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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31.5k / 2015-16
  • Foreign: $ 31.5k / 2015-16
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    MSc Economics and Strategy for Business draws on the expertise of Business School faculty in economics and strategy, as well as experts in innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, healthcare management, and environment, providing a uniquely Imperial view of economic and strategic thinking.

    Technology is an integral part of our programme. A range of teaching innovations will enhance your learning and bring digital media, particularly social media, into the classroom.

    This programme is paperless; all programme materials will be delivered in electronic format on a tablet to enhance the student learning experience and reflect changes in the real marketing world. The Hub will seamlessly bring together all learning activities, allowing for a highly interactive and effective learning experience in the classroom and beyond. The teaching materials will incorporate various forms of multimedia, and the apps will allow students to download, edit, annotate and share files and notes in a simple and effective way. Crucially, they will also have access to faster and more frequent feedback from their tutors.

    The new tools will enhance teamwork with classmates, with students being able to continuously share research and take part in discussions in an interactive way. By adopting a cutting-edge approach to teaching and learning, we will equip our students to become recognised leaders in the professional, corporate and entrepreneurial fields.

    Programme schedule

    Autumn Term

    October – December

    Business Economics

    Economics and Strategy for Innovation

    Macroeconomics for Business

    Strategic Marketing

    Management Accounting

    Data, Tools and Evidence (online course)

    Spring Term

    January – March

    Corporate Finance

    Corporate Strategy

    Strategic Implementation

    Risk Management and Corporate Governance

    Information, Incentives and Contracts

    Summer Term

    April – September

    Global Strategy

    Digital Economics and Digital Strategy

    Energy Economics and Strategy

    Business Simulation

    Consulting Project

    ESB Report

    The ESB Core, during the Autumn term, provides a broad understanding of the tools of economics and strategy.

    The ESB Advantage, during the Spring term, builds on the Core to deepen students’ understanding of business economics and strategy.

    ESB Applications bring the theory together to focus on practical application, throughout the Summer term, enabling graduates to really hit the ground running in their post-graduation careers.

    Due to the intense schedule and workload for MSc Economics and Strategy for Business, we strongly recommend students do not seek part time employment for the duration of the programme.

    Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    MSc Economics and Strategy for Business is an intensive and demanding programme for students with an excellent undergraduate degree who wish to launch a career in Economics, Strategy and Business/Management.MSc Economics and Strategy for Business is designed for recent graduates and, to be eligible for the 2014/15 intake you should have graduated in June 2012 or later. Candidates with between two and three years’ work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.Academic AchievementA First or Upper Second Class Honours degree (or international equivalent )in a business-related subject that includes at least introductory courses in Economics.Whilst there are no specific ‘A’ Level criteria for admission to MSc Economics and Strategy for Business, you should be aware that some companies have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. Therefore, we strongly recommend that when you are considering your career options, you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

    Students normally obtain funding from the following sources;

    • Imperial College Business School scholarships

    • Other merit or needs based scholarships. For example, Imperial College London offers postgraduate scholarships which you can read about here, and The British Council offers scholarships for international students

    • Self/family funding

    • Employer sponsorship

    • Other sources of funding may be found in these publications; Imperial College London Postgraduate Prospectus, The Grants Register (published by Macmillan), Awards for postgraduate study at Commonwealth Universities (Association of Commonwealth Universities), Study Abroad (UNESCO)

    UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistance should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.

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