Coventry University
International Business Economics MSc
Coventry University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The primary purpose of this course is to try and equip you with the practical experience, skills and knowledge to apply advanced economics principles and mathematics to support decision making – at a global, national or individual firm level.

Upon successful completion, this ability to practice effective decision making should support you as you progress into your chosen future career, either as an economist or in related roles and sectors.

We adopt a holistic approach, exploring the synergies between economic theory, management practice, international business and finance.

Throughout your studies, you will have the opportunity to encounter real-life scenarios. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to use managerial economics tools to solve actual economic problems – from determining optimal pricing strategies to evaluating mergers and take-overs, among others.

Course content is regularly reviewed and updated to reflect new developments in economics, the world economy and the needs of private and public sectors. For example, we have recently examined the topic of why corporate CEO pay is so high.

Through our current links with external organisations, including regulatory bodies and public sector institutions, as well as major firms, we aim to provide relevant guest lectures for our students, with previous attendees coming from firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the Government Economic Service (subject to availability).

This course can be offered on a part-time basis, with study over two years. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. You can make an enquiry about part-time study using our online forms, for UK and for EU/International students.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include a project, reports, presentations, formal examinations and practical coursework. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 5.5
    • Foundation / Pathway Courses
    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • General Test
    • 7.0
    • Graduate Degrees, Law, Communication
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
    • General Test
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Applicants should hold a good honours degree 2.2 or above in a relevant academic discipline. Applications from candidates with relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director.


Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

University Rankings

Positions of Coventry University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Coventry University

Coventry University was founded in 1992 in the small city of Coventry, England. This institution invests a significant portion of its resources in applied research, benefitting students through state-of-the-art facilities and equipment on site. The main campus where most of their courses take place is located just a 15-minute walk from Coventry City Centre, while their secondary campus is in Central London.

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Where is this programme taught

Main Site - Priory Street
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