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.

On the MSc Business Economics / International Business Economics you won?t be deriving equations. Instead, we use them to apply economics to current business issues. 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. You are assessed by coursework and examination. Your overall degree result is based on your performance in the taught modules and the dissertation.

When it comes to employer recognition, City is well established. City has become synonymous with quality and the Government Economic Service regularly recruits postgraduate students from this programme. There is also a range of career service events across the School of Arts and Social Sciences and Cass Business School, which you can attend throughout the programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,730 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,730 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £16,320 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have an IELTS: an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each sub-test.