Taught course

Business Economics/International Business Economics

City, University of London · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and either of the following: a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance); a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism, 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science).Students with a good 2.2 in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis. Other Suitable Qualifications: You will benefit from having a working knowledge of microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. In order to help you if you have a shortfall in these areas, we run pre-sessional courses prior to the start of the academic year that will provide the necessary background. These courses are primarily aimed at those who have not studied economics for a few years and may need some revision of maths, statistics and/or microeconomics. The three courses are designed to ensure that you have a minimum acceptable level of knowledge in each area prior to commencing the course, so that once the full MSc course starts, all students share a common core of basic knowledge. Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students: If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The Business Economics / International Business Economics MSc course enables you to apply economic analysis and quantitative skills to real-world business and economic policy issues.
There are excellent employment prospects for economists with these skills in management consultancy, multinationals, government agencies and business and finance.
Our central London location puts you in the heart of "the world's biggest financial centre" (Economist, 2012) with outstanding opportunities for networking and employment.

Information for international students

For students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required: TOEFL (internet based) 100 - 105 or IELTS an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 for each subtest..

Fees and funding

Full-time EU: £11,500, Full-time Non EU: £14,500
Scholarship opportunities will be available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2015. Further details will be published here shortly.
Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates, Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying. For further information, please see the Marjorie Deane website at www.marjoriedeane.com

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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