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The Comparative Business Economics MA at UCL 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. What and how will I learn? The programme offers discipline-based training combined with empirical application, drawing on the experience of the 28 nations that have emerged from the former Soviet block in Europe and Asia. Students are equipped with strong foundations in both international business and economics as well as in finance and corporate governance. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core courses (80 credits) two optional courses (40 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules Quantitative Methods Advanced Quantitative Methods AT LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: Corporate Governance and Privatisation Corporate Finance and Investment in Emerging Markets Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies Political Economy of International Business Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 12,000 words. Options Remaining Core Courses Advanced Qualitative Methods Causes, Consequences and Control: Corruption and Governance Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research Corporate Governance and Privatisation Corporate Finance and Investment in Emerging Markets Economics of Transition Financial Development Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies Political Economy of Health, Development and Welfare Political Economy of International Business The Globalisation of Transition Economies Language courses or other courses offered by SSEES. Courses from UCL's School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics Further details available on subject website: http:www.ssees.ucl.ac.ukprospectma_cbe.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, laboratory sessions, tutorials and seminars. Students will be assessed by unseen written examinations, coursework and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is one of the world's leading specialist institutions, and the largest national centre in the UK, for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia. Located on the edge of Bloomsbury, SSEES offers an ideal location for scholars. The British Library, British Museum, University of London Library and other similar research centres are all close by. The SSEES Library is unequalled in Britain for the depth and breadth of its collections, the majority of which are on open access in the SSEES building. Your future career With their specialist knowledge and language skills, SSEES Masters graduates can be found in business, finance, the media, international agencies, charities, diplomacy, international security organisations, the law, and academe. Recent employer destinations include: Independent Television News, the Financial Times, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), NATO, Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Amnesty International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chase Manhattan, the Bank of England, and the EU. Some advise the Russian, Polish, American, and other governments, and the European Commission. Entry Requirements Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower second-class Bachelor's degree (pass of 65% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits. How to apply Completed applications will be considered in the order they arrive until the programme is full. Students are advised to apply as early as possible
The Comparative Business Economics MA at UCL 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. What and how will I learn? The programme offers discipline-based training combined with empirical application, drawing on the experience of the 28 nations that have emerged from the former So...