Business and Financial Economics, MSc/PGDip, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12350
    Tuition (Year)
    9550
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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This Business and Financial Economics, MSc/PGDip programme from the University of Greenwich enables our graduates to respond to this increasing demand by combining solid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics and financial data sources.
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About

Internationalisation of the world economy and the policy challenges it has posed for business and public decision-makers have increased the demand for economics graduates. This demand is evident in a wide range of national and international institutions, including central banks and finance ministries, commercial and investment banks, rating agencies, and business organisations. Opportunities are also available in international governmental and non-governmental organisations, central and local government departments, and economics and business media.

These employers reflect an ever-increasing demand for high-quality, evidence-based decision making that requires competence in applied economics and state-of-the-art data analysis.

This programme will enable you to respond to this increasing demand by combining solid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics and financial data sources. The programme weaves a three-way linkage between business and financial economics theory, data analysis, and application of theory and method to policy and strategy issues in the world of business and finance.

The programme has a number of distinctive features. These include structured conversion, which will enable you to combine theory and evidence to produce evidence-based work, and rigorous application, enabling you to combine theory and evidence to develop evidence-based answers to economic and business issues. You will also become competent in data access and analysis, enabling you to access, manage and analyse data on a wide range of economic and business issues. A work placement will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills and prepare for work as a professional economist.

We are proud to say that we are first for student course satisfaction in London for Economics, according to both the Guardian and the Complete University Guide 2016 league tables.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip you with a sound knowledge of business and financial economics, which will help improve your analytical and problem-solving skills
  • To introduce you to new insights in the study of business and financial economics, which will develop your critical- and creative-thinking skills
  • To enable you to respond to the increasing demand for economics graduates by developing your skills and competence in business and financial economics.

Programme Structure

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Selected Topics in International Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (MSc Business & Financial Economics) (40 credits)
  • Data Access, Management and Analysis (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Economic Analysis and Quantitative Methods (10 credits)
  • Applied Econometrics (30 credits)
  • Business Economics (30 credits)
  • Economics of Financial Markets (30 credits)
  • Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4
  • Work Placement (MSc BFE)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Regulatory Institutions of the World Economy (15 credits)
  • Micro-Finance In International Development (15) (15 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Data Access, Management and Analysis (10 credits)
  • Introduction to Economic Analysis and Quantitative Methods (10 credits)
  • Applied Econometrics (30 credits)
  • Business Economics (30 credits)
  • Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Selected Topics in International Macroeconomics (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (MSc Business & Financial Economics) (40 credits)
  • Economics of Financial Markets (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Regulatory Institutions of the World Economy (15 credits)
  • Micro-Finance In International Development (15) (15 credits)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

A good quality recognised degree in economics, industrial organisation, financial management or public policy (generally a minimum 2.2 or equivalent).

* Graduates in business studies, mathematics/IT, social sciences, and engineering are also welcome to apply - provided that economics or quantitative methods constitute a component of their studies.

* Students educated in a language other than English should normally have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12350 International
  • GBP 9550 EU/EEA

Funding

List of bursaries and scholarships

  • Access Scholarship
  • Alumni Progression Bursary
  • Aspire@Greenwich Scheme for learning resources
  • Care Leavers' Bursary
  • David Fussey Choral Exhibition Bursary
  • First Class Honours Bursary
  • Gravesend Rugby Football Bursary
  • Greenwich Hospital Bursary
  • Royal Navy and Royal Marines Bursary
  • Gurkha Personnel Bursary
  • Harry Persaud Scholarship
  • High Achievement Scholarship
  • John McWilliam bursary
  • Minerva Scholarship
  • National Scholarship Programme
  • Nationality Scholarship
  • People's Republic of China Scholarship
  • The Robert Holman Bursary
  • Sir William Boreman's Foundation Bursary

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