Taught course

Business Analytics and Finance

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. All CORMSIS MSc students have the opportunity to compete for a three-month summer placement with an external organisation.

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.

This masters course offers a distinctive combination of analytics and finance modules that is found on few other UK courses. It will teach you how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision-making – crucial in today’s turbulent global economy. Industry experts are regularly consulted about the content of the course through our Business Advisory Board, ensuring that your learning is up to date and that you graduate with skills that are attractive to employers.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that you have reached a satisfactory standard in an approved English language test.

The following scores are accepted for direct entry:

IELTS 7.0 overall with 6.5 in all components

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393