Academic excellence for business and the professions
UG Open Day
Economics
Laura Delaney and
Klaus Zauner
2nd July 2014
- An introduction to the Department
- Why Economics?
- Why Economics @ City?
- Some characteristics of our degrees.
Outlin...
The Department of Economics at City
Slide #3
Senior staff
Head of Department:
Dr Javier Ortega (PhD, EHESS, Paris)
Labour ...
Programme Director, BSc Economics
Victoria Serra-Sastre (PhD, London School of Economics)
Health Economics, Applied Microe...
The Department of Economics at City
Slide #5
We are an active research department. Go to
http://www.city.ac.uk/arts-social...
The Department of Economics at City
Slide #6
Our commitment to teaching excellence
NSS 2013 scores
BSc Economics 94
BSc Fi...
Our teaching: UG & PG programmes
Slide #7
Undergraduate degrees
BSc Economics
BSc Economics with Accounting
BSc Financial ...
- Academic Interest:
Why Economics?
Many firms and public sector employers are interested in the
knowledge and skills you ...
- Young and dynamic Department
Why Economics@City?
- You will be taught by researchers
- We don’t work as a factory: we ar...
We have formal links with universities in Spain (Barcelona,
Madrid), the Netherlands (Rotterdam), France (Toulouse), Turke...
- BSc Economics
Our UG degrees
Specialised. For those of you who want to work in the Financial
Sector, and want to signal ...
Our UG degrees
Slide #12
First two years are focused on building core
analytical, conceptual and technical skills.
1st yea...
Our UG degrees
Slide #13
Content of Economics Degrees: Year 1
BSc Economics
BSc Financial Economics
Introduction to Microe...
Our UG degrees
Slide #14
Content of Economics Degrees: Year 2
All students take 6 core modules covering
microeconomics, ma...
Year 3: BSc Economics
Financial Economics
Applied Econometrics
Electives:
-Intro to Financial Derivatives
-Economics Proje...
Year 3: BSc Financial Economics
Financial Economics
Applied Econometrics
Electives:
-Economics Project (Financial Economic...
- Management Accounting
Year 3: BSc Economics with Accounting
Electives (choose one):
- Applied Econometrics
- Corporate F...
Assessment
Slide #18
Students are normally assessed by exams (80% weighting)
and coursework (20% weighting), and the proje...
Slide #19
For 2014 entry, the entry requirement is 340 UCAS tariff
points, typical offer is AAB at A-level or ABB with
add...
Slide #20
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting
C1 Fundamentals of ...
Slide #21
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
ACCA Qualification
F1 Accountant in Business
F2 Management...
Slide #22
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)
T1 Recording Financi...
Slide #23
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
Professional Stage (Level 1 ACA)
Commercial ...
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Department of Economics - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

  1. 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions UG Open Day Economics Laura Delaney and Klaus Zauner 2nd July 2014
  2. 2. - An introduction to the Department - Why Economics? - Why Economics @ City? - Some characteristics of our degrees. Outline of Presentation Please ask questions whenever you want: You know better than we do, what it is that you want to find out! Slide #2
  3. 3. The Department of Economics at City Slide #3 Senior staff Head of Department: Dr Javier Ortega (PhD, EHESS, Paris) Labour Economics; Political Economy; Economics of Language Deputy Head, Undergraduate Studies: Professor Mireia Jofre-Bonet (PhD, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Health Economics; Applied Microeconomics
  4. 4. Programme Director, BSc Economics Victoria Serra-Sastre (PhD, London School of Economics) Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics The Department of Economics at City Slide #4 Programme Director BSc Financial Economics Laura Delaney (PhD, Trinity College Dublin) Finance, Asset Pricing, Real Financial Options Programme Director BSc Economics with Accounting Klaus Zauner (PhD, University of California, San Diego) Industrial Organisation; Game Theory
  5. 5. The Department of Economics at City Slide #5 We are an active research department. Go to http://www.city.ac.uk/arts-social-sciences/economics/research Discussion papers by members of staff Weekly research seminar Undergraduates welcome, third year students in particular are encouraged to attend.
  6. 6. The Department of Economics at City Slide #6 Our commitment to teaching excellence NSS 2013 scores BSc Economics 94 BSc Financial Economics 93 BSc Economics & Accountancy 82 Staff prizes for teaching excellence 2014 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for ‘Excellence in international engagement’ Dr Patricia Cubi-Molla School Education Excellence Award on ‘Overall demonstration of Educational Excellence’ Dr Andy Denis
  7. 7. Our teaching: UG & PG programmes Slide #7 Undergraduate degrees BSc Economics BSc Economics with Accounting BSc Financial Economics MSc programmes Business Economics/International Business Economics Economics Development Economics Financial Economics Health Economics Evaluation of Health Programmes Competition & Regulation PhD in Economics
  8. 8. - Academic Interest: Why Economics? Many firms and public sector employers are interested in the knowledge and skills you acquire when studying economics (relates to human capital theory) - Job market 1: Economics is a social science which uses mathematics and statistics to explain what is happening in the world – not just the economic world, narrowly defined, but the social world more generally. - Job market 2: The material taught, and the technical tools employed, are demanding, success signals to prospective that you are gifted and/or a hard worker (relates to signalling theory) Slide #8
  9. 9. - Young and dynamic Department Why Economics@City? - You will be taught by researchers - We don’t work as a factory: we are flexible! - Our degrees are intensive in Maths + Econometrical (statistical) tools (because we believe that both Human Capital theory and Signalling theory are partly true) - but you will not be learning these tools alone (and you will be taken to a high level even if you do not have A-level maths). - Our graduates go on to very good Master’s programmes (e.g. LSE, Cambridge, UCL) - Our graduates do very well in the job market (e.g. Government Economic Service, PwC, RBS, Deutsche Bank…) Slide #9
  10. 10. We have formal links with universities in Spain (Barcelona, Madrid), the Netherlands (Rotterdam), France (Toulouse), Turkey (Istanbul) and Germany (Konstanz) via the Erasmus programme: an opportunity for you to do a student exchange, get a year of your degree for discounted tuition fees – EU/Home students £1,000 and International students £2,000 – PLUS a bursary.” All three programmes include the possibility of including Integrated Professional Training: a one year work placement after Year 2 (recently: Barclays, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Goldman Sachs…) Economics @ City - Buddy scheme. - Excellent student Careers Centre. - Getting ready for interviews and a job: “thinking like an economist” (free online subscriptions to The Economist and the FT. Slide #10
  11. 11. - BSc Economics Our UG degrees Specialised. For those of you who want to work in the Financial Sector, and want to signal it from the outset. A-level Maths is a requirement. - BSc Financial Economics Academically broad: large choice of modules. - BSc Economics with Accounting The most versatile: emphasis on quantitative training (as in the other degrees) + preparation for a career in Accounting (exemptions from some examinations for professional Accountancy bodies); accounting courses provided by Cass Business School. Slide #11
  12. 12. Our UG degrees Slide #12 First two years are focused on building core analytical, conceptual and technical skills. 1st year: training in maths and economic principles. 2nd year: intermediate micro, macro, econometrics. Some optional subjects. 3rd year: More options and possibility of completing a research project. Curricular Strategy
  13. 13. Our UG degrees Slide #13 Content of Economics Degrees: Year 1 BSc Economics BSc Financial Economics Introduction to Microeconomics Introduction to Macroeconomics Topics in Applied Microeconomics and Macroeconomics Data Analysis Mathematics for Economists at Either the Post A-Level or Post GCSE Level (Post A-Level only for BSc Financial Economics) BSc Economics with Accounting Introduction to Microeconomics Introduction to Macroeconomics Intro to Management Accounting and Financial Accounting Intro to Law Data Analysis Mathematics for Economists at Either the Post A Level or Post GCSE Level
  14. 14. Our UG degrees Slide #14 Content of Economics Degrees: Year 2 All students take 6 core modules covering microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. BSc Economics: choose 2 elective modules. BSc Financial Economics: take 2 core modules in Financial Markets and Maths. BSc Economics with Accounting: take 2 core modules in accounting.
  15. 15. Year 3: BSc Economics Financial Economics Applied Econometrics Electives: -Intro to Financial Derivatives -Economics Project -Econ. European Integration -Monetary Economics -Development Economics -Labour Economics -Advanced Quantitative Economics -History of Econ. Thought -Industrial Organisation -Topics in Health Econ. -Company Law -Money & Banking -Corporate Finance 6 electives OR 4 electives + Project -Topics in Behavioural Economics Slide #15 Core:
  16. 16. Year 3: BSc Financial Economics Financial Economics Applied Econometrics Electives: -Economics Project (Financial Economics) -Econ. European Integration -Monetary Economics -Development Economics -Labour Economics -Advanced Quantitative Economics -History of Econ. Thought -Industrial Organisation-Topics in Health Econ. -Company Law Corporate Finance Introduction to Financial Derivatives 3 electives OR 1 elective + Project Money & Banking -Topics in Behavioural Economics Slide #16 Core:
  17. 17. - Management Accounting Year 3: BSc Economics with Accounting Electives (choose one): - Applied Econometrics - Corporate Finance - Financial Management - Advanced Financial Accounting - Financial Accounting Theory - Company Law Core: - Intro. Fin. Derivatives - Monetary Economics - Labour Economics - Econ. European Integration - Development Economics - Advanced Quantitative Economics Slide #17
  18. 18. Assessment Slide #18 Students are normally assessed by exams (80% weighting) and coursework (20% weighting), and the project if taken. Exams are unseen normally 2-hour long per module. Coursework takes many forms: essays, presentations, in- class tests, lab exercises. Students must pass each year before proceeding to the next year. Every year’s marks counts towards the final degree classification, in the proportions 10%, 30% and 60%. The final year is weighted highest because the courses are more advanced, the requirements are higher, the project is an important part of the Economics degree for those who take it, and work in the final year reflects the level the student is working at on graduation (“exit velocity”).
  19. 19. Slide #19 For 2014 entry, the entry requirement is 340 UCAS tariff points, typical offer is AAB at A-level or ABB with additional C at AS-level. Financial Economics applicants must have grade B at A- Level Maths. At least grade B in GCSE English and Mathematics. For International Baccalaureate we require IB=34. Students with AAA qualify for the £2,000 Lord Mayor’s Scholarship, AAB qualifies for £1,000. Applying to Study UG Economics at City
  20. 20. Slide #20 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting C1 Fundamentals of Management Accounting C2 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting C3 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics C4 Fundamentals of Business Economics C5 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law Accreditation and exemptions 1
  21. 21. Slide #21 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) ACCA Qualification F1 Accountant in Business F2 Management Accounting F3 Financial Accounting F4 Corporate and Business Law F5 Performance Management F9 Financial Management Accreditation and exemptions 2
  22. 22. Slide #22 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) T1 Recording Financial Transactions T2 Information for Management T3 Maintaining Financial Records T4 Accounting for Costs T5 Managing People and Systems T6 Drafting Financial Statements T7 Planning, Control and Performance Management T10 Managing Finances Accreditation and exemptions 3
  23. 23. Slide #23 The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Professional Stage (Level 1 ACA) Commercial Law Company Law The Association of International Accountants (AIA) Level 1 Diploma in Accountancy Modules A, B, C, and D. The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) 30 non-unit-specific credits at Advanced Diploma level, and 25 non-unit-specific credits at Diploma level Accreditation and exemptions 4

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