MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management


Program Description

Course overview

Innovation, risk, and quality are the core topics to master in the pursuit of a successful career in operations management. The online MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management programme from Arden University combines these two disciplines to give you advanced data handling capabilities that will minimise risk whilst maximising quality.

Arden’s online programme delivery makes it is easier to develop your data handling and managerial skills alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you bring your organisation closer to their innovative goals.

Course Modules:

Data Design
Understand how to approach data by addressing key questions about your intended business outcomes, and select the most appropriate data collection method. You will learn to design deployment approaches and implement instruments and systems for data collection to achieve valuable outcomes.

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.

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.

Operations and Supply Chain Management
The importance of operations management grows with customer demands, resource scarcity, and sustainability concerns. Learn how to ensure inputs become outputs that meet your performance objectives, and evaluate how this impacts the ability to deliver on these objectives through the case studies and interactive tasks assigned in this module.

Risk Management and Innovation
This module will equip you with a grounding in two topics that go hand in hand – risk management and innovation theory. Applying in practice within the engineering environment, you will learn to evaluate the relationship between risk, and the ways to leverage it to facilitate innovation. You will tackle the implications this has on organisational culture, and use practical scenarios to investigate the varied impacts on business practices.

Quality Management
This module will encourage your understanding of quality product delivery with key theories. You’ll appreciate quality in both tangible and intangible products, and this module will allow you to promote this philosophy in your current or future role. Your introduction to quality management will include the tools and systems to measure quality in a working situation, and you will put ideas into practice against specific business needs.

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 and choose between a conventional dissertation, or an academic article and presentation. Then you’ll 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 MSc Data Analytics and Operations Management course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:


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.


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.


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


“The best part of this programme has been the fact that I feel I gain useful, practical knowledge while I progress through the courses. The more I study, the more I want to study. This feeling is really motivating, especially when comparing it to my studies in other academic institutions. The flexibility is another great advantage of Arden’s program.”

Micael De Abreu Caldas,
Arden University

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

About the School

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journ ... Read More

Here at Arden University, we believe that everyone everywhere should have access to the higher education they deserve. Whether you already hold a post-secondary degree or are just beginning your journey into higher education, Arden has the tools and the passion to help provide you with a truly engaging and beneficial learning experience. Read less