Short Courses in Economics

Economics is a science that was born in the Ancient Greece and developed into a complex study of financial entities. The objects of study are economic agents and their particular activity, as well as their evolution. Microeconomics, the field that studies the basic elements of the markets, including agents, while macroeconomics focuses on the entire economy and the factors that affect it. Microeconomics and macroeconomics are the two main sub-disciplines of economy.

Business schools and universities provide in depth degrees in economics at all degree levels. Students who enrol in a Master degree in economy have the chance to identify all factors that influence the financial world and to also specialize in one of the field that economics applies to, such as education, law, social institutions, science and others.

After they earn a Master’s degree in economics, graduates find employment as accountants, financial risk analysts, economists or financial specialists in all companies of the market, regardless of their activity field.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Public Sector Economics Certificate Public Sector Economics
  • Jun 2017
  • International £ 575 per week
  • EEA £ 575 per week
  • National £ 575 per week
  • 1 months

This course introduces students to the field of Public Sector Economics. It provides an overview of the most important topics in Public Sector Economics, such as: microeconomic foundations (externalities, failures of a competitive market, experimental evidence), social welfare and theory of public choice, education, social security (with examples from current research agenda), taxation, and fiscal policy (including debt analysis). The course is designed in a way that allows students develop tools of analysis applicable to the topic of Public Sector Economics and contribute to class-based discussions.

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Principles of Microeconomics Short Course Principles of Microeconomics
  • Jun 2017
  • EEA € 3,324 per module
  • International € 3,324 per module
  • Not specified

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

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Finance and Economic Analysis Short Course Finance and Economic Analysis
  • Feb 2017
  • Not specified
  • 4 months

Welcome to our up-to-date integrated semester Finance and Economic Analysis at Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)! The program is developed according to the European requirements and can be recognized as a semester abroad.

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Business, Government and the Global Economy Short Course Business, Government and the Global Economy
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,500
  • International € 1,500
  • 21 days

The aim of this Business, Government and the Global Economy course at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) is to analyse the key factors that affect the competitive position of a nation by investigating the economic forces that drive trade integration and how globalisation is changing the macroeconomic scenario.

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SMU Visiting Student Programme Short Course SMU Visiting Student Programme
  • Any time
  • International $ 7,610 per module
  • 4 months

Expect a revolutionary time at Singapore Management University - one that stretches your intellectual abilities and offers extraordinary possibilities. Fast forward your dream and live the Singapore Management University experience! Here you can study the SMU Visiting Student Programme.

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Summer Science Experience Short Course Summer Science Experience
  • Any time
  • International £ 1,000
  • 7 days

The INTO University of East Anglia Summer Science Experience showcases the British approach to academic study. It gives students a chance to debate and research around real life problems in an informed manner.

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Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomics Short Course Alternative Approaches to Macroeconomics
  • Jul 2017
  • International £ 2,300 per module
  • 1 months

Since the global financial crisis of 2008 there has been awareness of a divergence between theory and an effective approach to macroeconomic policy issues. There is increased recognition of the incompleteness of economic knowledge in an uncertain and changing social setting. This has been felt by professional economists as well as by students who have been active in demanding a more 'pluralist approach' to their study of economics. This course therefore aims to introduce students to critical analysis of the building blocks of 'mainstream' macroeconomics, and to some of the approaches offered as alternatives.

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Sustainable Local Economic Development: Supporting Firms and Farms Short Course Sustainable Local Economic Development: Supporting Firms and Farms
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,750 per module
  • International € 2,750 per module
  • 21 days

By the end of the Sustainable Local Economic Development: Supporting Firms and Farms programme from Erasmus University Rotterdam participants will have an increased knowledge about local firms and farms and their role in the local economy. Participants will be able to analyse the competitiveness of the local economy, especially looking at entrepreneurship, business development support, incubators, value chains, clusters and innovation systems.

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Modular Foundation Short Course Modular Foundation
  • Any time
  • International £ 4,600
  • 6 months

The Modular Foundation offered by The University of Exeter is a short programme for those who wish to experience life as an international student at the University of Exeter where you will improve your study skills and knowledge in a subject related to your academic interests.

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Global Business Certificate Global Business
  • Jul 2017
  • National $ 640 per module
  • International $ 640 per module
  • 14 days

The Global Business course is offered at Istanbul Aydin Summer School of Istanbul Aydin University. This course will start by introducing you to the key concepts of global business. It will then provide you with an appreciation of the environmental factors influencing businesses in an international context, including the rise of emerging markets and multinational enterprises originating from these markets.

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