Business Analysis and Finance MSc

Duration and mode of study

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Start Dates

October each year.

Entry requirements

Students should have an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent from a recognised university with some quantitative methods, economics or finance courses.



Home/EU: £6,835
International: £14,585

Course aims

For graduates who wish to apply their understanding of economics to the analysis of business problems and finance. It offers training in quantitative techniques and their application to problems in business strategy, organisation and finance, with computer training in data analysis and business problem solving.

Course modules

Core modules:

  • Principles of Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Quantitative Methods for Business and Finance
  • Economics of Organisation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Regulation of Business
  • Dissertation

Option modules (two from the following):

  • Applied Microeconometrics
  • Applied Macroeconometrics
  • International Money and Finance
  • Financial Derivatives
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • The Macroeconomic Environment
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Game Theory

Teaching and assessment methods

Teaching is by a variety of lectures and seminars. Assessment is by written examination, assessed coursework, presentation, and a dissertation. The percentage of the final mark awarded for the continuously assessed component varies across modules. There are eight taught modules examined in January and June followed by a 15,000 word dissertation written over the period July to September.

Find out more about this course on the Department of Economics website


MSc Admissions Advisor
Department of Economics
T. 0116 252 2157/5113
F. 0116 223 1028

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