Taught course

Business Analytics and Management Sciences

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. Work experience in a related field can compensate for degree subject/grades. Applications assessed on individual merit.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc involves applying a wide variety of techniques and approaches for tackling real-life problems in businesses involving complex decision-making. These usually result in improved processes, productivity and performance, with significant cost savings and increased revenues. Following the taught modules, the dissertation is in the form of a three month project, usually involving a placement or working closely with a company.

Compulsory modules: Quantitative Methods; Consultancy Skills; Optimisation and Decision Modelling; Simulation; Introduction to Business Analytics and Management Sciences; Operations Management; Project Management; Negotiation Skills; Visual Basic for Applications

Optional modules: from a wide range of options in Management and from the MSc Operational Research offered by Mathematics eg Systems Thinking; Problem Structuring; Healthcare Modelling; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Project Risk Management; Game Theory; Forecasting

Plus dissertation

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
30 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Business and Law
+44 (0)23 8059 4393