Entry requirements

We expect students to have very good grades and will only consider students with the equivalent of first class honours in their first degree. All graduates of non-UK institutions must have taken the GRE (preferred) or GMAT test no more than five years before applying, and must include the test scores with their application. We do not require a specific mark but the test gives us an indication of aptitude for economics.

Months of entry


Course content

The degree is built around a central core course entitled Firms and Markets which uses graduate level microeconomics with a focus on understanding firms' market strategies. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of this course in both developing analytical skills and in showing how these analytical skills can be deployed in practical strategic settings. Building on this foundation, graduates will be well equipped to go either to PhD level study or to employment opportunities in industry, finance and consulting.

Beyond the Firms and Markets course, students take an Econometrics course in two halves. In the first half, students develop an understanding of econometric methods, and obtain a thorough grounding in their application to empirical problems. The second half covers new developments in the use of econometric methods within the industrial organisation field. All students are required to take a first course in Corporate Finance in the first term, and they have the option of continuing with Corporate Finance in the second term. Further courses offered in the second term cover areas such as the analysis of globalisation and the study of entrepreneurial strategy, each of which builds directly on analytical tools developed in the Firms and Markets course. What distinguishes this degree both from MBA programmes offered elsewhere and from other programmes currently offered within the School is that it combines the same level of analytical training as the MSc Economics degree with the more applied scope and coverage characteristic of master's degrees in management schools.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

LSE Graduate Support Scheme, ESRC

Qualification and course duration


full time
10 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Office
+44 (0)20 7955 6613