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  • Scotland (Widening Access Places only)
  • England, Northern Ireland and Wales
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The course

UCAS code
LN12
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

Contact

Overview

The MA in Economics and Business Management requires no prior knowledge of the core subject areas of management or economics. The course offers flexibility, allowing students to tailor their choices to suit their own interests. It provides students with the skills necessary for an understanding of both economic and management situations but which are equally transferable to many other situations.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • The Economy
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Elective

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Intermediate Economics 1: Theory & Techniques (30 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Financial Reporting

Semester 2

  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Statistical Techniques
  • Managment Accounting in Organisations

Across both semesters

  • One Business Management option
  • Three electives

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Advanced Economics 1

Semester 2

  • Econometrics Project
  • Advanced Economics 2

Across both semesters

  • One Business Management option
  • Three electives

Year 4

Semester 1

  • Advanced Economic Policy 1

Semester 2

  • Advanced Economic Policy 2

Across both semesters

  • Three Business Management options
  • One Economics option
  • Two options from Accountancy & Finance, Economics or Business Management
Unistats course data

Employability

Work and study

This is what our MA (Hons) Economics and Business Management students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 70% are working
  • 5% are studying
  • 15% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 85% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £24000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £24000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Sales occupations
  • Information technology and telecommunications professionals
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Administrative occupations

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB (over two sittings)
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • HNC B in graded unit

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points plus relevant subjects
  • HND BB in graded units, relevant HND
  • Additional information Minimum of grade C in Mathematics at Scottish Higher, grade C in Mathematics at AS or 5 in HL Maths for International Baccalaureate is required.

Additional information

  • Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Economics courses.
  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £14,640

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).

*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.