Taught course

International Business and Economic Development

University of Kent · School of Economics

Entry requirements

A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in Business, Marketing, Management, or a sciences or social sciences subject, plus evidence of a good quantitative background (eg a pre-University school qualification in Maths).

This programme is not intended for students with a single or joint economics degree.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a multidisciplinary MSc programme that brings together the areas of international business and economic development. Taught jointly by the School of Economics and Kent Business School, the programme benefits from the expertise and strong research in both schools.

The programme provides an excellent postgraduate education in the core principles of international business and economic development and helps to develop a broad set of skills that are highly sought after by global employers. It provides a structured approach to developing the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in international business and/or economic development. You have the chance to develop an international perspective on business and economic development issues through working with an international group of students, and build your own international network.

The MSc is particularly suited to Business students who are looking to acquire economics understanding and skills in order to pursue a career in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies. It also offers opportunities for the development of managers who want to deepen their understanding of the international economic environment, and for those who wish to pursue further academic study at PhD level.

Information for international students

English language entry requirements for detailed information see our webpage. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding webpages for the most current information and application process.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Economics
+44 (0)1227 827850