MSc Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture Management

Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture Management

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
1 year+
Location
Online
School of Computing

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 the opportunity to apply what you learn in real-life scenarios throughout the duration of your studies. What’s more, we regularly review and refresh the syllabus for our data analytics and enterprise architecture management course, so you can be confident that your learning is focused on the skills that employers need right now.

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Course details and modules

By giving you the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate your 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 that you’re ready to start your next role as a well-rounded management professional. 

Simon Henry

I’ve found the Arden MBA has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.

Simon Henry
MBA Online

Modules

  • 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

Study options

This course is available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Sathesh Paramasivam

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
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy.
 
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

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.

Eligibility

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.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Mohammed Rehman

Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Mohammed Rehman
Head of School Computing 

Career prospects

The ability to handle and interpret large volumes of data is increasingly in demand among modern businesses, and these skills will give 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 career challenge. Thanks to the flexibility of the skills you’ll have learned, the choice will be in your hands. 

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

Industry skills

Study an industry-certified course alongside your degree 

If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost. 

You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.

Career Development Resources

Career development resources

Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway. 
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:

  • CV360, which analyses your CV and provides instant feedback for improvement
  • Interview360, helping you practise your interview technique in a stress-free environment and tackle some of the most common interview questions - as many times as you need to
  • Aptitude tests to help your improve your critical thinking, numeric, and logical reasoning skills
  • 100s of interactive courses focused on giving you the skills and confidence you need to excel in your professional life. 
  • My Jobs, where you can search employment vacancies, browse employer profiles by location and, or connect with other employees on LinkedIn.