Economics and Strategy for Business
Prepare for a successful career in specialist economic and management consultancies and financial services.
Gain the knowledge you need to shape global strategy, your career starts here
Gain hands-on, invaluable industry experience
Learn from faculty immersed in leading edge research and business practice
Course key facts
Minimum entry standard
First or 2.1 in a discipline such as Economics, Business or Finance
MSc Economics & Strategy for Business is a unique one year, full-time programme which integrates cutting edge strategic analysis with contemporary economics. Prepare yourself for a successful career in specialist economic and management consultancies or financial services.
On this interdisciplinary programme, you'll be taught by faculty immersed in leading edge research and business practice in global strategy, economics, digital applications, innovation and risk management.
You will also have the chance to apply the core disciplines in real world situations, via challenging lectures, data analysis, immersive business simulations, real world consultancy projects and work placement.
Our London location and ongoing relationships with major employers will give you the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations, allowing you to present yourself with confidence to the world’s top companies.
This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.
Find out more about potential course changes.
Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.
Before the programme begins you will complete online pre-study modules delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s virtual learning environment.
These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.
MSc Economics & Strategy for Business will teach you to combine the rigour of analytical thinking with a strategic focus.
The core modules cover essential knowledge in finance, strategy and economics in the Autumn term, building up to more applied modules in the Spring term.
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Analytics for Applied Economics and Business
- Business Economics
- Corporate Finance
- Corporate Strategy
- Digital Economics
- Economics of Public Policy
- Economics and Strategy for Innovation
- Global Business
- Risk Management
Tailor your experience by choosing two specialist electives and two management suite electives.
- Business Sustainability
- Economics and Banking
- Economics of Healthcare
- Energy Business
- Information, Incentives and Contracts
- Sustainable Finance
- Consumer Behaviour
- Design Thinking for Innovation
- Family Business
- Leading Social Innovation
- Management, Strategy and Innovation in Fintech
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Negotiating Through Differences
- Private Equity
- Project Management
- Python for Finance
- Strategic Sales Management
- Strategic Marketing
- Venture Capital and Growth Finance
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.
- Business Simulation
- Case Study
- Consulting Project
- ESB Report
- Individual Research Project
- Work Placement
We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
Teaching and assessment
Teaching and learning methods
Presentations and seminars
Virtual learning environment
Practical classes and fieldwork
Multiple choice tests
We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.
How to apply
If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle.
Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.
If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.
The fee applies per application and not per course:
- £100 for all MSc applications to Imperial College Business School
- £150 for MBA applications to Imperial College Business School
There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.
If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver.
Find out more about the application fee and waiver
An ATAS certificate is not required for students applying for this course.
If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.
For 2023-24 entry, the maximum amount is £12,167. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.
Your future career
Prepare for a successful consulting and finance career by integrating strategic analysis and contemporary economics.
Get an advanced understanding of digital and energy economics, business, innovation, and finance to boost your career.
With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.
Finance, consultancy and technology are just some of your options.
Other potential career paths include energy, telecom, energy, luxury, and marketing.
Terms and conditions
There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.
You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.Programme specifications