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

On this masters course you’ll learn about the latest analytical techniques with a focus on their use in a financial context, preparing you for a career in finance, banking and a range of other sectors. It covers key analytical techniques as well as providing a sound understanding of corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring – a combination offered on few masters courses elsewhere. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month business project, which will be the basis for your dissertation, enabling you to apply your knowledge to a real-world challenge and gain invaluable professional experience. You’ll also benefit from the expertise of one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups.

Compulsory modules: Corporate Finance 1; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchangetraded 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