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On this course you can:
* Use the Universitys Bloomberg terminals to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data movements and trade
* Receive guided support and mentoring from staff through formal meetings and via our use of social media
* Tap in to our Librarys vast selection of electronic resources, which can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection
What opportunities might it lead to?
If you are a non-economics graduate wanting to enter a career where business economics skills are important or if you are currently working in business and wish to expand your range of skills and knowledge, then this course is ideal.
Here are some routes our graduates have pursued:
* the government sector
* commercial banks
* insurance companies
* regulatory bodies
You will study a total of five units which incorporate a range of topics such as principles of investment appraisal and how they are applied to investment projects in both developed and developing countries. We will also guide you in applying sophisticated forecasting techniques to help you understand and anticipate business trends, and with our guidance you will learn how to design and deliver research to the highest standards. The course then concludes with your dissertation where youll engage in economic research on a topic of your choice.
Here are the units you will study:
Principles of Economic and Quantitative Analysis: This unit provides those new to studying economics with the principles of economic theory before covering key mathematical and statistical concepts, and concluding with an introduction to econometric modelling techniques. On completing this unit you will be able to develop solutions to business problems using conceptual and statistical techniques. Topics covered include:
* markets and theory of the firm
* macroeconomic policy
* statistical analysis
* introduction to econometric modelling techniques
Economics in Business: International trade and finance are central issues to business communities and this unit will introduce you to the key theories of trade and finance, as well as demonstrates their relevance to global economic issues. On completing the unit, you will appreciate arguments relating to efficiency in international markets and the operation of various international institutional arrangements for government and business. Topics covered include:
* growth and development
* balance of payments and exchange rate determination
* economic integration
* the international monetary system
Finance and Appraisal: On this unit you will consider key techniques of project appraisal. Specific reference is made to investments within the private and public sectors. It explains the role of the financial markets and how firms raise finance via equity and debt. You will also consider the valuation of non-market goods through implicit valuation, contingent valuation and hedonic pricing. Topics covered include:
* equity and debt finance
* project analysis under risk
* economic pricing
* valuation techniques for non-marketed goods
Business Environment: This unit gives you the chance to explore key facets of the modern-day business environment, such as sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and business ethics. You will consider the risks and challenges for commercial organisations posed by the external environment, and identify strategies for their resolution. Topics covered include:
* stakeholders, social capital and trust
* environmental and social impact assessment
* corporate social responsibility
* fair trade and ethical business
* crisis management strategies
Research Methods and Dissertation: Students on all of our economics postgraduate courses complete a scheme of independent research. We offer comprehensive training via lectures and workshops throughout the year to develop skills commensurate with standards of good research practice. On completing this course, you will be ideally placed to develop your own research projects and work within professional research teams.
Teaching and Assessment
We use a combination of teaching methods from lectures, seminars and tutorials to student presentations, in-class exercises and practical sessions in our Bloomberg Suite. We are committed to best practice in learning and aim to integrate new teaching technologies into our economics classrooms.
How are you assessed?
You are assessed in a variety of ways to reflect the individual topics. Our approaches to learning, assessment and feedback are varied and constructive, to help you build the personal management and employability skills that are essential for a fulfilling career.
A good honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
|CAE score:||75 (Grade B)|
Association of Corporate Treasurers (Exam Exemption).
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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