MA in Comparative Business Economics
The MA in Comparative Business Economics (CBE) is focused principally at
company level study and offers the chance to examine: the role of
multinationals; corporate governance and finance; privatisation;
entrepreneurship; and the determinants of innovation and technological
change within the European area.
The principal objective of the programme is to offer discipline
(economics) based training combined with empirical application drawing
on the experiences of the twenty-eight nations that have emerged from
the former Soviet block in Europe and Asia. While the trade gravity
centre of this region is firmly rooted within the EU, our approach
defines Europe - our area of interest - according to its economic links
rather than its current borders. The programme equips students with
strong foundations in both international business and economics as well
as in finance and corporate governance.
The MA in CBE prepares our graduates for both further research in the
areas specified above, and for work in international business, for
European and national government institutions, and for developing their
own entrepreneurial ventures.
The programme has the following entry requirements:
- At least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent.
- At least one full year BA course in introduction to economics or equivalent.
- Non-native English speakers to achieve scores of at least 7.0 in each element of the ELTS test and 7.0 overall.
Please note that this programme is very popular and therefore completed applications will be considered in the order they arrive until the programme is full.
To make an application to this programme, please download application form.
Admissions queries or questions can be emailed to: email@example.com
Candidates take 180 credits in total, 120 credits of which are taught courses. The taught courses comprise a total of 30 credits of compulsory methods courses, a 30 credit course in Political Economy of International Business, at least 15 credits from a list of core policy papers and finally a total of 45 credits from a list of available electives. In addition, all students must also undertake a free-standing dissertation worth 60 credits.
Students undertaking the programme are required to take the following courses (120 credits):
Students must also select one of the following courses (15 credits):
A further 45 credits from the options below where not already taken:
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator up to 15 MA credits may be selected from another SSEES course (see below SSEES Course Outline Guide for details of other modules) or other UCL Departments.
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator, students may also select one language course (30 credits) from the SSEES suite of MA courses
UCL SSEES is committed to providing our students with stimulating, high quality, research-led courses, however please be aware that we are not always able to guarantee that all courses will be available every year.
If you have queries about the programme or its courses please contact the Programmes Administrator for further information.
SSEES MA Course Outline Guide 2012-13
Scheme of Award for Students commencing the MA in Comparative Business Economics Programme in September 2012
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