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MScFinancial and Business Economics

University of Essex United Kingdom, Colchester
Tuition fee £15,500.00 per year
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Overview

Careers in business and finance often require an economic approach. Our MSc Financial and Business Economics allows you to study the economic principles that are at the heart of finance and business, and to develop an awareness of their applications.

You investigate topics including:

- Topics in corporate finance
- How to raise funds to maintain the activity of a firm
- Asset pricing algebra
- Defining debt and equity
- Modigliani-Miller irrelevance theorems

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

- Game theory and strategic interactions
- Theoretical and applied econometrics
- Labour economics

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Programme structure

Year 1

Dissertation
Econometric Methods
Economics of Financial Markets
Mathematical Methods
Theory of Industrial Organisation
Topics in Financial Economics
Monetary Economics (optional)
Economic Development Theory (optional)

Career opportunities

On our course you will develop key employability skills including statistical analysis, mathematical techniques, research, analytical reasoning and modelling.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:

PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC)
Ernst and Young
EXL Service

More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Apply now!
Application start
Aug 1, 2017
Pre-deadline
Feb 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date

Primary deadline
Aug 1, 2017 23:59 (GMT)

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.