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Business analytics (2 years course)

Which university is better to study Masters in business analytics?
Northumbria university (Newcastle) or University of kent? Which I best in terms of teaching and opportunities further ?
Original post by Sushma912
Which university is better to study Masters in business analytics?
Northumbria university (Newcastle) or University of kent? Which I best in terms of teaching and opportunities further ?

Hi there

I am a current final year law student at Kent, although I do not study Business analytics, hopefully I can provide some insights into studying at Kent. :smile:

Throughout my studies at Kent, students are well supported- whether that is academic-wise or career-wise. For my course (and I believe other courses too) students are assigned an academic advisor, who we can go to support for anything related to our studies. As professionals in their areas, they are able to offer great advice whether you have general queries, or are looking for tips to improve your grades, or on advice on how to complete coursework and exams. The seminar leaders and lecturers are really approachable and friendly, and I always feel comfortable speaking up in lessons or discussing any queries I have outside of lesson hours. I have had brilliant experience in terms of how responsive and communicative the teachers have been, which I found have really helped me in improving my grades.

The University also has a team of specialised advisors on hand to offer tailored career guidance. I have made use of this service multiple times myself to get a second opinion on applications, CVs, and cover letters. The feedback they have given are really useful. Previously, I have also gained help from the advisors regarding career advice- discussing my possible options, how to get there, and where to start looking. Thus students that access the careers-support receive a massive boost in exploring their career paths.

I hope this helps. :smile:
If you have any more questions about studying at Kent, I will be happy to answer them.
Chloe
University of Kent Student Rep
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What about placement year ? Do they provide any workshops and do companies visit the university or we just need to apply and take assistance from them ?
Original post by Sushma912
What about placement year ? Do they provide any workshops and do companies visit the university or we just need to apply and take assistance from them ?

Hi @Sushma912,

I hope you're keeping well. :smile:
The MSc Business Analytics course is also available with an optional placement year, which is great news for you!
Essentially, the simplified way that this works is the University will host workshop preparation lessons with you, helping you understand and gain the skills necessary to apply for the workplace, i.e understand what makes a good, intriguing CV, cover letters, types of workplace assessments, etc. and then continue to help and support you as you yourself apply for different companies. Better to teach a man to fish than feed him for a day.

Of course this does sound like more hard work, and unfortunately does mean that you aren't guaranteed a placement (as you can't do no work and expect results), but the good news is that all this preparation that the university provides drastically helps increase the likely probability of getting a placement. (Don't quote me on this, but I remember one lecturer telling me the acceptance rates jump from about 20% -> 50%, and a majority of those who fail to get a place are predominantly those who decided not to continue with the placement scheme, rather than those who sent a bunch of applications and came back with nothing).

Despite this though, the university will nevertheless host different events at which famous companies such as PwC, Amazon, UBS, etc. come to in order to interact with interested, prospective applicants and help inform them of their work culture, their interests, or just friendly conversation!
But predominantly, you'll be taught the necessary skills for applying, then go through with sending applications to companies which you yourself are interested in.

I hope this helps!
Warm regards,

David :smile:
University of Kent Student Rep

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