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Business Economics/International Business Economics MSc

Business Economics/International Business Economics MSc

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business / Industrial Economics International Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Key information

This programme enables you to analyse real-world economic issues facing modern day businesses from a world leading financial centre. You build on your undergraduate level knowledge to become a highly competent economist with acute skills of perception and a broad business perspective.

Course overview

Benefits of this course

The benefits of this course are many and varied. You will build knowledge of the field and its history while developing practical skills and understanding to help you in the modern workplace.

By the end of the course you will know how to analyse financial markets and instruments for risk management and how to apply quantitative data and statistical techniques to economic and business decision making.

Your personal development will give you greater confidence and value to the workplace.

Who is this course for?

If you want to learn how to apply economics to business issues, this course is suitable for you.

Our core modules require that you have a basic level of business economics knowledge, and a strong understanding of statistics and quantitative methods. You are also expected to have a strong interest in current affairs relating to business, finance and economics.

Teaching and assessment

You are taught through a series of lectures and workshops that are also made available online, as well as seminars and interactive group work.

Lectures introduce key theories, concepts and knowledge, which is then discussed in seminar groups. You are encouraged to engage in discussion and reflect on issues raised.

Our computer laboratory teaching offers you practical experience with professional software. This enables you to build statistical and econometric skills for formal computer-based assessment.

You will undertake a research project or economics literature survey on a relevant Business Economics subject. Formal research training is given through a compulsory 10-hour research methods course.


As a skilled and confident applied economist you can pursue roles in areas such as:

  • management consultancy
  • finance
  • business
  • multinationals
  • education
  • government
  • management.

We work hard to maintain a strong reputation for high quality education and our brand is positively recognised by employers in London and across the world.


The module is designed to provide the necessary foundation in the essential statistical and quantitative techniques for the study of business economics. You will also be made familiar with appropriate statistical software that can be used for economics analysis.

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Entry requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and one of the following: A lower second class (2.2) (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. finance) A lower second class (2.2) (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism with a significant economics component. A lower second class (2.2) (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science) with a significant economics. This course requires the equivalent of an IELTS academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any component. component.

University information

City, University of London is a leading UK institution, offering an innovative programme of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses which uphold the university’s commitment to enhance people’s lives through education. City is a research-driven university and has around 21,000 enrolled students, of which 45% are studying postgraduate qualifications. The university community is a diverse and international population home to students from...more

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