Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Economics for Business Analysis

The specific focus of this programme is the analysis of business from the viewpoint of the discipline of economics. In particular, economics analysis is applied to fundamental issues related to the behaviour and performance of modern business organisations. However, in the process of studying the theoretical concepts and empirical methods necessary for research activity in this area, students also appreciate the research process applicable to most areas of economics.

Entry requirements

This award accepts good Honours degree graduates of economics, business studies or related disciplines. However, graduates of business studies or related disciplines must have included a substantial element of economics in their studies. Students may be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the course.International students must show equivalent academic qualifications and English language proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550/213.

Course modules

There are 8 taught modules followed by a dissertation in a related area of your choice. Macroeconomic analysis provides the background against which any analyses of business must take place. In economic analysis of the firm 1 and 2 the essential nature of the firm and its relationship to other firms is considered using modern economic theory and actual cases. Personnel economics concerns the contractual relationships between the company and its employees. Econometrics 1 and 2 and business finance and financial reporting analysis provide students with the ability to assemble, analyse and interpret data and published work in the area.

Sponsorship information

Open Society Foundation scholarships available.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus) Stoke on Trent ST4 2DF West Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
+44(0)1782 294400