Master of Science Program in Economics

Top 197 Master of Science Degrees in Economics 2017

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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.

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MSc Finance & Economics

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12  October 2017 United Kingdom Coventry

Explore the most advanced tools in finance and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options [+]

Explore the most advanced tools in finance and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options.

This course is ideal for you if you already have a strong grounding in economics, are highly numerate, and want to learn to apply your knowledge to finance. You will be considering jobs in the City or in the capital markets of your own country, in areas such as asset management, corporate finance, trading, financial regulation, and economic and financial consulting and central banking.

WBS benefits from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers and this course has benefited from recommendations following consultation with the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and many of our alumni.... [-]


Full-time Master in Management (M.Sc.)

HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management
Campus Full time 21 - 24  March 2017 Germany Leipzig

HHL's Master in Management is perfectly structured to meet your individual needs. Compulsory core modules will deepen your general management knowledge and your understanding of business and economics. Furthermore, you will gain state-of-the-art leadership skills and practical experience because HHL always emphasizes on the close connection between theory and practice. HHL also offers a part-time M.Sc. program. Contact us to get more information. [+]

#6 for Salaries worldwide, Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking 2016 Program Structure A curriculum that fits your needs HHL's Master in Management is perfectly structured to meet your individual needs. Compulsory core modules will deepen your general management knowledge and your understanding of business and economics. Furthermore, you will gain state-of-the-art leadership skills and practical experience because HHL always emphasizes on the close connection between theory and practice. Thus, the core modules include student consulting projects in cooperation with business partners in the region and beyond. Our elective modules allow you to compose the program according to your interests. They provide you with advanced management knowledge and skills. You can choose four out of eight options for professional specialization. Class Profile Class Statistics Average age: 24 Age range: 21 - 27 Class size: 45 Percentage of woman: 29 % Average work experience: 1.5 years Percentage of international students: 33 % Nationalities represented: e.g. Austria, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Spain International Outside the box – gain international experience International competence is essential for a business leader. Global partnerships are therefore one of HHL’s key assets. We serve our selective number of students with over 130 partner universities around the globe. In order to keep abreast of current international, social, and economic challenges, a term abroad is integrated into the M.Sc. curriculum. It is also possible to earn an additional degree at selected partner universities (double degree). The courses taken abroad will be part of the student’s performance record and are given an equal value considering the overall grades at HHL. Careers Your path to success – tailor-made service An individual Career Development Service at HHL is regarded as a key element to our students' success. From the date of admission to the Master in Management to the placement of a successful job application – we will support you. Leading international firms regularly recruit HHL students and graduates on campus for internships and permanent positions. Start-up Opportunities More than 160 start-ups have been founded by HHL graduates in the last 13 years making HHL one of the most entrepreneurial business schools in Germany. Selected by the Financial Times as #1 school for Entrepreneurship in 2011 and 2012, HHL is developing its entrepreneurial activities even further, supporting all interested students in already developing their business ideas in the course of the program. We regularly invite entrepreneurs as well as investors and other key players of the start-up scene to share their experiences with our students. Additionally, the student initiative Accelerate@HHL regularly organizes visits to start-up companies. Selected HHL start-ups Application Become a member of HHL: Join our next M.Sc. class! Admission to the Master Program in Management (M.Sc.) at HHL is highly competitive. If your application meets the requirements you will be invited to an Admission Test Day at HHL. For international candidates we offer telephone interviews as an equivalent. Those candidates have to submit GMAT, TOEFL and recommendation letters along with all other application documents. Application Deadlines Spring intake: January 15 / November 15* Fall intake: June 20 / May 30* * Earlier deadline for prospective students from non-EU countries, to allow time for visa processing. Student Life The HHL-Leipzig Mix HHL is located in Leipzig, the heart of Europe. With a high-quality lifestyle, very moderate living costs, many parks, open air sports facilities, surrounding lakes with beautiful beaches, as well as many jogging and biking paths, Leipzig is probably the “greenest” metropole that you could find - discover it for yourself! An additional important and very interesting point of the student life at HHL are our student initiatives in sports, professional and social sectors. So the HHL-Leipzig Mix sets the perfect balance for studying, networking and enjoying life. [-]

Master in Economics and Business Administration

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Odense Esbjerg Kolding Slagelse Sønderborg + 4 more

The University of Southern Denmark offers MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration at its five campuses in Esbjerg, Kolding, Odense... [+]

Master in Economics and Business Administration (MSc)

 

The University of Southern Denmark offers MSc programmes in Economics and Business Administration at its five campuses in Esbjerg, Kolding, Odense, Sønderborg, and Slagelse. The teaching at the programmes is based on research at the highest international level. Therefore, the programmes offered at each campus reflects the research profile at the campus.Below, you find a list of the profiles offered in English language at SDU. At the profiles offered in English language, all teaching is in English. Exams also take place in English. However, if the student wishes so, exams can also be taken in Danish provided the examiner and co-examiner are Danish-speaking. ... [-]


MA Economics for Transition

Schumacher College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3  September 2017 United Kingdom Totnes + 1 more

In response to the deepening economic and related crises, we launched our postgraduate programme in Economics for Transition in association with the New Economics Foundation, the Transition Network and the Business School at Plymouth University. Start Date - Sept 2017 [+]

Achieving Low-Carbon, High Well-Being, Resilient Economies Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to economics. There is an urgent need for a radical rethink of our economic system. We need new thinking and new models that recognise the challenges we face now, rather than blindly following the path that has led us into the converging crises we now face. These models will enable us to both mitigate the impacts and adapt to these inter-locking crises – including climate change, biodiversity loss, the peaking in fossil fuel energy supplies, financial instability, food security, poverty and so on. They will be built on an understanding of the complementarity of ecological protection and human flourishing. For 20 years, pioneering thinkers and practitioners have been developing alternative economic ideas, models and experiments that were once considered radical and marginal. As we turn to face a new economic dawn, these theories and practices are now moving centre stage. “I teach at Schumacher College because of its strong link with ecological sustainability and an approach which is based on collaborative co-creation. People are not told what to do, together they co-create their ideas. It’s a fundamentally different model of education that we can learn from and apply to the economy as well as other areas of our life.” Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly, London School of Economics Why Schumacher College? Since 1991, Schumacher College has been pioneering radical new thinking in economics, attracting leading teachers, practitioners and activists from across the globe. We have inspired and supported thousands of organisations and individuals from many different countries in their quest to achieve a more sustainable and equitable world. In response to the deepening economic and related crises, we launched our postgraduate programme in Economics for Transition in association with the New Economics Foundation, the Transition Network and the Business School at Plymouth University. This partnership offers you an unparalleled opportunity to learn about the cream of radical economic thinking, activism and entrepreneurship globally. Hosted by highly respected radical economists, completed by an unrivalled visiting faculty of teachers and practitioners from across the world, you have a unique chance to join those at the forefront of new economic thinking. Our Teachers Have Included: Jonathan Dawson – Schumacher College Tim Crabtree – Schumacher College Stephan Harding – Schumacher College Julie Richardson – Schumacher College Anna Coote and Tony Greenham – New Economics Foundation Rob Hopkins, Jay Tompt & Sophy Banks – Transition Network David Bollier – co-founder of the Commons Strategies Group Gustavo Esteva – founder of the Universidad de la Tierra Fiona Ward – REconomy Project Pat Conaty – NEF Fellow Tim ‘Mac’ Macartney – Founder and CEO of Embercombe Robin Murray – Industrial and environmental economist. Kate Raworth – Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute Dr. Martin Shaw – Author, mythologist, storyteller and award winning wilderness Rites-of-Passage guide Who is this course for? We are delighted to receive your application whether you are coming directly from an undergraduate degree, taking time-out to study mid-career or wanting an opportunity to retrain in a subject area that is of huge importance to our global economic future and wellbeing. We are looking for enthusiastic agents of change who are ready to co-create a new economy in practice. We are looking for those prepared to take a risk and stand on the cutting-edge of new thinking in this area. Schumacher College welcomes students from all over the world in its diverse mix of cultural experience and age group that allows for rich peer to peer learning. What you will learn? The key sustainability issues facing the world today How ecological, economic and social crises are systemically linked to the malfunctioning of today’s globalised economy A critique of the dominant neoclassical, industrial growth model from different perspectives A theoretical and experiential understanding of an ecological world-view How to apply ecology and complexity science to the economy and social systems The co-creation of a new approach to economics drawn from alternative schools of thought The co-creation of future scenarios and pathways towards low-carbon, high wellbeing and resilient economies Participation in current debates on the economics of transition New economics tools, methods and policies and their application to real-world case studies Self-evaluation to improve professional practice You will also carry out an independent research project related to the economics of transition Where you will go? Are you ready to join a new generation of business leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, researchers, consultants and activists? Graduates from this programme will have the skills and knowledge to work for sustainable change in the public and private sectors as well as in civil society, or to set up their own projects or organisations that will contribute to the transition to a new economy. Hear from some of our past and present students and find out how this programme has changed their lives and careers by reading our the Economics for Transition student profiles. Partner institutions nef (the new economics foundation) Nef was founded in 1986 by the leaders of The Other Economic Summit (TOES) which forced issues such as international debt onto the agenda of the G7 and G8 summits. They combine rigorous analysis and policy debate with practical and innovative solutions to economic, environmental and social issues. Transition Network The Transition Network supports an international movement to inspire, encourage, connect, support and train communities and organisations to rebuild resilience and reduce CO2 emissions. Business School at Plymouth University. Plymouth University Business School are committed to social and environmental enterprise and were top of the People and Planet Green League of Universities in 2010. [-]

Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time 12  August 2017 Singapore

The Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) degree programme is designed to prepare economists and finance professionals for the challenge of analysing and interpreting financial data and the implications of evolving economic [+]

The Master of Science in Financial Economics (MSFE) degree programme is designed to prepare economists and finance professionals for the challenge of analysing and interpreting financial data and the implications of evolving economic policies, financial regulations and innovative financial products. It is a multidisciplinary programme that draws on experts in economics, finance, accounting and law to equip talented graduates and practitioners with the relevant domain knowledge and the skills needed to apply state-of-the-art methods to the analysis of issues in financial economics.

Designed for

This program is designed for quantitatively inclined and talented professionals from various backgrounds like Engineering, Physical and Social Sciences, Business, Finance and Economics. Its primary strength draws on the inherent multidisciplinary nature of the program involving faculty with expertise in economics, econometrics and finance to a larger degree, and in accounting and law, thereby generating a unique “transformative” learning experience for students.... [-]


MA in Economics

University of New Hampshire - Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Durham

The MA in Economics builds on a strong foundation of core courses in economic theory and econometrics. [+]

Paul College’s M.A. in Economics is one of the most rigorous in the country. Students earn their degree in ten months. The program is based on four terms that run from late August through the end of May. Most classes meet four hours per week, providing an equivalent number of contact hours to semester-based programs that require a much greater time commitment. Key Features 3.5 semester-equivalent courses in applied econometrics and statistics Capstone research project with one-on-one mentoring from dedicated faculty Weekly research seminar that attracts scholars from around the country Flexibility to take courses from the MBA and other programs Coursework counts towards Ph.D. degree; option to continue on for the doctorate New state of the art building with dedicated study areas for M.A. students Teaching and research assistantships available Record of placements into consulting, government policy, and other high-value jobs The M.A. in Economics requires 36 credits, which consists of 10 three-credit courses, plus three terms of graduate economics seminar (2 credits each).  The culminating experience is a master's paper for which students conduct original research in their chosen field with close mentorship from faculty members. Every student must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School and the following requirements of the major. August - September, Term 1 - Foundation (5 weeks) ECON 825 Mathematical Economics (8 hours/week) ECON 898 Statistical Skills (strongly recommended) October - December, Term 2 - The Core (10 weeks) ECON 976 Microeconomics I (3 credits) ECON 972 Macroeconomics I (3 credits) ECON 926 Econometrics I (3 credits) ECON 988 Graduate Economics Seminar(3 credits) Foundation and core courses enable students to advance to specialized areas in Terms 3 and 4 with a strong background in theory and econometrics. January - March, Term 3 - Electives (10 weeks) ECON 927 Econometrics II or approved skills course (3 credits) ECON 988 Graduate Economics Seminar (3 credits) Field/elective course (3 credits) Field/elective course (3 credits) March - May, Term 4 (10 weeks) ECON 979 Research Skills for Economists ECON 988 Graduate Economics Seminar A third econometrics or field/elective course (3 credits) Field/elective course (3 credits) Students may take economic electives in areas such as international finance, environmental and resource economics, health economics, data analysis and information management, and international business. Up to two elective courses may be taken outside of the department, subject to approval by the department. All elective courses must be at the 800 level or higher. Graduate Economics Seminar (6 credits) Students are required to sign up for the Graduate Economics Seminar (ECON 988) in Terms 2, 3, and 4. No more than 6 credits can be counted towards the degree. Master's Paper (3 credits) Students are required to take the Research Skills course (ECON 979) where they complete their master's research project. Master's research projects are presented to the faculty and deans at the end of Term 4. [-]

MSc in Environmental Economics (Distance Learning)

SOAS University of London
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 - 5  August 2017 United Kingdom London Enfield + 2 more

This programme provides graduates with a sound theoretical base and practical appreciation of the concepts and methods of environmental and natural resource economics relevant to policy decisions and research. It is designed to suit students with a primary interest in issues and policies concerning the rural environment. [+]

Masters of Science in Economics. Environmental issues at local, national and global levels are among the foremost challenges facing society today, and the result of complex interactions of natural processes with economic forces and policies. It is widely recognised that most environmental problems, whether small-scale or global, are the result of a complex interaction of natural processes with economic forces and decisions. This programme provides graduates with a sound theoretical base and practical appreciation of the concepts and methods of environmental and natural resource economics relevant to policy decisions and research. It is designed to suit students with a primary interest in issues and policies concerning the rural environment. Programme start February and May annually Duration2 – 5 years. Students take an average of 3 years to complete the MSc programme. February and May annually Time commitment The study periods are 30 weeks for students starting in February and 15 weeks for those starting in June. For the 30-week study period, you will need to allocate 5-6 hours of study time per module, per week. For students starting their studies in June with the shorter 15-week session, 10-12 hours per module, per week, is recommended. Study materials Once registered, you will be sent a comprehensive study package for each of your chosen modules. This includes: A detailed study guide. Composed of ten units, this incorporates exercises, assignments and other activities into the study text, which will take you through your programme of self-directed study. Most module study guides are now provided in electronic format. An indicative study calendar. This will assist you in planning your study, as well as highlighting deadlines such as those for Tutor Marked Assignments. Books and other published materials. Generally textbooks, these are acquired on your behalf and should provide background as well as key extracts necessary for study of the module. Integrated volumes of key readings. These are drawn from a wide range of sources and are provided as required readings. Information is also supplied regarding sources of further reading as well as weblinks, for students to look into should they so wish. Supplementary study materials. These are included where appropriate, and include items such as computer software Library access Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE provides easy access to study resources, as well as to fast and efficient academic and administrative support. It also enables you to be part of a learning community in a way in which distance learners have seldom been accustomed in the past. Visit the SOAS website for more information [-]

MSc in Maritime Economics & Logistics (MEL)

MEL Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics & Logistics
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24  October 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders in business and government. The programme prepares experts with modern economic and management tools for efficient decision-making, providing them at the same time with methods, concepts, and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, the complexities of global maritime supply chains. [+]

The programme reflects MEL’s holistic and integrated approach in addressing the complex interconnectedness of global maritime supply chains. In addition to the MEL courses, the programme places substantial emphasis on methodology and analytical skill development. Also the MEL thesis plays a large part in the curriculum. Distinguishing characteristics of the programme – bridging theory to practice – are the MEL Events (social/cultural integration); Company Visits (in situ experience); Professional Development Courses (practical applications of theory); and the Distinguished Lecture Series. Learning Objectives The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders in business and government. The programme prepares experts with modern economic and management tools for efficient decision-making, providing them at the same time with methods, concepts, and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, the complexities of global maritime supply chains. In this way, MEL graduates are expected to be able to act and make decisions, with managerial style and determination, under complex and uncertain conditions, in a global economic and social environment. Programme Structure The MEL Programme starts with an introduction to MEL, to Erasmus University Rotterdam, to Rotterdam, and the Netherlands. In this week we also spend time on the practical issues of studying at MEL and the resources that are available to MEL students. After the introduction the first block starts, consisting of three clusters of three courses and a number of events. Each course has a fixed length of three weeks and accounts for 1.5 ECTS credits (The entire MEL programme consists of 60 ECTS in total. 1 ECTS equals 28 study hours). The second block consists of four clusters of three courses and a number of events. In the third block one course of each cluster is substituted by an elective course, which the student can choose out of a list of elective courses. The last block of the programme is dedicated to thesis and graduation. The thesis is a major part of the MEL curriculum. Its objective is to enable students to apply the knowledge acquired in the course, through the methodological analysis of an applied maritime problem. Materials from MEL theses have been published, they are presented at international conferences, and several of them have also led to eventual PhD studies. Assessment This revised programme structure enables an even better implementation of the MEL policy of continuous assessment. The method of assessment varies from a written exam to assignments and term papers throughout and at the end of each block. Relatively short modules provide faster feedback to the students. This facilitates the introduction of students with different backgrounds to the educational system at Erasmus University Rotterdam. [-]

Master of Science in European Economy and Business Law

University of Rome Tor Vergata Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Italy Rome

The course in European Economy and Business Law, entirely taught in English, intends to train students to work with a competitive advantage in the field of economics and law. [+]

Masters of Science in Economics. Master of Science in European Economy and Business Law Our MSc in European Economy and Business Law, taught entirely in English, is a two-year programme which provides students with a competitive advantage in the field of economics, European institution management and market regulation. The Msc is geared to students from diverse backgrounds. With its interdisciplinary, practical approach and interactive teaching methods, the programme aims at developing advanced knowledge and critical skills. The purpose of the programme is to meet the demand for economic and business expertise with a European focus on: - European institutions and international organisations - Research institutions - Government and non-governmental agencies - Business consulting firms - National and local public administrations. Services and Facilities reserved to students Scholarships based on merit and income Accommodation at discounted prices Free Italian Language Course Student Card, including discounts on: transports, copies, dining service, health insurance Internship Opportunities Exchange Programmes, including Erasmus and Overseas projects Wi-Fi connection, PC lab, language lab and library. Free preparatory courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Visit our website for further information and details: http://economia.uniroma2.it/master-science/eebl/ Call for Application A.Y. 2017/2018 Starting date of programme: 17 September 2017 Length of programme: 2 years Coordinator: Prof. Leonardo Becchetti Language of instruction: English General admission process: selection is based on academic standing, CV, reference letter, motivational letter and English Language knowledge. Eligibility criteria: a Bachelor degree obtained in the area of economics, political science, law, humanities, finance, business administration and management, engineering, mathematics, physics, statistics or a foreign degree deemed equivalent by the School of Economics. Tuition fees per year: tuition fees (€2.900 per year - to be paid in two installments) plus university taxes (between € 450 - € 1.970 for a.a. 2017-18, depending on annual family income). [-]

MSc Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)

Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Campus Full time 22 - 24  October 2017 Germany Marburg

Joint International Master's Programme [+]

What is the idea behind EMEA?

EMEA is a unique master’s programme designed for students who want to acquire a solid foundation in economic analysis in combination with specific knowledge about the economies of the MENA region.

For this purpose, EMEA combines an academic focus with hands-on regional experience: lectures are taking place at Philipps-University Marburg and at Lebanese American University (LAU) and the master’s thesis can be written during a six months stay in the MENA region.

How does EMEA work? Four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits Graduate-level economics and introductory MENA economics followed by specialised courses Economics and interdisciplinary electives facilitate specialisation according to individual interests How is the programme’s content structured? ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Cologne

The Economics master programme consists of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points and is designed as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of economics. [+]

Masters of Science in Economics. ECONOMICS - MASTER OF SCIENCE The Economics master programme consists of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points and is designed as a full-time 4-semester programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor’s degree within the field of economics. The core and advanced sections cover content-specific and methodological foundations in micro and macroeconomics, statistics, econometrics and mathematics. These competencies enable you to comprehend scientific literature on economic science and independently analyse economic problems on an advanced theoretical and empirical level. There is a variety of research and method oriented modules (Research Track Modules) to choose from, allowing you to put together a course package that best suits your level of knowledge and training objectives. In the specialisation section, you chose two of seven different sub-areas (fields) to specialise in. These fields reflect the faculty’s method and research focus within the area of economics: Design and Behavior Energy Economics Growth, Labor and Inequality in the Global Economy Markets and Institutions Macroeconomics, Money and Financial Markets Public Economics Statistics and Econometrics The supplementary section enables you to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Examples for modules are e.g. finance, corporate strategy, economic psychology or economic geography. Students also have the possibility to acquire credits during a semester abroad, accounted for at the WiSo Faculty. Only the best for your career As a graduate you will find possible fields of employment in areas of public institutions such as ministries, central banks, agencies, and public authorities (such as antitrust divisions or regulatory authorities), European institutions (such as the European Commission) or international institutions (such as the OECD, IWF or World Bank) which are specifically related to economics. Additionally, universities and research institutes as well as economic departments of private institutions (banks, consulting agencies, larger industrial corporations, organisations or the media) offer jobs for economists. Moreover, graduates of this programme have fantastic job prospects in other areas of the private sector (such as consulting agencies, investment banking or corporations in the network industry). Furthermore, so-called “Master Fast Tracks” offer the possibility of already taking classes relevant to future PHD-studies to distinguished scholars. Not international enough? The faculty provides extensive credit transfer possibilities and a window of mobility in the 3rd semester to offer students the possibility to spend a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Admission Requirements The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 18 ECTS credits in Economics At least 48 ECTS credits in further Economics, Business Administration and/or Social Sciences At least 15 ECTS credits in Statistics and/or Mathematics OR At least 40 ECTS in Mathematics Language requirements English language skills Selection procedure Within the selection process each applicant receives an individual score that consists of the following criteria: Grade earned in the preceding Bachelor’s degree [68-34 points] Result of the admission test TM-WISO/ GMAT/ GRE [32 - 0 points] The above criteria are used to determine a score for each candidate. Study places are subsequently allotted according to an applicant’s position on the ranking list. [-]

MSc Economics and Investment Banking

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course will provide you with a robust understanding of financial economics, financial market behaviour and financial market participants, such as investment banks. You will work hands-on with financial tools and techniques, including our state-of the-art Trading Room. You will learn how to assess investment opportunities, understand the economic fundamentals underlying financial markets and evaluate financial portfolios. [+]

MSc Economics and Investment Banking This course will provide you with a robust understanding of financial economics, financial market behaviour and financial market participants, such as investment banks. You will work hands-on with financial tools and techniques, including our state-of the-art Trading Room. You will learn how to assess investment opportunities, understand the economic fundamentals underlying financial markets and evaluate financial portfolios. Why choose this course? This course is aimed at students with a background in economics, business or finance. It provides students with an opportunity to develop their understanding of the work of economists while developing a specialism in analysing a range of issues in financial economics. Our applied focus means that you will evaluate a range of contemporary issues in the areas of economics and finance gaining a rigorous grounding in economic theory and techniques. Work Placement Opportunity You may be able to add a years' work placement, making your master's a two year course. It'e a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. How you’re taught Study and support Teaching and learning methods are centred around interactive workshops which are highly participative in nature and will employ case studies, discussions, business simulations and group activities. Interactivity is key to our teaching and we are committed to providing courses that adopt teaching methods that are appropriate to the student cohort and the specific modules. We ensure that support and guidance is in place, especially during the early stages of the course and assessment periods, to help you become comfortable with operating in a student-centred learning environment. Assessment methods A range of assessment methods are used across the course, the choice of which reflects the needs and demands of the different types of module. Some modules will assess the ability to work collaboratively in a team and others will assess individual capability. Types of assessment will range from examinations to group presentations including essays, reports, financial analyses, literature reviews and research-based projects. The interactive nature of the taught sessions offers opportunities to gain feedback on your performance before being formally assessed and increasing use is made of eLearning to further support the feedback process. Induction All our courses begin with a comprehensive development programme that will help you prepare for your studies and develop key academic and transferable skills. A key feature is a short residential team-building course, normally in the Peak District. You will also have opportunities to meet members of the teaching team and other postgraduate students, receive detailed programme information, and gain valuable support and guidance from the library, careers service, international office and Student Support Services. In-sessional English language support In-sessional English language support classes are available to all international (non-EU) students studying on degree courses at NTU. There is no extra charge for these classes. Learn a new language Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have. Learning a new language can: enhance your communication skills enrich your experience when travelling abroad boost your career prospects. Careers and employability Placement year opportunities You can choose to add a year's work placement, making your master's a two-year course. It's a great way to put your learning into practice and gain valuable real-world experience to boost your career. We have extensive links with corporate partners who can offer placements, so we can help you find something perfect. If you undertake a placement, you must take up the Business Research Project in Semester Three. If you're unable to take a full year's placement, but have completed at least 36 weeks, you can qualify for a Placement Diploma in Industrial Experience. Career prospects This route equips you for high-level careers in diverse organisations worldwide, including those in finance and retail. Your role might involve information generation, consultancy or planning. Career development As an integral part of the course, careers advisers will run a series of workshops where students can identify methods and strategies to enable them to effectively pursue their career goals. The workshops will focus on both home and international students and concentrate on developing skills and occupational awareness. Helping you find your feet after university Following graduation, we will continue to support you by providing a number of services that will help kick-start your career. Our Employability Team are here to inspire and enhance every stage of your career planning, and as a graduate of NTU, you will be able to access their services for three years after your course has finished. Services they provide include: finding placements, internships and part-time work helping you to pursue self-employment advice on taking gap years and time out help to get into volunteering information on further study. Entry requirements UK You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in one of the following fields: economics, business, management, finance or another social science-related subject (containing quantitative methods at level 1 as a minimum), or a quantitatively-based subject such as science, engineering or maths. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career. One academic reference is required. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements and / or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis Getting in touch If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. International You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (2.2 or above) in one of the following fields: economics, business, management, finance or another social science-related subject (containing quantitative methods at level 1 as a minimum), or a quantitatively-based subject such as science, engineering or maths. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a commitment to the subject they wish to study and should demonstrate how their chosen programme of study will benefit them in their future career. One academic reference is required. We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our postgraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page. Pre-masters and foundation courses If you need to do a foundation or pre-masters course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification please visit our foundation and pre-masters courses page. English language entry requirements If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests. For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page. If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements please visit our pre-sessional English course page. 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Master in Mathematics: Probability, Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics

Charles University Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Campus Full time October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The programme is targeted at students who want to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge about mathematics of random events. It is primarily characterized by a balance between rigorous mathematical theory, depth of insight into various fields of the subject (probability, statistics, econometrics) and applications in various areas. [+]

Masters of Science in Economics. The programme is targeted at students who want to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge about mathematics of random events. It is primarily characterized by a balance between rigorous mathematical theory, depth of insight into various fields of the subject (probability, statistics, econometrics) and applications in various areas. The students will obtain a general background by taking compulsory courses in probability, optimization, statistical modelling and random processes. They continue by taking elective courses to extend their expertise and choose a specialization they want to study more deeply. In seminars, they learn to work independently as well as to collaborate on complex projects. A big emphasis is placed on the development of independent analytical thinking. Probability, statistics and econometrics have a close relationship to other mathematical subjects (mathematical analysis, numerical mathematics, discrete mathematics). The applications are inspired by real problems from economics, medicine, technology, natural sciences, physics and informatics. The primary objective of the programme is to prepare the students for successful careers in academia as well as in finances, telecommunications, marketing, medicine and natural sciences. Entrance examination – Master's programme Applicants who will not sufficiently demonstrate the necessary background listed above by 9 May 2016, or with their application, will be invited to take the entrance examination in Prague. The entrance examination for a Master's programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University consists of four problems, each worth 25 points. In case of an incomplete solution a proportional number of points will be given. The maximum total score is 100. The minimum score for admission is 40 points out of 100. Depending on the study programme and study branch, the examination has the following structure: Mathematics (4 problems) Master’s Entry Requirements The goal of the admissions review process is to select from the pool of applicants those individuals who have shown the best capability and diligence expected of Charles University students. To apply for our Mathematics or Computer Science Master's programmes delivered in English you must - hold or be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s diploma and provide a certified copy thereof; in cases required by law, a certification of equivalence of education must accompany the application, - have sufficient academic background in the relevant fields (see below for details); this can be demonstrated by passing the specialized entrance examination in June 2016 in Prague that is organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, or by providing transcripts (academic records) of your previous education accompanied by syllabi of the completed courses; promising students who do not have this background may be admitted with the provision that they complete the missing knowledge from Bachelor's courses, - have sufficient command of the English language; this can be demonstrated by providing your results in one of the standardized English tests that we recognize (see below for details). You are also welcome to accompany your application by - a statement of purpose in which you describe your reasons for applying to the proposed programme, your study and possibly also research interests and future career plans, - letters of recommendation as recent as possible from professors and employers who can comment on your recent professional accomplishments and your qualifications for pursuing a Master's degree in mathematics or computer science. English Language Proficiency All applicants must have an adequate command of English in order to enrol at Charles University. An applicant’s proficiency level in English may be demonstrated by various language tests; any language test results should not be older than two years. The only exemption from this requirement is for students who have completed at least two years of their previous education with English as the sole language of instruction in one of the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK, or USA. The table below summarizes the minimum requirements in the various tests of English that we recognize; you must meet the minimum score for at least one of the tests listed here, or provide us comparable results for other recognized qualifications (if in doubt please contact us to obtain specific required scores for other internationally recognized English Language qualifications). Test Minimum score TOEFL Paper / Computer / Internet based - 550 / 213 / 80 SAT Critical Reading and Writing - 550 in each part ACT English and Reading - 24 International Baccalaureate English - 6 The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 Cambridge ESOL FCE A level Cambridge ESOL CPE, or Cambridge ESOL CAE - Passed City&Guilds International ESOL, or City&Guilds International Spoken ESOL - Expert level The European Language Certificates - Level TELC English C1 UNIcert English for Mathematicians - Level C1 Melab - 77 Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE) - Pass Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) - 605 Vancouver English Centre (VEC) level / online score - 13-14 / 74 General State Language Examination in English in the Czech Republic - Pass Conditions for admission without entrance examination Academic background In this paragraph we summarize the minimum knowledge required for applicants in the various study programmes and study branches offered at our faculty. Master of Mathematics Common requirements: A sound background in linear algebra, real and complex analysis, measure theory and probability theory. Study branch Probability, Mathematical Statistics and Econometrics: + mathematical statistics, Markov chains. Academic records demonstrating the necessary background must show the dates of enrolment and the subjects or courses taken, together with the units of credit or time allotted to each subject. The records must also include a complete description of the institution's grading scale or other standard of evaluation. Unless academic records and diplomas are routinely issued in English by the institution, the official records in their original language must be submitted with an authorized, complete, and exact English translation. Information on the exercise of graduates The graduate is familiar with mathematical modelling of random events and processes and its applications. He/she understands the foundations of probability theory, mathematical statistics, random process theory and optimization. His/her general background has been extended towards deeper knowledge of random process theory and stochastic analysis, modern statistical methods, or advanced optimization and time series analysis. The graduate understands the substance of the methods, grasps their mutual relationships, and is able to extend them actively and use them. He/she knows how to apply the theoretical knowledge to practical problems in a creative way. The graduate’s ability to think logically, to analyze problems, and to solve non-trivial problems can be put to use in independent and creative jobs in the commercial sector or in academic positions. [-]

MSc International Economic Policy & Analysis

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom London

This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. [+]

This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. Although there is a strong theoretical core, the course focus of the course is very much on the practical application of economic techniques to problems, and on developing the ability to communicate the insights that economic analysis can provide. The course has been created in conjunction with the Government Economic Service (GES) – a major employer of economics graduates in the UK. The University of Westminster is the only English university to have secured GES recommended status for a postgraduate course in economics. The course aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in economics, with a focus on practical skills and development of the skills needed by a working economist. It is specifically aimed at those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations. As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic principles in the support of policy and strategy development, the course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues to wide audiences, your awareness of significant sources of economic and financial data, the problems faced when carrying out policy evaluation and your capability for self-awareness and group working. Course content You will gain an understanding of the key concepts in economics that underpin public sector policy and business decision making. This includes the various scenarios where we explore opportunity cost, equilibrium and disequilibrium, strategic interaction, market failure and the related concept of externalities. You'll develop your analytical skills by applying these concepts to current challenges that face the profession, at both macro and micro levels, and in both private and public sectors. This will provide you with the latest insights drawn from both the academic and practitioner arenas. Around a common core of modules covering key theoretical and practical elements, the MSc stream offers the possibility of pursuing a course of study in economics with a greater quantitative focus, while the MA stream has a stronger international emphasis. Students on this course benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list and an online subscription to Financial Times. In addition, you will get exposure to a global network of professional economists through a free student membership to the Society of Business Economists. Core modules Economic Evaluation Project This module provides you with the framework within which to develop your full project dissertation from the proposal submitted as part of the Research Methods module. The majority of projects undertaken by MSc students would be expected to involve an empirical component and appropriate quantitative analysis. Projects undertaken by MA students are likely to be of a more applied nature, possibly issue or problem based. Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy This module reviews the historical evolution of macroeconomic policy and, through a review of the theoretical and empirical literature, develops the analytical framework of macroeconomics underpinning contemporary macroeconomic policy. Microeconomic Analysis and Policy You will review theoretical and empirical microeconomic approaches in order to shed light on business decision making and microeconomic policy in mixed economies. Research Methods This module aims to enhance your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of applied economics. Strategy and Appraisal in Economics This module applies the theoretical tools, concepts and methodology of economics to private and public sector scenarios, with an emphasis on communicating and appraising policy and strategy options. Data Analysis Through this module you will cover a range of data analysis methods and concepts. Economic Policy Perspectives This module analyses economic policy issues regarding inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, European Monetary Union, unemployment, the causes and effects of changes in income distribution, growth, financial stability, and crisis, in particular the great recession of 2008-2012. Option modules Innovation Economics This module reviews the theoretical literature in this field and examines the central role that knowledge, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation play in supporting business expansion and shaping government economic policies. Labour Economics Providing you with the techniques and critical insights needed to effectively analyse topics in labour economics, this module uses practical applications to explore the value and limitations of theory and empirics in the field. Course-specific entry requirements You will normally have either a minimum Lower Second Class Honours first degree (or equivalent) which would be single Honours or a major in Economics, or a quantitative discipline with a minor in Economics, or a more general first degree (minimum Upper Second Class Honours or equivalent) with significant study of economics and quantitative methods. 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MSc Financial Economics

University of Leicester, School of Business
Campus Full time October 2017 United Kingdom Leicester

Our MSc in Financial Economics provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. [+]

Masters of Science in Economics. This course is for you if you want to deepen your knowledge of Economics or Finance and potentially go on to study a PhD or research in the area of Economics or Finance. Our MSc in Financial Economics provides you with a foundation for a career as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of finance, investment analysis and analytical methods of modern finance. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts of finance and investment through our core modules. You will be able to pursue your own areas of interest in two core modules and through your dissertation. You will gain a strong command of analytical techniques, computing and research methods for problem solving and develop your critical analysis of economic theories and debates. The degree will equip you with confidence in the use and presentation of economic arguments in your professional role. To help you develop the skills that leading employers ask for, and let you see how traders work, we have 12 Bloomberg terminals in the University Library. The MSc in Financial Economics opens up career options as an economic or financial analyst in business, government or a major international organisation. The course also prepares you for a PhD in Economics or Finance. Entry Requirements A good second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university in economics or finance. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard. Career Opportunities Our finance and economics courses have been developed to match the needs of employers and are highly regarded within business and government, whether national or international. Many of our students have gone on to work in major banks, companies, and governments, or pursued careers in academia and education. A postgraduate qualification from the University of Leicester is career-changing. It can be the spring board to promotion with your current employer, the platform from which to launch a new career, or simply an aid to becoming more effective in your current role. If you are already in employment, enhancing your career by studying at postgraduate level gives a clear signal to employers that you are committed to developing your skills and knowledge and have studied to a higher level. [-]