University of Essex
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.
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: 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 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.
Research councils and 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|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Colchester Campus||Colchester||CO4 3SQ||South East|
Graduate Administrator, Department of Economics