University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Finance and Business Economics

This course appeals to students who are seeking a course that brings the study of finance and economics together within a business school context; the course content is evenly balanced between business economics and finance; the course provides students with advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics; it has an international orientation, with a strong empirical content; there is a specific focus on business economics, with courses examining the linkages between international macroeconomics and global capital markets, and examining the economics of business organisational structures; students carry out a major piece of empirical research in a dissertation project from either the finance or business economics areas.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours, or the overseas equivalent; students whose 1st language is not English will be required to take an English language test.

Course modules

Modules include: Essentials of finance; data analysis for business economics; international macroeconomics and global capital markets; corporate finance; the analysis of business structures; financial econometrics; foundations of finance theory; portfolio investment; derivative securities; corporate governance and financial reputation; financial statement analysis; advanced empirical finance; international mergers and acquisitions; international finance; real options in corporate finance; international trade - theory and policy; foreign competition, industrial performance and economic growth and business and government.

Sponsorship information

The David Jones Scholarship offers a scholarship worth $6,000 Canadian dollars to support 1 student; the award is open only to UK nationals.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 16,700 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 19,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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