School of Business

Managing Data Analysis and Application CPD

Course code: MN7711

Credits: 30 Level 7 credits to be awarded upon successfully passing the module.

Course description

Are you ready to navigate the world of big data and business analytics?  Do you want to be empowered with crucial data-driven decision-making skills?

Joining current Leicester MBA students on this module you will gain a solid understanding of big data sources, their management and manipulation in business contexts - a key learning outcome for modern professionals.  Our interactive multimedia study guide and recorded online lectures will enable you to grasp contemporary data analysis theory conceptually and critically.

You'll delve into the world of information systems that support decision-making processes, gaining a comprehensive understanding of their roles and impact.  Through real-world case studies, you will learn to appraise the scholarship in the field, enhancing your ability to make informed, data-driven decisions.  Our online seminars and learning resources offer you an engaging platform where you'll learn to analyse a big data set and effectively communicate your findings to a business audience.  This is integral in today's data-driven business environment.

Through exploring intelligent business systems, you will gain a critical understanding of the relevant theories and techniques and this knowledge will equip you to analyse contemporary issues and devise solutions.  You will be provided with a robust methodology for the interrogation, utilization and presentation of data.  Through a range of practical exercises, you will learn how to formulate, justify and defend an appropriate methodology, a crucial skill in the field of data analysis.

Teaching and learning

Each week you will either view a two-hour recorded lecture or participate in a one/two hour live online seminar.  These will be further supported by our online study guide, additional learning materials and online forums with tutors and peers.  Online teaching takes place via Blackboard, which also contains your learning materials.  Live seminars are undertaken in small groups and scheduled so that they are convenient for different time zones.  Due to the global nature of the programme, your seminars may be scheduled within what constitutes your normal working hours.

This module is assessed by a group assignment and an individual assignment.

As a distance learning student you will have access to the University Library's electronic service, the Leicester Digital Library, which includes a large number of e-journals and e-books.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be alumni of the Masters of Business Administration programme at the University of Leicester.

Fees and funding

UK and international students starting in April or October 2024:

  • £2,000

As this a short-course course fees will need to paid in full by the payment deadline stated on your offer letter.

Key dates

October 2024

Start date: 7 October 2024
Application deadline: 16 September 2024
Payment deadline: 30 September 2024
Registration deadline: 2 October 2024


Course Qualification       Duration Start dates Availability
Managing Data Analysis and Application CPD 6 months part-time April 2024 Apply online for April 2024     
Managing Data Analysis and Application        CPD 6 months part-time             October 2024            Apply online for October 2024 


For further information please email

Back to top