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Business Analytics BSc (Hons)

UCAS code: N430

Data, analytics and insight are fundamental to business decision-making, strategy and ultimate success. This business analytics degree takes an in-depth look into this area and how it can be used efficiently to increase performance in the modern business economy.

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Overview

Course length: 3 years full-time
5 years part-time
Start dates: September 2025
Location: Edge Hill University
Example offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): Business Management
Faculty: Arts and Sciences
Department: Business School
Students in a seminar room in the Business School.

Modern businesses of all sizes rely on highly sophisticated data analysis to understand and solve challenges across their operations. Such data analysis allows businesses to perform more effectively and capture the competitive edge needed to survive and thrive in the modern economy.

This business analytics degree will equip you with the skills needed to address these issues, to understand what sort of data analysis can contribute to better outcomes, and to learn techniques to improve decision-making processes. If you are interested in any kind of business, statistics, data management, and the world of technology, then this course is for you.

You will be given the opportunity to learn the technical and non-technical skills required to succeed in the business environment, as well as the business expertise to realise your potential in the workplace.

You will also be given access to our network of business connections where you can gain work placement opportunities, work with businesses on live projects, and be supported in your journey toward securing your future career.

Course features

  • Sandwich year option available

  • Studying abroad option available

  • Work placement opportunity

  • Learn a language option available

  • International students can apply

What you'll study

In your first year, you’ll learn about the modern business environment, including the study of organisational behaviour in the marketplace. We’ll introduce you to areas within business finance, and look at areas including statistical analysis and professional business skills.

Compulsory

Business Environment

Introduction to Business Analytics

Introduction to Business Finance

Introduction to Microeconomics

Professional Business Skills

Statistics for Economics

Second year gives you the opportunity to tailor your degree to suit your interests. You might choose to study digital business, operations management or strategic management. We’ll explore business visualisation tools, and financial markets within a business context. You’ll also enhance your employability through our Work Placement module.

Compulsory

Analytics and Visualisation for Managers

Finance and Performance Management

Money, Banking and Financial Markets

Tools for Business Analysis

Work Placement

 

One of:

Digital Business

Operations Management

Strategic Management

 

Compulsory:

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In your final year of this business analytics degree, you’ll learn about how to best use artificial intelligence, data and tech to improve business performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to showcase your development throughout in the degree in the Dissertation module.

Compulsory

Business Intelligence

Live Project

Sustainability and Business

The Future of Business: Tech, Data and Artificial Intelligence

 

One of:

Business Strategy and Digital Goods

Dissertation

Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Strategic Finance

Where your course includes optional modules, these are to provide an element of choice within the course curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements. Some restrictions on optional module choice or combinations of optional modules may apply.

How you'll study

As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, presentations, exams and reports.

You will also be given access to our network of over 1000 businesses where you can gain work placement opportunities, work with businesses on live projects, and be supported in your journey toward securing your future career.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

Throughout the programme there is a combination of different forms of assessment to test intellectual development, vocational capability and critical thinking. Portfolios and project work assess your ability to collect and synthesise material into a coherent submission. Coursework involves individual and group-based activities, case studies and problem-solving exercises. Examinations take a variety of forms, using both seen and unseen questions.

Who will be teaching you

Edge Hill Business School is home to a thriving research community, hosts a growing international partnership portfolio, and is a member of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), the world’s largest management education network.

All of our staff are passionate about student learning and development. This degree is developed by specialists in accountancy, e-commerce, human resource management, marketing, operations management and small and medium enterprises. The programme team includes research-active staff and professionally qualified lecturers.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points. You will also need GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above, or equivalent.

A Levels: BCC – BBC

BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).

T Level: Overall grade of Merit.

International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BCC-BBC.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

English language requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

Apply part-time

Apply directly to Edge Hill University

Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.

International

Apply as an international student

Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

A stunning £8million building provides impressive teaching and learning facilities for students in Edge Hill Business School. Edge Hill Business School.

The contemporary three-storey building offers a 100-seat lecture theatre and modern seminar and meeting rooms. There are also social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning, in addition to an attractive roof garden and atrium.

Where you'll study

Business School

Finance

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for the academic year 2025/26 are to be confirmed. This page will be updated with further information when it is available.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.

Your future career

This business analytics degree will provide you with the opportunity to work in a senior role across any organisation, large or small.

Data analytics is a rapidly-growing area of specialism in today’s job market. Being able to understand and interpret ‘Big Data’ is a key skill driving modern business practice to support decision-making.

You will develop highly-sought skills to work across a range of industries facing such challenges, including finance, banking, tech, health, aviation and travel, retail, education, business, logistics, and marketing.

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