Masters degrees in Financial Economics focus on investments, banking, commercial transactions and other activities associated with the movement or use of money. Courses often cross over into other branches of Economics and Econometrics, but focus on financial processes and institutions.
Most programmes in this area award taught MSc degrees. Shorter PGCert or PGDip options may also be available.
This specialism is best suited to postgraduates with a specific interest in banking, investment or financial trading. As well as a grounding in more advanced economic theory, you’ll learn about the effective analysis of financial processes and the management of financial institutions.
As such, these Masters degrees are ideal for students with a first degree in Economics (or a related discipline) seeking postgraduate courses with a more professional focus.
Obvious careers with a Financial Economics Masters include work for high street or investment banks, managed funds, or similar organisations. Governments and policy makers also employ economists to help analyse and predict financial trends.
Alternatively, your Masters will provide a platform for further research at PhD level and beyond.
You can start this MSc Economics degree in September or January. It can be tailored to two specialist fields: International Economics or Business and Financial Economics. On successful completion of this programme, you will graduate with one of the following degrees:
There is increasing demand for economics graduates in business and public sector decision making. This demand is evident in national and international institutions, including:
All these employers increasingly look for high-quality, evidence-based decision makers with an ability in applied economics and advanced data analysis. Our Master's degree will enable you to respond to this increasing demand.
The programme combines solid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics and financial data sources. We will prepare you to contribute to an international global economy and to respond to its policy changes.
Our courses weave a three-way linkage between alternative theories of economics and finance, data analysis, and application of theory and method to policy and strategy issues in the world of economics, business and finance.
Our Master's degree has a number of distinctive features to enable you to combine theory and real word examples to develop evidence-based answers to economic and business problems.
The aims of this degree are:
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Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.
Students are required to choose 4 courses from this list of options.
For a Business and Financial Economics specialisation, you study the following courses in addition to the compulsory courses listed above.
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.
For an International Economics specialisation, you study the following courses in addition to the compulsory courses listed above.
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.
The courses listed above will be split across two years.
This programme is a springboard into a career as an Economist. Whether you are looking to work in the Civil Service, a leading bank, a multinational organisation or an insurance company, this programme can help you achieve your aims. It is also an ideal choice for anybody who sees his or her future as an analyst for a major investment company.
The programme is designed to provide an understanding of economic and financial theory, together with specialist econometric and mathematical techniques. It provides a platform for economics students with a particular interest in finance and will also be of interest to applicants who are already practicing economists or have work experience in the financial sector.
Completion of the MSc in Financial Economics is an excellent foundation for progression onto a research degree. At the heart of the programme are core modules in financial theory, plus a choice of further options in Finance, Economics or Econometrics. Alongside the formal lecture programme, you will be able to participate in the Economics Seminar Series. The summer dissertation represents your chance to carry out original research in financial economics.
This programme forms part of the ESRC South West Doctoral Training Centre – a hub of world-class social sciences research. More information about SWDTC
The double degree option enables you to gain a second Masters qualification by studying for a year with one of our prestigious partner universities. For more information on this and other postgraduate study abroad opportunities, visit the Business School’s Study Abroad webpages at http://business-school.exeter.ac.uk/programmes/postgraduate/studyabroad/
This programme is available for study 12 months full-time over three terms and is University-based throughout this time. The taught components of the programme are delivered in the first two terms, leaving the third term and most of the summer to research, write and submit your dissertation. The programme in its entirety runs from September to September.
During the programme you will study modules (including the dissertation) totalling 180 credits.
Some examples of the compulsory modules are listed here; Topics in Financial Economics Term 2; Fundamentals of Financial Management Term 1; Optimization Techniques for Economists Term 1; Research Design and Dissertation Term 3; Economics of Corporate Finance Term 2; Applied Econometrics Term 1; Applied Econometrics Term 2; Macroeconomics Term 1; Microeconomics Term 1.
Banking and Financial Services Term 2; Domestic and International Portfolio Management Term 2; Economics of Banking Term 2; Experimental and Behavioural Economics Term 2; Industrial Economics and Strategy Term 2; International Trade and Regional Integration Term 2; Macroeconomics Term 2; Microeconomics Term 2.
The MSc Managerial and Financial Economics program at HEC Paris is a unique Master’s program combining rigorous training in quantitative and analytical skills with essential knowledge in economics and finance. Students are prepared perfectly with the essential reflexes for a career in many diverse business sectors, such as the banking and finance industry, consulting, as well as the corporate strategy or corporate finance departments in multinational companies.
Admission to the MFE program is highly selective. Only students with previous experience at a recognized international institution will be admitted. HEC’s expectations regarding the performance of students are very high and students should be prepared to put in considerable efforts during the program.
The objective of the program is not to produce theoreticians but to train students to become top corporate executives by equipping them with the capacity to apply economic concepts and methods to their work and by enhancing their understanding of the economic forces shaping the business and financial environment. A solid basis in economics and its applications is an invaluable asset for solving problems in all areas of management.
With 9 certificates to choose from, students are able to deepen their knowledge in a specific area of their choice, and subsequently boost their added-value on the job market. The certificates are chaired by some of the top leading global companies.
MFE students follow the same program as the students enrolled on the Managerial and Financial Economics specialization of the Grande Ecole and benefit from the same access to both our powerful local and international networks. Interactions with French students will also enhance their understanding of the local culture and business practices.
Students will have many opportunities to meet business leaders and top executives from financial institutions through consultancy projects, seminars, internships and career fairs organized on campus.
During the year students must take 3 mandatory core courses + 2 other core courses to choose among 4, and have access to a range of elective courses. Please visit the website for more information about these courses: