In the first and part of the second year, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of core principles, concepts, methods and theories relevant to the study of economics and finance. The initial emphasis initially is on quantitative methods (Mathematics and Statistics) and Economics, as well as Accounting, to build solid foundations on which to subsequently build competences in business and applied subjects, with special emphasis on Finance and Information Science.
You will then learn to apply this knowledge to practical and important problems faced by businesses and policy makers in a broad range of settings.
The emphasis, especially for the Finance stream, will be on problems and applications relevant to the financial industry and corporate financial management. If you choose one of the other streams (Economics, Mathematics and Statistics and Information Science), the emphasis will be placed on different aspects of economic analysis and quantitative methods needed to support (as a consultant or an analyst) and undertake (as a manager or a policy-maker) decision-making in a corporate or policy-making setting.
You will choose one of the streams in third year, when you will be able to pick from a number of options so that you can specialise in the subjects that interest you most.
The distinctive trait of the BSc in Economics & Finance programme is its interdisciplinary nature, as it is a joint endeavour of the School of Business, School of Economics and School of Mathematics and Statistics. It therefore benefits from the diverse perspectives and commitment of all three schools. The programme relies on this to help graduates develop a strong analytical orientation towards decision-making and problem-solving, critical awareness of economic trends and issues, ethical and societal awareness, a penchant for intellectual creativity and innovation, a capacity to communicate persuasively and professionally and a life-long commitment to personal and professional excellence and development.
|Semester 1||Programming for Business Analytics||Intermediate Microeconomics I||Corporate Financial Management||Probability Theory||Applied Econometrics I||ELECTIVE|
|Semester 2 (Exchange)||Intermediate Macroeconomics||Game Theory||Optimisation in Finance||Foundations for Financial Mathematics||Inferential Statistics||ELECTIVE|
STAGE 3: OPTIONAL INTERNSHIP YEAR
|Semester 1||Advanced Microeconomics||Econometrics of Financial Markets||Financial Economics I||Math and Statistics Stream||ELECTIVE|
|Semester 2||Financial Economics II||Research Module||Applied Portfolio and Risk Management||Math and Statistics Stream||ELECTIVE|