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.
The globalisation of the world economy and the increase in competition among businesses has created a need for highly skilled economists able to work in complex business environments.
The aim of the program is to prepare specialists in economics and business using the basic skills acquired in the fields of international-, micro- and macroeconomics, international politics, European integration, international law, regional studies, civilization/globalization and their chosen specialisation enable them to analyse, plan, make decisions and control the activities of business organisations and institutions in an international context.
The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is a 12 month International Master programme taking place at Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management and MIP Politecnico di Milano, and is taught entirely in English. The Advanced Master in Innovation & Entrepreneurship is aimed at candidates who want to think and act like entrepreneurs and become innovative leaders.
The MSc in Accounting and Finance is designed for managers of the future who recognise the need for businesses to service a wider range of stakeholders. This lucrative programme is awarded and delivered in collaboration with the University of Buckingham.
The MSc Management in a Service Economy is designed for those who want to work in a global setting and have a passion for service in the changing global world. The course addresses the needs of the service-centred global business world, for whom service counts. It creates graduates with the necessary knowledge and expertise to manage international service organisations and who stand out from the crowd.
The Oulu Business School Master's programme in economics offers students a strong theoretical and methodological knowledge in Economics. The learning process in economics is based on a cumulative increase of understanding about the economic processes. Exercises and writing of term papers are included in lecture series. Reading of scientific international journals is an essential part of the studies.
The Double Masters Degree Political Science & Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe offers students the opportunity to achieve both an MA from the University of Bamberg (Germany) and an MA from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (Greece) within the standard period of study (24 months). The language of tuition is English at both locations. Modules taught in German at Bamberg are open to all students with an adequate command of German.
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.
Online MS in Economic Crime Management: provides professional education to individuals who desire to advance their expertise in managing corporate and technological resources to combat financial crime. The program combines the areas of management, technology, and analytical skills with a knowledge and understanding of economic crime from a global perspective.
Online MBA in Economic Crime and Fraud Management: one of the few programs in the nation that combines fraud management with business management, giving you a highly marketable degree.
The Master’s Qualifying Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Master’s degrees at Coventry University. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Coventry University campus.
The Master’s Foundation Programme is available as a one, two or three-term programme, with guaranteed progression to a wide range of Business, Economic, Finance and Management Master’s degrees at UCLan. You will live and study your Foundation programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the UCLan campus.