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.
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, or 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.
English Language requirements
All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in the 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.
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.