Global Economy and Business Institutions

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.53 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.5 k / Year(s)  
801–1000 place StudyQA ranking:6064 Duration:12 months


Hertfordshire Business School is a leading centre for institutional thinking in the UK. This unique, research-informed taught course gives you an opportunity to learn with academics who are experts in institutional, evolutionary and organisational economics, political economy and development economics.

In a vibrant, research-rich environment, you will expand your understanding of institutional and organisational theories, analyse global economic issues and develop policy-making capabilities.

It is excellent preparation for a rewarding career in research, influential roles within the public or private sector, or the demands of PhD-level study.

Our groundbreaking course is led by established researchers and professors, with insights from cutting-edge business leaders and academic guest speakers from across the world. With a research focus, it sees you and your peers driving discussions, making presentations and leading debates.

You will gain a rigorous understanding of the global economic environment and the business institutions which shape it. In the process, you will develop excellent research, analytical and policy-making skills.

Teaching draws on the research expertise of members of the Group for Research in Organisational Evolution and the Global Economy and Business Research Unit, both based at the Hertfordshire Business School.

Semester A
You will begin with an intensive study of the core areas of institutional, organisational and political economy analyses, as well as an in-depth look at research methodology.

Semester B
You will look at how the knowledge and methods you gained in your first semester can be applied, with a focus on contemporary global business, policy and development issues.

Semester C
During this final semester you will prepare your dissertation, as well as working with your fellow students to put together a student-led mini-conference at which you will present and discuss your findings.

Equipped with high-level analytical and research skills, you will be a desirable candidate for a diverse range of rewarding roles. These span public and private sector organisations, research institutes and development agencies, nationally and internationally. In addition, you will be well placed to continue your studies at doctoral level.

Teaching methods
Each week, you will attend a one-hour lecture for each module, introducing critical perspectives. This will be supported by two hours of workshop time, in which you will present and debate key texts with fellow students. To make these sessions as effective as possible, you will need to prepare through independent study.

Throughout the academic year, you will be given expert one-to-one supervision and guidance on preparing your coursework and dissertation.

Respected guest speakers will also give lectures and research seminars, discussing cutting-edge research and policy issues.

An Honours degree at 2.1 or higher in economics, finance or management (with sufficient Economics content) from a UK university, or the equivalent from a recognised university overseas.English language requirementsAll students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. We consider the following qualifications and grades: * GCSE English language grade A-C * IELTS 6.5 English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

No scholarships are available to students undertaking this course.

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