University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Business Analytics and Management Sciences

This MSc applies a wide variety of techniques and approaches for tackling real-life problems in businesses involving complex decision-making. These usually result in improved processes, productivity and performance, with significant cost savings and increased revenues. Following the taught modules, the dissertation is in the form of a three month project, usually involving a placement or working closely with a company.

Entry requirements

1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or overseas equivalent, or a professional qualification; applications are assessed on individual merit; some quantitative study as part of engineering, sciences, finance or economics (mathematics not essential); international students may require evidence of English Language proficiency.

Course modules

Core modules: introduction to business analytics and management sciences; quantitative methods; mathematical programming; simulation; visual basic for applications; consultancy skills; systems thinking/problem structuring; operations management; project management; negotiation skills. A vast range of options are available across the Schools of Mathematics and Management including specialist OR/MS techniques and application areas such as healthcare, risk, finance, transportation, optimisation, data mining, credit scoring and forecasting.

Assessment methods

Essays; case studies; coursework; examinations; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

Key information

Business and Law
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023 8059 4393