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MSc Business Analytics


Big Data is revolutionising the way we live, the way we work and the way businesses function.

“Most individuals and organisations do not lack data,” says Professor Neumann Chew, Senior Lecturer, Nanyang Business School. “What we need are insights from the data. The more data we accumulate, the greater the need for insights and data-driven decision making. It is the fusion of Statistics, Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables us to find new ways of analysing data and generating additional insights.”

The Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore) MSc in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a multi-disciplinary programme, designed to empower recent graduates and young working professionals – from non-technical and non-quantitative backgrounds– to use Analytics, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence to generate meaningful business insights, transform businesses, increase productivity and be competitive in a global economy.

MSBA has unique curriculum with the introduction of cutting-edge modules such as “Analytics and Machine Learning in Business” and “AI and Big Data in Business”. The curriculum also offers teaching from industry practitioners globally. As part of the programme, participants will get to work on an exciting business project using real data to address real organisational problem.

NTU MSBA graduates will build strong interdisciplinary skills such as:

  • Business Intelligence (BI) or data science tooling, which is the ability to gather and clean up existing data and provide insight into those sources;
  • AI skills, which is focused more on building out insights on that data; and
  • Development and operations (DevOps) skills, which will enable them to can join teams to build out models and prediction engines.

There is strong demand for Analytics, Data Science and AI talents. Job opportunities for Business Analysts will continue to grow over the years.  Dillon Erb, Paperspace CEO, says “Today, there’s strong pressure towards finding expertise and rewarding that expertise.”

The MSBA, a practice-oriented programme with a focus on the application of analytics, will enable you to accelerate your career development through an eight-month internship with leading industry partners such as Capitaland, Pivotal, Anglo American, KPMG, SAS, DBS, GE Digital, DELTA, SAP, Nomura.


Short Duration: 12 to 14 month (Full Time) long programme.
Job Profiles: Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Market Research Analysts, Statistician etc.
Skills: In demand skills in AI predictive, HR Analytics, Robotic Processing Automation and Block Chain