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MSc Finance majoring in Economic Policy

About the course

The MSc Finance enables you to deepen your understanding of financial markets, banks, and their relation to economic performance. It provides a sound platform for advancing your career in finance and policy. Because finance is so wide ranging, the degree enables you to choose between three majors:

  • Economic Policy
  • Financial Sector Management
  • Quantitative Finance

The three alternative pathways of the MSc Finance programme enable you to select a study path best suited to your objectives and skills.

The MSc Finance (major: Economic Policy) is designed principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Program Aims

This programme will enable you to deepen your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy with a focus on policy's financial aspects.

Career Progression

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior positions in governments, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy.

Structure and Syllabus

You choose five core courses from the list below plus three other courses from the list of electives or the list of core courses.

Core courses:
Macroeconomic policy and financial markets [C325]
Microeconomic principles and policy [C357]
International finance [C329]
The International Monetary Fund and economic policy [C313]
Public financial management: planning and performance [C301]
Public financial management: revenue [C305]
Electives courses:
Finance in the global market [C342]
Bank regulation and resolution in banking crises [C356]
Banking and capital markets [C326]
Quantitative methods for financial management [C319]
Risk management: principles and applications [C323]
Econometric principles and data analysis [C330]
Econometric analysis and applications [C332]
Financial econometrics [C359]
Derivatives [C333]
Corporate finance [C321]
Corporate governance [C344]
Project appraisal and impact analysis [C307]
Bank financial management [C322]
Modelling firms and markets [C358]
Research methods [C353]
Dissertation [C354] (prerequisite C353 Research methods)

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