first-year studies. If you wish, you have the flexibility to swap to another BSc degree at NBS.  
 

Year 1

You’ll explore the essentials of modern business from the six common modules during your first year. You will build your excellent grounding in financial accounting, business finance, economics, quantitative methods, digital business and other related subjects. By the end of the first year you’ll have a firm understanding of all the key disciplines of business. 
 
Year 2

During your second year you will start the core modules in business analytics. There are four compulsory modules and two optional modules. You will build your solid foundations in business statistics and quantitative methods in business. You will also gain the essential skills of processing information and data in the current business world. You can choose two optional modules from those offered by the BSc stream in NBS, including modules focusing on project management, accounting, marketing and so on.

Year 3

In your third year you will build on your business analytics and management skills with compulsory modules in analytical methods, information and data management. You will work on a business analytics project during your third year and come up with your own ideas. 
 
You can also choose three optional modules in data-rich areas such as shopper marketing, supply chain management or from relevant management areas such as information systems or project management.
 

Teaching and learning

You will build your skills and gain knowledge through a combination of lecturers, seminars and workshops. 
 
You will obtain the latest research and real-world business experience from our leading teaching team as well industry guest lecturers. 
 
We believe that one of the best ways to learn is by doing, so selected modules include a project where you can hone your business analytic skills. 
 
Independent study

You will also spend time learning through self-directed study. You will research in UEA’s library, write coursework and undertake IT lab work. 

Teamwork and communication

During your study on this course, you will work together with students within your degree and students from other NBS degrees. Such group work will help you to build your teamwork and communication skills. It will also give you the opportunity to learn other business disciplines. 
 
Academic support

To make sure you get the most from your studies and to help you reach your full potential, our Learning Enhancement team will help you in the following areas: 

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
  • Writing skills (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills (including how to use the library)
  • Critical thinking and understanding arguments 

You can also talk to our Student Support Services about how we can help if you need additional support. 

Assessment

Assessment on this course is done through a variety of methods, such as exams, course tests, coursework, presentations and projects. You will get feedback on your formative assessment to help you improve your work before your summative assessments. We encourage you to discuss your feedback with your lecturers and/or seminar leaders.
 

Study abroad or Placement year

Four-year versions of this course are available, in which you spend your third year either studying abroad in a partner institution or working in industry.
 

After the Course

 After graduating you could go on to work at major international companies such as McKinsey & Company, JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, HSBC, and IBM, in roles such as business analyst, data analyst, or global digital operations analyst. 
 
Alternatively, you might continue your studies with a Master’s degree such as MSc Business Analytics, MSc Operations and Logistic Management, or MSc Operations Research and Analytics. To get your career off to the best start, NBS holds Employability Week annually together with the Career Centre to get you engaged with a wide range of sectors, including retail, commerce, operations, banking, and government. 

Career destination

  • Business analysis
  • Data analysis
  • Banking
  • Retail
  • Commerce
  • Government

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs.

Accreditation

The curriculum of this degree is aligned with the industry standard INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) AssociateCertified Analytics Professional (aCAP) credential. The aCAP is essential for recent graduates who lack the practical experience to earn the Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) credential. 
 

 

 

 

Course Modules 2020/1

Year 1U

 

Compulsory Modules (120 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-4107A INTRODUCTION TO QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-4108B INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-4109A MANAGEMENT AND ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 20
NBS-4110B INTRODUCTION TO CORPORATE FINANCE 20
NBS-4111B INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-4112A THE ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT 20


 

Year 2U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 4 modules in Year 2.

Compulsory Modules ( 80 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5102A QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5108B STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5116A INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5117A INFORMATION SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT 20
 

Options Range A

NBS-4105B is offered to students on this course because this module acts as a pre-requisite module for the following level 6 options; NBS-6116B, NBS-6121B, NBS-6122B, NBS-6125B, NBS-6134A and NBS-6134B. If you would like to take these modules in Year 3, you will have to take NBS-4105B in Year 2. 
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-4105B PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 20
NBS-5104B MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-5105B MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5118B OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5119B PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
 

Options Range B


Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5104B MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-5105B MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5106B PERSONAL AND CORPORATE TAXATION 20
NBS-5107B PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN ACCOUNTANCY PRACTICE 20
NBS-5111B BUSINESS ETHICS 20
NBS-5113B WORK PSYCHOLOGY 20
NBS-5115B BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES 20
NBS-5118B OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5119B PRINCIPLES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-5129B EMPLOYMENT LAW 20
NBS-5134B MANAGING IN EMERGING MARKETS 20
NBS-5135B CASES IN ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
PPLB4014B BEGINNERS' FRENCH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4015B BEGINNERS' FRENCH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4019B BEGINNERS' GERMAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4023B BEGINNERS' SPANISH II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4024B BEGINNERS' SPANISH I - A1 CEFR (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4030B BEGINNERS' ARABIC II 20
PPLB4032B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE II 20
PPLB4033B INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4035B BEGINNERS' CHINESE II 20
PPLB4037B BEGINNERS' GREEK II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4039B BEGINNERS' ITALIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4041B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE II 20
PPLB4042B BEGINNERS' JAPANESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4044B BEGINNERS' RUSSIAN II - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB4045B BEGINNERS' ARABIC I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB4047B BEGINNERS' GERMAN I (SPRING START) - A1 CEFR 20
PPLB4051B BEGINNERS' CHINESE I (SPRING START) 20
PPLB5032B INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5033B INTERMEDIATE GERMAN II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5034B INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II - A2/B1 CEFR 20
PPLB5036B INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II 20
PPLB5037B INTERMEDIATE GREEK II 20
PPLB5038B INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN II 20
PPLB5040B INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II 20
PPLB5044B ADVANCED ENGLISH II - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5045B ENGLISH ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS 20
PPLB5061B INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE II 20



 

Year 3U

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module. You can only choose 20 credits worth of PPL modules per year. You can only choose 20 credits worth of level 5 modules in Year 3.

Compulsory Modules ( 60 credits)

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6118Y BUSINESS ANALYTICS PROJECT 40
NBS-6113A CURRENT TOPICS IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS 20
 

Options Range A

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module.
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-5101A FINANCIAL REPORTING 20
NBS-5109A MANAGING PEOPLE 20
NBS-5114A BUSINESS FINANCE 20
NBS-5125A BUSINESS AND COMPANY LAW 20
NBS-5126A ECONOMICS FOR BUSINESS 20
NBS-5127A INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5131A EMPLOYABLITY, CREATIVITY AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-5132A KNOWLEDGE, INNOVATION AND GLOBAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-5133A STRATEGIC AWARENESS AND ANALYSIS 20
NBS-6101A ADVANCED MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING 20
NBS-6102A CORPORATE REPORTING 20
NBS-6103A PROFESSIONAL VALUES 20
NBS-6109A FINANCIAL MODELLING 20
NBS-6110A INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6112A INNOVATION MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6123A COMPETITION AND CONSUMER POLICY FOR MANAGERS 20
NBS-6124A EUROPEAN BUSINESS: BRUSSELS, BUSINESS, BREXIT AND BEYOND 20
NBS-6127A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6128A STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6134A REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: CRISES, COLLABORATIONS AND PR COMMUNICATIONS 20
PPLB5035A INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I 20
PPLB5039A INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I 20
PPLB5043A ADVANCED ENGLISH I - B2 CEFR 20
PPLB5060A INTERMEDIATE JAPANESE I 20
PPLB5150A INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5151A INTERMEDIATE GERMAN I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5152A INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I - A2 CEFR 20
PPLB5157A INTERMEDIATE GREEK I 20
PPLB5158A INTERMEDIATE RUSSIAN I 20
 

Options Range B

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module.
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6114B CRITICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS 20
NBS-6115B CRITICAL ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6116B SHOPPER MARKETING 20
NBS-6117B SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN 20
 

Options Range C

When selecting modules from an option range, please ensure that you satisfy the rule requirements to take that module i.e. having taken a pre-requisite module.
Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

 
Module Description Credits
NBS-6104B ADVANCED TAXATION 20
NBS-6105B INTERNATIONAL AND STRATEGIC HUMAN RESEOURCE MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6106B BUILDING STRENGTHS AT WORK 20
NBS-6108B THE DYNAMIC ORGANISATION:PRACTICING ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT 20
NBS-6111B RISK MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6114B CRITICAL ISSUES IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS 20
NBS-6115B CRITICAL ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6116B SHOPPER MARKETING 20
NBS-6117B SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN 20
NBS-6121B MARKETING PHILOSOPHY 20
NBS-6122B STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT 20
NBS-6125B MARKETING: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW 20
NBS-6129B CASES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS 20
NBS-6130B CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY 20
NBS-6133B GLOBAL VALUE CHAIN 20
NBS-6134B REPUTATION MANAGEMENT: CRISES, COLLABORATIONS AND PR COMMUNICATIONS 20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies or BBB excluding General Studies with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points
  • Scottish Highers AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM excluding BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

INTO UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

International Foundation in Mathematics and Actuarial Sciences (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

The annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

GCSE Offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Course Open To

UK and overseas applicants.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support 

Tuition Fees 

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries 

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is E14.

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