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MScManagement Economics

University of Essex
United Kingdom, Colchester
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Our MSc Management Economics trains you to use economics in managerial decisions and in the analysing of strategic interaction among firms. We combine theory and applications to provide you with a unique combination of business knowledge and economic skills.

Upon completion of our course you will be able to think strategically and will be equipped to discuss economic theory in plain language, relating it to managerial decisions and market intelligence. You explore topics including:

- Contract theory, incentive theory, and the theory of the firm
- Real-world management decision-making
- The interaction between firms in different market structures
- How strategic interactions can affect sales and profitability
- The main principles and theories of modern microeconomics

We are top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% rated as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”. Much of this world-class research is related to policy, and we have particular strengths in the areas of:

- Game theory and strategic interactions
- Theoretical and applied econometrics
- Economic policy

The quality of our work is reflected in our stream of publications in high-profile academic journals, including American Economic Review, Econometrica, and Review of Economic Studies.

Programme structure

Year 1

Mathematical Methods
Theory of Industrial Organisation
Economics of Incentives, Contracts and the Firm
Econometric Methods (optional)
Economic Development Theory (optional)
Macroeconomics (optional)
Political Economy (optional)
Economics of Financial Markets (optional)
Topics in Financial Economics (optional)
International Trade (optional)
International Finance (optional)
Game Theory and Applications (optional)
Microeconometrics (optional)
Audit Theory (optional)
International Management Accounting (optional)
International Financial Reporting (optional)
Cases in Corporate Governance (optional)
Corporate Reporting and Analysis (optional)
Financial Decision Making (optional)
E-Commerce (optional)
Corporate Finance (optional)
Derivative Securities (optional)
Asset Pricing (optional)
Portfolio Management (optional)
Exchange Rates and International Finance (optional)
Financial Modelling (optional)
Behavioural Finance (optional)
Risk Management (optional)
Fixed Income Securities (optional)
Trading Global Financial Markets (optional)
Postgraduate Mathematics Preparation (optional)
Modern Banking (optional)
Bank Strategy and Risk (optional)
Industry Expert Lectures in Finance (optional)
Research Methods in Finance: Empirical Methods in Finance (optional)

Career opportunities

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study.

Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment; recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

On our course you gain key employability skills including mathematical techniques, research skills, communication and modelling.

More generally, our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States