Associate Professor Leon Choong
Regional CEO (ASEAN), Amity Education Group
Programme Name: Master of Science (MSc) Data Science for Business University of Stirling, UK
Institution: Amity Global Institute

What is this programme about?
The Master of Science (MSc) Data Science for Business provides the participants with a deep understanding of the industrial and scientific relevance of advanced analytics and their application in strategic and operational decision-making. It addresses the acknowledged shortage of business leaders and managers with a detailed working knowledge of data analytics.

In this programme, participants get the opportunity to:
• Acquire knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in data driven roles
• Understand the applications and implications of data analytics in organisations across different sectors
• Develop knowledge and skills of data analytics tools and techniques for business decision making
• Enhance your capabilities and confidence for championing data analytic projects
• Enhance and develop critical, analytical, interpersonal and other transferable skills

The participants can also develop specialist skills by choosing elective modules from finance, computing science and management. They will work on real life consultancy-style projects alongside industry leaders in data analytics. Amity and University of Stirling’s extensive network of external organisations across all sectors provides opportunities to build learners with knowledge, skills and experience for a successful career in business analytics roles.

Who should take the programme?
This programme is designed for professionals at all levels who want to learn and improve their understanding and skills in data analytics, particularly in applying analytics to problem solving.

It is also suitable for participants across all industries and job functions.

Talk about an interesting module.
The module dealing with Commercial and Scientific Applications enables participants to understand the nature of Big Data projects in commerce, science and academia. They should have an appreciation of the advantage gained for companies and researchers from Big Data projects, but also an understanding of the difficulties and issues involved in creating such projects. During the module, participants should be able to assess what might be gained from taking a Big Data approach in different areas, and to also understand the issues and problems in moving from a large unstructured set of data to an actual Big Data system that can provide useful information.

How can the postgraduate degree help participants in their career?
This MSc will develop graduates with necessary specialist knowledge, technical skills and experience for a successful career in roles requiring data driven decision making across a range of sectors. This programme combines the latest theories with their application in real organisations and brings together two areas of expertise within the university – big data analytics (Computing Science and Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences), management and leadership (Stirling Management School). The course has a high level of engagement with industry, research and recruitment partners in the course design, delivery, project work and skill development activities. Graduates will have the opportunity to gain firsthand practical experience by working on consultancy style projects with external clients, building his network of contacts and employability skill