MBA (Data Analytics)

Study level
1 to 5 years
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MBA (Data Analytics)

Course Overview

Demonstrate next-level leadership skills and progress your career. With this MBA (Data Analytics) degree, you’ll blend broader business management topics with a specialist focus on data analytics. You’ll draw inspiration from the experiences of organisations and thought leaders across the world to develop your knowledge. But it’s not just about the theory. You’ll also put your learning into practice, providing immediate value to yourself and your employer.

Our MBA (Data Analytics) course is designed to bring out your best qualities as a manager and leader, all while allowing you to further develop your knowledge of your specialist subject area. As with all our degrees, this course is strongly focused on applied learning, and has been developed by industry experts with the needs of experienced professionals like you in mind. When you complete this course, you’ll have a strong portfolio of projects to demonstrate your knowledge. Most importantly, you’ll be ready to take on your next leadership challenge.

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If you want to study data analytics, there’s never been a better time to do it. This course is designed to develop your leadership skills by expanding your knowledge on a range of business management disciplines, alongside your data analytics specialism. Better still, you’ll be putting what you learn into action with real-world projects.


  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Personal and Business Transformation
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Implementing Strategy
  • Sustaining the Business
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

We’ve designed this course to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. These methods include:

  • Case studies
  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Project

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 MBA (Data Analytics) course, you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent
  • 2 years’ suitable work experience
  • English Proficiency

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is 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.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this 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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Before getting started with any degree, it’s always nice to know exactly who you’ll be learning from and spending time with. The MBA (Data Analytics) course is taught by The School of Business & Management. This department is made up of a group of experienced, qualified and enthusiastic tutors who design the courses alongside leaders from the business community. 

Getting ready to progress to a senior management role? Our MBA (Data Analytics) degree will equip you with the skills you need, from strategic thinking through to leadership. The specialist skills you will develop are highly valued by private and public sector organisations. Alternatively, if you want to continue your academic development, our MBA Data Analytics degree provides a strong foundation for PhD-level study.

What can the MBA (Data Analytics) course do for me?

Already working in a management role? Getting ready to take the next step into leadership? The MBA (Data Analytics) course will help you to develop and demonstrate the skills you need. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate your planning, problem-solving and strategic-thinking skills
  • Become a confident communicator in all business scenarios, from team work to negotiation
  • Develop the ability to take a wider-world perspective on issues such as diversity and ethics
  • Develop deep knowledge of data analytics and its business applications
  • Complete projects and activities that have a positive impact on your organisation

What can I do after Arden University?

The real question is, where do you want to take your career next? Choosing to study data analytics gives you senior leadership skills that are sought by businesses in a wide range of industries. Whether you choose to progress with your current employer or take on a new challenge, you’ll feel confident that you’re ready to take that next step.

Prepare for your next step in the professional world

Strategic problem solving, effective team working and confident communication – just three of the leadership skills you’ll develop during this course. You’ll deliver presentations, compile reports and carry out your own original research project, all while applying your learning to your day-to-day role. The result? You’ll be demonstrating the impact to your employer straightaway – no need to wait until the end of the course.  

Beyond the day-to-day, the MBA (Data Analytics) course encourages you to take a wider perspective on global issues that affect business, including diversity and ethical considerations. 

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 receive direction 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. 

At Arden University, we make it easy to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may 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.


As a mature student the key factors that I wanted when deciding which university was best for me was quality content, a flexible learning schedule, and programme accreditation. During my research I found that Arden really stood out, and I could study without having to give up my job.

Abdulrahaman Usman
Abdulrahaman Usman
Master of Business Administration
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Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you’re free to fit your study schedule around you. You decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. This makes it a great way to learn if you have a busy professional schedule. Collaboration is a key part of the Arden online learning experience. You’ll be encouraged to chat with your tutor and classmates in real-time through online forums, helping you to learn from one another too.