City, University of London

City, University of London

Business Economics and International Business Economics

The MSc Business Economics / International Business Economics is for students who want to apply economics to real-world issues. From transfer pricing, to the complexity of financial markets and the pros and cons of EU membership, you will need to be strong at statistics and quantitative methods to get to grips with the material that makes up the core modules. The MSc is designed to give you the tools to apply your knowledge, so we expect you to be downloading the free FT app and getting on top of current issues from the second you start. The programme has been designed to equip students with a wealth of resources combining data banks from City's Cass Business School and School of Arts and Social Sciences. This means you have access to everything from Datastream, Bloomberg and Bankscope, to Morning Star and Orbis.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Term 1:
Part 1
Route core modules:
Financial Markets (30 credits);
Business Economics (15 credits);
Research Methods (15 credits).

Route core for International Business Economics students only:
International Business Economics (core module for International Business Economics students) (15 credits).

Route core elective: (choose one of two):
Quantitative Methods (30 credits);
Econometrics (30 credits).

Part 2
Route core modules:
Economics Research Project (45 credits);
Economics Literature Survey (30 credits).

Term 2:
Economics of Competition and Regulation (15 credits);
International Business Economics (core module for International Business Economics students) (15 credits);
Economics and Business Strategy (15 credits);
E-commerce (15 credits);
Corporate Finance (15 credits);
The Economics of Micro-Finance (15 credits);
History of Economic Thought (15 credits);
International Macroeconomics (15 credits);
Asset Pricing (15 credits);
Health Economics (15 credits)

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,000 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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