There is a growing need world over to have professionals with the ability to empirically test and adapt economic and finance models to new market environments. Market environments are changing rapidly and are demanding specific skills and thus the need to train professionals that understand financial economics and modelling skills to model and forecast financial and economic data. This programme will successfully prepare students for a wide range of high-level and global careers to suite and meet the current market demand with potential employers such as investment and commercial banks, economic and financial asset management companies, consulting firms, and policy-oriented organizations.
The MSc Economics and Finance degree programme is designed to meet the growing demand for researchers in financial economics from all fields of specialization. It is intended for university graduates with qualifications in economics and/or finance related fields who wish to specialise in financial economics.
To qualify for admission to the MSc Economics and Finance degree programme an applicant must have any of the following qualifications:
- a degree in economics, finance, accounting, pension and insurance from a recognised institution; or
- any relevant degree from a recognised institution.
PERIOD OF STUDY
The programme of study for the award of the MSc Economics and Finance qualification shall be completed in a period of not less than 18 months and not more than three academic years.
For the purpose of computing the maximum period of study where a person undertakes the study for the MSc Economics and Finance qualification, partly as a part-time/evening/distance education and partly as a full-time student, three (3) courses successfully completed by the student shall count as one academic semester (one half year).
Year 1 Courses
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Course Code||Course||Course Code||Course|
|MEF111||Research Methods (15 credits)||MEF112||Corporate Finance (15 credits): Aug – Dec|
|MEF121||Advanced Microeconomics (30 credits): Jan – Jun||MEF122||Advanced Macroeconomics (15 credits): Aug – Dec|
|MEF131||International Business Finance (15 credits): Jan – Jun||MEF132||Advanced Econometrics (30 credits): Aug – Dec|
Year 2 Courses
|MEF211||International Banking and Finance (15 credits)|
|MEF271||Dissertation (30 credits)|
|One elective from:|
|MEF221||Project Management (15 credits)|
|MEF231||Public Sector Economics (15 credits)|
|MEF241||International Economics (15 credits)|
|MEF251||Corporate Governance (15 credits)|
|MEF261||Financial Risk Management (15 credits)|