With the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data techniques in recent years, there have been a huge number of innovative applications in various domains. AI and business analytics are an inter-disciplinary sub-field that integrates knowledge and skills from both with critical and out-of-the-box thinking to process business datasets through the use of AI techniques.
The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence and Business Analytics (MScAIBA) emphasizes a balanced coverage of subjects in AI and business analytics, as well as focuses on business data analytics by using AI techniques to solve practical business problems.
The programme is designed to educate students about the fundamental principles and practical applications of AI and business analytics techniques, especially in domain of business, so that they can effectively apply AI tools and techniques when problem solving, as well as analyse business problems by using data analytic skills and AI techniques when decision making.
Career and Academic Advancement
To graduate, students must complete six core subjects and four electives for a total of 30 credits. The core courses allow students to establish a strong foundation in AI and business analytics. A diversified choice of elective subjects is offered to cater for students' interests, abilities and career plans while students may learn more advanced and/or practical knowledge across various domains.
- It provides students with knowledge that spans the core disciplines of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and business analytics, and integrates various disciplines to allow students to better understand all aspects of AI and business analytics and how they are used in the real world.
- It takes into consideration more practical business applications and frontier technologies by combining AI and business analytics with blockchain, marketing, healthcare, geographical information systems, and optimisation. Thereby enhancing the competitiveness of graduates in the job market.
- It serves a wide range of professionals, decision and policy makers who need to process and analyse big data. It is also ideal for healthcare and public utility sector practitioners who understand the importance of AI and business analytics in enhancing the quality of society and effectiveness of operations.
- It develops students’ analytical and critical thinking, as well as their problem-solving skills, which enables graduates to pursue careers as business analysts, data analysts, data scientists, and AI consultants/experts across various industries.