Today’s employers in the finance sector need skilled practitioners who have a detailed understanding of financial markets. They’re also searching for graduates who can apply statistical modelling in the context of increasingly complex data now available to financial firms.
Our data analytics and finance MSc course will teach you these skills, and is the perfect option if you have an interest in big data and data analysis and want to work within the finance and investments sector in a specialised and highly paid role.
With course content that is regularly updated to stay up to speed with the latest developments in this fast-paced sector, you’ll cover topics such as business modelling, data visualisation, financial management, and more, as well as having the chance to complete your own original research project at the end of your final year.
By completing this course, you’ll have demonstrated that you have the analytical and decision-making capabilities to take the next step up in your career – rising to a senior professional level. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with your international classmates on the course, building your global business network.
The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this course. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.
Showcase your strengths with a range of assessment methods. On this finance analytics course, you’ll have the opportunity to regularly demonstrate what you’ve learned, allowing your tutors to track your progress. These assessments include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for our MSc Data Analytics and Finance master's degree, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We will consider alternative qualifications to evidence the maths component, as this qualification includes research methods which involves statistics.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
The Arden University Postgraduate Merit Scholarship offers UK Online Learning students with a 2.1 undergraduate degree or higher £2,000 off our postgraduate tuition fees. You can also apply for up to £11,836 funding from Student Finance England fund your studies.
If you’re an international student, we have a number of Regional Offers that can help you save money on your tuition fees.
When you help a friend or family member to study with Arden through our Refer a Friend programme, both you and the person you refer will receive a £500 Amazon e-voucher or £500 tuition fee credit.
Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Strong data analytics skills. Effective decision making. Clear understanding of modern financial management. These are three of the most important qualities in demand from businesses today, and you’ll master them all as part of this course. So, whether you want to progress with your current organisation or take on a new challenge, you’ll have the skills at your disposal to direct your future.
You’ll gain a wide range of leadership and management skills by completing this course. Best of all, because we focus on the practical application of what you learn, you’ll find these skills are transferable to a range of different roles. Whilst studying, you’ll:
Whether you want to work in financial analysis, management or accountancy, this course will help you develop the right skills and knowledge. Being able to analyse complex data and use the outcomes to inform effective financial business decisions is a highly sought-after skillset at both management and leadership levels.
Here are just a few of the roles your MSc in financial analytics could lead to:
If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost.
You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
To help support your academic journey, Arden University pays for your student membership in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
The IET is recognised globally as a hallmark of quality and professionalism and can help boost your prospects with tips, tools and techniques you’ll use for life. It is home to more than 154,000 engineering and technology professionals in 148 countries.
As a student member of the IET, you’ll have access to the student hub, which includes a digital library (IET’s research and intelligence resources), virtual library (thousands of online eBooks, eJournals, magazines, and reports), IET.tv, and valuable mentoring opportunities.