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 programme 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.

Course content

   Detailed course guide
Year 1

Semester 1

  • Management in a Global Context
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introductory Maths

Semester 2

  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Elective

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 60%
  • Practical: 6%
  • Coursework: 34%
Year 2

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Intermediate Economics 2
  • Statistical Techniques

Across both semesters

  • One Business Management option
  • Three electives

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 60%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
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

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 43%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 57%
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

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 35%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 65%

Employability

Work and study

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

  • 67% are working
  • 19% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 95% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £23000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £22000

Jobs

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

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

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAAB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC B in graded unit
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
  • Additional information Standard Grade / Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics are required for all Economics programmes.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB in relevant subjects
  • Advanced Highers BB in relevant subjects, plus AAAB at Higher.
  • HND BB in graded units, relevant HND
  • Int. Baccalaureate 34 points
  • 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £13,770

* 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.

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.

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