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Business Analytics and Finance (MSc)

Business Analytics and Finance (MSc)

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

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

Course type


Course Summary

Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of the only courses of its kind in the UK. You’ll learn how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision-making, crucial in today's changing global economy. Southampton is also ranked in the World Top 40 and 6th in the UK for Statistics and Operational Research (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). You could 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, JP Morgan, and Lloyd's Register; The course content is regularly updated with industry experts, ensuring your learning is always up to date.


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.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK/ international students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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

With over 100 years of heritage at its Highfield Campus alone, the University of Southampton prides itself on its history and tradition, commitment to prestige, and student success. The university is one of the original institutions that founded the UK’s Russell Group of prestigious, research-focused universities. Southampton is now ranked among the top 15 universities in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2022, and has been awarded the...more