Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture Management


Study level
1 to 5 years
Study location
MSc Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture Management

Course Overview

Prove you have the big data skills needed to take your career to the next level with Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture Management degree. By learning how to handle and interpret complex data sets, you’ll demonstrate a skillset that’s in high demand among national and international businesses. 

This course will prepare you for modern management by developing your specialist knowledge alongside broader communication, planning and decision-making skills. You’ll cover topics such as data handling, architecture design and business change management, as well as having the chance to complete your own original research project. All of this is designed to bring out your management strengths, by providing you with plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn. What’s more, we regularly review and refresh this course syllabus, so you can be confident that it’s focused on the skills that employers need right now.

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By giving you the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate management capabilities, this course will act as a springboard to the next step in your career. You’ll develop specialised knowledge of data analytics and enterprise architecture, alongside broader communication, research and decision-making skills. So you’re ready to start your next role as a well-rounded management professional. 


  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Architecture Design
  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Business Change Management
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

You’ll be given a variety of outlets to demonstrate what you’ve learned on this master’s course. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. These methods include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


To be eligible for this MSc Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture course with Arden University, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and enterprise architecture course.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

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Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture MSc is taught by The School of Computing and IT. The school places an emphasis on applied teaching, and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities.

Gear up your CV by getting ahead of the big data trend. The ability to handle and interpret large volumes of data is increasingly in demand among modern businesses, giving you the competitive edge when it comes to career progression. After completing the course, you may decide to continue with your current employer or embark on a fresh challenge. Thanks to the flexibility of the skills you’ve learned, the choice is yours.

What can this MSc degree do for me?

Add value to your current and future role by mastering the skills needed to manage and use data effectively. This MSc in enterprise architecture and data analytics will give you a specialist understanding of this growing area of business. What’s more, you’ll also build upon your communication, planning and decision-making skills, allowing you to demonstrate you’re ready for modern management. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Complete projects or tasks that have had a direct impact on your role or organisation
  • Build confident communication skills and adapt these to suit a variety of business settings
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges
  • Develop a deep understanding of enterprise architecture design
  • Handle and interpret complex data to drive effective decision-making

What can I do after Arden University?

Graduates of our data analytics courses go on to a variety of management and leadership roles within public and private organisations. The skills you gain as part of your qualification will be applicable across a range of industries and businesses.

Here are just a few of the roles you could progress to after completing this course: 

  • Technical Architect
  • Information and Data Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Head of Data Architecture
  • Enterprise Solutions Architect
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Specialist

Prepare for the next step in your career

Want to demonstrate your commitment to ongoing professional development? Looking for even more ways to enhance your CV? Alongside your main enterprise data management course, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore additional resources and learning tools with our exclusive online platform. 

Achieving your MSc qualification will help you to accelerate your progression into a senior management role. But there’s more! Beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.

With our study options, you can achieve your degree regardless of any other commitments you have. Our online learning model is designed to give you the freedom you need by fitting your studies around your lifestyle - so you can work at a time and pace that suits you.


In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus
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Online Learning

How does it work?

Looking for an enterprise data analytics qualification that fits in around your busy work schedule? Our online learning approach allows you to do exactly that. You decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email.

Find out more about how Online Learning works.