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)
A First or Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent in a discipline such as:
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.
If the module titles on your degree transcripts do not make it clear that the course content included micro- and macro-economics or quantitative topics, please include details of the syllabus when you submit your application. You should use the ‘Quantitative Experience Statement’ on the application form to list the most advanced quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career to date and to provide brief examples of the relevant topics covered by the programme.
GMAT is not required for MSc Economics & Strategy for Business, but a well-balanced GMAT result with 650 or higher overall and a good result in the quantitative reasoning section will add weight to your application. GMAT is highly recommended for candidates from less quantitative degree backgrounds. The current class average from students who have taken GMAT is 690.
Whilst there are no specific ‘A’ Level criteria for admission to MSc Economics & 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.