Taught course

Data Analytics and Finance

Institution
Arden University · Arden University
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

To be eligible for this course, you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English:

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an undergraduate degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our undergraduate degree programmes. We offer online degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. Please click here to see our available online degrees.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Big Data is big business in today’s data-driven landscape, increasing the demand for people with the knowledge of how to approach data more than ever before. Our online Masters course in Data Analytics and Finance will prepare you to ask the right questions and maximise the opportunities that Big Data now offers, learning to apply and communicate the principles of data handling in the financial sector.

This programme will help you to develop key strategic skills in both data analytics and finance. Studying these two disciplines together will prepare you with a sound approach to management accounting and an understanding of how data analytics can inform strategic financial decisions. Developing higher level financial management skills including qualitative and quantitative accounting and an understanding of corporate financial reporting will allow you to lead on the financial and business decision making process in your organisation.

Modules:

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Business Modelling for Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Research Project

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Watch this video, Ben Silverstone, the programme leader can tell you more.

Information for international students

Arden makes is possible to study from anywhere in the world. Thousands of students from over 150 countries already do. You don't need to leave your country or your family to get a UK degree. Click here to find out more.

Fees and funding

Pay as you go: £975 x 6 instalments plus £3,650 dissertation

Pay in full: £8,550

For more information on our fees and funding, including international students, please visit our website at https://arden.ac.uk/studying-with-us/fees-and-funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
18-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
enquiries@arden.ac.uk
Phone
02476515700