Taught course

International Business Economics

University of Sussex · School of Business, Management and Economics

Entry requirements

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above, normally with evidence of ability in mathematics or quantitative related areas.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance the study of international business with a solid grounding in the economic theory that explains business behaviour.

You’ll develop knowledge of microeconomic principles relating to the theories of firms and consumers, and macroeconomic principles underpinning national and international economies.

You also learn about managerial economics and human resources. You have the chance to do research, expanding your employment opportunities in business and the financial sector.

Key facts

  • With an Economics Masters at Sussex, you’ll be discussing the latest theories surrounding the biggest global issues of today – including poverty, trade, development and energy.
  • You’ll be preparing yourself for a prestigious career, whether it be in government, consultancy, banking or within an NGO.
  • Our faculty integrate their research into teaching so you learn how to apply economic theory to contemporary topics. Join some of the top global thinkers in economics, sharing in their ideas and opinions before anyone else.

How will I study?

The course has a central emphasis on business. You benefit from the global reputation for international economics research and teaching at Sussex. The course comprises eight modules and a Business Economics Research Project.

You are assessed through:

  • unseen examinations
  • essays
  • a research project.

If you’re starting your course in 2016, these are the modules we expect to run. Modules running in 2017 may be subject to change.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Business Economics Research Project
  • Financial and Time Series Econometrics
  • Global Business
  • International Business Economics
  • Managerial and Human Resource Economics
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Research Methods for International Finance and Business


Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Information for international students

Please visit: International qualifications for Masters courses or Fees and Scholarships.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study. For full details of our scholarships please visit: Masters Scholarships

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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