University of Essex

University of Essex

Management Economics

This course trains students to use economics in managerial decisions and in the analysing of strategic interaction among firms. The programme combines theory and applications to provide them with a combination of business knowledge and economic skills.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2.1 or 2.2 degree in economics or a related discipline. (If your 1st 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 6.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Economics of incentives, contracts and the firm; mathematical methods; microeconomics; theory of industrial organisation; dissertation. Optional modules include: Accounting and professionalism; advanced research methods (empirical explorations the contemporary workplace); asset pricing; audit theory; bank strategy and risk; behavioural finance; business strategy; cases in corporate governance; contemporary issues in human resource management; corporate finance; corporate reporting and analysis; creativity and organisation; critical marketing; derivative securities; e-commerce; econometric methods; economic development theory; economics of financial markets; ethical marketing; exchange rates and international finance; financial decision making; financial modelling; fixed income securities; foundations of management and marketing; game theory and applications; industry expert lectures in finance; international environment of business; international finance; international financial reporting; international management accounting; international trade; issues in financial reporting; macroeconomics; management accounting; management and organisational behaviour; management psychology; management (principles and practices); managing across cultures; managing for ethics and sustainability; marketing (principles and practices); modern banking; people and organisations; perspectives on marketing; philosophy of management and accounting; political economy; portfolio management; postgraduate mathematics preparation; research evaluation projects; research methods in accounting; research methods in finance (empirical methods in finance); risk management; strategic brand communication; strategy and accounting; topics in financial economics; topics in labour economics; trading global financial markets.

Assessment methods

Assessment is a combination of written coursework, end-of-term tests, practical and laboratory work (where appropriate) and end-of-year exams. During the summer, you will work on a dissertation or individual project included in your final grade.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 15,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 9,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Graduate Administrator, Department of Economics
Telephone number: 
01206 872719