Operational Research and Finance MSc




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This programme is an ideal opportunity to provide yourself with the analytic skill set necessary for success in finance and business. From day one you will find yourself working with multinational organisations on case studies to develop your abilities in applied analytics and finance. Opportunities for summer projects in a wide range of industries are an integral part of the programme. The aim of the programme is to provide you with all the data analytics and optimisation skills required for a successful career in finance and other business organisations, therefore a wide spectrum of techniques and approaches are covered. For this reason staff from both the Mathematical Sciences and the Southampton Management School are involved with teaching on the MSc programme. Students will also achieve Postgraduate Diploma in this course.
Operational Research is the application of scientific methods to the study of complex organisational problems. In this degree course, there is an emphasis on complementary financial studies. Even within the same organisation Operational Research and Finance tends to be highly varied because of its project-driven nature. This breadth of experience offers an exciting and rewarding career in many financial organisations, enabling many Operational Research workers to progress to a career in general management. Moreover the nature of the work brings an Operations Research and Finance graduate into early contact with senior management, and career advancement is typically rapid. The programme is taught through a mixture of lectures, computer workshops, case studies and project work. Assessment is made using examinations, presentations, coursework assignments and a final dissertation.


Which department am I in? Mathematical Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students need to have Bachelors degree from a recognised institution minimum GPA 3.0 out of 4. UK 1st degree equivalent: GPA 3.6 out of 4.0; UK 2.1 degree equivalent: GPA 3.2 out of 4.0; GPA 3.0 depending on awarding institution.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking; TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students or equivalent.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Chisholm Institute
Melbourne Polytechnic
Didasko Institute of Business
Kangan Institute
Box Hill Institute
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1 year)

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1 September 2018

University of Southampton Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, England