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Business Analytics and Finance (MSc)

Business Analytics and Finance (MSc)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Data Analysis Finance / Accounting (General) Business & Finance Business Modelling / Analysis Financial Management

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Course Summary

About this course

Develop the skills to help businesses make informed decisions, on this MSc in Business Analytics and Finance.

You'll study topics on corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring, along with the latest analytical techniques.

A 3-month placement opportunity with a company like British Airways or JP Morgan will give you valuable practical experience. When you graduate, you'll be well prepared for a career in finance, banking or data analytics.

This degree is ideal if you want to advance your data analytics skills and you’ve carried out a quantitative study. It will also suit you if you have relevant professional experience.

We align our teaching with the latest sector thinking by developing the course content with our Business Advisory Board. The board includes industry experts from organisations such as:

  • Rolls Royce
  • BT Openreach
  • Ford
  • Shell

Our competitive industry placement project will boost your career prospects as you take on a real-world challenge. This will form the basis of your dissertation.

You’ll also benefit from the expertise of the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups. Your learning is informed by specialist research, and you can personalise your studies with optional modules. For example, you can choose to focus on:

  • financial risk management
  • advanced analytics
  • simulation
  • revenue management


You’ll boost your salary potential by graduating with the business analytics and finance skills employers are looking for. Our graduates have gone on to work for financial, business and government organisations including:

  • the Bank of England
  • Home Credit China
  • the National Health Service (NHS)

Some of our industry partners offer one-to-one career development sessions and you’ll also be invited to our yearly analytics recruitment fair run by CORMSIS, which attracts a wide range of employers.


In this module we begin by looking at the types and sources of finance for a company. Next we seek to understand the cost of capital and the major theories that guide us. Next comes sources of long-term finance: capital, debt and hybrid finance. Finally, we study Asset-Backed Securitisation and Covered Bonds which are newer sources of long-term finance.

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Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree in a subject with an element of quantitative study such as: finance, economics; sciences, engineering, computer science.

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more