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Business Analytics and Management Science (MSc)

Business Analytics and Management Science (MSc)

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Full time


1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Data Analysis Management Studies / Science Business Modelling / Analysis Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

With our Business Analytics and Management Science master's, you'll develop your skills in business analysis and learn how to gain insights from data. You can also compete for an industry placement for the chance to get valuable experience.

This UK master’s degree will equip you for a career in data analysis. It is ideal for graduates with analytical skills who can use data to improve business performance and solve problems for organisations.

This business analytics master’s with management science is ideal for students with a background in quantitative study or work experience in this area. The course will help you to specialise in further study, advance in your current professional role or change your career.

Organisations are looking for people with analytical skills and an ability to form insights from data, to improve their performance and grow business intelligence. We've designed our MSc to teach you theory and practical application, which will prepare you for your future career.

We teach in partnership with the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS), one of the country’s best analytics research groups.

As part of CORMSIS, your learning is informed by specialist research and you'll have a wider module choice in business and maths topics. This gives you a chance to customise your postgraduate experience.

You can either complete a dissertation or compete for a 3-month analytics summer project with an organisation, such as British Telecommunications, Deloitte or Ford. This competitive industry placement will boost your career prospects as you take on a real-world challenge and make a strong connection with the business. Whatever you choose, we'll give you career support to maximise your employment prospect.

MSc Business Analytics and Management Science is taught by supportive lecturers who bring learning to life through case studies, active discussions and practical exercises. The course content is based on the latest industry practice, ensuring you learn skills relevant to the current job market.


Graduates have exciting career prospects in a wide variety of business and government organisations, typically in roles involving data analytics.

Recent graduates are now working at organisations including:

  • British Telecommunications (BT)
  • British Airways
  • Deloitte
  • Nationwide

You’ll be able to increase your professional networks further by taking advantage of an annual analytics recruitment fair run by CORMSIS, where you can meet a wide range of employers.

You'll also have the opportunity to have one-to-one career development sessions with experienced professionals from our industry partner organisations.


This module provides a practical introduction to the theories and techniques of simulation. The approach taken is very broad and covers different forms of simulation, including discrete event simulation, system dynamics and agent-based modelling. The module focuses on practical applications of simulations in a variety of contexts, and students will gain expertise in simulation software

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This programme is now closed to all international applicants.

Entry requirements

Students will need a 2:1 degree that demonstrates quantitative study, in a subject like: accounting, economics, finance, maths, management sciences and engineering.

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