Organisations hold more information about their business environments than ever before. Increasingly, these organisations are recognising the role of data in gaining insights and out-thinking competitors. The worldwide big data analytics market was valued at US$ 37.34 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 12.3% to arrive at US$ 105.08 billion by 2027. This will inevitably lead to further growth of the market for employees in the area of analytics.
The programme prepares students to not only be able to analyse and digest data available, but also to translate this into effective decision making. This MSc could lead to a multitude of roles, including:
- Business and management consultants
- Business analysts
- Data analysts
- Metrics and analytics specialists
- Operational research consultants
- Solutions architects
Student Development Team
Our dedicated Student Development Team works with you to develop your global employability; the skills, knowledge and experiences that you will need to enter, thrive, and progress in competitive job markets across the world.
Career Development is a life-long activity that requires self-awareness, personal responsibility and planning. To get this right, our students need support and tools that are tailored to each individual’s needs and aspirations.
The Student Development Team will be an integral part of your student experience from day one, helping you become equipped to maximise your potential in the global market.
This forms part of the strong coaching culture you’ll experience within your Master’s Programme. It creates an environment that supports you to become more successful in both your professional and personal lives.
Below are are a few examples of some of the activity that we host to support you in your career development journey.
Employability and Careers Expo
This is one of our flagship events - a fantastic opportunity to develop your practical employability skills, gain business insights and network with professionals who are currently in the types of roles you may wish to pursue.
The Employability & Careers Expo: Through a series of workshops, panels and discussions, students can equip themselves with new skills and insights to help reach their long term career goals.
Edinburgh Award in Global Employability
As part of your MSc programme you will have the opportunity to further enhance your employability credentials by taking part in the Edinburgh Award.
By proactively working on your own individually tailored development plan, you can gain official recognition through the Edinburgh Award in Global Employability. You will choose 3 core skills to develop during your year. As a participant you will also be offered one-to-one coaching, peer networking opportunities; workshops on topics such as leadership, time management and advanced presentation skills as well as access to a ‘Skills Vault’.
In addition to receiving an official certificate from the University, completing the Award will be recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
One-to-One Coaching: How can you benefit from Coaching?
You can benefit from coaching to lead you towards success at the University of Edinburgh Business School and beyond.
Skills, Opportunities and Networks
The above examples of activity are just some of the opportunities you will have to develop your skillset out with the classroom. Across your academic year you can benefit from a series of sessions - run by the Student Development Team - that cover a range of topics including:
- Presentation skills
- Job search strategies
- Self awareness
For specific and tailored career advice and coaching you can book 1-to-1 sessions with a member of the Student Development Team to discuss:
- Tailored CV and application advice
- LinkedIn profile reviews
- Careers guidance
- Interview or assessment centre practice
All our MSc programmes have various built-in opportunities to engage with companies; an important step in your skills development and the expansion of your corporate network. Examples of programme-specific opportunities include:
- Guest lecturers
- Group consultancy projects
- Company sponsored dissertations
- Career lounges
The Student Development Team is on hand to help you build your confidence and networking skills. By involving our alumni and network of corporate contacts, we are able to ensure that the activities are industry-relevant and give you the opportunity to build your own professional and global networks.
In addition to the Student Development team, there are a number of other services and societies across the university which may help with your professional development, such as:
- Edinburgh University Trading & Investment Club (EUTIC)
- The Business School's Speaker Series
- Institute for Academic Development
- University Careers Service