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Business and Financial Economics (BSc (Hons))

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Programme Description

The BSc Business and Financial Economics is a business/financial oriented and employment/career directed degree programme offered jointly by the Department of Economics, University College Cork and its partner Chinese universities. Currently, the programme accepts students from Henan University of Finance and Economics and Beijing Technological and Business University. Students study for two years at their Chinese university and two years in the Department of Economics in UCC. 

Unique Aspects of the Programme

The objective of the programme is to provide a coherent and practice-orientated understanding of the ‘market economy’ - processes, organisations, institutions, and structures - and their domestic and international outcomes in terms of

  • business competitiveness and profitability
  • entrepreneurship, strategy, innovation and market development
  • prosperity, productivity and standard of living
  • sustainable development

with a view to China’s role in the global economy as a rapidly transforming economy on its way to becoming the largest economy in the world. It is designed for participants preparing for employment and careers in business and financial sectors.

The programme structure, content and delivery is designed to develop:

  • an international perspective
  • an ability to use concepts and theories as an effective way of thinking about business and financial issues in the market  economy
  • a practical understanding of the nature, role and operation of business, finance and markets
  • a working facility in English for employment in business and business related organisations and activities.
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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Effectively use economic and business theories, concepts, models and frameworks as a way of thinking for decision-making in business and about business,
  • Contribute to economic understanding by identifying and defining problems, formulating and evaluating options and doing economic/business analysis,
  • Communicate their thinking, ideas and analysis of business, financial and economic issues by writing reports and preparing and making presentations,
  • Conduct empirical research (specifying a problem and collecting, organizing, describing and analysing data) and present the results in technical and non-technical ways,
  • Participate effectively in various business-like environments requiring team-work, individual initiative, formal meetings and presentations and informal networking and discussions.
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Modules

Year 3

Year 4

  • Time Series Analysis

    Year 4

    Time Series Analysis (EC3209)

    To study modern techniques used to examine trends in, and between, financial time series data. Such techniques are commonly used in both risk management and forecasting in Finance.

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  • Money, Credit and Banking

    Year 4

    Money, Credit and Banking (EC3213)

    The objective of this module is to provide students with a theoretical and practical appreciation of the relationships between money, credit provision and the banking system in a modern capital markets setting.

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  • International Finance

    Year 4

    International Finance (EC3214)

    The objective of this module is to provide students with a theoretical and practical toolkit for analysing activity and key events in international capital markets.

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  • Economics of Corporate Strategy

    Year 4

    Economics of Corporate Strategy (EC3215)

    Formulation of strategic business decisions using economic theory and business cases.

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  • Economics of Strategic Behaviour

    Year 4

    Economics of Strategic Behaviour (EC3216)

    Formulation of strategic business decisions using economic theory and business cases.

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  • Finance and Capital Markets

    Year 4

    Finance and Capital Markets (EC3217)

    To further develop concepts and frameworks in the study of financial markets.

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  • Portfolio Analysis

    Year 4

    Portfolio Analysis (EC3218)

    To further develop concepts and frameworks in the study of financial markets.

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  • International Financial Economics

    Year 4

    International Financial Economics (EC4217)

    To provide students with a thorough foundation in the principles of financial economics and to develop a critical approach to the discipline.

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For full programme requirements, please refer to the University College Cork Academic Calendar here

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Entry Requirements

To be admitted to Years 3 and 4 at UCC, students will normally be required to:

  • successfully complete and pass Years 1 and 2 of a joint degree programme at a Chinese University with which University College Cork has a bilateral agreement. 
  •  satisfy English language proficiency requirements as set out by University College Cork for non-EU students.
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