Aimed at those seeking managerial careers in finance, management or international business, the MSc International Business Economics will suit students from either an economics or more general background who wish to develop their knowledge of business economics, international economics and finance. We will give you an insight into the way institutions and business practices operate in an international context.
A distinct advantage of this course comes from our links with the Economics Network of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), which have informed curriculum design and delivery. Several staff have received research grants to analyse the impact of various teaching and learning activities on the study of microeconomics and economics threshold concepts, presenting their findings nationally.
We aim to provide a solid grounding in the economic theory that explains business behaviour and operations both at the level of the firm and within the global macroeconomy. Gaining hands-on experience of market-leading economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg, you should also learn to critically apply economic tools to various management problems associated with international business decision making. For example, Principle-Agent model has been applied to study widespread banking failure during the 2007 financial crisis.
Your teaching will be research-informed by staff with an international reputation for research in the areas of applied economics and finance areas, such as international business, monetary union, development economics, financial economics, financial regulation, financial derivatives and emerging markets. In the most recent national research assessment exercise, the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 85% of the School’s ‘Business and Management’ research was recognised internationally, of which 13% received the highest ‘world-leading’ classification.