Taught course

Business Analytics and Management Sciences

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. Applicants with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

There is growing demand for graduates with analytical skills who can gain insights from data to solve organisational problems and improve business performance. MSc Business Analytics and Management Sciences is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK, that's designed to fulfil this demand. The course content is informed by industry input and draws on expertise from one of the UK's leading centres of research in this area, keeping your learning up to date and ensuring you graduate with the skills employers are looking for.

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.

Core/Compulsory modules: Introduction to Business Analytics and Management Sciences; Quantitative Methods; Optimisation and Decision Modelling; Simulation; Operations Management; Project Management; Consultancy Skills; Introduction to Python; Negotiation Skills; Dissertation.

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

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Southampton Business School
+44 (0)23 8059 4393