MBA Business Analytics

Duration 1,5 years
Study credits 90 ECTS (European Credit Transfer), 25 study hours per credit, 2.250 study hours
Title after graduation Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Requirements of admission One or more of the following:

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • GMATGRE or pass an admissions test.
Tuition € 13.900 for complete programme.
Mode of payment Per semester or complete in advance via bank transfer, credit card or PayPal.

Content of programme and mode of lecture

At LGSB we offer you a chance to develop yourself into a leader of tomorrow. It does not matter where you are at your career, it is always a good idea to train and educate yourself. With our Master of Business Analytics, you will accelerate your career, by giving you the newest insights on management tools and skills. Our content is updated constantly and we invite business leaders of today to validate it continuously. The Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Swiss School of Management; this university is awarding the fully acknowledged international masters degree. After this course you can start working on a new level, start being a (better) entrepreneur of continuing to study a postgraduate program like our PhD or DBA.

Mode of lecture

Our MBA Business Analytic is a blended learning program. We offer two types of programs: 1) a blended version and 2) a distance version. That means that you can pick the order of modules and study at your own pace. During the academic year we organize all kinds of events you can join: live events, workshops, webinars and Q&A sessions with renowned professors and business leaders.

The MBA programme

During your MBA programme we will cover core modules, elective modules and workshops. The core modules are each worth 7,5 ECTS (about 210 hours of study). All the electives are also 7,5 ECTS. The workshops are voluntary and do not contribute in ECTS. Completing your thesis is worth 30 ECTS. To finish yourMBA Business Analytics, you will need to collect 90 ECTS. It is up to the student in which order the courses are followed.

Core courses:

    • Research Methods
    • Business Statistics
    • Business Forecasting
    • Text Data Analysis
    • R Intro
    • STATA Intro
    • Excel Intro
    • Machine Learning I
    • Machine Learning II
    • Applied Regression Analysis
    • Business Dynamics
    • Social Media Marketing I
    • Social Media Marketing II
    • Principles of Finance Using Excel
    • Project

The MBA Business Analytics takes you about 18 months to complete. Each academic year is divided into two semesters. The course materials will be available for you via the e-learning platform. The material is a combination of articles, books, cases, questions, video’s, tests, assessments and so on.

Enrollment requirements

To enroll in the MBA Business Analytics you need, next to a sound command of the English language, at least one of these things:

  • Minimum 3 years of full-time experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • GMATGRE or pass an admissions test.
  • Recognition of prior learning

What is recognition of prior learning?

This is where we accept a previous qualification as meeting the learning outcomes (or covering the syllabus) for a course or module, so you don’t need to take it as part of your degree. This reduces the number of courses (and the length of time) required to complete your degree.

Can I apply for recognition of prior learning?

If you have a lot of work or life experience in a particular industry or field, and you are thinking of enrolling in a course, RPL is worth considering. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) involves getting recognition for skill and knowledge you’ve pick up from: life experiences, work experiences, training courses or workshops.

To check if you are eligible to apply for RPL, you have to pay a non-refundable RPL-fee of $ 250 per module.

To be eligible to apply for RPL, some tertiary training providers need you to be enrolled or provisionally enrolled in the qualification, and pay the enrolment fees. Please contact the faculty via if you want to start the RPL procedure.

What are the benefits of applying for recognition of prior learning?

The benefits of RPL are that you: have your informal learning recognized, avoid studying topics you already know about, complete the course faster, pay less for the programme.

How is recognition of prior learning assessed?

Prior learning is assessed in several ways, and which method is used will depend on the type of module you are taking. The module supervisor will get in touch with you to discuss the type of assessment you will need to do, and arrange a date and time for your assessment. The assessment is made by a subject matter expert in your chosen field of study. The most common assessment methods are:

Portfolio. A portfolio involves compiling a file of evidence that relates to the learning outcome or unit standard you want credit for. Some examples of evidence could be a report, a set of accounts, a product you have made, a drawing or an essay.

Attestation. Attestation is when someone who is knowledgeable and respected in your area of knowledge gives their word (either written or verbal) that you have the required learning in this area. This person could be someone chosen by you, such as a client or employer.

Structured interview. This method involves you verbally explaining what you have done before an interview panel. You can have support people present as well.

Challenge assessment. This could be a practical demonstration, a written or oral test, or an assignment. A challenge assessment can be used when evidence from the other sources needs confirmation.

What else you need to know about the assessment

To be awarded RPL, the learning must be current and relevant. For example, we will only look at learning gained in the past three years. Relevance can be important too, especially in relation to cultural, legal, social or professional practices. In this case, it may be important that you have worked or studied in a country specific context.

What happens after the assessment?

We will send you written notice of the outcome of your application. A verbal indication by the assessor is not enough. The outcome could be:

  • Credit awarded in full. Any module credits you have gained will be recorded on your learning record and you won’t have to sit this component of the programme.
  • Requirement to give further evidence or be assessed further. For example, this could be having to do a challenge assessment.
  • Application declined – it’s recommended that you enroll and complete the paper as normal.

Admissions deadline

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) starts multiple times a year. Most of the course work is available via our e-learning platform. That gives you the chance to start when-ever you want. In some countries, we organize regular live workshops. Please contact the faculty via to get the latest agenda for the workshops in your country.

Deadlines intake

  • February 2019: 20th January 2019
  • May 2019: 20th of April 2019
  • September 2019: 20th of August 2019
  • November 2019: 20th of October 2019

Round Table Africa 3.0 (RTA)

The Round Table Africa 2.0 (RTA) project is a spin-off of a Dutch government sponsored project between Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and ESAMI (Tanzania). After MSM pulled out, the project was given new life by StatMind and its networked European and African partners. LGSB partnered with StatMind and started the Round Table Africa 3.0. The goal of this new version of the project is to open educational programmes to as much people on this globe as possible.

The Round Table Africa 3.0 offers three things:

  1. Scholarships to lower the tuition;
  2. Extra guidance during their study;
  3. Open the extensive international network of business owners, leaders, government officials.

You can apply for a scholarship during the admissions process. We grant scholarships based on individual motivation and purchase parity power by country.

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