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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Applicants should be competent in using the English language, have good literacy and numeracy skills, and be interested in a career in economic or financial analysis. Applicants for the full-time course should have: -A UK undergraduate degree with quantitative analysis and at least -intermediate-level study of Economics and/or Finance. -A recognised equivalent qualification from the UK or other countries that -fulfil these requirements will also be acceptable. -Have worked or are working in a relevant economics or finance occupation -that demonstrates the equivalent knowledge and skills through employment -and training. These candidates will be considered on an individual basis -and be required to provide a written CV demonstrating that they meet the -requirements for admission.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Economics and Finance
  • Course description

    Opportunity to complete a three-month internship in a relevant company
    Innovative delivery of modules
    Individual research project

    External input from academics and industry professionals
    About the course

    The course is solidly grounded in economics since it is developments in this discipline which have revolutionised the way finance and financial markets are now analysed. It is designed to provide the knowledge and skills that will enhance your employability as a graduate in the specialist finance sector.

    A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course to develop and assess specific knowledge and skills. These include tests, essays, individual and group projects, reports and presentations. You will also complete an individual research project.

    Course content
    The content of the course is framed around important contemporary themes of: Information; Economic and Financial Modelling; Macroeconomic Indicators Financial Risk and Management Employability. You will study elements of each theme through the six core modules, and are then able to pursue one or two key themes through your choice option modules.

    Employability and careers: life after university
    Graduates of this course can work in the finance sector in careers relating to pensions analysis, unit and investment trust management, corporate finance, international finance and central banking. Graduates can also pursue academic research in the UK or elsewhere.

    How do you study?
    The modules are taught sequentially with intensive block teaching over the course of a week followed by a period of independent study, including assignment preparation and completion.

    A range of teaching and learning methods are used in the intensive block teaching period depending on the module being studied. These methods include large group teaching, small group tutorials, research supervision, interactive teaching, industry-specific workshops (involving guest speakers, project work, etc.), eSupported learning, guided and directed individual and group study and a variety of multimedia approaches.

    You will also undertake independent and group-based learning outside of the classroom. This will take the form of background reading, research, assignment preparation and assignment completion. Independent learning is guided by individual or group meetings with tutors to enable more personal support and feedback.

    The induction programme at the start of the course introduces you to the staff, outlines the course, and provides you with the opportunity to explore the various available learning and support resources, including the Library, Careers Service, International Office and Student Support Services. Additional language support will be provided as appropriate during the course to aid your learning.

    Professional recognition
    Nottingham Business School is one of the UK’s leading full-service business schools, providing a wide range of Business and Management education services for individuals and organisations. The School’s reputation within the international and global business world continues to go from strength to strength as a result of its consistent performance in terms of accreditation, student performance and research, and its impressive client base.

    Resources and facilities
    Nottingham Business School’s professional approach to management education is supported by a suite of state-of-the-art teaching rooms and the latest in communication and information technology. The School provides a high quality management learning environment, designed to encourage creative thinking about real world issues confronting managers and their organisations.

    Special features
    Employment skills are crucial for any graduate. Full-time students will be given the option to complete a three-month internship in a relevant work-based role following the taught elements of the course. The internship will enable you to use the specialist knowledge and skills acquired during the programme in a relevant work-based environment. Students will learn to critically reflect on the specialist and generic skills, knowledge and attributes developed and utilised.

    Core modules:

    -Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance
    -Information and Risk
    -Growth, Instability and Policy
    -International Banking and Finance
    -Derivatives Markets: Forwards and Futures
    -Informational Efficiency in Financial Markets
    -Research Planning and Methods for Economics and Finance
    -15,000-word Individual Research Project

    Optional modules (choose 3 from the following):

    -Economic and Financial Modelling
    -Financial Market Analysis
    -Derivatives Markets: Options
    -Macroeconomic Modelling
    -Organisations, Ownership and Control
    -Business Problem-Solving Using Economics

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