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Masters in Economics

Over the past couple of decades, FAME subjects (finance, accounting, management and economics) have established themselves among the most popular choices for graduate-level students across the world. So why should you choose a Masters in Economics?

For those unfamiliar with the subject, economics is a social science concerned with the analysis of all the factors that can impact the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. This involves looking at goods and services from the perspective of economic agents (i.e. buyers and sellers) and the market as a whole (macro/micro economics). The subject also integrates aspects of other social sciences, such as sociology and international studies, and draws upon mathematics and statistics.

Key Skills

Common skills gained with a graduate economics degree include:

  • Solid understanding of economic practices, principles and theory
  • Strong command of economic models, tools and techniques including particular statistical techniques
  • Broad knowledge of different fields in economics
  • Knowledge of theoretical and empirical approaches to economics
  • Knowledge of global issues relating to economics
  • Enhanced research skills – useful for proceeding to a PhD program, and for researching for clients
  • Enhanced technical, numerical and quantitative skills and techniques
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including preparation and delivery of professional, technical and non-technical reports and presentations
  • Computing skills – particularly specialist economics software
  • Strong numerical skills
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Problem-solving ability
  • Time management skills
  • Management skills
  • Entrepreneurship skills