It is anticipated that demand for data analytics employees will continue to grow as analytics is viewed as a key competitive resource by many companies. Our dedicated Student Development Team within the Business School will be an integral part of your student experience from day one. We are here to help you become equipped to maximise your potential in the global market.

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Graduate employment

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

The Student Development Team will be an integral part of your student experience from day one.

Skills

Across your academic year you can benefit from a series of professional development sessions - run by the Student Development Team - that cover a range of topics including:

  • Team working
  • Networking
  • Job search strategies
  • Presentation skills
  • Self awareness

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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:

  • CV and application advice
  • LinkedIn profile reviews
  • Careers guidance
  • Interview or assessment centre practice

For general enquiries please email the Student Development Team.

Opportunities

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:

  • Treks
  • Guest lecturers
  • Group consultancy projects
  • Company sponsored dissertations
  • Career lounges

Industry opportunities


Edinburgh Award for Global Employability

Shape your own path

Find out how our students have benefited from participating in the Edinburgh Award.

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 development, you can gain official recognition through the Edinburgh Award for Global Employability. As well as receiving an official certificate from the University, the achievement will be recognised on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Participants are offered individual coaching sessions; peer support networks; a ‘buddy system’ and masterclasses on topics such as leadership and advanced communication.


Networks

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:


Got questions? Get in touch

Stella Wang

Stella Wang

Student Development Manager

xingyue.wang@ed.ac.uk
+44(0)131 650 9840