MSc Operations Management and Data Analytics

Operations Management and Data Analytics

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Part time
1 year+
Location
Online
Faculty of Business

Course Overview

Prove you’re ready to take your career to the next level with our MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management degree. As a specialist masters course, this degree is the ideal choice if you’re already working in industry or have previous experience in operations management and want the opportunity to expand and enhance your knowledge.

Our specialised data analytics and operations management course will prepare you for the next step by helping you focus on refining the skills and knowledge that matter 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.

Whether you’re already leading in your organisation in an operations role, or want to take on a higher management position in your current organisation, this course has been designed to help you achieve your professional ambitions.

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Course details and modules

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 based on real-world scenarios.

Clare Gillon

The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online
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
  • 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

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 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.

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

Why wait to fast track your career? While studying this specialised MSc 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

Industry skills

Career Development Resources

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

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.