MSc in Economics
Internationalisation of the world economy and the policy challenges this has posed for business and public decision makers have increased the demand for economics graduates. The demand is evident in a wide range of national and international institutions, including central banks and finance ministries, commercial and investment ranks, rating agencies, business organisations, international governmental and non-governmental organisations, central and local government departments, and economic and business media. The common denominator of the need felt by these potential employers is the ever-increasing demand for high-quality, evidence-based decision making that requires competence in applied economics and state-of-the-art data analysis.
This programme enables our graduates to respond to this increasing demand by combining solid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics and financial data sources. The programme weaves a three-way linkage between business and financial economics theory, data analysis, and application of theory and method to policy and strategy issues in the world of business and finance.
Aims of the programme
- To equip students with sound knowledge of business and financial economics, with a view to improving their analytical and problem-solving skills
- Introduce students to new insights in the study of business and financial economics, with a view to developing critical and creative thinking skills
- To equip students with the tools and methods necessary for analysing firms, markets and strategies; understanding the determinants of financial market performance; evaluating financial decisions, and understanding the strengths and limitations of national and international regulatory frameworks
- To enable students to apply knowledge creatively to the study of specific issues such as business organisation; innovation, integration, and product differentiation; economics of market efficiency or market failures; economics of uncertainty and investment decision criteria; and financial regulation
- To equip students with a competent understanding of research and data analysis methods, including modelling, estimation, use of statistical software packages, access to databases, and data acquisition
Selected Topics in International Macroeconomics (15 credits) Dissertation (MSc Business & Financial Economics) (40 credits) Data Access, Management and Analysis (10 credits) Introduction to Economic Analysis and Quantitative Methods (10 credits) Applied Econometrics (30 credits) Business Economics (30 credits) Economics of Financial Markets (30 credits) Business English for Academic Purposes - Level 4 Work Placement (MSc BFE)
- Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options
- Regulatory Institutions of the World Economy (15 credits)
- Micro-Finance In International Development (15) (15 credits)
Applicants should have:
- A good first degree in economics, industrial organisation, financial management or public policy.
- Graduates in business studies, mathematics/IT, social sciences, and engineering are also welcome to apply - provided that economics or quantitative methods constitute a component of their studies.
- Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent as a minimum. Applicants with higher scores will be given priority. Alternatively, students can enter via the University of Greenwich International Pre-Masters' Programme.
Our graduates acquire specialised and marketable skills in the areas of business economics, financial economics and quantitative data analysis. They can expect to find employment in national and international business organisations; financial market institutions and banks; policy-making institutions; research centres and think-tanks, national and international NGOs; international governmental organisations; professional associations of business and industry; and business and economics media.
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Last updated February 11, 2019
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