MBA (Data Analytics)

General

Program Description

We believe that modern leadership requires cross-cutting management skills that apply to a range of business functions and themes. Studying this online MBA with a particular focus on Data Analytics will help you to develop your broad management skills, whilst learning how to analyse data effectively to create and manage strategic decisions needed within the complex landscape of modern business. 

Course Overview

This online MBA (Data Analytics) programme from Arden University has been designed for practising managers looking to take the step up to a strategic role; focussing on leadership qualities, business sustainability, and devising strategic models. Whether you’re creating a niche start-up, or operating in an internationally-recognised corporation, Arden’s MBA programme gives you the analytical skills you’ll need to use data and set your business up for success.

This course comes with the option of studying either on a part-time of full-time schedule, allowing you to pace and manage your course to fit your personal and professional commitments.

This professional programme is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), which gives you free CMI membership throughout your studies as well as access to a range of additional resources that will assist you in gaining your qualification.

Course Modules

Data Handling and Decision Making:

With access to more data than ever, those equipped to handle and interpret this data can add real value to the workplace. The focus of this module is learning how to both interpret data, and make key business decisions shaping the future of an organisation.

Ethical Leadership:

Discover the importance of ethics, and how to set the moral and cultural tone of an organisation. You’ll evaluate your own practice, and will have the opportunity to explore ethical dilemmas, reflecting on your own experiences of ethical conflict in leadership situations.

Personal and Business Transformation:

Become an effective leader, as you develop your self-awareness and identify your leadership style. You’ll recognise how this impacts those around you, and how it contributes to organisational culture, motivation, and overall future success.

Implementing Strategy:

Learning to shape the vision, values, purpose, and mission is crucial to success. You’ll consider sustainability and ethical practice, in the context of decision-making. You will learn to apply these theories to a range of business problems.

Sustaining the Business:

Develop the ability to plan long-term growth strategies against turbulent external factors. Using management models as a framework for understanding, you will explore a broad range of case studies, and present your findings with regard to your own organisation.

Data Visualisation and Interpretation:

Gain the crucial data skills that give businesses their significant competitive advantage by learning to present this data in a universally engaging manner, which can be understood by specialists and non-specialists alike.

Research Project:

This vital project gives you a chance to research an area of your choice, related to the programme theme, and develop your critical abilities. You’ll create a research proposal, choose between conventional dissertation, or academic article and presentation, and then apply all of your knowledge from the programme, with the opportunity to link your research to your actual work needs.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the MBA (Data Analytics) course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:

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Cisco Networking Academy
Get a real world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.


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Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

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Amazon Web Services
With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary. Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.


What Our Students Say:

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"After researching different options, I chose Arden University because of its online delivery method, and to have the flexibility of fitting the MBA around a full-time job. The main benefit is that an MBA is a door opener. Then there are the business skills that I learnt, which I found could be used directly within my workplace."

Scott Nicholson,

Master of Business Administration (CMI)

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

What if I don’t have academic qualifications?

We positively encourage and consider applications from those with substantial management experience (typically 5 years) able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Aug 2020

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