|Study location||United Kingdom, Southampton|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£16,950 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
First or upper second class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent overseas/professional qualification with evidence of having done some quantitative study mathematics not essential) either in a university degree, or AS-level or equivalent.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with minimum of 6.5 in reading and writing, 6.0 in listening and speaking)
All tests must be no more than two years old at the time of enrolment
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Business Analytics and Management Sciences (BAMS) involves applying a wide variety of efficient and effective techniques, methods and approaches (from a diverse set of disciplines), for tackling real-life problems in businesses involving complex decision making. Applications of such techniques, often based in data analysis, have been demonstrated to improve processes in sectors such as transport, health, tourism, manufacturing, retail and even Formula 1 racing!
The MSc in BAMS equips you for a vast range of exciting careers for numerate graduates in the public and private sectors. Your career is given a great head start with the dissertation in the form of a three-month summer project, where you can apply the skills that you have learned to a real-life business problem. A wide choice of projects is available: most projects involve either a placement within, or else working closely with, a company or other external organisation.
The BAMS master’s programme is linked to the MSc in Operational Research offered by Mathematics, in that all the optional courses are shared. The core courses in the BAMS programme are designed for students with a quantitative but not necessarily highly mathematical background.
Teaching on the BAMS MSc programme is carried out by members of CORMSIS (the Centre for Operational Research, Management Science and Information Science, www.cormsis.soton.ac.uk) who are known internationally for their research applied to real-world situations.
Full-time study on MSc Business Analytics & Management Sciences follows a schedule of half-day teaching blocks. A single module, for example, will be taught over six half-days, usually the same half-day each week e.g. six consecutive Monday mornings and half modules are taught over three half-days. Module teaching blocks will be scheduled on different half-days so that students will study several modules during the same period.
Teaching takes place during the autumn, spring and summer terms with a few modules scheduled for evenings and the Easter vacation. These will usually be the optional modules but this is not guaranteed. Formal examinations take place in January and May/June each year at the end of each semester. If you pass the module assessments to a satisfactory standard you are permitted to continue work until September leading to the submission of an MSc dissertation.