Business and Financial Economics PG Dip

Internationalisation of the world economy and the policy challenges it has posed forbusiness and public decision-makers have increased the demand for economicsgraduates. This demand is evident in a wide range of national and internationalinstitutions, including central banks and finance ministries, commercial and investmentbanks, rating agencies, and business organisations. Opportunities are also available ininternational governmental and non-governmental organisations, central and localgovernment departments, and economics and business media.

These employers reflect an ever-increasing demand for high-quality, evidence-baseddecision making that requires competence in applied economics and state-of-the-artdata analysis.

This programme will enable you to respond to this increasing demand by combiningsolid training in theory and method with stimulating exposure to economics andfinancial data sources. The programme weaves a three-way linkage between businessand financial economics theory, data analysis, and application of theory and method topolicy and strategy issues in the world of business and finance.

The programme has a number of distinctive features. These include structured conversion, which will enable you to combine theory and evidence to produce evidence-based work, and rigorous application, enabling you to combine theory andevidence to develop evidence-based answers to economic and business issues. Youwill also become competent in data access and analysis, enabling you to access,manage and analyse data on a wide range of economic and business issues. A workplacement will give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills and preparefor work as a professional economist.

We are proud to say that we are first for student course satisfaction in London forEconomics, according to both the Guardian and the Complete University Guide 2016league tables.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip you with a sound knowledge of business and financial economics, whichwill help improve your analytical and problem-solving skills
  • To introduce you to new insights in the study of business and financial economics,which will develop your critical- and creative-thinking skills
  • To enable you to respond to the increasing demand for economics graduates bydeveloping your skills and competence in business and financial economics.

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PG Dip, MSc, PG Dip, MSc Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good quality recognised degree ineconomics, industrial organisation,financial management or publicpolicy (generally a minimum 2.2 orequivalent).

* Graduates in business studies,mathematics/IT, social sciences,and engineering are also welcome toapply - provided that economics orquantitative methods constitute acomponent of their studies.

* Students educated in a languageother than English should normallyhave an IELTS score of 6.0 (with aminimum of 5.5 in each skill) orequivalent in a Secure EnglishLanguage Test. Alternatively,students with an overall IELTS of 5or 5.5 can study our Pre-SessionalEnglish language programme priorto degree studies.

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