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Business Economics / International Business Economics (MSc)


Course Description

The Business Economics / International Business Economics MSc course enables you to apply economic analysis and quantitative skills to real-world business and economic policy issues.

There are excellent employment prospects for economists with these skills in management consultancy, multinationals, government agencies and business and finance.

Our central London location puts you in the heart of "the world's biggest financial centre" (Economist, 2012) with outstanding opportunities for networking and employment.

See the website http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-economics-international-business-economics

Course Content

You take five core modules (including the dissertation and research methods module) and three elective modules.

- Business Economics
Part 1

Route Core Modules:
- Financial markets
- Business economics
- Research methods
- Route Core Elective:

Quantitative methods OR Econometrics
Electives:
- Economics of Competition and Regulation
- International business economics
- Economics and business strategy
- E-commerce
- Corporate Finance
- The economics of micro-finance
- History of Economic Thought
- International Macroeconomics*
- Asset Pricing*
- Health Economics*

*Only one of these three modules can be chosen. Choice subject to timetabling feasibility across MSc programmes.

Part 2
Route Core Module:
- Economics research project OR Economics Literature Survey.

International Business Economics
Part 1
Route Core Modules:
- Financial markets
- Business economics
- International business economics
- Research methods

Route Core Elective:
- Quantitative methods OR Econometrics

Electives:
- Economics of Competition and Regulation
- Economics and business strategy
- E-commerce
- Corporate Finance
- The economics of micro-finance
- History of Economic Thought
- International Macroeconomics*
- Asset Pricing*
- Health Economics*

*Only one of these three modules can be chosen. Choice subject to timetabling feasibility across MSc programmes.

Part 2
Route Core Module:
- Economics research project OR Economics Literature Survey.

Teaching and Assessment

- Teaching
You will take part in lectures, seminars and computer lab sessions. In lectures, we introduce you to key theories, concepts and economic models. You will have the opportunity in seminars to solve applied problems, analyse case studies and discuss the latest academic research.

- Assessment
You are assessed by coursework and examination. Your overall degree result is based on your performance in taught modules and the dissertation.

Read the full 2015 programme specification (http://www.city.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/274600/PSIBEC-MSc-International-Business-Economics.pdf)

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Postgraduate Fees and Finance - http://www.city.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding-and-financial-support

Scholarships

Scholarship opportunities will be available for UK/EU and international students looking to study postgraduate courses in the School of Arts & Social Sciences starting in September 2015. Further details will be published here shortly - http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/business-economics-international-business-economics#course-detail=3

Bursaries

‌• Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduate - http://www.city.ac.uk/alumni/recent-graduates/graduate-loyalty-discount

‌• Every year the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation offers one or two studentships, worth roughly £10,000 each, to students who have been accepted to do a Masters degree in Economics or Finance at a top UK university. The Foundation tends to favour applicants who have an interest in going into journalism, though this should not preclude others from applying. For further information, please see the Marjorie Deane website at http://www.marjoriedeane.com

Career Prospects

There are excellent employment opportunities for economists in economic and management consultancies, multinationals, government agencies and in business and finance, particularly in the City of London.

Job destinations
Example of where our 2009 Economics graduates (from all MSc courses) are now working:

‌•Data analyst, Abacus International
‌•Human rights specialist, Alpha Bank
‌•Barclays Bank
‌•Research economist, Brava
‌•Accountant, Confederation of British Industry
‌•Market researcher, Deutsche Bank
‌•Sales assistant, Ealing PCT
‌•Research executive, Eli-Lilly
‌•Senior health economist, Fidelity
‌•Senior health liaison manager, Gallaher Ltd
‌•Finance graduate trainee, I3 Innovus
‌•Project manager, IM Health
‌•Commercialist, Johnson and Johnson
‌•Health economy liaison manager, Kovis d.o.o
‌•Analyst, Network Rail
‌•Project leader, NHS Business Service Authority
‌•Marketing executive, Novo Nordisk
‌•Customer relations officer, Oxford Outcomes Ltd
‌•Health outcomes advisor, Research International
‌•Assistant Director of performance and planning, Suits You
‌•Collection agent, Synovate
‌•Economist , Tomtah
‌•Database office health economist, United Nations Development Programme

Further Entry Requirement Information

Other Suitable Qualifications

You will benefit from having a working knowledge of microeconomic principles, mathematics and statistics. In order to help you if you have a shortfall in these areas, we run pre-sessional courses prior to the start of the academic year that will provide the necessary background.


These courses are primarily aimed at those who have not studied economics for a few years and may need some revision of maths, statistics and/or microeconomics. The three courses are designed to ensure that you have a minimum acceptable level of knowledge in each area prior to commencing the course, so that once the full MSc course starts, all students share a common core of basic knowledge.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students

If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City, University of London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Business, Law and Social Science. The course offers a route to City, University of London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City, University of London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Visit the Business Economics / International Business Economics (MSc) page on the City, University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You should have some mathematical background (A-level, IB, AP or any other equivalent secondary school qualification) and either of the following: a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in economics or related discipline (e.g. Finance); a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in business, management, politics, law, accounting, psychology, quantitative sociology or financial journalism; a 2.1 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree in a quantitative discipline (such as mathematics, engineering, computer science or a natural science). Students with a good 2.2 in one of the above disciplines might be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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