Economics for Business and Policy

Economics for Business and Policy

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: £16,940
Domestic tuition: £8,500

Program overview

This Masters course is different to others: it places great emphasis on applying economic thinking to real world business and policy challenges. This course is suitable for anyone with a drive to succeed in economics, even if you’ve had no previous training in this area. You'll explore interactions between international institutions, governments and households, and develop an appreciation of the insights that economic analysis can bring to business and policy. This course also cultivates your skills in decision making and analysis, while enhancing your critical thinking abilities in evaluating business performance, management styles and statistics, as well as public, social and macroeconomic policies and their effect on businesses and households. The University of Stirling’s MSc Economics for Business and Policy consists of two semesters of taught modules followed by a dissertation or practical consultancy project.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
A minimum of a second class Honours degree or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. Or minimum grade of 7/10 in a Specialist Diploma. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic) 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill; IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

Career opportunities

This Masters course in Economics for Business and Policy places great emphasis on applying economic thinking to real-world business and policy challenges, ensuring that our graduates are highly employable. Your career prospects are further enhanced by our excellent links with business and policy think tanks. The skills and knowledge you’ll gain on this course will let you develop your career into a number of different roles, including: business analyst in large organisations within energy, transport, and healthcare sectors market and data analyst for multinational companies, charities, news and media economist in investment banking and other bank departments official in international organisations such as the European Union, UNIDO, UNEP economic, investment and management consultant analyst or manager in non-profit organisations local government and development agency official commercial analyst environment and energy analysts and others.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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