This is for you if... you want to combine your understanding of economics with advanced theoretical and practical skills which you can apply to the analysis of business regulation, organisation and finance.
The MSc in Business Analysis and Finance provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge of economics to the analysis of business problems and finance. The course combines advanced academic learning with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities.
You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of economics and finance. Option modules allow you to specialise in areas including applied microeconometrics and macroeconometrics, international money and finance, financial risk management, behavioural finance and game theory.
By taking this MSc, you will gain advanced knowledge and expertise in quantitative techniques and have the opportunity to apply those skills to problem solving in the areas of business regulation, organisation and finance. The course will equip you with computer skills which can be applied to business data analysis and develop your confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role.
On completion of the MSc you will be prepared for a wide variety of careers in management, the civil service and international organisations. The course also prepares you for a PhD.
2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some quantitative methods; economics or finance courses.
English Language Requirements
IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.
Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international.
Economics at Leicester has a strong history of supporting students throughout their studies and beyond into their future careers. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education.
A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role.
If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level.
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Last updated August 12, 2016