Taught course

Business Analytics and Finance

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK bachelor's degree with upper second-class honours or higher (or equivalent overseas qualification) in a subject with some element of quantitative study such as engineering, sciences, finance, economics, computer science or similar. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

English language requirements: Band 6C. IELTS 6.5 overall, with minimum 6.5 in reading and writing and 6.0 in listening and speaking. For information on other accepted English language tests, please see the website.

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. It will teach you how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision-making; crucial in today's turbulent global economy.

A special feature of the course is the opportunity to apply for a summer project in industry, which will form your dissertation. Our students have undertaken summer projects with a range of organisations including Rolls-Royce, IBM, J.P.Morgan and Lloyd's Register. The course content is regularly updated with industry experts, ensuring your learning is always up to date.

Core/Compulsory modules: Corporate Finance 1; Credit Scoring and Data Mining; Introduction to Portfolio Management and Exchange Traded Derivatives; Optimisation and Decision Modelling; Quantitative Research in Finance; Simulation; Software for Data Analysis and Modelling; Dissertation.
Optional modules: Behavioural Finance; Financial Risk Management; Corporate Finance 2; Data and Knowledge Management; Game Theory for Business; Credit Risk and Banking Regulation; Operations Management; Project Management; Forecasting; Financial Portfolio Theory; Revenue Management; Introduction to Python.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


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