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The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. Read more

The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. This degree offers a tailor made curriculum to develop the knowledge base and skills required from both the disciplines of Business and Archaeology to allow effective management of the world’s heritage. As a student on this programme you will be guided through modules to develop your understanding of the economic and legal principals within which heritage management operates across the globe, from Museum displays to site presentations and how heritage shapes national identities. This will be matched by education in theory and practice of assessing, preserving, presenting and mitigating the impact of development on our shared heritage. Your business skills will be developed in finance, marketing, project and risk management to provide a broad base suited to working in both the public (government) and private sectors. Graduates from this programme will be suited to work in a wide range of business and management roles in the heritage, tourism and construction sectors.

Introducing your course

The MSc in Heritage and Business Management course allows students to develop the skillset to be responsible for some of the countries most spectacular heritage sites. From National Trust properties, to country estates of immense agricultural and historical importance, this course prepares the student to be able to manage the daily running and operating of such sites. A course that prides itself on its industry recognised standards of excellence, producing the best candidates possible to prospective employers.

Overview

The Masters in Business and Heritage Management course is designed for those who want a promising career in the heritage industry, whether it be in business management, tourism, construction or even agricultural management sectors. The heritage industry is a major and growing contributor to the global economy, employing increased numbers of skilled heritage managers. This degree offers a tailor made curriculum to develop the knowledge base and skills required from both the disciplines of Business and Archaeology to allow effective management of the world’s heritage. As a student on this programme you will be guided through modules to develop your understanding of the economic and legal principals within which heritage management operates across the globe, from Museum displays to site presentations and how heritage shapes national identities. This will be matched by education in theory and practice of assessing, preserving, presenting and mitigating the impact of development on our shared heritage. Your business skills will be developed in finance, marketing, project and risk management to provide a broad base suited to working in both the public (government) and private sectors. Graduates from this programme will be suited to manage stately homes, tourist attractions, national trust properties and museums.

View the programme specification document for this course

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this programme will be suited to work in a wide range of business and management roles in the heritage, tourism and construction sectors. These will include government positions in heritage bodies, private consultancy and non-governmental organisations. The business skills you gain on this programme will also be useful for a wide range on non-heritage business roles.



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Gain a thorough understanding of risk management and contemporary business security issues on this accredited masters degree. Read more

Gain a thorough understanding of risk management and contemporary business security issues on this accredited masters degree. Its distinctive cross-sector approach to risk management will equip you for success whatever your chosen industry.

Introducing your degree

This masters degree is designed to meet growing demand across a range of industries for skilled business risk and corporate security management practitioners. As well as learning about key theories and techniques, you’ll develop your analytical skills and the essential management capabilities needed to implement risk and security management approaches effectively. Modules are delivered by world-leading academics and senior risk professionals, so you’ll learn about cutting-edge concepts and the latest sector issues. And the course is accredited by two leading professional bodies, enabling you to apply for credits towards professional qualifications when you graduate.

Overview

Business risk and security management have become integral to the running of organisations across a wide range of sectors. This course is designed to meet the demand for highly skilled risk and security management practitioners. Unlike many other UK masters courses in this field it covers risk management in its broadest sense, encompassing financial, strategic and operational risk. It also introduces students to contemporary issues in corporate security, and explores the links between risk and security in theoretical and practical contexts.

As well as developing your subject knowledge, the course will enhance your managerial capabilities. You’llgain skills that will be essential for the successful communication and implementation of risk and security approaches in a real-world environment. 

We welcome applicants from a wide range of business-related and social science disciplines; there is no specific requirement for previous quantitative study. Our students include those who have recently completed their undergraduate degrees as well as those with some professional experience who are looking to sharpen their skills or change their career direction.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

There is growing interest in almost every industry for improved risk management practice. Students graduating from this programme will be sought after by finance, insurance, business management and IT companies, consultancy service firms and government bodies. Many of our students have progressed to senior risk management roles within a few years of graduation.

The MSc in Business Risk and Security Management is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. This enables you to apply for credits towards these organisations’ professional diplomas.



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This masters degree covers the latest concepts in strategy and innovation, with a focus on business growth and sustainability issues. Read more

This masters degree covers the latest concepts in strategy and innovation, with a focus on business growth and sustainability issues. It will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and manage new products, services and business models in a range of sectors.

Introducing your degree

Innovation is crucial if businesses are to survive and thrive, and graduates with the skills to generate and implement new ideas are increasingly in demand in the private and public sectors. On this masters course you will explore different aspects of strategy and innovation and how they can be used to help companies become more competitive, to drive change in industries and to create new business opportunities. You’ll also look at how innovation impacts on the economy and society. The programme includes a forward-looking module, Trends in Strategy and Innovation, which will ensure you are up to date with the latest ideas and approaches. You will also learn about the strategic and management challenges of developing, implementing and marketing new products and services. The course content is underpinned by the extensive research expertise of our academics in the areas of business growth and sustainability – themes that are integrated throughout the programme.

Overview

Innovation is the fuel of companies’ competitive strategies; radical innovations can challenge established ways of working and revolutionise the business models of entire industries. 

This course examines strategy and innovation in the context of growth, including the growth of established companies through the introduction of new products, services and business models, as well as new business growth. It covers contemporary topics such as the sharing economy, disruptive technologies and service innovation concepts. There is also an emphasis on sustainability, including social, environmental and economic sustainability, reflecting current global trends. These themes also reflect the considerable research expertise of our staff, some of whom are world-leaders in their field.

We welcome applicants who have just completed their undergraduate studies as well as those with substantial professional experience who are looking to advance their current career or move into a new sector. The diversity of our student community adds another dimension to the learning experience, offering the opportunity to develop a global network.

Career Opportunities

Your knowledge of strategic thinking and the innovation process, alongside your management capabilities, will mean you are well placed to go into any organisation that is interested in developing new products or business models. These could be small start-ups or large companies – one recent graduate has gone to work for Procter and Gamble in Vietnam, for example. 

This course is also excellent preparation if you are interested in starting your own business. One of our graduates started her own successful ride sharing business in Nigeria (GoMyWay.com) in Nigeria.



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With an emphasis on the way organisations share and create knowledge, as well as the effective development, use and management of information systems, this MSc integrates the technical, managerial and social aspects of these subjects. Read more

With an emphasis on the way organisations share and create knowledge, as well as the effective development, use and management of information systems, this MSc integrates the technical, managerial and social aspects of these subjects. You’ll gain a broad perspective on the way organisations and individuals use digital technologies that will be highly valued by employers.

Introducing your degree

This MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management will give you a deeper understanding of the ways in which information and knowledge are generated, used and shared within organisations. The course covers the strategic application of information technologies, including recent trends such as big data and cloud computing, and the development and use of information systems. You’ll also learn about the social and organisational aspects of managing knowledge, which are covered in more depth than on most other similar UK masters courses. Underpinned by our academics’ specialist research, the modules will encourage you to explore key theories through case studies and critical discussion of research papers. You’ll also gain practical analysis, design and consultancy skills that are highly attractive to employers.

Overview

In today’s big data world, businesses are increasingly interested in how they can use technologies to gather, share and analyse the growing range of data sources available to them and generate new knowledge about their customers and business processes. At the same time, web and mobile technologies have transformed the way businesses operate and enable organisations to carve out new business models. There is demand for professionals who understand the strategic applications of these digital technologies and are able to successfully manage the development and use of these systems. 

The MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management will equip you with the skills businesses are looking for. It covers the main theories and practice relating to information systems management but, unlike most UK MScs in this area, also has a strong emphasis on contemporary knowledge management. Knowledge management refers to the ways in which organisations generate knowledge, and how this knowledge is used by and shared among employees. It is underpinned by information systems and their supporting technologies but also linked with organisational management processes and human factors. This degree covers all these areas, giving you a more rounded view that will be of significant value to businesses in a range of sectors. 

You’ll learn about current technology trends, such as big data and cloud computing, and how they fit into a broader organisational context – for example how they might benefit organisations and how any barriers to adoption might be overcome. You’ll also gain an understanding of how digital technologies can be an integral part of a technology-driven business model that can enable companies to outsmart their competitors.

This MSc will be of interest if you have a background in technology or engineering and wish to put your learning into a wider management or organisational context, or if your previous education or experience is in general management and you would like to learn more about how organisations build, use and manage information systems.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management provides a strong foundation for those looking to progress their careers in this field or who want to carry out research in the discipline.

This course will prepare you for a role related to an organisation’s management of knowledge, the management of its IT function or its information systems provision. You could also choose to go into IT, digital or web consultancy. Potential roles include chief knowledge officer or knowledge manager, project lead, business or process analyst, IT or digital consultant, or IT manager. If you are interested in a career in academia, this degree is excellent preparation for further study at PhD level and beyond.

Our alumni have gone on to work for organisations including: 

  • Citi
  • Daimler AG
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Chase & Co
  • KPMG
  • Hootsuite


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This MSc provides an in-depth understanding of key organisational concepts from a global perspective. Itincludes innovative, activity-based exercises and a business simulation, and is informed by world-class research. Read more

This MSc provides an in-depth understanding of key organisational concepts from a global perspective. Itincludes innovative, activity-based exercises and a business simulation, and is informed by world-class research. You’ll graduate with enhanced management capabilities and a wide range of career options.

Introducing your degree

Covering a range of business functions and management concepts, the MSc in International Management provides a broad understanding of organisational issues from an international perspective. It includes an innovative off-campus team activity weekend designed to enhance your management capabilities and a business simulation that provides valuable experience of different business scenarios. You’ll be taught by recognised leaders in fields such as decision making and operations management, with industry speakers providing insights into the latest practice. In addition, the use of real-world case studies throughout the course will deepen your knowledge of today’s business world. The breadth of topics you’ll cover on this degree means you can keep your career options open; when you graduate you’ll be ready to take on a global management role in a variety of sectors and specialisms.

Overview

On this comprehensive course you’ll learn about key areas of business operations as well as current management concepts. The breadth of topics, combined with an international perspective, will equip you for a wide variety of roles in an increasingly globalised job market.

We welcome applicants from a range of academic and professional backgrounds – undergraduate study in a business discipline or prior management experience are not required. The course is ideal if you want to keep your career options open or discover the right specialism for you.

Career Opportunities

You’ll be prepared for a variety of management positions in a range of sectors. Past graduates’ job titles include credit officer, human resources officer, auditor and project manager. They work for organisations such as: 

  • Shinhan Bank
  • KPMG
  • PwC
  • BAE Systems
  • Coca-Cola
  • Sunlife Vietnam
  • Krohne


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Prepare for success in human resource management anywhere in the world on this professionally accredited MSc. Its analytical, evidence-based approach and global perspective sets it apart from many other UK masters courses in HR management. Read more

Prepare for success in human resource management anywhere in the world on this professionally accredited MSc. Its analytical, evidence-based approach and global perspective sets it apart from many other UK masters courses in HR management.

Introducing your degree

Learn about human resource management policies and practice and engage in current debates about the changing world of work on this professionally accredited masters degree. Its distinctive evidence-based approach means you’ll learn about proven concepts and techniques, while its focus on international HR management practices will prepare you for a global career. Taught by leading researchers in the field, you’ll be encouraged to develop your analytical and critical skills as well as practical people management capabilities. You’ll also benefit from being part of a supportive peer group known as an action learning set. This will enable you to collaborate on group assignments, learn from others’ experiences, gain insights into group working and reflect on your performance.

Overview

Focusing on both operational and strategic issues, and covering contemporary debates and challenges in the field of human resource management, this masters degree provides an excellent foundation for a career in general or specialist HR management roles.

The course has two particular strengths – an evidence-based approach that ensures you are learning the most effective concepts and techniques, and a focus on HR management in an international context. You’ll learn about current practice in the established industrialised world and in emerging economies, encouraging you to compare diverse ways of working and analyse the impact of different approaches on people management. This global view will prepare you for a career overseas or in a multinational organisation.  

We also emphasise the importance of analytical thinking throughout the course, encouraging you to think precisely and take a rigorous approach to your own research.

This programme will be of interest if you are keen to specialise in HR management following your undergraduate studies; many of our students come from a business studies or social sciences discipline. Or you may be a professional who is seeking to advance or change your career.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

This MSc in Human Resource Management provides an excellent foundation for a career in specialist HR and general people management roles anywhere in the world. This could include posts in HR departments, line management positions or management consultancy. You could also choose to study human resource management at PhD level.



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Covering a combination of subjects offered by very few UK universities, this MSc programme will equip you with the analytical and quantitative skills desired by businesses. Read more

Covering a combination of subjects offered by very few UK universities, this MSc programme will equip you with the analytical and quantitative skills desired by businesses. It includes the potential for three-month project with industry – a valuable opportunity to put your skills into practice and enhance your CV.

Introducing your degree

There is growing demand for graduates with analytical skills who can gain insights from data to solve organisational problems and improve business performance. The MSc in Business Analytics and Management Sciences, one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK, is designed to fulfil this demand. You’ll learn a range of analytical techniques to assess and resolve complex challenges, which you’ll have the opportunity to apply in a professional setting during a three-month business project. The course content is informed by industry input and draws on expertise from one of the UK’s leading centres of research in this area, keeping your learning up to date and ensuring you graduate with the skills employers are looking for.

Overview

There is huge demand in private and public sector organisations for graduates with analytics skills who can use data to optimise business and operational functions. This Masters degree, one of just a few of its kind in the UK, will help you to advance your career in this growing area. The course content is informed directly by industry, ensuring the skills you learn are relevant to today’s job market.

This MSc programme is taught in conjunction with the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS). This cross-disciplinary group, which includes academics from Southampton Business School, Mathematics and other related subject areas, is one of the largest of its type in the UK. The link with CORMSIS opens up your choice of modules and means you’ll be taught by leading academics in maths as well as business.

The course is designed for students with a quantitative, but not necessarily highly mathematical background. It will be of interest whether you are looking to specialise following your undergraduate degree, advance in your current role, or change career path.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

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.

Some students may also have the opportunity to have one-to-one career development sessions with experienced professionals from our industry partner organisations. 

Our graduates go on to work in a variety of private and public sector organisations, typically in roles involving data and business analytics.



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The only UK masters degree in the field of cyber risk to combine aspects of business and information technology, MSc Cyber Security Risk Management will equip you with a blend of skills that are in demand in the sector. Read more

The only UK masters degree in the field of cyber risk to combine aspects of business and information technology, MSc Cyber Security Risk Management will equip you with a blend of skills that are in demand in the sector.

Introducing your degree

Unlike other UK cyber security masters degrees, which have a computer science focus, this unique programme combines modules from a range of disciplines. It is therefore ideally placed to meet the demand for professionals with the necessary management skills, as well as the technical knowledge, to effectively manage cyber security risks. You’ll be taught by experts in risk management, cyber security and computer science.

In addition, you’ll benefit from the co-location of several specialist research centres at Southampton. These include the University’sAcademic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research, which was set up to advance the UK government’s cyber security agenda, and the highly regarded Centre for Risk Research. You’ll graduate with an accredited degree, enabling you to apply for credits towards professional risk or insurance qualifications.

Overview

Cyber security is a global concern for companies and governments, but there is a recognised shortage of cyber security practitioners with the breadth of skills required to understand and manage the risk of cyber attacks. MSc Cyber Security Risk Management, the only UK cyber security programme to be offered within a business school rather than a computer science department, is designed to fill this gap. 

Rather than focusing purely on the technical aspects of cyber security, MSc Cyber Security Risk Management offers a unique combination of modules encompassing business risk management, computer science and cyber security. You’ll gain a grounding in the essential technical aspects of the subject, but you’ll also develop the managerial and analytical skills needed to identify risks, communicate them within an organisation and put effective cyber risk management approaches into practice.

Southampton’s expertise in cyber risk research has been recognised with the award of an Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research, funded by GCHQ and the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the UK government’s national cyber security strategy. Our academics are active partners in the Centre’s work and bring their research insights to the course. You’ll also benefit from expertise within the Business School’s Centre for Risk Research, the only specialist centre of its type in a Russell Group university. 

We welcome applicants from a range of academic backgrounds. Many of our students bring some professional experience to their studies, while some join us straight from their undergraduate studies.

View the programme specification document

Career Opportunities

Every year, professional risk managers and industry leaders from companies visit us to discuss careers in the sector, helping you to plan your next steps. Past speakers have come from IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Old Mutual, and the Chartered Insurance Institute. 

There is significant demand for talented graduates with the ability to assess and effectively manage cyber-related risks as well as an understanding of related technical issues. Our students have gone on to work in a range of industries including finance, banking, accountancy, insurance, IT, risk management and business security, for companies such as:

  • Accenture
  • Marsh
  • LSC Group
  • PwC
  • Goldman Sachs

The MSc in Cyber Security and Risk Management is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management, which means you’ll be able to apply for credits towards professional qualifications.



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This MSc Risk Management course will teach you cutting-edge risk management principles and techniques that you can apply in any domain, opening up a wealth of career options. Read more

This MSc Risk Management course will teach you cutting-edge risk management principles and techniques that you can apply in any domain, opening up a wealth of career options.

Introducing your degree

This degree is one of a few UK masters courses to cover risk management theory and practice within a broad framework, with applications across a range of sectors. It gives you the freedom to explore your own interests through optional modules in areas such as finance, quantitative methods or corporate security. You’ll be taught by academics at the forefront of risk management research, including world-leading experts in decision making in uncertain environments and project risk. You’ll also benefit from close links with the Business School’s Centre for Risk Research, the only specialist centre of its type in a Russell Group University. In addition, the course is accredited by two UK risk and insurance professional bodies.

Overview

From banking and insurance to manufacturing and public health, effective risk management is now recognised as a crucial factor for success in all sectors. This popular degree is one of just a handful of masters courses in the UK that teaches risk management within a broad framework that can be applied in any field, rather than focusing on a specific industry such as finance or engineering. This gives you the freedom to explore different aspects of risk and discover your area of interest, which you can pursue by choosing from a range of specialist modules.

The programme is delivered in conjunction with the Business School’s multidisciplinary Centre for Risk Research, the only risk-related research centre of its kind in a Russell Group university. Our academics’ links with the Centre’s research programmes will inform your learning, and you’ll have access to additional opportunities such as industry seminars run by the Centre.

This course will be of interest if you already have some professional experience and want to advance risk management practice in your industry, or if you are looking to specialise following your undergraduate studies. We welcome students from a range of academic backgrounds who have undertaken some quantitative study.

The MSc in Risk Management is accredited by the Chartered Insurance Institute and the Institute of Risk Management. This reflects our rigorous academic standards and means you’ll be able to apply for credits towards professional qualifications when you graduate.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

You’ll graduate with a wide range of career options. You could choose to work for a financial or insurance company, the pharmaceutical or medical industry, or in environmental risk management. Potential employers include consultancy service firms and government organisations as well as private sector companies.

Our graduates have gone on to work for companies such as:

  • PwC
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Old Mutual Wealth
  • Formula 1

The reputation of our risk management courses means we are regularly approached by companies seeking talented students for placement, internship or job opportunities. For example, Zurich Insurance recently offered placements for some of our students. These opportunities are not a formal part of the course and vary from year to year.



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Learn about enterprise and entrepreneurship in a global context from some of the leading entrepreneurship and management experts. Read more

Learn about enterprise and entrepreneurship in a global context from some of the leading entrepreneurship and management experts.

Introducing your degree

Whether your ambition is to start your own business venture or bring fresh thinking to existing companies, this masters course will give you the skills and knowledge that are essential to help you succeed. You’ll learn about the core principles of innovation and entrepreneurship in a global context, with an emphasis on contemporary topics such as the digital and sharing economy. The course also includes a specialist module on social enterprise and Entrepreneurship not offered by most UK business schools. Modules on entrepreneurship, innovation and management draw on established, relevant theoretical and practical approaches and are underpinned by our academics’ research. You’ll learn through practical exercises, talks from leading entrepreneurs and visits to innovative businesses, and benefit from our academics’ unrivalled expertise in areas including the digital economy and social and sustainable enterprise.

Overview

Innovation is crucial to the survival and growth of companies across all sectors, so your entrepreneurial abilities will open up a wealth of career options in many different types of organisation.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of key aspects of enterprise and innovation in a global context, and you’ll be encouraged to think in innovative ways about business challenges. There is a focus throughout the modules on contemporary topics such as the digital and sharing economy, entrepreneurial growth of high-tech ventures, and sustainable and social enterprise. These are areas supported by significant research expertise within the Business School.

This course attracts students from around the world. Some have recently completed their undergraduate studies, while others have some work experience and are looking to gain new skills that will help them get their own business off the ground or bring new approaches within their chosen sector.

The relatively small but diverse student group on this MSc means students receive plenty of support and attention from their tutors, while their learning is enriched by the different cultural perspectives within the group.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

This degree will equip you for a career with a focus on entrepreneurship or management. You may choose to start your own business venture or take over the running of a family firm. Or your skills will be sought after by any business that is interested in finding new ways of doing things, including new start-ups, third sector organisations or large, well-established companies.

Our students have followed a range of career paths. For example:

  • One graduate has started a business focused on environmental sustainability in the UK.
  • Another has set up a think tank in his home country, bringing together representatives from government and academia to create opportunities for entrepreneurs.
  • One of our alumni works for BDO, a prestigious accountancy and business advisory firm.


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A strong focus on quantitative and analytical skills sets this course apart from most other UK masters degrees in supply chain management and logistics, giving you the skills recruiters are looking for. Read more

A strong focus on quantitative and analytical skills sets this course apart from most other UK masters degrees in supply chain management and logistics, giving you the skills recruiters are looking for.

Introducing your degree

Gain the specialist knowledge, management capabilities and analytical skills required to manage the movement of goods, people, data, and money across a supply chain. With a greater quantitative focus than many similar UK masters degrees, this course will develop your analytical and modelling capabilities to an advanced level, making you highly employable. You’ll have the opportunity to gain invaluable professional experience by working with an organisation to tackle a real business problem during a three-month project. And the course is taught by researchers from one of the country’s leading analytics research groups, who bring their extensive experience to the course.

Overview

Successfully negotiating the complexities of supply chain and logistics management requires thorough subject-specific knowledge, advanced management capabilities and the capacity to analyse and use information to good effect. The MSc in Supply Chain Management and Logistics covers all these areas, providing a foundation in core theories and technical skills, and enabling you to study relevant managerial topics in more depth.

What makes this MSc different from many other UK masters degrees in this field is its strong emphasis on the analytical and quantitative aspects of the subject. We aim to produce graduates with critical thinking and problem solving skills who can analyse data to make sound business decisions.

The course is taught in conjunction with the University’s Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS). This cross-disciplinary group, which includes academics from Southampton Business School, Mathematics and other related subject areas, is one of the largest of its type in the UK. The link with CORMSIS gives you a wider choice of modules, while input from the CORMSIS business advisory board ensures we are teaching you the right skills for today’s job market.

We welcome applications from students from a range of backgrounds who have undertaken an element of quantitative study or have relevant professional experience.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

The blend of knowledge and skills offered by this degree will be attractive to private or public sector employers looking for supply chain or logistics expertise. You will be prepared for a career in sectors such as manufacturing, retail, and national or international transportation across all modes – land, sea or air.

You could choose to join one of the specialist consultancy firms or software development companies that offer support to large companies in areas such as distribution network planning, vehicle route planning, public transport, warehouse management, location decision support, enterprise resource planning, production scheduling, healthcare logistics and workforce planning.

Typical entry roles include supply chain analyst, logistics planner, project manager, event planner, production planner, supplier relationship manager, inventory and warehouse manager, vehicle fleet manager, customer service support manager, and reverse logistics manager.



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With modules designed by experts with extensive professional and research experience in the field, this masters degree covers key project management concepts and techniques that can be applied across a range of sectors. Read more

With modules designed by experts with extensive professional and research experience in the field, this masters degree covers key project management concepts and techniques that can be applied across a range of sectors. It offers a contemporary perspective on project management that will prepare you for success in this fast-growing profession.

Introducing your degree

Across the public and private sectors, more and more organisations now recognise the value of running aspects of their business in the form of projects, managed using project management concepts, tools and techniques. This has led to agrowing demand for skilled project managers. With comprehensive modules designed by academics with extensive professional and research experience, this evidence-based MSc draws on current theory and practice to prepare you for a successful career as a project manager. It also offers a high level of flexibility; you’ll be able to choose modules that are relevant to your sector or your career aims. Unlike many other masters courses in this field, you don’t need to have an engineering or technical background to join the course.

Overview

Project management is a fast-growing field with more and more private and public organisations moving towards managing their businesses through a project framework. In the UK, for instance, 95 per cent of government policies are delivered through major projects. On this specialised MSc you’ll learn how to manage projects effectively, preparing you for a career in any type of organisation and in any sector.

Unlike some project management MScs, which require previous study in subjects such as engineering or information systems, we welcome students from a range of academic or professional backgrounds. Our students are a mix of recent graduates and graduates with work experience. Students come from a number of different countries, creating a diverse and enriching learning community. Our modules consistently receive the highest levels of student feedback.

The Project Management MSc was one of 10 Southampton masters degrees to be selected for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarships programme, which means students from developing Commonwealth countries can apply for financial support.

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

Project management has become an essential skill in every sector, so this degree opens up a wealth of job opportunities. You could become a management consultant or take up a project management role in the financial sector, IT, construction, retail or manufacturing. Or you might be interested in a career in public sector, healthcare, education or the arts. Our graduates’ career destinations include:

  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Avon
  • The Oxford Group
  • Dassault Systèmes
  • Peter Charles Limited
  • Department of Planning and Investment Vietnam


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With its distinctive combination of subject areas, this accounting and management degree will equip you with a breadth of skills and knowledge to help you further your career in a wide range of sectors. Read more

With its distinctive combination of subject areas, this accounting and management degree will equip you with a breadth of skills and knowledge to help you further your career in a wide range of sectors.

Introducing your degree

Offering a blend of subjects not found in many UK masters degrees, MSc Accounting and Management bridges the gap between general management and specialist accounting courses.

This accounting and management degree is open to students from a range of academic or professional backgrounds – no prior study in accounting is required.

Taught by research-active academics, you’ll gain a solid foundation in management and accounting concepts, as well as valuable technical and transferable skills. You’ll graduate with a wide choice of career options – you could decide to continue your accountancy training by taking professional qualifications, work in a bank or financial institution, or apply your skills in a management role in other sectors of business or industry.

Overview

While many of our students join MSc Accounting and Management straight after their undergraduate degree, a proportion have been working for some years and are looking to progress within their chosen sector or explore possible new career options.

Career Opportunities

Typical career destinations for our graduates include banks, financial institutions and accounting or consultancy firms. Their career path may also depend on their professional or academic background – those from an engineering background, for example, may use their management and accounting knowledge to progress to higher-level management roles within engineering.

You may choose to continue your accountancy studies by taking further professional qualifications; on graduation you may be able to apply for accounting qualification exemptions.



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With its unique focus on the digital and analytical aspects of marketing, this marketing management degree will place you at the cutting edge of marketing practice. Read more

With its unique focus on the digital and analytical aspects of marketing, this marketing management degree will place you at the cutting edge of marketing practice.

Introducing your degree

The rise of digital and online marketing has created two key business challenges – how to optimise the use of digital marketing techniques and how to interpret the complex datasets these techniques generate. With its unique focus on the digital and analytical aspects of marketing, MSc Marketing Management will equip you with the skills employers are looking for. You’ll gain a thorough grounding in key marketing concepts and techniques, both online and offline. A choice of optional modules, such as the popular Luxury Marketing module, will enable you to pursue your career interests. And you’ll learn from active researchers whose close links with industry ensure the course reflects the latest thinking in the sector.

Overview

New technologies and the rise of digital and online communications have changed the marketing landscape. To stay in touch with the latest trends and understand their customers, businesses increasingly need marketers with knowledge of digital tools and the skills to interpret the vast amounts of data they generate.

The MSc Marketing Management’s unique focus on two key aspects of marketing – digital and analytics – will equip you to meet these needs. These two aspects are embedded across the course, for example when looking at the optimal use of loyalty card data or evaluating the effect of online customer feedback on brand reputation.

The course is suitable for graduates who are new to marketing. Our students come from a range of disciplines including media and communications, medicine and engineering.

Career Opportunities

Our students graduate with digital marketing and analytical skills that are sought after by employers; many of our students receive job offers before finishing their dissertation. The MSc Marketing Management is also good preparation for further research at PhD level.   

Past graduates have progressed to a range of roles such as customer relationship management, data analysis, brand management, marketing project management, market research and product design management. Former students are now working with big-name brands including: 

  • Accenture
  • Burson-Marsteller
  • John Lewis
  • Ocado
  • HP
  • Lego
  • BearingPoint


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Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. A special feature of this innovative degree is the potential for three-month industry project that will boost your career prospects. . Read more

Learn how analytic techniques are applied in the financial sector on this MSc, which is one of just a few courses of its kind in the UK. A special feature of this innovative degree is the potential for three-month industry project that will boost your career prospects. 

Introducing your degree

On this masters course you’ll learn about the latest analytical techniques with a focus on their use in a financial context, preparing you for a career in finance, banking and a range of other sectors. It covers key analytical techniques as well as providing a sound understanding of corporate finance, portfolio management and credit scoring – a combination offered on few masters courses elsewhere. You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a three-month business project, which will be the basis for your dissertation, enabling you to apply your knowledge to a real-world challenge and gain invaluable professional experience. You’ll also benefit from the expertise of one of the country’s strongest analytics research groups.

Overview

This masters course offers a distinctive combination of analytics and finance modules that is found on few other UK masters courses. It will teach you how to use modelling techniques to inform sound decision making – crucial in today’s turbulent global economy. Industry experts are regularly consulted about the content of the course, ensuring that your learning is up to date and that you graduate with skills that are attractive to employers.

The MSc in Business Analytics and Finance is taught in conjunction with the Centre of Operational Research, Management Sciences and Information Systems (CORMSIS). CORMSIS brings together expertise from the Business School, Mathematics and other disciplines and is recognised as one of the leading groups of its type in the UK. The link with CORMSIS means the course is informed by a range of specialist research areas; it also expands your choice of modules.

This degree will be of particular interest if you would like to enhance your analytical skills with a view to a career in finance, banking and other sectors in which business analytics play a role. It is suitable for numerate students who have undertaken some form of quantitative study, or who have relevant professional experience. 

View the programme specification document for this course.

Career Opportunities

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

Some students may also have the opportunity to have one-to-one career development sessions with experienced professionals from our industry partner organisations.

You’ll graduate with knowledge and skills that are sought after in a wide variety of financial, business and government organisations. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations such as the Bank of England, Home Credit China and the NHS.



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