Our MSc Economics and International Business programme will allow you to develop a sound understanding of the international business environment and business operations in the global economy.

It is suitable for those wishing to develop a career in the international business and commercial sectors. You will be taught by experienced economists, international business researchers, and practitioners. This will equip you with the skills and techniques to assess and implement business strategies in response to the problems affecting firms and markets in a highly competitive international business environment.

Practical training on how to apply relevant theory to shape international business decisions is integrated into the programme. You will be able to further refine your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an international business issue.

Entry requirements

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

Graduates will be equipped for a career in international business, management and strategy consulting, and industry. Potential career destinations for international business economists include management in multinational corporations, international organisations, industry associations, and business and internationally oriented government departments.

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Last updated December 11, 2018
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