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.

This degree is ideal if you want to advance your data analytics skills and you’ve studied a quantitative subject, such as economics, mathematics, physics, engineering or computer science, for your undergraduate degree. 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

Your dissertation will be an important part of your degree. You will be able to choose one of the following options:

  • Choose a topic to write your dissertation about. Your dissertation supervisor will be able to help you identify a suitable topic.
  • Apply to work on an industry project. If you are selected to work on the project, this will be the topic 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

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. 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.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

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.


“This course is offering the exact modules that I intended to study to make a shift in my professional career. It’s tailored exactly to my needs and is a great course for anyone who wants to advance in analytics and finance.”
Vyshali Subramanya, 2024 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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