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Course content

The course aims to provide industry-ready professionals equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local 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
-Live business projects for real clients

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 Schoolon All Saints Campus. .
-As a student of the Accounting, Finance and Economics Department, you will have complementary access to Bloomberg, the leading global platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies for news, data, analytics and research.
-Read our new economics blog at: http://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

Postgraduate internship programme

Employers look favourably on candidates who can demonstrate relevant and practical work experience. All Masters students at the Business School are encouraged to undertake an optional, short-term internship with a real business in order to develop relevant experience relating to their studies.

The Postgraduate Internship Programme is an optional unit which allows you to gain up to fourteen weeks of work experience in a business environment; putting your studies into practical application, at the same time as gaining practice credits, which are recorded on your degree qualification transcript.

A dedicated Placement and Project Coordinator will guide you through this process, by sourcing and advertising suitable roles throughout the year, offering 1-2-1 application advice, and supporting you to make speculative applications to source your own Internships.

Internships can be part-time or full-time but must fit around your scheduled classes.

About the Course

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.

Assessment details

You will be assessed through research orientated coursework rather than the traditional mix of exams and coursework which do not allow you to focus on your interests.

Research and academic skills underpin the successful completion of your taught units and dissertation/research project.

Visit the Economic & Financial Analysis - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

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