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M.Sc. Financial Economics

An Overview

The  M.Sc. Financial Economics degree programme is offered over a period of one calendar year, full-time, and two calendar years, part-time:

  • The degree will be made up of a core set of seven (7) courses and one (1) elective, one of which can be an approved extra-departmental course and a Research Project.
  • Examinations for the Year Long Theory courses will normally be held at the end of Semester II, although some mid-course testing may be scheduled at the end of Semester I.
  • An internship programme, may be undertaken as an optional part of the research project requirements.
  • Pre-course upgrading or retooling in Econometrics and Mathematics for Economists is highly recommended.
  • Students in the graduate programme are required to have successfully read the course ECON 3008 History of Economic Thought prior to entry. Students who do not have a pass at ECON 3008 will be required to read it as an additional course at the graduate level.

Entry Requirements 

Candidates seeking entry to the M.Sc. Financial Economics programmes should hold a Bachelor’s degree (Second Class Honours or above) in the Social Sciences and should possess a working knowledge of Economics.

Programme Requirements 

 

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

ECON6000

Micro-Economic Theory

5

ECON 6001

Macro-Economic Theory

5

ECON 6030

Research Methodology and Development Economics

2

ECON 6043

Financial Economics

3

ECON 6047

Advanced Financial Economics 

3

MGMT 6117

Advanced Risk Management 

4

MGMT6118

Financial Econometrics 

4

ECON 6010

Research Project/ Internship

9

One (1) elective from among:

Course Code

Course Title

No. of Credits

ECON 6011

International Trade - New Approaches

3

ECON 6012

Monetary Issues in Economic Development

3

ECON 6031

Caribbean Economic Development

3

MGMT6116

Advanced Portfolio Management

4

 

Approved extra departmental courses

3

The M.Sc. Financial Economics programme will carry 38 credits, 29 for taught courses and 9 credits for the research project.

Contact Details

FSS-DeptEcon@sta.uwi.edu

Telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext 82018/82257

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Tuition Fees:

See Postgraduate Financial Booklet

Funding:

Our Graduate Programmes are GATE Approved. Flexible student payment plans
 

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MSc. Programme Coordinator:  
Professor Moawia Alghalith
moawia.alghalith@sta.uwi.edu
Administrator
Ms. Bernadette Hamlet

bernadette.hamlet@sta.uwi.edu
 (868) 662-2002 etx 82018

MPhil/Ph.D Programme Cooridinator
Dr. Roger Hosein

roger.hosein@sta.uwi.edu
(868) 662-2002 etx 83041

Administrator
Mr. Joel Jordan

joel.jordan@sta.uwi.edu
(868) 662-2002 ext 82257

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