Entry year
Start date
September 2024
3 years
Duration with placement
4 years
Application deadline
Jan 2024
Northampton Square


Who is it for?

A rigorous teaching approach is chosen to deliver the underlying academic knowledge, which is combined with practical industry-related elements that are essential for enhancing your employment outcomes.

A testament to the modern teaching approach that will be provided in these two courses is its bespoke course structure. This includes the following elements of experiential learning:

  • five Bootcamps (developing cutting-edge technology skills),
  • two Data Olympics Competitions (developing dissemination skills),
  • five knowledge integration modules (developing analytical thinking skills),
  • one work experience knowledge integration module (developing actionable insights skills),
  • two modules that deliver work experience (micro-placements and summer internships), and
  • industry sponsored projects.

In line with City, University of London’s Career Application Programme the industry sponsored project serves as a work experience knowledge integration module and follows the successful model delivered by the Business Analytics Industry Partnership Programme to MSc in Business Analytics since 2018 where all our postgraduate Business Analytics students have been provided with industry sponsored projects.

Besides many accounting, financial litigation, insurance and marketing consulting companies, and well-known UK retailers and wholesalers, other business partners are Bank of England, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, the UK Government Actuary's Department, the UK National Health Service, Vodafone UK, etc.


The Business Analytics with Finance course has a modular approach as follows:

  • Core Development – Year 1 and Term One of Year 2
  • Core Specialisation – Term Two of Year 2
  • Deployment Specialisation – Year 3

On successful completion of the Core Development Stage, students will have acquired a foundational knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and principles underlying your area of study, the ability to recognise and explain them, and to identify and apply appropriate solutions when presented with a problem.

On successful completion of the Core Specialisation Stage, students have built on the knowledge and understanding gained at the Core Development Stage and demonstrated an ability to analyse and apply these concepts and principles to complex problems and scenarios.

In the Deployment Specialisation Stage, students are able to develop a very distinctive range of knowledge and skills which will supplement the objectives that underline the course as a whole.  Students may also produce a final year project which provides you with work experience by delivering an industry sponsored project.

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Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices including:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations, taking place at the end of each term (or at the end of a year, if a module is taught over two terms)
  • Class tests
  • Online quizzes and tests, using the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Presentation
  • Group projects, individual projects.

Overall workload

Most contact hours take the form of lectures. A number of tutorials, exercise classes and surgery hours are scheduled during the first year, the number decreasing as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning. Approximate study time based on 2022/23 entry is as follows:

Year 1

20% scheduled learning, 80% independent learning

Year 2

17% scheduled learning, 83% independent learning

Year 3

13% scheduled learning, 87% independent learning.

Term dates

Academic year

For a full breakdown of the current and forthcoming academic year view our term dates page.


Course timetables are normally available from July and can be accessed from our timetabling pages. These pages also provide timetables for the current academic year, though this information should be viewed as indicative and details may vary from year to year.

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Please note that all academic timetables are subject to change.


How to apply

All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

UCAS Institution code: C60 (Bayes Business School and City, University of London)
UCAS Course code: USBANF

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

More information about applying to Bayes

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

Entry requirements

Below is a list of countries with information on each about which qualifications we accept.

English language requirements

Information for international and EU applicants

For international applicants requiring a Student Route visa we accept any of the below English language proficiency qualifications at the grades listed.

Please note, the Official Certificate must be awarded OR the qualification must be verifiable online. Statement of Results will not be accepted.

The English Language qualification or test needs to have been taken no longer than two years from the date that the CAS is generated.

English Language Tests:

  • IELTS (Academic, UKVI or IELTS Indicator): 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test.
  • Language Cert International ESOL: Language Cert B2 Communicator High Pass
  • TOEFL (Test centre or iBT Special Home Edition): 92 overall (24 Writing, 23 Reading, 22 Speaking, 21 Listening)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59 overall with minimum of 59 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Advanced (also known as Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (180 overall) at CEFR Level C1 with minimum 170 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English): Pass qualification (all grades accepted)
  • Oxford Test of English 130 overall with minimum 120 in each sub test

English Language Qualifications:

  • IGCSE: English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) or English as Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511) at Grade B or above
  • International Baccalaureate: Grade 5 at Standard level or Grade 4 at Higher level
  • Trinity College (Integrated Skills): ISE III – pass in each area
  • INTO City Pre-sessional English: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test (NB. Must be the 6 or 8 week Bayes-specific course)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): English Language Examination grade 4 or above
  • GCSE English Language Grade C/5 or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school.
  • A Level English Language Grade C or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school.
  • Vitnemal English grade 5
  • French Baccalaureat: 14/20 in English
  • Malaysian GCE O Level (SPM-1119 syllabus only): grade A

An exception to the above criteria applies to Student Route visa applicants from the below majority English-speaking countries for whom we can accept a wider range of English qualifications:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

Information for home applicants

In addition to the above English language proficiency qualifications accepted for International applicants, as a Home or EU applicant we can also accept any of the below English qualifications:

  • GCSE: Grade C or 4
  • O-Level: Grade C
  • A-Level: Grade C
  • Cambridge English First (also known as Certificate of First in English): Grade A (180-190) at CEFR Level C1

Study abroad

Bayes Business School gives you the opportunity to spend a term or a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions, which are located around the world in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

*Please note that the partner universities available is dependent on the study abroad programme you apply for and on your degree. The list of partner universities is also subject to change.

Replacement Term Abroad

Spend the first term of your 2nd year studying abroad in English at one of our partner universities. You would take modules to the value of 60 credits abroad and return to Bayes in the 2nd term to complete your 2nd year.

*Please note that the partner universities available abroad for the replacement term abroad programme vary from degree to degree and are more limited than for the sandwich year abroad programme. If you would like to check the current available partners for your desired degree, please email [email protected].

Sandwich year

You can spend a year of your degree course studying at one of our partner institutions, between your second and final year of study. This would add a year to your degree so you would complete your degree in four years.

Please be aware that the options available to you from the full list of partner institutions will depend on the study abroad programme you select. For more detailed information on this, please contact the Student Exchange Team.

Student Exchange Team

Our dedicated Student Exchange Team are available to offer advice to students who wish to explore their study abroad options. They will also support students throughout the application process and during their study abroad year or term. To contact them, email: [email protected].


Support from the Placements Team

A dedicated placements team will support you through the placements process. The team advertise a number of work placement and summer internships annually, and invite businesses to Bayes to meet with you and discuss the roles available. The team offers 1-2-1 advice on CV's and covering letters, as well as organising workshops to help you enhance your skills and competencies with applications and interviews. Also the team support students throughout your placement year including offering advice, guidance and monitoring your progress.


UK £9250* Tuition fees are subject to annual change
EU £22000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change
International £22000 Tuition fees are subject to annual change

UK Students

Fees for students commencing study in 2024/25 are £9,250*

EU and Non-EU international students

Career pathways

The Business Analytics with Finance course provides a solid foundation for those that would like to pursue a career where data-based decision making, technology and analytics skills are essential differentiators.

The Finance pathway is targeted towards a career within the fintech sector and the wider financial sector as graduates will gain more finance-specific domain knowledge.  Graduates of this pathway are suitable for entering a career in the finance industry (e.g. quantitative trading and analysis), finance function of a private or public institution, regulatory bodies of financial markets or financial consulting.

Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable to begin a career in the financial sector that requires analytics skills such as auditing/brokerage/consulting/financial/market analyst, but also emerging roles such as personalisation and product development in banking, investment and wealth management.

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Course information and statistics

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for Business Administration and Finance research [Shanghai Rankings’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2022]
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Multidisciplinary course design includes industry sponsored projects and modern teaching approaches such as Data Olympics competitions, Bootcamps, knowledge integration modules, experiential learning orientated modules, and modules that account for work experience.

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