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Alliance Manchester Business School
MSc Finance and Business Economics

Program Name:

MSc Finance and Business Economics



This course is ideal for students looking for a finance degree with a focus on economics in a business context.

You will receive expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics.

This course is evenly balanced with modules examining the links between international macroeconomics and global capital markets.

A major piece of empirical research, in finance or business economics, completes your studies and allows you to research an area of interest in detail. You’ll graduate from the course equally equipped to pursue careers in financial services, banking or industry, or an academic career via a PhD.

Recent recruiters include:

Accenture, CGI Group Inc, Bloomberg, China Everbright Bank, Ernst & Young, Frost Forretningsutvikling AS, HSBC, HRMC, Skye Bank Plc, Statoil ASA

Course structure

(all taught course units are 15 credits)

Semester 1

  • Data Analysis for Business Economics
  • Essentials of Finance
  • International Macroeconomics and Global Capital Markets

One elective unit from:

  • Derivative Securities
  • Foundations of Finance Theory
  • Portfolio Investment

Semester 2

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Econometrics
  • The Analysis of Business Structures

One elective unit from:

  • Advanced Empirical Finance
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • International Finance
  • International Trade: Theory, Policy and Practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Economic and Financial Aspects
  • Real Options in Corporate Finance

Summer research period

Research Dissertation (60 credits)

The dissertation is an integral part of the course. It gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned in the taught part of the course.

It normally consists of a piece of empirical work in finance or business economics.

Examples of recent dissertation projects include:

  • The role of institutional investors in corporate governance
  • Corporate governance in the UK
  • Corporate payout policy
  • The information content of equity analyst reports of Chinese firms
  • Forecasting international real estate returns
  • Abnormal returns over the merger cycle
  • Security offerings






Teaching mode:

Full Time



Tuition fees:

Home/EU £19,000
Overseas £22,000











21 September 2015


12 Months











Application deadline:

Rolling admission - please apply as early as possible.










Application procedure:

Entry requirements

Please note: there is a non-refundable application fee of £60.

First or upper second class honours (2:1) degree from a UK university or the overseas equivalent, in finance, economics or business.

Application details

We’re delighted that you are considering applying for one of our postgraduate courses. Please view the most up-to-date admission information on the MBS website and follow the How to Apply guide to submit an online application. Our guide is designed to make the application process as straightforward as possible for you, and to ensure that your application is correct and submitted in plenty of time. All courses start on 21 September 2015.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, you are required to take an English language test to prove your level of proficiency.










academic background in business or economics