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Imperial College London Economics

   MSc Economics & Strategy for Business is a challenging one-year, full-time programme that teaches students how to combine the rigour of analytical thinking with a strategic focus. The programme’s approach emphasises application of theory to recognise the realities facing practising managers.

The focus of the programme is interdisciplinary, combining advanced modules in both economics and strategy. Leading scholars will lead modules which focus on the most pressing and relevant issues in innovation, globalisation, digital and energy economics.

Practical course components, such as the Business Simulation and Consulting Project, undertaken for a real client, will teach you the application of theories in the real world enabling you to hit the ground running in your career.

As a result of our central London location, you will gain a real advantage in expanding your global networks and understanding how to collaborate with others. You will have access to our dedicated Careers and Professional Development Service who will work with you to identify your skills and strengths and review your overall career strategy.

Imperial College London Economics

Is MSc Economics & Strategy for Business right for me?

MSc Economics & 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.

We are looking for candidates with previous experience of Economics topics at degree level and good quantitative skills, in addition to excellent communication, problem solving and teamwork skills, to become part of a dynamic, high-calibre cohort.

MSc Economics & Strategy for Business is designed for new and recent graduates. Candidates with more than three years’ work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admission to the MSc Economics & Strategy for Business programme is very competitive and the selection committee will pay close attention to all aspects of your application. To apply for the programme you should have:

  • A business-related undergraduate degree at First or 2:1 Honours level (or international equivalent)
  • A well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals
  • English language test results (if applicable)


Academic requirement

A First or Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent in a discipline such as:

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Finance

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