About the MSc programme
The MSc Economics and Management programme is a specialist multidisciplinary degree delivered jointly with the Department of Economics - one of the largest and most esteemed economics departments in the world, renowned for its research and contributions to the development of the subject area.
The programme is aimed at students who have concentrated on economics or quantitative subjects with a strong analytical and quantitative background who wish to combine an applied focus on economics at Master's level with analytical courses in the management area. Building upon this foundation, you will be well equipped to progress either to PhD-level study or to employment opportunities in industry, finance or consulting.
Key features of the programme include:
Taught by some of the world's leading economists in their respective fields.
Combines the same level of analytical training as the MSc Economics degree with the more applied scope and coverage characteristic of masters' degrees in management or business schools.
Built around a central core course entitled Firms and Markets which uses graduate level microeconomics with a focus on understanding firms’ market strategies.
Use of case studies to apply theory to real-life situations.
Contains a two part applied econometrics course which develops student understanding of econometric methods and their applications, as well as covering new developments in the use of econometrics methods within the industrial organisation field.
(* half unit)
Firms and Markets will introduce microeconomic analysis within management, focusing on market competition, capabilities and internal organization and link between strategy and structure. Particular emphasis is placed during this course on both developing analytical skills and on showing how these analytical skills can be deployed in practical strategic settings.
Econometric Methods focuses on empirical research in economics and gives students the opportunity to work with Stata and other econometric software in analysing actual data sets, reproducing and criticising results in previous work and learning the actual practice of econometrics as undertaken by the best applied economists.
Corporate Finance A* investigates corporate finance topics including capital budgeting techniques, the driving forces behind capital structure, debt and equity finance decisions, and the implications of those choices.
Extended Essay* comprising of 6000 words and based on one of the two option courses taken.
Students will be expected to choose courses to the value of two units from a range of options.
Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.
The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.
The programme has been designed with potential employers in mind and you will find excellent employment opportunities in business, consulting or finance. We have alumni within organisations such as Accenture, Bain & Company, the Boston Consulting Group, Citi, Deloitte, Google, KPMG, L.E.K., McKinsey & Company, Monitor Group, PwC, Roland Berger and the World Bank. A number of students have also directly entered PhD programmes upon completion of the degree.
For further information on the programme please see our website.