This programme focuses on economic analysis of financial and banking issues. It is aimed at policy-makers, postgraduate students who are interested in financial markets, or those who work in financial institutions and government organisations.
Why this programme
◾The Adam Smith Business School has been ranked in the top 10% worldwide for economics and finance (RePEc), with two of our academics rated in the top 1%. ◾The Adam Smith Business School celebrates the legacy of Adam Smith by developing enlightened, enterprising and engaged graduates and internationally recognised research with real social impact.
You will take four core courses, two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation.
Core courses ◾International macroeconomics and policy ◾Money, finance and growth ◾Modern theory of banking and finance ◾Monetary policy and the role of central banks.
Optional courses ◾Basic econometrics ◾Behavioural economics: theory and applications ◾Financial institutions and markets in developing countries ◾Financial services ◾Foreign direct investment and development ◾IMF, World Bank and economic growth ◾Intermediate econometrics for applications in financial and development studies ◾International finance and money ◾International trade ◾Modelling and forecasting financial markets ◾Project planning appraisal and implementation. ◾The law and economics of sovereign debt regulation.
Optional courses are also offered by Economic & Social History.
This programme will offer suitable career choices if you wish to enter or are already in professions which require employees to be able to provide economic analysis of financial and banking issues. Recent graduates are working for organisations such as Barclays Capital, IBM, accounting firms, consulting and research organisations and central banks.
Our dedicated College of Social Sciences Employability Officer works with students to enhance their employability.