Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.
Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.
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.
The energy efficiency bias of this study programme makes it ideal for bachelor’s graduates in engineering wishing to acquire deeper knowledge in the thermodynamics, mathematics and modern technologies needed to assess energy-related issues.
This Masters in Asset Pricing & Investment is designed to help you understand how prices and values for claims to uncertain payments are derived, by using fundamental principles from economics and finance, and includes claims such as company shares and dividends, financial derivatives, real assets such as metals and commodities as well as insurance claims.
El MIB o Master in International Business, es uno de los programas que más estudiantes solicitan. A pesar de ser un posgrado clásico, Next IBS incorpora un nuevo programa y nuevas disciplinas para poder formar a los profesionales que demandan las empresas, para liderar compañías del mundo del comercio exterior y los negocios internacionales.
The International Business School Alliance (IBSA) is a dynamic entry point into your global career. Through a partnership of seven international universities, this global connection of industry leaders, researchers, professors and entrepreneurs sees the world as one market – segmented by geography and culture – yet still one market.
This course is intended to give you a detailed understanding of property finance and the associated property appraisal techniques and processes, encompassing both legal and social aspects. You will analyse investment and development finance situations and respond to particular financial problems with derived solutions. You will also be able to appraise options and independently evaluate alternative courses of action.
The Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) is a unique multidisciplinary programme designed for ambitious graduates wanting to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to shape innovation in e-business and e-commerce brought about by Internet, mobile, and multimedia technologies.
The MSc Economics is an intellectually demanding and stimulating programme, designed to give those who aspire to a high-flying analytical career in economics the tools they will need to succeed.
The MSc in Money, Banking and Finance (MBF) is a one-year, full-time Masters degree designed to equip you with the necessary tools to pursue a career in the banking and financial services sectors as well as in higher education.
The Cass EMBA in Dubai is designed to meet the needs of business executives in the Middle East and surrounding regions. It forms part of a Cass Executive MBA offering that ranks amongst the world's elite. In 2011, the Financial Times ranked the Cass EMBA third in the UK, seventh in Europe and 29th in the world.
We are pleased to announce this launch of a new course, the MSc in Corporate Finance, beginning in September 2012. This course is based on our highly ranked, MSc in Finance and will give students the opportunity to specialise in corporate finance, one of the most popular sectors of financial services.
This intensive study of ten Shakespeare plays and the Sonnets takes close account of the social and political circumstances in which they were written and performed. This broad historicist approach is complemented by a strong emphasis on the diversity of twentieth-century critical responses to the plays and on modern productions of them, both on stage and on screen.