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Business Analytics and Management Science (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2020 and January 2021

COVID-19: this course has two start dates

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 suited to 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 path.  

Organisations are looking for people with analytical skills and an ability to form insights from data, to improve performance and grow business intelligence. We’ve designed our MSc in business analysis and strategic management to equip you with the core skills through taught theory and practical application to 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 strongest analytics research groups.  

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

You’ll have the opportunity to 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 informed by 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. Visit Dr Onggo’s staff profile to find out more about her work. 


This course is accredited by:

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business logo
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)

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.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.