The contemporary professional and economic environment of globalised markets commands persistence on quality, the immediate adjustment to the rapidly changing conditions and opportunities, as well as the need for a long-term vision. The world is recovering from a very severe economic crisis which originated in the financial sector and very quickly affected the economies of most countries in the western world.
In the aftermath of this and in a globalised world, the study of finance proves to be essential in understanding the way businesses operate, governments exercise policies and countries cooperate and compete with each other.
Economics on the other hand is the foundation of modern finance. It offers students the opportunity to acquire the cognitive knowledge and skills required to understand the structure of the world we live in.
This course will provide students with an intimate knowledge of the structural issues economies are facing and the way they are being realised in today’s economic affairs through the dominance of financial institutions. Student will be able to apply economic analysis to real-life issues while the technical and analytical skills that are necessary to understand key developments in the global markets will be developed.
The Department of Law and Finance has a critical number of academic staff who will support the delivery of this course. They are highly qualified academics and experienced professionals whose research achievements in the areas of economics and finance and real-life experience promise a unique student experience.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The world is recovering from a very severe economic crisis, which originated in the financial sector and very quickly affected the economies of most countries in the western world. In the aftermath of this and in a globalised world, the study of Finance is essential in understanding the way business operate, governments exercise policies and countries cooperate and compete with each other. Economics on the other hand is the foundation of modern finance.
If you are willing to pursue a degree in Economics, driven by the need to understand how the western world is structured and how the environment, in which businesses and financial institutions operate, is working, this course will be of interest to you. You will be able to apply economic and financial analysis to real life issues. All necessary technical and analytical skills that are desired by employers in economics and finance relevant institutions will be developed.
In Year 1, you will have an integrated, project-based unit which will set Economics and Finance in the context of the real world and give you the chance to work with your peers in other business-related courses. You will face real questions asked by our business partners.
You will have an employability unit in Year 2 which focuses on to how to secure a position in the labour market. Company visits, guest lectures, one to one advice on developing a good CV, will be vital in preparing you for entering the workplace.
Final Year Project will be your opportunity to show the creativity and independence required in the work place. With all the support needed from your tutors, you will have to act as an independent analyst or consultant in identifying an area in Economics or Finance which you believe needs further investigation, familiarize yourselves with the relevant literature and use your skills and knowledge to thoroughly investigate in order to provide suggestions and recommendations. Besides being one of the most enjoyable experiences during your course of study, the final year project is also a very useful task which will demonstrate to potential employers your ability to start and finish an independent piece of work yourselves, something that is considered an invaluable skill in todays business world.
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