Data Analytics and Finance


Study level
1 to 5 years
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MSc Data Analytics and Finance

Course Overview

Already working in a finance or data role? Ready to take the next step? Prove you have the skills to move into a management or leadership role by completing your MSc in Data Analytics and Finance. Designed to bring out your best qualities as a senior professional, this master’s degree offers you plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn.

This data analytics and finance master’s degree will prepare you for modern management by focusing on the practical application of everything you learn. You’ll cover topics such as business modelling, data visualisation and financial management, as well as having the chance to complete your own original research. 

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By completing this course, you’ll demonstrate you have the analytical and decision-making capabilities for the next step in your career as a senior professional. You’ll also have the opportunity to collaborate with classmates, building your business network both nationally and internationally.


  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • Business Modelling for Decision Making
  • Financial Management
  • Reporting Corporate Performance
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

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:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

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.

What do you need to study with us?

Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible by ensuring that you can join us, wherever you are.

That's why we keep our requirements simple. All you need is a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

With this one tool, you'll be able to access information, advice, support, learning materials and our online library, as well as create assignments, keep notes, and collaborate with other students effectively.


To be eligible for our MSc Data Analytics and Finance master's degree, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

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.

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Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Finance is taught by The School of Computing and IT, while also offering teachings from the School of Business and Management. The school places an emphasis on applied teaching, and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities. 

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, the choice is yours.

What can an MSc in financial analytics do for me?

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:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Complete projects or tasks that have directly benefited your organisation or role
  • Develop confident communication skills for a variety of settings and contexts
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges
  • Develop advanced knowledge of financial management models and practices
  • Understand the role and applications of data analytics in finance

What can I do after Arden University?

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:

  • Financial Data Analyst
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Senior Financial Manager
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Investment Banker
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Senior Data Analyst

Prepare for the next step in your career

Ready to get started on your lifelong learning journey? Your MSc is just the start. Alongside your core modules, you’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable guidance and advice from fellow students, as well as utilising additional resource tools. A great way to delve further into an area of interest and enhance your CV even more.

Achieving your MSc Data Analytics and Finance qualification will help you to accelerate your progression into a senior management role. But there’s more! Beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.

Got other commitments? Studying an MSc in data analytics and finance is made easy with Arden University. Our online learning model fits around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.


In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus
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Online Learning

How does it work?

Want to study your MSc data analytics and finance degree online? Arden’s online learning approach makes it easier for you to fit learning in around work and family life. The flexible study schedule means you can work through your self-guided learning materials wherever and whenever works best for you. But individual study doesn’t mean learning alone! As part of this course, you’ll be encouraged to chat with your classmates online to share experiences, develop ideas and build your knowledge together. You’ll also have access to your tutor remotely through email and forums.

Find out more about how Online Learning works.