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OverviewAim The MSc Business Economics aims to provide students with the necessary analytical, quantitative and practical skills, and the necessary knowledge of economic theory and applications to understand how individuals, businesses and other organisations make decisions to prepare students for careers in consultancy, the Government Economic Service and other private and public sector organisations or for further graduate work for PhDs in Economics or related disciplines. Special Features Employers want to hire people with relevant knowledge but just as important, if not more important, they want to hire people with relevant skills. As a graduate you will already have good written communication, verbal communication, analytical, quantitative and team-working skills. The MSc Business Economics offers an ideal opportunity to further develop these skills, eg through completion of and feedback on assessed written work including your dissertation, through a team-based project for at least one of the core modules, through regularly presenting work in class, through quantitative and qualitative research methods training, and through one-off workshops on report writing, CV building and interview skills. Completing an optional placement will offer a further opportunity to develop and demonstrate these skills in a relevant work environment. MSc Business Economics students are required to complete an MSc thesis under personal supervision. The thesis typically will require quantitative andor qualitative analysis of an interesting business economics issue and is designed to help prepare our graduates for a career in any of the sectors listed below. Representatives from these sectors will be invited to give guest lectures during the course. The MSc Business Economics programme consists of five compulsory Economics and Research Methods modules and a number of optional modules in Finance andor Management*, together with a dissertation of 15,000 words. Students can tailor their programme to better suit their interests by taking options in finance, management, or a combination of the two. The course will run from September until the following September, with taught modules in Semesters 1 and 2 and the dissertation submitted by early September, allowing graduation in December. We will also endeavour to provide an opportunity for students on the programme to undertake a salaried 8 ? 12 week placement with a selection of leading consultancy firms and other private and public sector employers, following completion of their dissertation.

OverviewAim The MSc Business Economics aims to provide students with the necessary analytical, quantitative and practical skills, and the necessary knowledge of economic theory and applications to understand how individuals, businesses and other organisations make decisions to prepare students for careers in consultancy, the Government Economic Service and other private and public sector...

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