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Economics for Business MA

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Duration:

    1 year full time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £7,470

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

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Overview


This course is currently suspending applications. The next expected cohort will be September 2021. Please email pgstudy@northampton.ac.uk to register your interest.

This programme is suitable for students with a variety of backgrounds, for example, economics, politics, business or psychology. It uses the innovative ESPP (Core Economics) curriculum and you will be ready for a successful career in sustainable business management and consultancy.

You will study real-world scenarios and gain a critical understanding of the economic tool set needed to solve contemporary business problems and devise business strategies. The programme uses a pluralist approach and includes a Prince 2 and Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification.

Updated 23/11/2020

Highlights


  • Gain an additional Prince 2 qualification as part of the Fundamentals of Project Management module.
  • We support you to gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts qualification.

Course Content


  • ECNM022: Applied Data Analysis

    During this module you will develop a toolkit of econometric techniques so that you can model economic problems with increasing rigor by using a general-purpose statistical software package.

    ECNM018: Economy, Society and Public Policy

    You will gain a comprehensive understanding of economics in its political and social contexts that can be used to understand and engage with problem solving on a private, public and individual level.

    STRM083: Dynamics of Strategy

    Evidence suggests organisations spend inordinate amount of time and energy towards formulating strategy yet most strategy failures are due to lack of focus on strategy implementation factors. In order to understand this dichotomy managers must be able to make sense, evaluate, synthesise and structure complex situations in a systematic and useful ways.

    This module explores the strategic management process and how strategic analysis and formulation contribute to the organisations performance. The module is integrative in nature and provides practical relevant ideas and conceptual frameworks that facilitate strategy design and implementation. The module deals with the craft of strategy, that is, how to identify and choose a superior competitive position, how to analyse complex strategic situation and how to create the organisational context to make the chosen strategy work. The methodology allows participants to reflect on their own assumptions and experience so as to develop their own conceptual frameworks.

    ECNM021: Managerial Economics

    This module enables you to make strategic decisions taking into account critical issues facing organisations in today’s complex and challenging environment.  You will explore a range of economic tools to aid decision-making.

    BSOM071: Fundamentals of Project Management

    Fast moving dynamic development within organisations means that having a basic ‘toolkit’ of modern and de facto project management techniques, with an emphasis on applying these is a vital requirement for project managers. This module develops your understanding of theoretical practices, practical tools and techniques, and equips you to face the challenges of project management today.

    STRM075: Social Responsibility and Impact

    This module introduces you to the key issues and debates on Social Responsibility and Impact, providing you with the knowledge, tools and skills to critically evaluate the range of complex ethical and/or sustainability issues that businesses may encounter, and to develop sustainable strategies and/or approaches to project development and management.

    ECNM016: Dissertation and Research Methods

    The dissertation should provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue, normally involving a formal analysis of the topic being investigated.

      • Module code: BSOM071
        Status: Compulsory
        Fast moving dynamic development within organisations means that having a basic `toolkit? of modern and de facto project management techniques with an emphasis on applying these is a vital requirement for project management students. This module develops students? understanding of theoretical practices practical tools and techniques and equips them to face the challenges facing project managers today.
      • Module code: ECNM016
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to give students the opportunity to bring to bear the techniques and perspectives covered in the taught part of the course upon a specific issue of interest. The dissertation should provide an independent and critical appraisal of an issue normally involving a formal analysis of the topic being investigated.
      • Module code: ECNM018
        Status: Compulsory
        This module provides students with a comprehensive understanding of economics in its political and social contexts that can be used to understand and engage with problem solving on a private public and individual level.
      • Module code: ECNM021
        Status: Compulsory
        This module equips students to make strategic decisions taking into account critical issues facing organisations in today?s complex and challenging environment. Students explore a range of economic tools to aid decision-making.
      • Module code: ECNM022
        Status: Compulsory
        The purpose of this module is to enable students to develop a toolkit of econometric techniques so that they can model economic problems with increasing rigor by using a general-purpose statistical software package.
      • Module code: STRM075
        Status: Compulsory
        This module introduces students to the key issues and debates on Social Responsibility and Impact providing them with the knowledge tools and skills to critically evaluate the range of complex ethical and/or sustainability issues that businesses may encounter and to develop sustainable strategies and/or approaches to project development and management.
      • Module code: STRM083
        Status: Compulsory
        Evidence suggests organisations spend inordinate amount of time and energy towards formulating strategy yet most strategy failures are due to lack of focus on strategy implementation factors. In order to understand this dichotomy managers must be able to make sense evaluate synthesise and structure complex situations in a systematic and useful ways.This module explores the strategic management process and how strategic analysis and formulation contribute to the organisations performance. The module is integrative in nature and provides practical relevant ideas and conceptual frameworks that facilitate strategy design and implementation. The module deals with the craft of strategy that is how to identify and choose a superior competitive position how to analyse complex strategic situation and how to create the organisational context to make the chosen strategy work. The methodology allows participants to reflect on their own assumptions and experience so as to develop their own conceptual frameworks.
  • To be accepted onto this programme you will normally need to hold a recognised First or Second Class Honours degree from a UK university (or an international equivalent).

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) for study at postgraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home: £7,470
    • International: £14,000

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2021. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • Home/EU: £7,425
    • International: £13,750
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

  • Whether you are an international, home or EU students, we offer a generous tuition fee discounts for postgraduate study.

    Our International Scholarships page has details of the International Graduate Scholarship offering up to 50% for alumni of the University and the International Scholarship offering up to 30% for new students.

    The Graduate Discount Scheme page has information about the 20% discount for Home and EU graduates.

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