Recent events have revealed the fragile and complex nature of the connections between different economies and the significance of domestic and international financial markets in increasing the interdependence of economies.
Our MSc in Financial Economics is designed to enhance the knowledge of graduates who have interests and career aspirations in financial institutions or international financial organisations.
The course is structured to provide an understanding of the application of economic analysis to financial markets and institutions, the role of financial institutions and markets in the domestic and international economy, and the economic governance structures and institutions that support the financial system.
My motivation to do a Master’s degree came from developing an interest in macroeconomics and wanting to understand how the economy of a country works and the global economy at large. I then chose this particular Master’s degree since I had a degree in accounting with 10 years’ work experience in commercial bank, so I wanted a course that will use macroeconomics to explain banking, finance, and investment.
The most important lessons learnt whilst doing my Master’s degree is that whilst I have actually learnt a lot, the most important to me is bringing out the confidence in me to use PowerPoint for presentations which we do every week. It inspires me to do my research on my own and be able to face the audience while presenting my work.
In addition to the Master’s degree itself, the main skills I have attained are research skills and the ability to work with other people in group work.
Following completion of my Master’s degree my career plans are to do a PhD to follow my passion in monetary policy and central independence.
It was the zeal and enthusiasms accompanied in my undergraduate study motivated me to broaden my knowledge and skills with a Master’s degree at Bradford University. With a future prospect to become an investment banker, a Master’s in Financial Economics is a very relevant degree which will put me of that pedestal. Also a degree in Economics offers a range of transferable skills useful in a range of careers.
From the small group teaching and seminars I gained the best out of the lecturers and course mates: more experience working in cross functional teams and have become more comfortable presenting in front of groups.
Additionally, the multicultural and diverse nature of Bradford allowed me to encounter different and wonderful people during my study at Bradford University.
This degree will help me contribute to the success of my organization back in Ghana, however, my prospect is to practice in one of the international financial institutions either in Ghana or around the world.
A typical application would include at least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent with substantive economics content to include at least intermediate microeconomics and macroeconomics, together with econometrics. Alternatively, a recognised pre-Master qualification with substantive economics content. For non-native English speakers, we require IELTS with an Overall Band score of at least 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each of the four sub-tests.
Recipient: University of Bradford
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