Master in International Business Economics


Program Description

The combination of international business and applied economics on this programme is designed to provide an overview of the international world of business and a solid foundation for a career in a variety of organizations operating internationally, or as an applied/business economist. This programme is designed for those without a strong Economics or Econometrics background and is both quantitative and research orientated in nature.


  • This programme focuses on Quantitative Methods and International Finance and International Business.
  • The programme is run by academics with expertise in International Macroeconomics and Finance and International Business.
  • You can also build your skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities by completing the Lincoln Award.

How You Study

Learning and teaching methods will include lectures, seminars, practical, computer-based, lab-classes and independent study, which will vary according to the subject matter and the module.

First term

  • Business Economics
  • Finance and Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I
  • Understanding International Business

Second term

  • Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II
  • The Multinational Enterprise in Context
  • International Macroeconomics and Finance
  • One optional module

Optional modules will run as far as at least 10 students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of modules to some students. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability. Optional modules for this programme can be viewed within the module tab.

Students then complete the final Independent Study stage with the support of the Research Methods for Banking, Finance and Economics module.

Part-time students will complete the programme within two years. The programme structure for part-time study will be at the discretion of the programme leader.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of the study. Please note irrespective of whether you are a full-time or part-time student your hours of study may vary from term to term and can be spread throughout the week.

The postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend at least four-five hours in an independent study. For more detailed information please contact the programme leader.

How You Are Assessed

Exams are a key element of the course. Examinations may be in the format of:

  • Unseen open or closed book exams
  • Essays
  • Short answer and/or multiple-choice questions or diagrams

Dissertations, exercises and in-class tests will also be used as methods of assessment.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.


The Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.

The Lincoln International Business School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organizations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).

Students also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.

Entry Requirements

First or second class honours degree.

International Students will require the English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

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