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MSc Business Analytics

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In today’s world, everything is driven by data. Firms possess more information about their business environments than ever before. Increasingly, these organisations recognise the role of data in gaining insights and out-thinking competitors. Throughout many industries and sectors, companies have a strong need for analytics professionals who can help them interpret this data and drive business transformation and growth.

The MSc Business Analytics is a hands-on programme that mirrors current data trends to develop the next wave of data-savvy professionals.

Your MSc in 2 years!

If you hold a 3-year Bachelor’s degree, you have the possibility of doing this MSc in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. For more information on this course, go to the section “2-Year MSc Option” !

5 good reasons to join the programme

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Acquire knowledge of analytical tools and methods to address a wide range of business challenges.

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Learn to recognise opportunities in order to make a positive impact on an organisation’s strategic direction through the implementation of analytics processes.

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Learn to source, store, and model the internal and external data needed to answer questions and generate business value.

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Learn to incorporate sophisticated data analytical techniques, approaches, and models in order to affect outcomes and decision-making.

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Develop the managerial and analytical skills necessary to implement change based on data-driven decisions.

Ales POPOVIC
Head of Programme

Drive the future with data!

Programme objectives

MSc Business Analytics prepares students for positions using data-driven and evidence-based decision making. Taught by experienced professionals and an internationally recognised faculty, students will learn how to apply the latest academic thinking and analytical and computing tools to help make business decisions.

The curriculum is organised in intensive weekly modules. Mornings are spent on theory, while afternoons are devoted to workshops and practice.

During the course, students will acquire the following skills:

  • A strategic understanding of business analytics and a refined awareness for the relationships between this discipline and other areas of business to make holistic judgments when analysing business situations.
  • Critical thinking skills, the acumen to make the intellectual connection between quantitative and qualitative tools and context to properly and effectively solve problems, make decisions, and develop new and innovative business opportunities in order to strategically navigate the complex demands of the current, dynamic business environments.
  • Effective communication skills using business specific terminology in written and verbal form and the know-how to facilitate information flow in a variety of organisational, social, and intercultural contexts.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills, a key to becoming highly effective business managers and leaders, as well as greater self-awareness, curiosity, visionary and strategic thinking, teamwork, reflection and knowledge transfer skills.
  • Ethical reasoning skills, understanding of social, civic, and professional responsibilities and the desire to add value to society.

Skills sets

The programme MSc Business Analytics, awarding an advanced higher-education degree in international management (DESSMI) provides the skills to:

  • Perform a functional analysis and implement an action plan that incorporates digital, sustainable and international components
  • Conduct a scientific study and issue a recommendation
  • Develop ethical leadership abilities to strengthen one’s manager posture

Programme highlights

CERTIFICATION

The programme prepares students for the following certification:

  • Certification in Business Data Analytics (IIBA®- CBDA) from the International Institute of Business Analysis. Earning this certification informs employers that the student is competent to perform business analysis on analytics initiatives. The certification helps identify skilled business data analytics professionals to organisations seeking these in-demand skills.

PARTNERSHIPS

Students will have the opportunity to work with industry and business professionals in various ways, such as through group consulting projects, dissertations, guest lectures and career exploration treks.

DOUBLE DEGREE*

A new partnership with Elon University in North Carolina. Students will have the opportunity to apply for a double degree for the MSc Business Analytics. This is a great opportunity for them to increase their cross-cultural competency and understanding of global business through a program shared between France and the United States! *Places for this double degree are limited

Discover the 2-year MSc option, the extended course that makes a Master’s degree accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!

Students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree may pursue this Master of Science in two years by joining our 12-month International Pre-Master programme. To find out more about the programme and its advantages, click on the link below.

2-Year MSc Option

Evaluation procedures

The programme is recognised through a dual validation:

  • Ongoing assessment: evaluations conducted throughout the length of the programme in the form of individual or collective reports to be submitted
  • A final evaluation: performed at the end of the course, it can be done under different forms – it is, for the most part, individual

At the end of the programme and after a validation of ECTS credits per programme year, the level-7 DESSMI MSc Business Analytics is awarded to participants.

If some modules were not validated and thus no credits were earned, the programme participant can redo the evaluation during a period set up for this purpose.

The MSc Business Analytics creates thoughtful, skilled managers and analysts who transform data into usable, value-adding business decisions.

Opportunities for business analysts have dramatically increased as major organisations have adopted data-driven and technology-focused strategies. Students will graduate with the skills businesses need to leverage, manage, and develop data-driven solutions. Students will be ideal candidates for positions as in-house experts, managers or independent consultants.

Targeted professions

A few of the possible jobs that students can aim for:

  • Business Analytics Specialist
  • Big Data Analytics Specialist
  • Business Analyst Manager or Consultant
  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Product Analytics & Sales
  • Analyst, Sales & Delivery Analytics
  • Marketing/Financial Data Analyst
  • Operation Data Analyst
  • Social Data Analyst
  • Data Visualisation Consultant
  • Data Manager

Lines of business

As business analytics specialists, graduates can work in any industry. They can specialise in a particular industry such as banking or energy or they may also work in a specific area of B2B marketing or supply chain management. For example, graduates can find career opportunities in:

  • Specialist business analysis firms
  • Consulting and professional services companies
  • Public sector organisations
  • Technology companies
  • Research firms
  • Larger organisations with in-house analysts

Some employers and sectors with a strong need for business analytics profile graduates:

  • Consulting companies: Accenture, Deloitte, Publicis Groupe, Ernst & Young, KPMG
  • Financial institutions: BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale, HSBC
  • Technology companies: Google, Amazon, Salesforce
  • Retail companies: Fnac, Carrefour

Professional experience

This experience can take the form of an internship (4-6 months), a job, or the creation of a start-up company in France or abroad.

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The MSc Business Analytics welcomes students from a wide range of degrees including economics, business, engineering, psychology, geography, sociology, and politics who are willing and able to take up complex challenges.

Admissions Requirements

1-year course:

  • Completion of a 4-year Bachelor’s degree (in business, economics, sciences, etc.) or a 3-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of professional experience
  • Proof of English language proficiency is required during the application process (TOEIC, IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge, Duolingo)*

2-year MSc option:

  • Completion of a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (Open to all backgrounds)

Proof of English language proficiency is required during the application process (TOEIC, TOEFL ibt, IELTS, Cambridge and Duolingo).*

*Contact us to learn more about the scores required for each test. 

Calendar

Recruitment is carried out on a rolling admissions basis. However, given the limited number of places, candidates are advised to apply as early as possible.

Admission is decided on the application to be filled out online.

Application fees : €100

2-Year MSc Option

Discover the 2-year MSc option, the extended course that makes a Master of Science accessible to students holding a 3-year bachelor’s degree!

Marina Bastounis

“Open up your professional horizons and reach for an MSc from a top French Business School”

Delivered on the Rouen campus, this programme serves as a gateway to a Master’s of Science for students with a three-year higher education qualification (French Licence or Bachelor’s degree). The programme is also open to students with degrees in non-business fields. The first year is an International Pre-Master, overviewing the core of business studies and leading up to the selected MSc in the second year. Please specify your preferred programme when preparing your application.

Layout of the programme

This course was designed to…

  • Open access to MSc degrees to profiles missing the necessary qualifications for direct entry
  • Guarantee success at the MSc level by laying the ground during the Pre-Master year
  • Open up professional horizons by switching to a new field of study
  • Overview the main areas of knowledge included in an undergraduate business degree

Courses

Professional experience

The two-year programme includes two mandatory internships, one at the end of the International Pre-Master year (4 months) and one at the end of the MSc year (6 months). Internships can take place in France or abroad, subject to approval by the programme director and based on the relevance to the MSc programme and course content.

Why join this programme?

Prepare your entrance to a prestigious MSc by consolidating and sharpening your knowledge of business and management, in an intensive, one-year International Pre-Master programme.

5 good reasons to join the programme

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    Apply for an MSc degree in a field that is different from your undergraduate degree

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    Integrate and adapt to the study methods of a top French business school before starting your MSc degree

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    Obtain academic qualifications necessary to integrate an MSc degree

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    Gain professional experience with two internships in two years

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    Build an international mind-set and cross-cultural communication skills

Stories

Anqi YANG

2013-14

The first year of my MSc in Global Management was a year of building the fundamentals skills necessary for almost every aspect of my professional life. Courses like Quantitative Methods gave me skills related to a several fields of study, like economics and finance, helping me to read and analyze data in a more objective way. Geopolitics provided me with a comprehensive vision of world trade. Also, a full day’s work in an English-speaking environment strengthened my preparation for work in an international context. The courses were extremely useful and gave me confidence in my competences. What I also liked a lot is the diversity of teachers; they are from different countries, which really gives me a feeling of studying in an international school.

Romain PENNEL

2013-14

After an unusual study track, with a two-year high school diploma in Marketing and Trade, I chose to go abroad and complete a Bachelor in English. Graduated with a 3-year Bachelor degree, I followed the two-year MSc programme at NEOMA Business School. That was the perfect solution for me, to be able to get an MSc degree. The first year at NEOMA BS prepared me to follow the courses in the MSc in Marketing French Excellence, and face professional challenges in the international business arena.

For more information, contact our international team:

Min WU

South East Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 76 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Mariceli BLIN

Africa & Middle East

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+ 33 2 32 82 58 55 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Xiaotong POIRREE

Eastern Europe & Central Asia

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

+33 2 32 82 17 40 LinkedIn Make an appointment

Anya Angélica CÁRDENAS

Latin America
Sihem BRIKCI

Sihem BRIKCI

Western Europe, USA & Canada

International Promotion and Admissions Manager

(+33) 3 26 77 88 60 images Make an appointment

Practical information

  • Format:

    Full time

  • Duration:

    1-year course: 15 months
    2-year course: 12 months (year 1) + 15 months (year 2)

  • Tuition fees:

    1-year course: €17,300
    2-year course: €27,000

  • Campus:

    Rouen

  • Teaching language:

    English

  • Course start date:

    October 2023

  • Entry level:

    1-year course: 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
    2-year course: 3-year Bachelor’s degree

  • Degree awarded:

    Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 35116, Advanced degree in international management

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Practical information

  • Practical information
    • Format:

      Full time

    • Duration:

      1-year course: 15 months
      2-year course: 12 months (year 1) + 15 months (year 2)

    • Tuition fees:

      1€

    • Campus:

      Rouen

    • Teaching language:

      English

    • Course start date:

      October 2023

    • Entry level:

      1-year course: 4-year Bachelor’s degree or 3-year Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1 year professional experience
      2-year course: 3-year Bachelor’s degree

    • Degree awarded:

      Master of Science, "Grade de Master" / Level 7 Qualification on the RNCP (French Register of Professional Certifications) / RNCP sheet No. 35116, Advanced degree in international management