Strathclyde Business School

University of Strathclyde

Economics and Finance

The global financial crisis has highlighted the strong links that exist between economics and finance, and the undoubted international nature of both. Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of economics and finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in and training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants. The aim of the course is to produce highly skilled professionals who can analyse, understand, and explain the complex economic and financial issues that arise in a globalised world. There is a problem-solving focus, a strong emphasis on students developing and applying their skills to real-world situations.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent. Relevant subjects include economics, finance, business studies and management science. Consideration will also be given to applicants from a much broader set of backgrounds, including mathematics, environmental studies, politics, public policy and international affairs. We'll consider applications from well qualified and highly motivated students with any undergraduate degree specialisation. Applications are also welcomed from candidates with strong career experience in a relevant field.

Course modules

Course content: compulsory classes; foundations of microeconomics; macroeconomics for the business environment; analysis of economic data; further topics in microeconomics; principles of finance; accounting and financial analysis; macroeconomics for the global business environment; quantitative methods. Optional classes: advanced corporate finance and applications; derivatives and treasury management; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

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