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.

Teamwork and Leadership Skills

Watch some of our students participating in skills activities at Artillery House.

Graduate Employment

If market forecasts are anything to go by then the worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics are expected to reach $189.1 billion this year, an increase of 12% since 2018. IDC expects worldwide BDA revenue will be $274.3 billion by 2022 (Source: IDC). 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

In your first semester 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

Top Tips for Group Work

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

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Edinburgh Award for Professional Development

Fiona Hay

Former student Fiona shares her experience of the Edinburgh Award for Personal Development.

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 professional development. 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

Peter Maksimczyk

Peter Maksimczyk

Student Development Manager

peter.maksimczyk@ed.ac.uk
+44(0)131 651 5973