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The course aims to provide industry-ready professionals equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, government and regional development careers.

You will be taught critical knowledge for Economic and Financial Analyst careers, and have extended opportunities to develop highly valued skills using industry-standard software (Bloomberg and Stata) in your analysis of real data to answer your own research questions.

All this will be done in a challenging and thought provoking manner, which questions the traditional assumptions underlying many mainstream models of societies and economies to arrive at more useful perspectives.

Following this course, you would have the ability to assess a new financial product or innovation in terms of its likely success or failure, and its overall effect on the financial system.

You may also have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Industry visits to real companies
  • Short term internships with local employers
  • Foreign language learning with Uni-wide Language

This course is aimed at graduates who may have studied economics, finance or business-related degrees at undergraduate level. It is also suitable for those not holding a degree but who possess relevant professional qualifications or experience.

Features and benefits of the course

  • You will be taught in the internationally recognised, multi-award winning Business School on All Saints Campus.
  • You will receive complimentary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the worlds leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
  • Read our economics blog at: www.business.mmu.ac.uk/eomics
  • There are opportunities to focus your assignments on your employment goals.
  • You will have extensive access to real world data and academic journals.
  • Our academic team includes internationally renowned economists and finance specialists
  • Timetabled lectures and seminars are complemented by the guest lecture series run by the Accounting, Finance and Economics Society

Course details

Our postgraduate programmes aim to combine academic knowledge from leading research in the area with the professional skills that employers are seeking. Our research in business brings together a number of synergistic research centres and knowledge clusters and our doctoral school of PhD researchers.

Core units

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Quantitative Modelling
  • Financial Statistics
  • Policy Evaluation
  • Pluralist Economic Analysis
  • Dissertation

Option units

Choose two from:

  • Crypto Currency, Banking Crisis & Human Behaviour
  • Intervention Design & Social Media Analysis
  • Advanced Finance
  • Uni-wide Language
  • Internship Project

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent), in a business, economics or finance related subject.

If your degree is not in one of these subjects, please contact the Business School to discuss your application.

We also welcome applications from candidates who may not have a degree but do have equivalent professional qualifications or significant relevant experience.

If your first language is not English and your first degree was not taught in English, you must have an English language score of IETLS 6.5 (with no individual element below 5.5) or equivalent such as TOEFL IBT 90. If your IETLS score is 5.5 we may offer you a place on the proviso that you successfully complete an approved English language course at the Universitys British Council accredited English Language Centre.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated July 31, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 year
9,250 GBP
UK and EU students: £9,250 per year. Non-EU and Channel Island students: £15,500 per year.
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