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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 other areas of business such as business analytics, finance,  innovation, entrepreneurship, technology, healthcare management and energy economics, 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.

Programme structure

These online modules will give you basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

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The ESB core modules cover essential knowledge in finance, strategy and economics in the Autumn term, building up to more applied modules in the Spring term.

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The ESB Specialisms give you a chance to explore specialist topics in economics and strategy in more depth. You will need to choose two modules from the list below.

Students also get a chance to tailor their experience by choosing two electives.

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In the summer, you will get the chance to integrate and apply your knowledge in the Business Simulation and ESB report. 

You will also have the opportunity to gain practical experience by completing a Consulting Project, Work Placement or Case Study.  

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  Jul-Aug Sep-Dec Jan-Mar Apr-Jun Jul-Sep
Pre-study online modules          
Core modules          
Specialisms and electives          
Integrative and applied modules          

Timetables and course outlines are subject to change. Imperial College Business School reserves the right to alter the timetable when required.

"My decision to apply to the Business School was influenced by my lack of exposure to business fundamentals and insights. This skill gap was made apparent during my one-year stint working in venture capital as an analyst; I realised very quickly that I could add much more value to the firm and to startups if I had a better grasp of business and strategy. Choosing MSc Economics & Strategy for Business was a no-brainer for me as it offered a much more ‘applied’ programme compared to other available options."
MSc Economics and Strategy & Business 2021
Satria Willis MSc Economics and Strategy for Business 2020-21