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Business and Management (Business Analytics)

University of Essex Online

16 months
5610 GBP/year
5610 GBP/year
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Do you want to get to grips with the data in your business? This 100% online and part-time PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics) from University of Essex Online will give you the confidence to work with different types of data as well as an understanding of general management techniques.

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This online PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics)  from University of Essex Online  will help you understand the uses of data within key areas such as sales, marketing, finance and many more. You will gain the confidence to work with different types of data as well as a grounding in general management techniques. At the end of the course, you will be able to continue your studies and advance onto the full Masters programme.

PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics) teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics) assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

  • assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams
  • showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE
  • rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date
  • ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics) career prospects

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto our MSc Business and Management (Business Analytics).

Achieving this PG Dip will demonstrate you have valuable specialist knowledge and that you’re committed to professional development. It could lead to a career within an analytics role in any aspect of business or management.

Programme Structure

You can study the following modules on the PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics):

  • Financial Decision Making
  • Data Management, Modelling and Design*
  • Statistics for Business
  • Project Management
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Data Analytics for Managers
  • Business Strategy

* This module is core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 16 months
    • 15 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 


120 alternative credits


  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our PG Dip Business and Management (Business Analytics), which consider academic or work-based experience.

English language requirement

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Work experience

Work experience entry route (if not eligible see academic entry route)

You must meet the following criteria:

  • at least five years’ management level work experience

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7481 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.
  • National

    5610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7481 GBP for the full programme during 16 months.

This fee excludes any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where applicable, the University is required to add the sales tax.


Our PG Dip Business Management tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits. 

  • Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
  • Full payment discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
  • A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.**
  • Postgraduate student loans are available in England for the full Masters degrees only.

Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.

** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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