MSc International Business and Economic Development

University of Kent, School of Economics

Program Description

MSc International Business and Economic Development

University of Kent, School of Economics

This is a multidisciplinary degree that brings together the areas of international business and economic development. Jointly run by the School of Economics and Kent Business School, the programme benefits from the expertise and strong research in both Schools. The programme is particularly suited to Business students who are looking to acquire economics understanding and skills in order to pursue a career in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies. It also offers opportunities for the development of managers who want to deepen their understanding of the international economic environment, and for those who wish to pursue further academic study at PhD level. The course is one year, full-time, and is located on our Canterbury campus.

About the School of Economics

The School of Economics is dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research, demonstrated by results in the REF 2014 and recent student surveys. All academic staff are research active, and teaching and learning are informed by the School's thriving research culture and strong cosmopolitan academic community. Our taught programmes offer a combination of training in core economics with the opportunity to specialise in areas such as finance, econometrics, development, agriculture or the environment.

About Kent Business School

Kent Business School has over 25 years’ experience delivering business education. Our portfolio of postgraduate programmes demonstrates the breadth and depth of our expertise. Academic research and links with global business inform our teaching, ensuring a curriculum that is relevant and current. We are ranked as a top 30 UK business school for the standard of our teaching and student satisfaction. We also hold a number of accreditations by professional bodies.


Full-time £9,640 (UK / EU), £15,160 (Overseas)

Part-time £4,820 UK / EU, TBC (Overseas)


Kent has an excellent record for postgraduate employment: over 94% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2013 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.

A postgraduate degree in the area of economics and business is a particularly valuable and flexible qualification that can open the door to exciting careers in multinational enterprises, international organisations and consultancy companies.

Our Careers and Employability Service can help you plan for your future by offering one-to-one advice at any stage in your postgraduate studies. It also provides online advice on employability skills, career choices, applications and interview skills.

Professional recognition

Kent Business School is a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EMFD), CIPD, CIM and the Association of Business Schools (ABS). In addition, KBS is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

Entry requirements

A good first degree (good second class honours or equivalent) in Business, Marketing, Management, or a sciences or social sciences subject, plus evidence of a good quantitative background (eg a pre-University school qualification in Maths).

This programme is not intended for students with a single or joint economics degree.

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Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
9,640 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 9,640 GBP
Full-time £9,640 (UK / EU), £15,160 (Overseas), Part-time £4,820 UK / EU, TBC (Overseas)