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Study analytics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying analytics as an international student.

Analytics degrees abroad

Data is big business and has become a crucial part of our society. Governments, hospitals, businesses, and most other organizations rely on the collection and interpretation of data to make decisions, so it’s no surprise that analytics specialists are in huge demand all over the world.

As an analytics student, you’ll learn how to study, collect and analyze data in order to find patterns. You’ll also get the chance to develop expertise in a wide range of topics including mathematics, statistics and computer science.

Studying analytics and data science abroad is a great way to gain access to the very best programs available in countries like the UK, US, and Australia. You’ll be able to gain an international perspective on how data is collected and interpreted, giving you a unique

Analytics program structure

You can study analytics abroad at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You can earn a BSc in analytics over three or four years depending on where you study, and many universities offer joint-honors programs allowing you to study another subject at the same time.

If you study in the US, you can choose to study analytics as a major or minor subject. If you want to major in analytics, you will need to complete a set number of credits in modules related to the subject.

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, you can study an MSc in analytics. These programs often focus on a specific area of study, like business analytics or analytics for government. Some universities offer PhD programs in analytics, and these will involve three to six years of research.

Analytics is often offered by a university’s computing department, so it will involve time spent in computer labs as well as lectures and seminars. You’ll be assessed differently for each module you take, but you can expect written exams, coursework, reports, presentations, and research projects.

No two analytics programs will be precisely the same, and the program structure and content will vary with each university. However, some of the core areas of study are:

  • Programming
  • Computing concepts
  • Introduction to big data
  • Databases and data structures
  • Statistics
  • Business systems
  • Analytics system technology
  • Research methods

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Analytics study abroad programs

Analytics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in analytics

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    Business Data Analytics - BSc
    Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    30,634 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Information and Decision Sciences - Business Data Analytics - BSc
    University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    29,800 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations - BSc
    University of Utah, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    23,082 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Computer Science: Data Science and Analytics - BSc
    Louisiana State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Tuition fees per year
    28,700 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Analytics - BA (Hons)
    RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    33,600 AUD
    Start date
    February, July
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Pathway in analytics

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    Business Management with Analytics (Foundation) - UGP
    Leeds Beckett University, UK

    Program type
    Undergraduate pathway
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    10,900 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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Analytics graduate programs

Master's in analytics

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    MBA Concentration in Business Statistics and Data Analytics - MBA
    Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    11,700 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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    Big Data Analytics - MSc
    Bay Atlantic University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    18,000 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Data Analytics - MSc
    Long Island University Post, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    44,100 USD
    Start date
    January, September
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    Program Evaluation and Data Analytics - MSc
    Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    24,318 USD
    Start date
    January, August
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    Analytics (Sillicon Valley Campus) - MSc
    Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Tuition fees per year
    16,155 USD
    Start date
    January
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Doctorate in analytics

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    Business Administration - Concentration in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - DBA
    Westcliff University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Tuition fees per year
    14,000 USD
    Start date
    January, March, May, June, August, October
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Certificate in analytics

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    Data Analytics - PGCert
    University of Newcastle, Australia

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    17,015 AUD
    Start date
    February, July, September
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    Data Analytics - PGCert
    University of Central Arkansas, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    9,648 USD
    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Marketing – Research and Analytics - PGCert
    Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate certificate
    Duration
    1 year
    Tuition fees per year
    16,531 CAD
    Start date
    January, July, September
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Pathway in analytics

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    Analytics (Global Pathways) - PGP
    Northeastern University, USA

    Program type
    Postgraduate pathway
    Duration
    4 months
    Tuition fees per year
    15,200 USD
    Start date
    March, July, November
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Future analytics careers

The demand for talented analytics experts is never been higher, and nearly all organizations around the world rely on the interpretation of data to make their decisions.

There is a huge range of sectors you can choose to work in, and different roles you can fulfill with the skills you’ll have developed during your degree. Some common careers for analytics graduates include:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data engineer
  • Digital project manager
  • IT analyst
  • Web developer

To make sure you’re fully prepared for the career you want after graduation, make use of your university’s extracurricular activities. These are a great way to broaden your experience and skills and are looked on favorably by employers.

If you need help working out which career path is right for you, or you’re not sure how to get the role you want, speak to your university’s career services. They can help you find placement positions, graduate roles, and advise what further studies you might need to achieve your goals.