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Business Economics and Finance - MSc


Course Description

Based in one of the top Economics schools in the UK, this programme combines comprehensive coverage of the core economic principles with a focus on their application in the context of business and corporate finance.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

Our MSc Business Economics and Finance programme will give you a thorough education in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics combined with an understanding of two particular specialty areas.

Firstly, modules in Economics of the Firm and Human Resource Economics examine the importance of business issues in the study of economics, and modern developments in personnel economics.

The second area of specialisation focuses on a combination of the theory of finance and financial econometrics.

The former will give you a thorough grounding in modern finance theory, while the latter is directed towards the principal econometric techniques that are applied to financial data.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

This programme is studied full-time over one academic year and part-time over two academic years. It consists of eight taught modules and a research methods and dissertation module.

The following modules are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that not all modules described are compulsory and may be subject to teaching availability and/or student demand.
-Microeconomics
-Macroeconomics
-Econometrics 1
-Econometrics 2
-Research Methods and Dissertation
-Economics of the Firm
-Theory of Finance
-Financial Econometrics
-Human Resource Economics

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF THE PROGRAMME

The main aims of the Department’s taught courses are to:
-Enable and encourage students to develop their capacity for learning and communication within an open, scholarly, environment
-Develop an appreciation of economics, both as an intellectual discipline and as an important contributor to an understanding of the world in ways which are of practical significance
-Prepare students for a range of careers and other activities in which independent thought and analysis, as well as effective communication, can contribute to an improvement in social and economic welfare
-Enable better performing students completing an msc programme to progress either to further postgraduate research or to a career as a professional economist
-Provide an opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate a range of skills, including the capacity for independent study, through the completion of an MSc dissertation

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:
Knowledge and understanding
-An advanced understanding of the core principles in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics
-An understanding of the techniques which have been used in contemporary economic research
-An ability to select appropriately between alternative analytical techniques and research methodologies which can be used in the evaluation of business and finance policy
-Awareness of current and advanced problems and new insights in business economics and finance

Intellectual / cognitive skills
-An ability to investigate complex issues in business economics and finance, both in theoretical problems and in practical ones where data may be complicated or unavailable
-The skills necessary to comprehend published economic research papers, and to integrate the implications of published research in their own studies

Professional practical skills
-An ability to communicate effectively in prose and numerical form to specialists and non-specialists
-The ability to formulate a plan for specific individual research which would further existing knowledge
-The ability to communicate the results of independent research in the form of a dissertation

Key / transferable skills
-General skills, such as literacy, numerical, IT and computing
-Interpersonal skills, such as communication

GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES

We often give our students the opportunity to acquire international experience during their degrees by taking advantage of our exchange agreements with overseas universities.

In addition to the hugely enjoyable and satisfying experience, time spent abroad adds a distinctive element to your CV.

Visit the Business Economics and Finance - MSc page on the University of Surrey website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Discounts for Surrey graduates - No. of awards TBC

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford, you could be eligible for a ten per cent discount on our taught postgraduate Masters programme fees. This scheme is for applicable to Postgraduate Taught entry students only and is reviewed annually.Students who graduated in 2013 are eligible, as well as alumni from previous years, on receipt of evidence of the award from Surrey and where we can identify that you actually studied in Guildford. Students from SII-DUFE are eligible for this scheme.Associated Institution students are not eligible. Not available to modular self-pacing students.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% tuition fee discount

Eligibility

If you are a self-funded UK, EU or international student who has studied for an undergraduate degree at the University of Surrey campus in Guildford

Application Procedure

If you have any enquiries regarding this matter please contact the Student Fees and Funding Office on [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.surrey.ac.uk/scholarships/discounts-surrey-graduates



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree (a UK 2.2) in economics or an equivalent qualification. Applicants without a Bachelors degree in economics should normally hold a 2:1 or equivalent qualification. Each applicant is assessed on their own merit. Applicants who have a joint degree in economics and a related discipline, or who have had a wide involvement in the field of their desired specialisation will be considered, as may graduates in engineering, mathematics and science.

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