University of Reading

University of Reading

The Economics of International Business and Finance

This course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the interrelationships between the areas of finance and multinational organisations. They examine multinational organisations and develop a strong understanding of the key economic issues underlying financial markets, assets and institutions. In addition, students learn the basic theories which underpin financial systems, with a specific emphasis on their interrelationship with international business firms.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree (or above) in economics, or the international equivalent, which includes a good understanding of core economics and quantitative methods.

Course modules

Core modules: microeconomic policy; macroeconomic policy; research methodology; quantitative research methods; the economics of the multinational enterprise; strategic diversity and the political economy of multinationals; microeconomics of banking; economic foundations of corporate finance; economics of financial markets; either applied research project or dissertation; optional modules: 30 credits of optional modules, spanning areas including; international management and business culture; development; issues in globalisation and international business; small business economics and strategy.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 14,165 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading Reading RG6 6UR South East

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