How important is the course title? Can I lie?

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PecksterGreg
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When applying for my MSc course, I had the following choices:

MSc Economics - £5000

MSc - Finance, Economics & Business - £7200


Now I am hoping for a career in finance after.

By taking the Economics, I have the option to choose the three finance modules and the one business module making it the identical degree and saving £2200.

Can I say in my CV that I took MSc Economics with Finance and Business?

Or is that considered a lie?
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I would put: Msc Economics (incl. Finance and Business modules) if applying to placements in finance, or just put it as a bullet point underneath. I'm sure plenty of people are successful in finance with economics degrees.
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Most places will want to look at your transcript or at least have an idea of the modules you've done because all degrees are comprised of slightly different modules.

I would choose the economics route anyway, finance, economics and business sounds like a mish mash of everything. It doesn't sound like joint honours because as far as I'm aware, you can't do triple honours, it just sounds like you get a little bit of everything, rather than the full economics degree plus some finance background on the side.

Ps: many employers in the finance field favour economics degrees over financial ones. I study accountancy & finance joint honours and I would 100% be doing economics as my joint honours instead of finance if I got the same exemptions from my CA qualification in the future. I am seriously still toying with the idea of switching from finance to economics anyway.
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You can list the relevant modules under "MSc Economics" - a lot of people do this.
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