Masters in Business & Economics

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Business and economics are basically concerned with the management of scarce resources. The field deals with the conceptual ideas that are built from thorough research and is mainly concerned with translating those concepts into pragmatic business and professional contexts. Economical theories and empirical techniques fundamentally revolve around human decision making, hence have many direct applications in business, finance, along with non-monetary fields. As such, business programmes benefit from economical theories and deals with the ways to manage people so to organize and maintain collective productivity toward accomplishing particular goals (usually to generate revenue).

Programmes in business and economics provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of various business, economics, finance, management, accounting and marketing subjects. In addition, awareness of the moral and ethical responsibilities of management is covered during studies as an increasingly important issue. Many programmes adopt a holistic approach to business challenges and issues, along with conventional discipline-based academic subjects. Studying business and economics allows students to develop individual leadership and personal capabilities. Students are provided an intellectual environment where they can improve their critical and innovative thinking capabilities.

Suggested Studies

  • Master in Management and Corporate Sustainability

    The MSc in Management and Corporate Sustainability is a one-year full-time specialist masters that will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills required for a successful business career. The programme is designed for those who want to pursue a career in management with a focus on corporate sustainability, and for those in the early stages of their career, who are keen to learn how to embed sustainability thinking into their role.

  • Master in Management

    The Cranfield MSc in Management is a full-time 13-month programme designed for graduates with little or no previous professional experience. The programme will equip you with the knowledge, skills and understanding you need to succeed in business, whether at the local or global level. It will give you the confidence to tackle complex business challenges and prepare you to take on demanding managerial roles in the future.

  • Master in Investment Management

    Investment management, also known as asset management or fund management, is about managing money by investing it in a variety of asset classes including equities and bonds. If you are looking to launch your career in the investment industry, the Cranfield MSc in Investment Management will give you the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in this highly competitive sector.

  • Master in Finance and Management

    The MSc in Finance and Management is a one-year full-time course designed for both graduates looking to develop their knowledge of finance and management before seeking a first professional role, and for individuals who already have work experience in the area of finance or management and are looking to move ahead in their career.

  • Master in Investment Analysis

    MSc Investment Analysis at Aston has been recognised as having equivalence to the CISI Diploma: and Aston University supports students in gaining full membership of the CISI as part of their studies. The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) is the largest and most widely respected professional body for those who work in the securities and investment industry in the UK and in a growing number of financial centres globally.

  • Master in Finance and Investments

    This programme will provide students with knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to careers to the financial and insurance sectors, such as in financial analysis, stockbroking, market trading, investment and commercial banking, investment regulation and corporate finance. Through a high quality teaching programme we blend finance theory with practical applications and research tools.

  • Master in Accounting and Finance

    This programme provides students with a solid foundation and understanding of the accounting and finance principles. Designed for graduates from any academic discipline who wish to become senior business managers or seek a career in accounting, financial management, banking and financial services.

  • Master in International Business

    This MSc in International Business concentrates on the links between the major business functions and their role in international business and commerce. Students will develop an appreciation of the special requirements for successfully conducting international business activities across national boundaries, develop knowledge and understanding of relevant theories and be able to apply them in business case studies.

  • Master in Business and Management

    The MSc in Business & Management is appropriate for graduates whose undergraduate degree is from a non-business subject area. This programme provides a comprehensive focus of key areas of business education and will therefore complement a first degree for students of engineering, the sciences and humanities.

  • Master in Master of Public Administration (MPA)

    Today’s public administrators face challenge and change as never before. From migration and technology to globalisation, a range of issues are transforming the field of public administration. In the public, private and voluntary sectors, professionals who understand the complexities of modern government are in demand. Our online Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree programme provides you with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills you need to move your career forward in 21st century public administration.

  • Master in Accounting and Finance

    Our MSc Accounting and Finance is a unique programme which has been designed to provide you with the key knowledge and skills to enter a range of different careers in the fields of accountancy and finance. This programme is distinctive in that it is aligned to the Professional Level Syllabus of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and includes both accounting and finance modules meaning you will exit with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues across the disciplines helping to make you more employable.

  • Master in Human Resource Management

    The MSc in Human Resource Management offers an in-depth understanding of human resource (HR) management combined with a broader understanding of the organisational and management context within which HR management specialists must operate.



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