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Business Analytics and Finance (MSc)

University of Southampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Highfield Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    29-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Develop the skills to help businesses make informed decisions, on this MSc in Business Analytics and Finance.

You'll study topics on corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring, along with the latest analytical techniques.

A 3-month placement opportunity with a company like British Airways or JP Morgan will give you valuable practical experience. When you graduate, you'll be well prepared for a career in finance, banking or data analytics.

This degree is ideal if you want to advance your data analytics skills and you’ve carried out a quantitative study. It will also suit you if you have relevant professional experience.

We align our teaching with the latest sector thinking by developing the course content with our Business Advisory Board. The board includes industry experts from organisations such as:

  • Rolls Royce
  • BT Openreach
  • Ford
  • Shell

Our competitive industry placement project will boost your career prospects as you take on a real-world challenge. This will form the basis of your dissertation.

You’ll also benefit from the expertise of the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups. Your learning is informed by specialist research, and you can personalise your studies with optional modules. For example, you can choose to focus on:

  • financial risk management
  • advanced analytics
  • simulation
  • revenue management

Careers

You’ll boost your salary potential by graduating with the business analytics and finance skills employers are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to work for financial, business and government organisations including:

  • the Bank of England
  • Home Credit China
  • the National Health Service (NHS)

Some of our industry partners offer one-to-one career development sessions and you’ll also be invited to our yearly analytics recruitment fair run by CORMSIS, which attracts a wide range of employers.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 6,800 EU and international students.
Southampton's Students' Union (SUSU) has over 40 cultural and international groups that help with social connections for international communities.
Specialist careers support and paid Year in Employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 105 12

    36th out of 122 17

    20th out of 113 9

  • Entry standards

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    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

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    31
  • Student satisfaction

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    4.05 81%

    64th

    14
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    143 68%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.00 80%

    50th

    37
  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    171 77%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    92.0 92%

    19th

    9
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    68th

    11

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