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

University of Greenwich

Tuition fee:
  • £ 9,000 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,350 / Year (International)
Start date: September  2015, January  2016
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Internationalisation of the world economy and the policy challenges this 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.

Contents

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.

Content

* Data Access, Management and Analysis (10 credits)
* Introduction to Economic Analysis and Quantitative Methods (10 credits)
* Business Economics: Markets and Strategies (15 credits)
* Economic Analysis of Business Performance (15 credits)
* Economics of Finance and Investment (M) (15 credits)
* Economic Analysis of Financial Markets (15 credits)
* Applied Modelling and Data Analysis (15 credits)
* Statistical Methods for Research (15 credits)
* Dissertation (40 credits)
* Work Placement (non-credited, but part of transcript)
* Two 15-credit options from: Selected Topics in International Macroeconomics; Regulatory Institutions of the World Economy; Micro-finance for International Development; Global Enterprise and Innovation (30 credits)

Requirements

Applicants should have:

A good first 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 have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent as minimum. Applicants with higher scores will be given priority. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Master's Programme.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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