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MSc-Postgraduate Diploma-Postgraduate Certificate Economics (International Business Economics)

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  • Objectives
    An advanced knowledge of economic theory and the expertise to apply that knowledge in business and research environments will give you clear advantages in your career, helping you to take on senior responsibilities within a huge range of organisations. This course will give you a thorough grounding in economic theory and analysis with a focus on the changing nature of global business. You'll learn about research methods and the tools of modern econometric analysis and have the chance to learn how to apply these tools and techniques in a variety of specialised areas of economics. Take your career to the next level The hands-on skills, combined with in-depth theoretical knowledge you will develop during the course, will equip you to carry out further high-level research or apply your expertise in even the most demanding of business environments. This course offers enormous flexibility, allowing you to choose from a large range of specialist options in addition to a set of core modules.
  • Entry requirements
    This is a demanding course and you'll need: -a good honours degree (minimum 2:2) ideally in a Social Science or -a related discipline from a recognised Higher Education institution or -equivalent from a recognised overseas institution. Alternatively, you'll need comparable qualifications, knowledge and experience. If English is not your first language you will also need to demonstrate your English Language proficiency. For example you should have either: -A minimum grade of 6.5 overall on the British Council International English Language Test (IELTS) -A TOEFL score of at least 600 (written scale) or 250 (computer scale)
  • Academic Title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate Economics (International Business Economics)
  • Course description

    Core modules

    -Research Methods I
    -Research Methods II or Applied Econometrics
    -Economic Theory and Applications
    -Economics of Global Business I and II

    Option modules*

    Choose two from a range such as:

    -Corporate Governance
    -Economic Transformation
    -Labour Economics
    -Development Economics
    -Principles and Practice of Banking
    -Monetary Economics
    -Applied Econometrics
    -Political Economy of Firms and Industries
    -Spatial Economics

    * the availability of option modules is subject to demand.


    In addition to the core and option modules, you'll also write a major 15,000 word dissertation, designed to demonstrate your in-depth knowledge as well as you abilities of analysis and critical appraisal.

    Teaching and learning
    Traditional lectures are only one part of the course. You'll also learn through syndicate work, presentations and discussion, seminar groups and computer workshops. These modern methods create an environment that is enjoyable, varied and hugely effective.

    Full-time students will take part in formal classes for two days a week, part-time students for one day a week. The course starts in September of each year and runs for 12 or 16 months for full-time students and 24 or 28 months for part-time students, depending on your choice of supervision schedule for your dissertation.

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