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M.A. in Economics with specialisation in Financial Economics is a niche two year full time program that aims to facilitate students to bridge the gap between economic theory and practical aspects of finance. Globally, the financial sector has been experiencing a phenomenal growth and is witnessing dramatic and drastic changes with sophisticated operations, which has led to increased demand for financial practitioners.
This program is developed to meet the increasing demand for specialists in finance and economics sought by financial institutions, companies and public sector organizations. The program combines economics, finance, statistics and mathematics and imparts rigorous training in the area of financial economics. This program helps the students to enhance their analytical skills, which will prepare them for wide range of career opportunities and also research opportunities in the area of economics and finance.
The program combines a rigorous academic core with tailored practical applications, designed in consultation with leading financial recruiters. Throughout the program, teaching stresses the links between theories in financial economics and key finance activities. This specialisation has been designed in close consultation with a panel of advisers from leading financial institutions.
A central goal of the program is to demonstrate the use of these ideas and tools in contexts where they are indispensable and widely exploited. The program will expose you to quantitative techniques and theory that will be useful in the financial industry – a portfolio manager, risk management consultant, or financial analyst.
On successful completion of the program the students will be able to:
The pedagogy for this specialised program would include but not limited to: