Business School students

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start date: September 2018
CampusSouth Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits

Applications for 2018

Open to applications for 2018 entry
MSc Economics and Strategy for Business at Imperial College Business School
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Overview

Developed for business graduates with prior experience of economics and strategy, this one-year programme provides a unique combination of analytical thinking and the strategic, applied focus needed for today’s rapidly changing environment.

The course is interdisciplinary, combining advanced modules in both economics and strategy. It is ideally placed for graduates looking to start a career in business, whether in management consultancy, policy analysis, financial services or the corporate sector.

This MSc is taught by academics from the Business School and by leading scholars in those areas of strategy at the intersection of organisation theory and technological innovation.

You complete a consulting project, which is a substantial group-based project undertaken for a real client. It gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to a real business problem, and to gain valuable consulting experience.

Careers

Graduates of our MSc in Economics and Strategy for Business primarily seek strategy consulting, management and finance roles within the consultancy, banking and finance and information technology sectors.

Our most recent graduates have gained employment at top global employers including:

  • Bloomberg
  • Citigroup
  • ExxonMobil
  • EY
  • Google

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Structure

Modules shown are for the current academic year, and are subject to change depending on your year of entry.

Structure

Core modules

  • Accounting
  • Analytics for Applied Economics and Business
  • Business Economics
  • Business Simulation Exercise
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Data, Tools and Evidence
  • Digital Economics and Digital Strategy
  • Economics and Strategy for Innovation
  • Energy Economics and Strategy
  • ESB Report
  • Global Strategy
  • Information, Incentives and Contracts
  • Macroeconomics for Business
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Strategy Implementation

Non-assessed modules

  • Career and Professional Development
  • Induction
  • Maths Primer
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Strategy Primer
  • Study Skills

Project or placement

You choose one module from below.

  • Consulting Project
  • Work Placement

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Lectures
  • Practical classes and field work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

Assessment

  • Case Studies
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests Essays
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations

Staff expertise

The Imperial College Business School has over 60 academics, 10 teaching fellows and 20 researchers supporting teaching and research across the School.

Course timetable

You will receive your course timetable by the beginning of your studies in September. The core teaching hours for the College are 9am–6pm and the Business School will also teach in the evenings beyond 6pm.

Tuition fees and funding

The level of tuition fees you pay is based on your fee status, which we assess based on UK government legislation.

For more information on the funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Read more about scholarships specific to this degree on the Business School website.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees (Home and EU students)

2018 entry
£27,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Tuition fees (Overseas and Islands students)

2018 entry
£27,500

Fees are charged by year of entry to the College and not year of study.

Except where otherwise indicated, the fees for students on courses lasting more than one year will increase annually by an amount linked to inflation, including for part-time students on modular programmes. The measure of inflation used will be the Retail Price Index (RPI) value in the April of the calendar year in which the academic session starts e.g. the RPI value in April 2019 will apply to fees for the academic year 2019–2020. 

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you are a Home or EU student who meets certain criteria, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan of up to £10,280 from the UK government. The loan is not means-tested, and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Admissions

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

For advice on the requirements for the qualifications listed here please contact the Department (details at the bottom of this page).

We also accept a wide range of international qualifications. If the requirements for your qualifications are not listed here, please see our academic requirements by country page for guidance on which qualifications we accept.

Admissions

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is normally at least a 2.1 UK Honour's degree in a business related subject.

The degree should include at least introductory modules in micro- and macro- economics, and at least basic knowledge of quantitative topics in particular calculus, statistics and linear algebra.

Additionally, you are expected to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification. 

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College. There is further detail available from the Business School website.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the higher College requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for postgraduate applicants.

How to apply

All applicants must apply online.

You can usually apply for up to two courses, although your second choice will only be considered if your first-choice application is unsuccessful.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but popular courses close when they are full, so you should apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

All of the Business School taught postgraduate programmes require payment of an application processing fee before an application can be submitted. Details of the cost can be found on the Business School website.

For full details on the online application process, or to start your application, please visit the How to Apply section of our website.

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

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T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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