MSc Business Finance and Economics

Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Train to be a professional economist to understand and apply powerful economics techniques that make a real difference to the outside world.

Working as an economist means many of the technical skills learnt during my course could be transferred across to my work; for example microeconometric techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of policies. It felt really pleasing that my studies were having an impact.

Richard Mosley, Postgraduate student in Department of Economics

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

You supply the talent and the ambition and we give you a thorough grounding in quantitative analysis, business finance and industrial organisation. Those are the basic ingredients you need for an exceptional career.

This masters will enable you to develop your skills as an economist in business finance.

There are computer practicals, lectures, seminars, surgeries and workshops. You're assessed on essays, project work and exams. The dissertation gives you the chance to conduct your own research.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Business Finance
  • International Money and Finance

Optional modules

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Development Finance
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation

Teaching

  • Computer practicals
  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Surgeries
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Coursework (including essays and project work)
  • Exam

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time
September 2017 start

Course description 2017

Develop your skills as an economist in business finance, gaining specialist skills in understanding the economic decisions facing businesses and managers in organisations.

This course prepares you for a career as an economist in commercial companies, consultancy or finance.

Postgraduate economics student

Core modules

  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Econometric Methods
  • Modern Theory of Banking and Finance
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Business Finance
  • International Money and Finance

Examples of optional modules

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • Development Finance
  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Public Policy Evaluation.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

A good 2:2 undergraduate degree in economics usually with mathematics and statistics components. We’ll also consider students with very good degrees in related subjects with strong economics, finance (not accounting finance), mathematics and/or statistics components.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Mrs Louise Harte
T: +44 (0)114 222 3456
E: l.harte@sheffield.ac.uk

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.