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Cork University Business School MSc Business Economics
Cork University Business School

MSc Business Economics

Cork, Ireland

1 Years


Full time, Part time

30 Jun 2024

09 Sep 2024

EUR 19,300 / per year *


* Non-EU fee | EU fee full time: €10,640 | EU fee part time: €5,325


Our MSc Business Economics program is an integrated course applying economics to the business environment. Designed in consultation with leaders from the business community and public sector organizations, this unique course equips you with the key skills for career development in the ever-changing business world. It also provides a good foundation for those interested in undertaking further study at PhD, DBA, or professional development level.

The MSc Business Economics course is unique to UCC, incorporating both taught courses and action research and using economic theory and analysis explicitly applied to business. Through the focused taught courses and conducting action research, you learn how to explain and apply core theories, empirical methods, and a range of analytical tools that are relevant and transferable to a range of fundamental business issues.

In this course, you will develop a portfolio of skills required to support business analysis and managerial decision-making. These skills include communication skills (written and oral), analytical and evaluation skills, and teamwork skills. Our market research has indicated that such skills are very highly rated by employers.

The course places emphasis on:

  • The preparation and presentation of quality business reports
  • Techniques of data analysis that include forecasting and survey data analysis
  • Team-working for assignments to enhance interpersonal relationships
  • A problem-solving approach using case studies

The MSc program comprises two parts totalling 90 credits. The course is assessed by coursework, including presentations, written reports, in-class assessments, and group work. The part-time option will be taught during weekday working hours over two years.

Why Choose this Course

This innovative course aims to develop your skills for employment as a business or strategic analyst as well as providing foundations for undertaking further study.

Strong emphasis is placed on employment and career search through workshops on interview techniques, skills analysis, CV presentation, and job applications.

The quality of the course can be gauged from the fact that our graduates have won the Accenture Leader of Tomorrow (LOT) Award on two occasions. The Accenture award is open to all final-year and postgraduate students from across Ireland and aims to identify innovative and entrepreneurial young talent in order to foster Ireland’s next generation of leaders.

  • Duration: 1 Year Full-time; 2 Years Part-time
  • Teaching Mode: Full-time, Part-Time
  • Qualifications: MSc
  • NFQ Level: Level 9



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