Aston University: Business Economics and Finance

InstitutionAston University View institution profile
Department Aston Business School View department profile
Web http://www.aston.ac.uk/aston-business-school
Email pgadmissions@aston.ac.uk
Telephone 01212043200
Study type Taught

Summary

Developed in collaboration with industry practitioners, this course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge required to kick-start your career within the financial sector.

You’ll master key theories and concepts of economics and finance as well as gain quantitative skills that are in high demand in the global job market.

This course will provide you with the tools for a variety of financial positions in a range of organisations, from blue-chip companies to not-for-profit groups.

We welcome students with a background knowledge in economics or related subject areas, such as general business or management degrees. The programme focuses on three core components; economics, finance and the quantitative skills needed to work in the financial sector.

You’ll develop an understanding of the economic environment all firms operate in. We’ll look at how decisions taken by governments and policy makers affect financial markets, and how global events can have an impact on economies and individual organisations.

You’ll gain an insight into the workings of financial markets, investments and corporate finance. We’ll also examine the various products and services offered by firms within the financial sector. You’ll learn how to price these products and services and how demand can fluctuate, and pricing can be affected.

You’ll have access to specialist software used by economists and we’ll teach you how to obtain statistical insights from quantitative data. This will allow you to analyse financial information accurately and advise what impact a changing economic environment can have on firms, their products and services. These practical, statistical and analytical skills are crucial when working in the fast-paced world of global finance.

We’re committed to providing you with the skills and know-how which are in high demand with graduate employers. Therefore, as well as examining key theories and concepts, we put a lot of emphasis on the application of theories in the real world. For example, we look at mathematics with an emphasis on how this impacts organisations and how it influences their investments and strategic decision making.

The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation.

You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.

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