Entry requirements

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.

This course attracts students from a wide range of backgrounds and nationalities. Applications are welcome from those in work and seeking continuing professional development.

Entry will also be subject to two satisfactory references (one of these must be an academic reference).

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will need to satisfy the university's English language requirements:

  • IELTS minimum level 6.0 (with a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing and 5.5 in listening and speaking)
  • if you have completed your undergraduate degree in the UK (at least one full year of study) you will automatically meet our English language requirements

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc in International Business Economics allows you to study a combination of business and economic subjects.

You will gain a thorough grounding in quantitative and economic analysis skills. These skills help you to analyse how institutions and business practices operate in an international context. So you do not need any prior knowledge.

The programme of study balances technical knowledge with practical skills. You will:

  • develop the ability to understand causal relationships between various economic variables
  • critically evaluate the strategic decision-making process in business
  • gain insight into global business policy issues.
  • Our teaching staff includes experts from both industry as well as academic economists.

There are excellent employment prospects for skilled economists. These include roles in business and finance, government agencies and management consultancies.

Oxford Brookes University Business School is a Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning. And we have received the top award from the Higher Education Funding council for England.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848