University of Leicester, School of Business

Introduction

The University of Leicester School of Business has an excellent reputation for postgraduate teaching. Studying here will help prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in government, business or the financial services sector, as well as for future research.

About the School

The University of Leicester School of Business was established in 2016, bringing together the outstanding expertise in Economics and Management to create a world-class business school. Economics at Leicester has had a long history since its inauguration in 1924.

Full-time MSc Degrees

MSc Banking and Finance

This degree uses the analytical approach of Economics to develop the methods used in modern banking and finance and an assessment of their impact on business firms.

MSc Business Analysis and Finance

This course is designed for graduates who wish to apply their understanding of economics to the analysis of business problems and finance.

MSc Economics

The MSc Economics programme is designed for students who have a strong background in Economics. The course is designed for PhD level entry only.

MSc Financial Economics

CFA® Program Partner of CFA Institute

The Department of Economics is a CFA® Program Partner of CFA Institute.

The course offers comprehensive training in the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance.

MSc Financial Risk Management

Academic Partner of GARP – The Global Association of Risk Professionals.

This course offers skills in risk management techniques, quantitative analysis, econometrics and programming.

PhD

Our School of Business is research-led, committed to producing the highest quality scholarship while recognising the important relationship between excellence in research and in teaching.

PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3 to 3.5 years (full-time) or 6 to 6.5 years (part-time/distance learning).

We offer PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

  • Game Theory
  • Mechanism Design
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Growth Theory
  • Public Economics
  • Labour Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Economics of Migration
  • Health Economics
  • Organisation Theory
  • Business Ethics
  • Marketing and Consumption
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Political Economy
  • Human Resource Management

We offer supervision for the degrees of:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Full-Time

Variants

Special partnership opportunity with Lingan University, Hong Kong

A special opportunity to obtain two MScs from separate leading institutions on two continents.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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MSc

MSc Banking and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

The MSc in Banking and Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards with real-world practical insights and will open up a wide range of career opportunities. [+]

This is for you if... you want to increase your understanding of the theory and practice of banking and finance and apply that knowledge to your professional activities. The MSc in Banking and Finance provides a comprehensive insight into the principles of banking and finance and is the ideal foundation for a wide range of professional roles. The course combines rigorous academic standards 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, finance and banking and how these relate to the role of banking institutions in a national and global context. Option modules allow you to specialise in areas including business and financial forecasting, corporate finance, risk management and behavioural finance. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem-solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The course will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. This MSc opens up career options as an economist in government, business and many international organisations and is good preparation if you wish to move into banking, more general financial management, the civil service or the financial sector. The course also prepares you for a PhD. Entry Requirements 2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with substantial quantitative analysis and economics 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. Career Opportunities 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 springboard 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. [-]

MSc Business Analysis and Finance

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

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. [+]

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. Entry Requirements 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. Career Opportunities 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. [-]

MSc Financial Economics

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

Our MSc in Financial Economics is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. [+]

This is for you if... want to acquire the specialist knowledge and skills you need to advance your career as an economist or financial analyst. Our MSc in Financial Economics is approved by the Chartered Financial Analysis Institute and provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. You will also have the opportunity to use Bloomberg, the industry standard platform for investment and trading. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. The MSc in Financial Economics opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. The course also prepares you for a PhD. Entry Requirements 2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content. 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. Career Opportunities 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. [-]

MSc Financial Risk Management

Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 United Kingdom Leicester

The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role. [+]

This is for you if... you want to develop the advanced skills and knowledge you need to succeed as a professional in the world of finance and risk management. The MSc in Financial Risk Management is geared towards your professional development and will provide you with a thorough training in risk management, portfolio management, investment analysis and finance. The degree provides an excellent preparation for employment within the finance industry, particularly in an analytical or risk management role. You will develop a range of skills in quantitative analysis, including mathematical techniques, econometrics and programming. The dissertation gives you the opportunity to conduct industry focused research, relevant to your future employment. As well as gaining a thorough insight into financial risk management, the course will equip you with a command of advanced analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and the critical evaluation of economic arguments. Entry Requirements 2:1 degree or equivalent from a recognised university with economic, business or accounting analysis and some mathematical or statistical content. 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. Career Opportunities 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. [-]

MSc Opportunity to Study and Work in Hong Kong

Campus Full time 18 - 21 months August 2017 United Kingdom Leicester Hong Kong + 1 more

An exciting new partnership has been established between the University of Leicester and Lingnan University, Hong Kong. This will allow students from each university to study an additional Masters degree over a shorter period by studying fewer modules. [+]

What is it? A special opportunity to obtain two MSc degrees from separate leading institutions on two continents. An exciting new partnership has been established between the University of Leicester and Lingnan University, Hong Kong. This will allow students from each university to study an additional Masters degree over a shorter period by studying fewer modules. Students must be studying on the following programmes to be eligible: MSc Banking and Finance MSc Financial Economics MSc Business Analysis and Finance How does it work? Students complete a full 12-month MSc degree at either Leicester or Lingnan University before applying at the reciprocating university for a reduced study period. Leicester graduates can complete a 6-month programme with Lingnan University if they study one of the specified Masters degrees and choose specific optional modules at Leicester and Lingnan. In comparison, Lingnan graduates complete an 8-9 month programme within the specified choice of Masters degrees at Leicester. Thus, Leicester students can receive two MSc degrees after successful completion of 18 months of study whereas for Lingnan students, after successful completion of 20-21 months. The reduced module load for the additional MSc degree is in recognition of the prior learning at one of the partner institutions. Route 1: University of Leicester followed by Lingnan University During the academic year at Leicester, students will be able to apply for the MSc International Banking and Finance (MIBF) at Lingnan University by studying all the necessary modules at Leicester. Applications will be assessed by both partner institutions. Students must obtain at least 60% grade in the specified modules below and progressing satisfactorily in their studies when applying. After completing studies at Leicester, entry to Lingnan University will begin in Term 2 (January) and include studying the module IBF614: Fixed Income Securities. Route 2: Lingnan University followed by University of Leicester Students coming from Lingnan University will register for a reduced 8-9 month programme at Leicester, depending on the modules chosen, to satisfy the requirements of either the MSc Banking and Finance or the MSc Financial Economics. Lingnan students are required to complete six 15-credit modules from a set list of available modules, as well as completing a 30-credit dissertation on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor. Working in Hong Kong Students who complete an MSc at the University of Leicester followed by a further 6 months at Lingnan University will have the opportunity to remain in Hong Kong and search for employment, under Hong Kong’s Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates, even if they do not hold a formal job offer. Fees Route 1 - 100% fees for the MSc you choose at Leicester, followed by 50% fees for the MIBF in Lingnan Route 2 - 100% fees for the MIBF in Lingnan, followed by 60% fees for the MSc you choose at Leicester [-]

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University of Leicester, School of Business

Address University Road
LE1 7RH United Kingdom
Website http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/business
Phone +44 116 252 5113