Nottingham Trent University: Economics, Banking and Finance

InstitutionNottingham Trent University View institution profile
Department Nottingham Business School
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Our MSc Economics, Banking and Finance degree is designed to combine the analytical rigour of an Economics course with an in-depth coverage of major areas of Banking and Finance. You will systematically analyse and understand decision making in the context of economies and financial systems in a globalised world.

Economics studies the behaviour of individuals, businesses, and governments in the face of various constraints. You will learn to critically evaluate the behaviour of key players in economies and financial systems and to assess the consequences for individuals, society or the sustainability of economic and financial development. The course is distinctive in being applied in nature with a strong policy focus, particularly emphasising aspects of financial development, stability and crises as well as sustainability.

In your third semester, you’ll take part in a large scale Applied Research Project. This will give you the opportunity to use your skills in a real-life setting, tailored to your individual needs and aspirations. You can choose between pursuing academic research or undertaking a consultancy-style project.

Why choose this degree? - apply advanced economic knowledge, tools and techniques to resolve issues in diverse situations within economies and financial systems.

  • synthesise and critically evaluate the conduct of key players in economies and financial systems.

  • demonstrate the ability to make recommendations for organisational practice based on theoretical insights.

  • develop a critical understanding of the role of the economics, banking and finance disciplines in the global context.

  • understand the environmental, social, governance and ethical problems that may occur in economies and financial systems and apply appropriate frameworks or professional codes to resolve such problems.

Nottingham Business School have both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation. We are one of only six UK business schools recognised as a PRME Champion, and held up as an exemplar by the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). NBS is also recognised by the Small Business Charter, as we play an effective role in supporting small businesses, local economies and student entrepreneurship.


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Why Study at NTU? 
Nottingham Trent UniversityNottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the biggest and most popular universities in the UK offering a number of benefits for our postgraduate students.

NTU are proud to have been named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards.

This represents another significant addition to our growing list of major accolades. This prestigious award comes after we received the coveted Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017 and the Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018.

Many of our courses are designed to meet industry …

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