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Overview

The MSc Economics and Finance programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance.

The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you understand complex issues related to financial decision-making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules will cover a wide range of subjects including portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, and derivative instruments.

Our graduates are experts in using modern research tools to analyse the economic, financial, social, and political environment.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Less than 100 business schools worldwide have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

The IBSS Financial Lab and Trading Floor:

  • Gives access to a world of data for study and research
  • Includes data feeds from Datastream and Thomson One
  • Provides training by Thomson Reuters staff on EIKON system, leading to a TR EIKON training certificate.

Enhanced employment prospects:

  • Develop both economics and finance skills
  • Connect with industry through internship opportunities
  • Build a solid foundation for PhD studies in economics and related fields.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Economics and Finance programme, you will have:

  • a solid understanding of core and advanced principles, theories and models relevant to finance and financial management
  • the ability to explain, understand and apply statistical and econometric techniques and their application to the analysis of financial information and data
  • knowledge of portfolio selection, risk and risk management, and the macroeconomic context of international financial transactions
  • skills in creative and critical thinking, problem-solving, data collection and analysis, and report writing.


The programme combines the fields of economics and finance, giving students the unique advantage of being able to apply the ideas from macro economics to analyse the problems in the micro finance market.
Syed Abbas
Programme director

Modules

Our professors really care about us, ensuring we understand and providing us with current examples so that we can link theory and practice.
Qiong Ji
Alumna, MSc Economics and Finance, China

Careers

Graduates from this programme are well prepared for roles such as portfolio manager, investment strategy analyst, director of research, market risk analyst, head of investor relations, senior economist and industrial economist. Graduates can find employment in the financial sector, and with central banks and other monetary financial institutions, as well as in international organisations, academia, research institutions and the wider business sector, especially within multinational enterprises. The programme also offers a solid foundation for pursuing a PhD.