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International Business Economics MSc

International Business Economics MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

International Business Studies International Economics

Course type


Course Summary

This course enables you to study a combination of business and economic subjects. You will develop the ability to understand causal relationships between various economic variables, critically evaluate the strategic decision-making process in business, and have an insight into global business policy issues. This course aims to provide you with the quantitative and economic analysis skills to understand underlying economic principles and gain insight into the way institutions and business practices operate in an international context. There are excellent employment prospects for economists with these skills in business and finance, government agencies and management consultancy.

This programme is designed for those who have not formally studied for a degree in economics or business who would like to increase their understanding in both those subjects. However, the programme will equally appeal to you if you have a general background in economics, business and management studies and want to specialise further in international business and financial economics. In an increasingly competitive job market, a globally focused qualification such as the MSc in International Business and Economics is highly desirable. This programme provides you with the quantitative skills and economic analysis skills, together with a multicultural learning environment in order to prepare you for a career as a professional business analyst or manager in the private sector, government agencies, multinational corporations and international institutions. On the practical side, our Careers Centre offers support in developing CV and interview skills, and provides regularly updated job vacancy information. This MSc Economics programme prepares you for a career as an economist, analyst or consultant in non-governmental organisations (NGOs), such as the World Bank or International Monetary Fund (IMF), or private companies and public sector organisations. You will also be prepared to study at PhD level.

Different course options

Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module introduces you to the key concepts of economics. Subsequently, you will focus on the topics of economics that are essential in understanding how businesses function internationally and how they interact with the external environment. You will examine the strategic pricing-output decisions of a firm in different market structures as well as the characteristics and the institutions of international markets.

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

Applicants need to have a minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2) in any academic discipline, or equivalent overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. Applicants who possess a diploma rather than a good degree may be eligible for entry provided they have compensatory work experience and can demonstrate career development.

University information

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities, and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. The University has four main faculties: Oxford Brookes Business...more