Operations Management and Data Analytics


Study level
1 to 5 years
Study location
MSc Operations Management and Data Analytics

Course Overview

Prove you’re ready to take your career to the next level with Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management degree. This course places an emphasis on applying what you learn to real-world scenarios, so you’ll be confident to take on a senior role in an industry you love.

Our specialised data analytics and operations management course will prepare you for the next step in your career, by focusing on the skills and knowledge that matter most to businesses right now. You’ll cover topics such as data handling, risk management and supply chains, as well as having the opportunity to complete your own original research project on an area of operations management that’s relevant to your role.

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Ready to take the next step into a more senior role? On this course, you’ll master data analysis and develop a deeper knowledge of operations, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to demonstrate your management flair. What’s more, you’ll develop your broader business skills through teamwork, presentations and projects.


  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Ops and Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management and Innovation
  • Quality Management
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. For a master’s in operations management and data analytics, these 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 Data Analytics and Operations Management Master's Degree course at 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, so 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 operations management 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 experiences.

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Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management 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. 

Why wait to fast track your career? With this operations management course, you’ll be able to apply what you learn to your current role, so you can demonstrate real impact to your employer even before you’ve completed your studies. And when you graduate? The operational and data analytics skills you’ll gain are in high demand with modern businesses. You may decide to continue your career with your current employer, or to take on a new challenge. The choice is yours.

What can an MSc in operations management do for me?

From complex data analysis to big-picture decision-making, you’ll gain a wide range of management skills by completing this course. Thanks to the broad-ranging nature of operations, you’ll find these skills are transferable to a variety of different roles. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Complete projects that have a direct impact on your role or organisation
  • Develop confident communication skills in a variety of contexts
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges
  • Understand operational strategy including risk management, supply chain, and quality management

What can I do after Arden University?

Graduates of our Data Analytics MScs go on to a variety of senior roles within national and international organisations. You may decide to take the next step with your current employer or to start a fresh challenge with a new organisation. The flexibility of the operational and data skills you’ll gain on this course mean your options are open.

Here’s a snapshot of just some of the roles you could progress to:

  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Data Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Director
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Business Intelligence Expert

Prepare for the next step in your career

Achieving your MSc in operations management is just the start of your professional development journey. At Arden, we believe in creating lifelong learners, which is why as a student, you’ll have the opportunity to benefit from additional study programmes and exclusive guidance and support. 

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to 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. 

Got other commitments? Studying an MSc in data analytics and operations management is made easy with Arden University. Our online learning model fits around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for 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?

Have you considered studying your operations management course online? Arden’s online learning approach makes it easier for you to do just that, and to achieve your study goals. Your flexible study schedule means you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.