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

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%

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