University of Essex
Financial and Business Economics
This course provides an economic approach to business and finance, by allowing students to study the economical principles that are at the heart of finance and business, and to develop an awareness of their applications; 1 compulsory module, topics in financial economics, covers a variety of topics in corporate finance and looks closely at 2 broad questions: how to raise funds to maintain the activity of the firm?; and who should control the firm?; students start with asset pricing algebra, and defining debt and equity in the firm as basic options, leading up to the Modigliani-Miller irrelevance theorems; students then graduate with key employability skills like numeracy and ICT knowledge; research skills; information and communication skills; and the ability to evaluate trends in business and finance.
Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 degree in economics or a related discipline. (If your first degree is not in economics, or your economics training does not provide sufficient technical expertise for direct entry to an MSc, then we have a full-time Diploma). If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
Core modules: Econometric methods; economics of financial markets; mathematical methods; theory of industrial organisation; topics in financial economics; dissertation. Options: Applications of data analysis; banking; behavioural economics 1 (individual decision making); behavioural economics 2 (games and markets); computational agent-based macroeconomics, financial markets and policy design; economic development theory; economics of incentives, contracts and the firm; game theory and applications; international finance; international trade; macroeconomics; microeconomics; monetary economics; panel data methods; political economy; time series econometrics; topics in labour economics.
Combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, students work on a dissertation or individual project included in their final grade.
Some University of Essex studentships available.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 9,785 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 4,750 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 6,750 per Academic year (overseas fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Economics