Business Analytics - Masters Programmes in the UK

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Event Date: 2014-04-22
Event Time : 11:15:00
Event Location : FCI - Dr Rasmy Seminar Hall
Event Oragnizer : FCI

Over the past few years there has been large increase in the number of MSc programmes offered in Business Analytics (BA) in the UK and USA. This has been partially motivated by the great interest of industry and consultancies in this field and its use in supporting decision making.  These MSc programmes varies substantially in contents. That is not surprising as there is no universally agreed definition for BA. Broadly speaking BA is an interdisciplinary subject that aims at the use of data analysis and modelling in supporting decision making in management. There are close links of BA to OR and Statistics as well as to Computer Science and information systems.
In this seminar the various definitions and categories of BA are discussed. The disciplines that impact on BA are also presented. The Master programmes offered in the UK and Ireland are reviewed and their core modules are identified.  In general, these MSc programmes are either based in computer science or business schools. Finally suggestions on how to go around designing an MSc programme in BA to be offered at the Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University are discussed. 

Short Biography about Dr. Khairy Kobbacy

Khairy Kobbacy was Professor of Management Science at Salford University, UK from 2000 to 2013 having joined Salford in 1990. He lectured at Strathclyde University in OR (1986-1990) following industrial experience gained in a major oil company. At present he undertakes academic activities with various universities as Independent Management Science Academic. He is an External Supervisor in the Business Analytics MSc programme at Manchester Business School. Khairy has published extensively in the area of maintenance modelling including a joint editorship of the Complex System Maintenance Handbook (2008) and on intelligent management systems in operations. He is a member of Cumberland Initiative in the UK which is concerned with modelling and simulation in health care. Khairy was the Head of the School of Accounting Economics and Management Science, Head of the Management and Management Sciences Research Institute and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Built Environment during the period 2000-2010 at Salford University. He was the Vice President of the OR Society in the UK (2001-03) and was awarded the medal of the President of the OR Society in 1990, the Literati Club Award in 2001 and Building and Environment Award in 2013 for best published papers.

Faculty of Computers and Information - Cairo University