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Economics and Business Strategy MSc

Course Description

Our MSc Economics and Business Strategy programme will enable you to apply the tools of economics and strategy to influence business performance and to develop strategic thinking and decision-making in a competitive business environment.

The programme will equip you with the skills of a professional business economist, for careers in business, government, regulation, international organisations and for higher awards by research.

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, students will use the insights of economic theory to address real-world problems. The strong emphasis on applying theoretical and quantitative skills to real world situations – as well as a focus on developing critical thinking skills – will enable you to work effectively both in industry and government.

Students will be able to further sharpen their practical skills by completing a research project that allows them to apply their knowledge to a strategy and policy related issue.

Entry Requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in economics, business (with a strong quantitative component), finance, management science, operations research, mathematics, physics, and engineering. Applicants from other degree disciplines may be considered, but as for all applicants, good (2:1 or above) grades in relevant mathematics/statistics modules are expected.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/study-options/postgraduate-taught/international-qualification-equivalencies/. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English Language Requirements

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component. The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course. TOEFL with an overall score of 92, and no sub-test score below 22.

See full list of English language qualifications we accept (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/), with full details on each.


You will be assessed by a combination of group and individual coursework as well as exams.

Take a look at our modules to see what assessments you can expect to undertake: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/taught/economics-business/modules/

Further Career Prospects

Well-trained, numerate business and strategy economists are in high demand in every sector. This course prepares you for a career as a professional economist in management and strategy consulting, finance, government or industry. Potential career destinations include: analyst in economic consultancy, corporate management, strategy teams in corporations, business-related government departments, competition and regulation authorities, industry associations.

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. To find out more visit Fees and financing your studies: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/next-steps/fees/

Visit the Economics and Business Strategy MSc page on the Loughborough University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:1 (or above)

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