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Economics and International Business MSc

Economics and International Business MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies Economics

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Economics and International Business programme will equip you with the key skills required for successful careers in business and organisations operating in the global economy. International businesses are affected by a wide range of factors both within and outside their control. They need to understand international trade and economic relations, be able to analyse market opportunities around the world, manage international supply chain management, assess outsourcing options and use data analysis to inform business strategy. Our MSc Economics and International Business programme will equip you with the skills and techniques to assess and implement business strategies in response to the problems affecting firms and markets in a highly competitive international business environment. You will be taught by experienced economists, international business researchers, and practitioners. Our professors and lecturers have research expertise in key areas of international trade and business such as multinationals investment decisions, international mergers, international technical collaborations, environmental policies and agreements. Practical training on how to apply relevant theory to shape international business decisions is integrated into the programme. You will be able to further refine your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an international business issue.

Graduates will be equipped for a career in international business, management and strategy consulting, and industry. Potential career destinations for international business economists include management in multinational corporations, international organisations, industry associations, and business-oriented or internationally-oriented government departments. There is a strong emphasis on applying theoretical and quantitative skills to real world situations as well as a focus on developing critical thinking skills will open up career opportunities in business, consulting, government and international organisations or as an academic economist.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module comes under semester 1. It provides an introduction to important topics in microeconomic theory that are relevant for applications such as banking, finance and business. Students are provided with a grounding in the analytical methods required to understand the topics taught in the optional modules.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in economics, finance, business, management, management science, operations research, or related disciplines. Applicants from other disciplines will also be considered provided that your degree includes at least introductory modules in economics and an introduction to quantitative subjects such as calculus and statistics.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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