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Economics for Business

University of Northampton

12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
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This Economics for Business MA programme from the University of Northampton is suitable for students with a variety of backgrounds, for example, economics, politics, business or psychology. It uses the innovative ESPP (Core Economics) curriculum and you will be ready for a successful career in sustainable business management and consultancy.

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You will study real-world scenarios and gain a critical understanding of the economic tool set needed to solve contemporary business problems and devise business strategies. The Economics for Business MA programme from the University of Northampton uses a pluralist approach and includes a Prince 2 and Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification.

Course Details

ECNM022: Applied Data AnalysisDuring this module you will develop a toolkit of econometric techniques so that you can model economic problems with increasing rigor by using a general-purpose statistical software package.ECNM018: Economy, Society and Public PolicyYou will gain a comprehensive understanding of economics in its political and social contexts that can be used to understand and engage with problem solving on a private, public and individual level.STRM083: Dynamics of StrategyEvidence suggests organisations spend inordinate amount of time and energy towards formulating strategy yet most strategy failures are due to lack of focus on strategy implementation factors. In order to understand this dichotomy managers must be able to make sense, evaluate, synthesise and structure complex situations in a systematic and useful ways.This module explores the strategic management process and how strategic analysis and formulation contribute to the organisations performance. The module is integrative in nature and provides practical relevant ideas and conceptual frameworks that facilitate strategy design and implementation. The module deals with the craft of strategy, that is, how to identify and choose a superior competitive position, how to analyse complex strategic situation and how to create the organisational context to make the chosen strategy work. The methodology allows participants to reflect on their own assumptions and experience so as to develop their own conceptual frameworks.ECNM021: Managerial EconomicsThis module enables you to make strategic decisions taking into account critical issues facing organisations in today’s complex and challenging environment.  You will explore a range of economic tools to aid decision-making.BSOM071: Fundamentals of Project ManagementFast moving dynamic development within organisations means that having a basic ‘toolkit’ of modern and de facto project management techniques, with an emphasis on applying these is a vital requirement for project managers. This module develops your understanding of theoretical practices, practical tools and techniques, and equips you to face the challenges of project management today.STRM075: Social Responsibility and ImpactThis module introduces you to the key issues and debates on Social Responsibility and Impact, providing you with the knowledge, tools and skills to critically evaluate the range of complex ethical and/or sustainability issues that businesses may encounter, and to develop sustainable strategies and/or approaches to project development and management.ECNM016: Dissertation and Research Methods

The dissertation should provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue, normally involving a formal analysis of the topic being investigated.


  • Gain an additional Prince 2 qualification as part of the Fundamentals of Project Management module.
  • You will be helped to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Project Management
  • Economy, Society and Public Policy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Applied Data Analysis
  • Social Responsibility and Impact
  • Dynamics of Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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    14000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
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    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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