Taught course

Business Analytics and Finance

University of Southampton · School of Management

Entry requirements

Minimum upper second-class degree from a UK university, or equivalent overseas/professional qualification. A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science and Sociology. Professional qualificaions such as ACA /ACCA /CIMA qualifications can compensate for unrelated degree subject. Work experience in finance is not a requirment but can compensate for degree subject/grades. Applications assessed on individual merit.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides training in the application of management science, particularly in financial organisations, and the underpinning concepts and approaches used in financial modelling. It will suit graduates with a numerate but not necessarily highly mathematical background. Optional modules are shared with the MSc Operational Research and Finance offered by Mathematics. Most dissertation projects involve a placement or working closely with a company. Industrial liaison officers work throughout the year finding suitable projects with industry.

Compulsory modules: Corporate Finance 1; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange-traded Derivatives; Optimisation and Decision Modelling; Quantitative Research Methods; Simulation

Optional modules: from a wide range, covering specialised techniques and further applications in finance

Plus dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393