MSc Finance and Business Economics

University of Manchester
En Manchester (Inglaterra)

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Course overview Gain expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics. Examine the links between international macroeconomics and global capital markets. You will graduate equipped for careers in financial services, banking or industry.  

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Requisitos: Academic entry qualification overview: We normally look for a UK bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours or the overseas equivalent, with excellent results in finance and economics subjects.  When assessing your academic record, we take into account your grade average, position in class, references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.  You need to have studied a degree in economics, finance or business studies.  You must have taken a significant number of economics, finance and quantitative courses during your degree to at...

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The MSc Finance and Business Economics course appeals to students who are seeking a course that brings the study of finance and economics together within a business school context.  The course content is evenly balanced between business economics and finance.

Taught by academics from the Manchester Accounting and Finance Group (MAFG) and other senior academic staff within Alliance MBS, you receive expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics. The course has an international orientation, with a strong empirical content. There is a specific focus on business economics, with courses examining the linkages between international macroeconomics and global capital markets, and examining the economics of business organisational structures. You carry out a major piece of empirical research in a dissertation project from either the finance or business economics areas.

CFA training

We're pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Kaplan Schweser to facilitate student preparation for the CFA exams. Students attending our finance-related Masters - MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance - who perform well in Semester one and show a strong interest in CFA, will get free access to Kaplan's online training materials for CFA Part One.

Kaplan is a global firm offering professional training and helping individuals and organisations obtain financial certifications and designations. They will support our students by giving them access to tuition material, online question banks and progress tests, as well as mock exam runs. They will also offer tutor support and 1-2-1 sessions.

Students enrol in the CFA Program to build a strong foundation of advanced investment analysis and real-world portfolio management skills. Preparing for the Level I exam is the first step toward earning the Chartered Financial Analyst ® (CFA) credential, the most respected and recognised investment designation in the world.

Trading BootCamp Week

Each year, Alliance MBS runs a five-day Trading BootCamp for all current students studying MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Finance, MSc Finance and Business Economics and MSc Quantitative Finance. These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice.

To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading  are a global financial trading and training  firm, which offers training to some of the world's largest financial institutions, such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training.

Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes.

This is a fantastic opportunity for accounting and finance students at Alliance MBS and is another way in which we prepare students for successful careers after graduation.

The Finance Zone

The  Finance Zone in Alliance Manchester Business School gives you access to one of the UK's most comprehensive collections of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world. These include Bloomberg, Datastream, Thomson ONE, Compustat, WRDS, Capital IQ and many more.

Read more about the specialist financial and business databases >>

Special features

Worshipful Company of International Bankers Affiliation

Our accounting and finance division courses are now affiliated with the Worshipful Company of International Bankers (WCIB). This means that every year the best dissertation out of the following four courses will receive the WCIB Prize worth £300.

  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance and Business Economics
  • MSc Quantitative Finance

The winner will also enter the competition for the prestigious WCIB Lombard Prize. The Lombard Prize consists of a solid silver Armada dish, a cheque for £1500, one-year honorary membership to the Company and attendance at the Annual Banquet to collect the prize.

Read more about the WCIB Prize >>

Course units details

The course consists of both compulsory and optional taught units.

Semester 1

Core modules:

  • Essentials of Finance
  • Cross Sectional Econometrics
  • International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets

Optional modules:

  • International Finance
  • Portfolio Investment
  • Derivative Securities

Semester 2

Core modules:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Economics

Optional modules:

  • Current Issues in Empirical Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions: Economic & Financial Aspects
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Real Options in Corporate Finance
  • International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
  • Managerial Economics

Coursework and assessment

Assessment varies depending on the course units taken.  It may include a combination of group project assessment and presentations, course work, individual essay and examination.  The dissertation normally ranges between 30 and 50 double-spaced pages.

Open days

Masters information sessions

We are hosting a series of informal information sessions for undergraduates who are thinking about pursuing a masters course at Alliance Manchester Business School.

Our Masters courses aren't just for business graduates - from business analytics to operations, and marketing to finance, we have 17 courses to choose from. Join us to meet a careers advisor, admissions staff and current students and discover how our courses can boost your career prospects.

Also, a number of graduates have the opportunity to progress directly onto the Full-time MBA programme as a Young Potential Leader - could you be one of them?

Choose from the following dates:

- Wednesday 17 February 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 9 March 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 13 April 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

- Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12.00 - 1.30pm

All events are held in the Atrium, Alliance MBS East building (on the corner of Oxford Road and Booth Street East) - number 26 on the campus map.

For further information and to register your interest in attending, please see the Alliance MBS website .

Events round the world

We take part in events both at home and around the world, and we'd be delighted to meet you in your country . If you are visiting Manchester and you are unable to attend one of the Masters Information Sessions, you are welcome to organise a personal visit .

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk