With the Financial Economics and Accounting course offered by the University of Essex you gain in-depth knowledge of the use of accounting information in organisational control and decision making, plus the use of financial statements and the problems of measurement and disclosure, and explore topics including:
- Optimisation theory
- How economic arguments work
- The role of equilibrium
- Notions of risk and return in equity markets
- Asset pricing and the management of equity portfolios
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.
Graduates will be well placed for success in decision making in the interface between economics and accounting. Key skills include analytical reasoning, mathematical techniques, research and the evaluation of business accounts. One recent graduate of MSc Accounting and Financial Economics is now a finance officer for Save the Children China programme.
Our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations.
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- Economics of Financial Markets
- Issues in Financial Reporting
- Management Accounting
- Mathematical Methods
- Econometric Methods
- Economic Development Theory
- Economics of Incentives, Contracts and the Firm
- Game Theory and Applications
- International Finance
- International Trade
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to.
DisciplinesEconomics Finance Accounting View 267 other Masters in Accounting in United Kingdom
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- A degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component.
- The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.
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International20350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National13030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.