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University of Glasgow: Financial Economics

Institution University of Glasgow View institution profile
Department Adam Smith Business School View department profile
Web glasgow.ac.uk/business
Study type Taught

Summary

This programme focuses on key macroeconomic and microeconomic forces which shape and influence financial markets. These elements are fundamental for financial decision making and draw on the most recent developments in these areas. It is also designed to provide a thorough understanding of the functioning of financial markets and monetary policy.

  • Financial Economics will provide you with rigorous training in macroeconomics, microeconomics and quantitative methods, and develop your understanding of financial theory and empirical applications.
  • You will learn how macroeconomic factors, such as monetary and fiscal policy, growth and risk, interact and influence financial markets and the pricing of financial assets, such as stocks and bonds.
  • You will develop a strong understanding of the functioning of financial markets and the channels through which monetary policy decisions affect them. You are taught to analyse the market both technically and fundamentally.
  • You will develop your expertise in topics relevant with financial markets, empirical and quantitative finance, macro and microeconomics, and international applied economics.
  • We are now partners with Bloomberg Experiential Learning. The ELP program recognises and celebrates academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises into curriculum.
  • Take advantage of our individualised skills development programme, which will ensure you balance academic theory with crucial employability skills to help you maximise your potential and achieve your career goals.

You will take four core and two optional courses and complete a substantial independent piece of work, normally in the form of a dissertation on a topic related to your research interests in financial economics.

Core courses

  • DISSERTATION GCEFS
  • ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS AND FINANCIAL MARKETS
  • INTERNATIONAL FINANCE AND MONEY
  • MACROECONOMICS
  • MICROECONOMICS WITH APPLICATIONS IN FINANCE

Optional courses

  • BASIC ECONOMETRICS
  • BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS:THEORY AND APPLICATIONS
  • CORPORATE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT
  • EMPIRICAL ASSET PRICING
  • FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
  • INVESTMENT, FINANCE AND ASSET PRICES
  • UNDERSTANDING DEVELOPMENT: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

As a graduate you will have developed the essential knowledge and practical experience to work in the financial market as, for example, a financial economist, data analyst, policy analyst or financial analyst. Recent graduates have been employed by companies including KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Standard Charted Bank. We have a dedicated careers and employability team who provide 1-2-1 support and advice, group workshops, employer events on campus and networking opportunities throughout the year to help you with your career prospects.

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The University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School has the triple crown of accreditation and is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS, evidence of our credibility and performance worldwide. In 2019, the School was also recognised by the Athena Swan Charter, achieving a Bronze Award for gender equality. In 2020, the Adam Smith Business School became an advanced signatory of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME). This signals our commitment to promote sustainability and responsible management in our teaching, research and practice.

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