MSc Business Economics & FinanceAston University
Price on request
- Birmingham (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
The programme includes the key components of economics, finance and quantitative methods. All of these areas embed practical and transferable skills.
The finance modules will help you to develop an understanding of the workings of financial markets, investments, corporate finance and their constituents.
The economics modules will develop your understanding of how the economy and business organisations function and how these areas are influenced by policymakers. By jointly studying the finance and economics modules, you will be able to develop an understanding of how financial markets and investment decisions are affected by changing economic and institutional environments.
The quantitative methods modules will equip you with a practical, analytical and statistical understanding of the tools that can be used for solving financial and economic problems. You will have access to advanced statistical and econometric software packages to enable you to analyse financial and economic data. The combination of these technical and analytical skills complemented with an understanding of economics and finance will enable you to make effective recommendations about policy and investment problems. A consistent message we get from employers is that these skills are vital for a successful career.
Practical and transferable skills development will be embedded within the modules and assessments throughout the course. For example, you will be exposed to data handling, conducting analytical research, group work and report writing. Each of these will help you develop the transferable skills needed for successful employment.
Advanced Quantitative Methods
Economics of Governance and Organisations
- International Finance
Valuation of Investment
Quantitative Methods for Finance
Choose two modules from the following list, subject to pre-requisites and restrictions on some modules and combinations:
- Entrepreneurial Strategies
- Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Emerging Economies
- International Business
- International Entrepreneurship
The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.Professional Development Programme Module
Business skills for life: the essential Aston Professional Development Programme
The Aston Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integral module that forms part of your MSc taught course from day one.This compulsory module runs throughout the academic year. We have designed it around knowledge through practice - to enhance your employability as you customise the PDP experience to suit your own learning goals and skills development needs.
We take a multidimensional, qualitative and individually tailored approach. Using reflective models, we integrate a competency-based framework into our existing academic programmes. You will engage with different kinds of experiential learning, such as skills workshops, work-based experience, study abroad and develop your own unique skill-set.
This pathway between theory and the world of work brings together Aston’s faculty, careers practitioners and business and academic partnerships teams to help you step into your future careers as culturally aware, global professionals.
Taught modules will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. You will also be required to conduct relevant and up-to-date research involving a literature review, assimilating and analysing data and developing critical recommendations based on their findings.
You will be taught by academics who have a world-leading profile in terms of their research and teaching. Some colleagues have received national awards for their excellence in teaching and their research is recognised through publications in world leading journals. Our colleagues also interact regularly with businesses and policymakers and understand the commercial applications of what they teach.
Dr Rakesh Bissoondeeal
Dr Rakesh Bissoondeeal is a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He was previously a Research Fellow at Glasgow University and a Visiting Lecturer at Nottingham University. His research combines themes from the fields of Economics and Finance. He has also worked closely with Kimal Plc on a government funded project.