MSc in Economics and Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School

Program Description
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MSc in Economics and Finance

University of Strathclyde Business School

Why this course?

Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

The MSc in Economics & Finance was launched in 2014/15. The aim of the programme is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world.

The programme is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance ensuring that you’ll be taught by experts in both areas.

You’ll study

Core classes

Core classes are as follows:

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
  • Analysis of Economic Data
  • Further topics in Microeconomics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Macro for the Global Business Environment
  • Quantitative Methods

Plus either:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications

or

  • Derivatives & Treasury Management

Elective classes

You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Departments of Economics and Accounting & Finance.

Dissertation

You’ll have the opportunity to undertake a challenging problem-focused or policy-relevant analysis and project. This lets you apply the skills and learning you've developed in the course of your taught classes.

Preparation for this component will include participation in the Economics and Finance forum. This includes opportunities to benefit from the experience of economics and finance professionals in business, academia and government.

Facilities

Strathclyde’s award-winning Business School is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. We've around 200 academic staff and more than 3000 full-time students.

The departments and specialist units work together to provide a dynamic, fully-rounded and varied programme of specialist and cross-disciplinary postgraduate courses.

Course content

Compulsory classes

  • Foundations of Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics for the Business Environment
  • Analysis of Economic Data
  • Further topics in Microeconomics
  • Principles of Finance
  • Accounting & Financial Analysis
  • Macroeconomics for the Global Business Environment
  • Quantitative Methods

Optional classes

Choose one from this list. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of classes from across the Department of Economics and the Department of Accounting & Finance.

  • Advanced Corporate Finance & Applications
  • Derivatives and Treasury Management
  • Dissertation

Learning & teaching

This is an innovative taught programme with:

  • a problem-solving focus
  • a strong emphasis on students developing and applying their skills to real-world situations
  • expert guest speakers
  • teaching staff drawn from two world-class departments - Accounting & Finance, and Economics – that have high ratings for teaching, research and knowledge exchange

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science.

Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs.

We’ll consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field.

For students whose first language is not English, more information about the English language requirements for studying at Strathclyde can be found here.

Pre-Masters preparation course 

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.

Fees & funding

How much will my course cost?

All fees quoted are for full-time courses and per academic year unless stated otherwise.

  • Scotland/EU

2015/16 - £10,000

  • Rest of UK

2015/16 - £10,000

  • International

2015/16 - £16,000

Careers

Graduates could gain employment in any job where a good knowledge of economics and finance is required. For example:

  • public sector
  • financial institutions
  • consultancies
  • international organisations
  • non-governmental organisations
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 8, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
16,000 GBP
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Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 16,000 GBP
International fee 2015/16