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Business Analytics and Finance (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
Next course starts
September 2024

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

As a research-led University we undertake a continuous review of our courses to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, this course may be revised however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when and how we might make changes.

Course lead

Dr Steffen Bayer is your course lead. Steffen’s research explores predictive analytics using simulation methods applied in different fields. He teaches the Simulation module. Read about Dr Bayer's research and publications.


“The MSc in Business Analytics and Finance is a perfect blend of theory and practice; giving you both the necessary theoretical knowledge while providing you with the hands-on practice of real-life business scenarios.”
Amine Haddaoui, 2018 graduate

MSc Business Analytics and Finance Taster Lecture

Experience our MSc Business Analytics and Finance programme with a taster lecture from Dr Steffan Bayer.

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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