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Programme content

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.

Teaching during the coronavirus pandemic

Students currently studying the programme are doing so using our multi-mode teaching format, a unique blend of on-campus and online teaching that enables an interactive learning environment for all students. Find out more about multi-mode.

Programme structure

Pre-study modules

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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Core modules

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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Specialisms and electives

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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Integrative and applied modules

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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Timetable

  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 undergraduate degree in BSc Economics was mostly theoretical and quantitative; an aspect which I incredibly enjoyed. But going into my third and final year, I knew I wanted to find out how the models and theoretical foundations which I had learnt could be applied in a corporate setting. Having spent weeks researching, I found that Imperial was the only university that offered this unique blend of Economics and Strategy through their MSc Economics & Strategy for Business. Combined with the fact that Imperial College Business School has excellent employer relations and extra-curricular activities, I knew this was the only place I should apply.
MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 2020
Seyon Indran, MSc Economics & Strategy for Business 2019-20, student at Imperial College Business School