Welcome to MBN Academy

MBN Academy is the part of the MBN Solutions business model dedicated to acting as ‘the bridge’ between academia and commercial organisations in the Technology, Digital and Data spaces. Recognising the need for a function of this type, we have developed strong relationships with a variety of Universities and Academic Institutions throughout the country.

We showcase careers within the markets that we operate in, act as a liaison partner to introduce other businesses into the academic space, develop Employability skills within student cohorts through our #MBNSkills program, and champion the success that collaborations of this type can bring in projects.

Following on from last year’s success of the MSc. Placement Project in collaboration with the Data Lab, their intake has increased from 90 funded places across 7 universities, to 130 places across 11. The Data Lab have appointed MBN Academy to deliver this project again for 2017/18. This development highlights the growing demand to deliver the best of the best data skills into private and public sector businesses throughout Scotland.

If you are interested in learning more about this project either as a Host Company, Student or Academic please see the FAQs below.

 

11 Scottish Universities are involved this year

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science
    MSc. Artificial Intelligence with Speech & Multimodal Interaction

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Big Data and Advanced Computing

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Engineering

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Artificial Intelligence

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Computational Mathematical Finance
    MSc. Operational Research with Data Science
    MSc. Statistics with Data Science

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Analytics
    Mres in Statistics
    MSc. Data Science

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Big Data Technologies

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science for Business

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Analytics
    MSc. Business Analysis and Consulting

  • Course(s):
    MSc. Data Science

Host Companies who took part in the MSc. Placement Project 2016/17

Testimonials

  • “After having a slight knock to my confidence, Robin at MBN solutions assured me that there was nothing to worry about and got me back on track. From start to finish, the process of being allocated a placement was seamless, and the team were there every step of the way to offer help and guidance, as required. There is no doubt in my mind that having this opportunity has made my Master’s project much more enjoyable and has proven to have been beneficial in advancing my skill set and exploring new ideas in the world of Data Science. I cannot thank the team at MBN Solutions enough for everything that they did for me during the allocation of placements. Without their initial help, I would not have received the necessary boost needed to secure me the KTP Associate role at the University of Strathclyde in partnership with my host company, aggreko.”

    Student, 2016/17 Data Lab MSc. Placement Project

  • “The Data Lab MSc projects are a stand out feature of our MSc programme. These projects provide the students with a unique opportunity to work with leading organisations in tackling data challenges that deliver tangible business results. The students gain detailed insights into the realities of working on data analytics roles and developing business critical skills, putting them in a strong position to move into the next stage of their careers. MBN Solutions have done an incredible job in enabling the entire process, from matching students with companies to providing essential career development advice throughout the year.”

    University Course Leader, 2016/17 Data Lab MSc. Placement Project

  • “NHS National Services Scotland took on 4 MSc students from the Data Lab Data Science programme in May and all 4 students have successfully delivered projects and work to help the NHS understand our data better. The overall experience has been very positive and the students have made a big difference to us and the work that we do for the citizens of Scotland. Working with MBN Solutions has also been great and MBN have been supportive throughout. We are looking forward to another intake next year!”

    Host Company Contact, 2016/17 Data Lab MSc. Placement Project

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