City, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc Business Economics / International Business Economics is for students who want to apply economics to real'world issues. From transfer pricing, to the complexity of financial markets and the pros and cons of EU membership, you will need to be strong at statistics and quantitative methods to get to grips with the material that makes up the core modules. The MSc is designed to give you the tools to apply your knowledge, so we expect you to be downloading the free FT app and getting on top of current issues from the second you start.

The programme has been designed to equip students with a wealth of resources combining data banks from City’s Cass Business School and School of Arts and Social Sciences. This means you have access to everything from Datastream, Bloomberg and Bankscope, to Morning Star and Orbis.

Course Modules

Term 1:

Part 1

Route core modules:

Financial Markets (30 credits);

Business Economics (15 credits);

Research Methods (15 credits).

Route core for International Business Economics students only:

International Business Economics (core module for International Business Economics students) (15 credits).

Route core elective: (choose one of two):

Quantitative Methods (30 credits);

Econometrics (30 credits).

Part 2

Route core modules:

Economics Research Project (45 credits);

Economics Literature Survey (30 credits).

Term 2:

Economics of Competition and Regulation (15 credits);

International Business Economics (core module for International Business Economics students) (15 credits);

Economics and Business Strategy (15 credits);

E'commerce (15 credits);

Corporate Finance (15 credits);

The Economics of Micro'Finance (15 credits);

History of Economic Thought (15 credits);

International Macroeconomics (15 credits);

Asset Pricing (15 credits);

Health Economics (15 credits)

Start Date:

09/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,000 Overseas Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,500 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • You should have some mathematical background ('A' level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and one of the following:
  • - an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance)
  • - an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism with a significant economics component
  • - an upper second class (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science) with a significant economics component.
  • Students with a good lower second class degree in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis.