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Course Essentials

Big Data is big business in today’s data-driven landscape, increasing the demand for people with the knowledge of how to approach data more than ever before.

Arden University's online MSc Data Analytics & Finance Master's Degree course will prepare you in order to be able to ask the right questions and maximise the opportunities that Big Data now offers, learning to apply and communicate the principles of data handling in the financial sector.

Through our flexible Distance Learning model you'll be able to study 24/7 and will learn everything from Data Design to Financial Management, and will be able to study around your work and life commitments, making it easier than ever to learn while you earn.



Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Data Analytics & Finance
Duration:
1.5 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Arden Tutors

This Data Analytics & Finance Master's Degree programme with Arden will help you to develop key strategic skills in both data analytics and finance. Studying these two disciplines together will prepare you with a sound approach to management accounting and an understanding of how data analytics can inform strategic financial decisions.

Developing higher level financial management skills including qualitative and quantitative accounting and an understanding of corporate financial reporting will allow you to lead on the financial and business decision making process in your organisation.

Modules

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden University provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for our MSc Data Analytics & Finance Master's Degree at Arden you must normally have:

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

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our Arden University Admissions Team for more information.

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme online with Arden. 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.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects at Arden University. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. See our available online Degrees at Arden

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Today’s technology is rapidly developing, as is the need for data analytics skills within any field of business.

Studying our online MSc Data Analytics and Finance course will equip you with the much demanded skills of analysing complex data and using the outcomes to inform effective financial business decisions. This course from Arden can lead you into areas such as financial analysis, management or accountancy.

Possible roles could include:

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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

Next steps

Applying for this course with Arden University takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

 

Watch the 2 minute video above to hear Dr. Ben Silverstone - Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business at Arden University - who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get in front of this trend by studying a Master's Degree with Arden.

Course Details & Modules

This Data Analytics & Finance Master's Degree programme with Arden will help you to develop key strategic skills in both data analytics and finance. Studying these two disciplines together will prepare you with a sound approach to management accounting and an understanding of how data analytics can inform strategic financial decisions.

Developing higher level financial management skills including qualitative and quantitative accounting and an understanding of corporate financial reporting will allow you to lead on the financial and business decision making process in your organisation.

Modules

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

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Assessments at Arden University provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

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

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your Arden tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for our MSc Data Analytics & Finance Master's Degree at Arden you must normally have:

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

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our Arden University Admissions Team for more information.

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study the programme online with Arden. 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.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have an Undergraduate Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects at Arden University. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. See our available online Degrees at Arden

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

Today’s technology is rapidly developing, as is the need for data analytics skills within any field of business.

Studying our online MSc Data Analytics and Finance course will equip you with the much demanded skills of analysing complex data and using the outcomes to inform effective financial business decisions. This course from Arden can lead you into areas such as financial analysis, management or accountancy.

Possible roles could include:

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

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to undertake a PhD.

Next steps

Applying for this course with Arden University takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your online qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Arden Tutors
 

Watch the 2 minute video above to hear Dr. Ben Silverstone - Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business at Arden University - who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get in front of this trend by studying a Master's Degree with Arden.

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