An MSc, or Master of Science, is an academic distinction bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in what is often a science-based discipline. The MSc often enhances career opportunities as well as earning potential.
Economics and administration is a discipline that focuses on both macro and micro economics. Experts are trained to understand both how individual actions and mass trends affect the economy. Many specialize in particular subject areas such as public policy, business economics and consumer behavior.
The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. English is one of the official languages of the Philippines and is a mandatory subject in all schools.
MSc in Economic Studies in the Philippines
The Master of Science in Finance degree Program aims to prepare the student for a career in financial management, specifically to undertake the various financial management functions. [+]
Financial institutions undertake the financial sector's mobilization of resources. Crucial to the sector's growth is its managerial manpower. The effort in developing such managers had been through MBA programs that offer elective courses in financial management. However, MBA programs remain mainly oriented toward training generalist business managers. As a result, substantial resources are still expended in non-formal special training in finance. Furthermore, the growing size and complexity of the Philippine finance sector have created the need for a specialized degree program in finance. In accordance with UP's mandate to be at the forefront of learning and advanced education, the University became convinced about the financial services industry's need for a master's program in finance. In June 1995, with the strong representations from prospective students and finance practitioners, UP finance faculty members conceptualized and designed a master's program in finance. This proposal was later refined by the faculty of the Department of Accounting, Finance, Economics and Law, and by the business community. The latter group included officers and members of the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines (FINEX) and the Bankers Association of the Philippines (BAP).... [-]