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MSc Financial and Business Economics

University of Essex

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Careers in business and finance often require an economic approach. Our MSc Financial and Business Economics allows you to study the economic principles that are at the heart of finance and business, and to develop an awareness of their applications.

You investigate topics including:

  • Topics in corporate finance
  • How to raise funds to maintain the activity of a firm
  • Asset pricing algebra
  • Defining debt and equity
  • Modigliani-Miller irrelevance theorems

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

  • Game theory and strategic interactions
  • Theoretical and applied econometrics
  • Labour economics

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Your future

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

On our course you will develop key employability skills including statistical analysis, mathematical techniques, research, analytical reasoning, and modelling.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a range of high-profile organisations:

  • Price water house Cooper (PwC)
  • Ernst and Young
  • EXL Service

More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Application deadline

01 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    54th out of 124 5

    47th out of 81 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    109 51%

    94th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    42nd

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.73 75%

    84th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 48%

    65th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    50th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    31st

    28

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