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Master's Programme in Business Analytics, business administration

Organisations today are using business analytics for their decision-making purposes.

The need for analytics is growing due to the abundance of data available. Business analytics includes quantitative and statistical analysis, machine learning, multivariate testing, predictive modelling, and multiple-criteria evaluation and decision support. It uses data to evaluate past performances and to draw up plans for the future.

In business analytics, we examine data through operational and statistical analysis, optimisation techniques, and the formation of predictive models. We communicate the results to business partners, customers, etc., in the most suitable way for the given task.

Business analytics leverages evidence-based data analysis and quantitative methods for decision-making and business modelling. It also utilises expert knowledge and qualitative data through soft computing methods to build models that are representative enough of the studied systems and their context. We aim to provide business intelligence, insights into business and industry processes, and advanced managerial decision support.

As a graduate from this programme, you will be in high demand and have access to interesting positions in business and industry.

Your studies in this programme will focus on theoretical knowledge and technical skills in relevant business analytics methods, including data analytics, modelling, simulation, and multiple-criteria decision-making and evaluation methods and their practical use on real-world data in a real-world business or industry context. The software and tools applied during the course are standard in the industry.

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The programme merges studies in industrial management, corporate finance, computer science and applied mathematics in a unique way, providing a very powerful combination of knowledge.

The delivery of courses is blended. The programme is a combination of on-campus and online studies. Individual course descriptions mention the attendance requirements for the course.

We welcome ambitious students with a background in business administration, computer science, industrial engineering or applied mathematics and who are interested in business intelligence and analytics and ready to work hard. In return, we offer the tools and know-how to become a leading future maker in business and industry.

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Dilhara Liyanaaratchi
Student, Master's Programme in Business Analytics

Business Analytics, business administration

Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration

120 ECTS credits

2 years

Start date
August 2022


Tuition fees and tuition fee waivers
EUR 13 500 for non-EU/EEA students
Tuition fee waivers available
Early bird discount available

Academic unit
LUT School of Business and Management

Lappeenranta campus

Rolling admission
1 November 2021−31 May 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+3)

Regular admission
1 December 2021−19 January 2022 at 15:00 (UTC+2)

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