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Business Analytics and Management Science (MSc)

Master of Science
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2021

About this course

Develop your skills in business analysis and learn how to gain insights from data in MSc Business Analytics and Management Science. Compete for an industry placement as part of your dissertation project for the chance to get valuable experience. 

This UK master’s degree will equip you for a career in data analysis, to improve performance and solve in-house problems for organisations.

This business analytics master’s with management science is ideal for students with a background in quantitative study or work experience in this area. The course will help you to specialise in further study, advance in your current professional role or change your career.

Organisations are looking for people with analytical skills and an ability to form insights from data, to improve their performance and grow business intelligence. We’ve designed our MSc in business analysis and strategic management to teach you the theory and practical application, and prepare you for your future career.

We teach in partnership with the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), one of the country’s best analytics research groups.

As part of CORMSIS, your learning is informed by specialist research and you'll have a wider module choice in business and maths topics. This gives you a chance to customise your postgraduate experience.

You can also compete for a 3-month analytics summer project with an organisation, such as British Telecommunications, Deloitte or Ford, for your dissertation project. This competitive industry placement will boost your career prospects as you take on a real-world challenge and make a strong connection with the business. You’ll receive career support before and during your project to maximise the placement opportunity.

MSc Business Analytics and Management Science is taught by supportive lecturers who bring learning to life through case studies, active discussions and practical exercises. The course content is based on the latest industry practice, ensuring you learn skills relevant to the current job market.

Course lead

Your course leader is Dr Bhakti Onggo, associate professor of business analytics. Bhakti is a member of CORMSIS and the Department of Decision Analytics and Risk. His research interests are in business analytics using simulation, particularly in simulation modelling methodology, and he is actively involved in organising the Winter Simulation Conference.

 Visit Dr Onggo’s staff profile to find out more about his work.


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Why I chose Southampton

Jason Marceau, MSc Business Analytics and Management Science graduate

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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