Dr Ferda Halicioglu - Programme Leader
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Welcome to MSc International Business Economics
Understanding international business provides a context for identifying opportunities and analysing risks inherent in the global environment. MSc International Business Economics is designed for those who have a solid background in business and management studies and want to expand that knowledge internationally with a clear focus on economics.
The programme provides a grounding in aspects of quantitative methods, business economics, the international business environment, the multinational enterprise, and the international macro financial environment. Combining international business and applied economics provides students with a solid foundation for work within international organisations or as an applied/business economist.
Students have the opportunity to incorporate research themes of economics and international finance into their research projects and independent studies. Indeed, this could provide a route to more advanced study at doctoral level for promising candidates.
How You Study
Learning and teaching methods can include lectures, seminars, practicals, computer-based lab-classes, and independent study. These will vary according to the subject matter and module.
First term modules:
- Business Economics
- Finance and Accounting
- Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance I
- Understanding International Business
Second term modules:
- Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance II
- The Multinational Enterprise in Context
- International Macroeconomics and Finance
- One optional module
- Global Procurement and Supply Strategy
- International Entrepreneurship
- Social Entrepreneurship
Optional modules will run as long as at least ten students select them. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some modules. As the options reflect staff research interests, they may change over time due.
In addition, students are expected to undertake the following compulsory elements:
- Research Methods and Design
Contact Hours and Independent Study
Weekly contact hours on this programme may vary depending on the individual module options chosen and the stage of study. Hours of study may vary from term to term for both full and part-time students and can be spread throughout the week.
Postgraduate level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour spent in class, students are expected to spend at least four to five hours in independent study. Part-time students will complete the programme within two years. The programme structure for part-time study will be at the discretion of the Programme Leader. For more detailed information please contact the Programme Leader.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Exams are a key element of the course. Examinations may be in the format of:
- Unseen open or closed book exams
- Short answer and/or multiple choice questions or diagrams
Dissertations, exercises, oral presentations, and in-class tests will also be used as methods of assessment.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly - usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
Fees and Funding
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, UK students can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Programme-Specific Additional Costs
For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course.
With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
First or second class honours degree and grade B in GCSE Mathematics and evidence of quantitative methods or mathematics during an undergraduate degree (or A Level grade C or above in Mathematics, or relevant work experience).
If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.
Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.
If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/pre-sessionalenglishandacademicstudyskills/ . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.
Research at Lincoln International Business School
At Lincoln International Business School, our aim is to deliver excellent research which benefits businesses and policy-makers while at the same time deepening understanding and contributing to our teaching.
To do so we engage actively with a wide array of collaborative partners drawn from other universities, business, non-profit, government, and non-government organisations across the world.
Our research is organised primarily around six research groups which draw together staff from across disciplinary boundaries within the School. These groups are:
- Community Organisation Research Group
- Regional and Rural Enterprise Research Group
- Marketing and Supply Chain Research Group
- Responsible Management Research Group
- Visitor Economy Research Group
- Lincoln Economics and Finance Research Group
To find out more, please visit Lincoln International Business School research pages.
Lincoln International Business School has an experienced team of staff, which is made up of academically and professionally qualified lecturers with relevant industrial experience and finance experts with wide research interests.
The Business School hosts a series of visiting speakers each year. As part of the School, students will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts. Previous speakers have included representatives from organisations such as Deloitte, Santander, HSBC, Innocent, The Institute of Internal Auditors and Sir David Tweedie (ex-Chairman of the IASB).
Students also have the chance to build their skills and knowledge further with extra-curricular activities such as joining a society, volunteering or becoming a Student Ambassador.
Broaden Your Horizons
Lincoln International Business School students can expand their horizons, visit our partner universities, and see international business in action by joining funded international trips to exciting overseas destinations. Places are awarded competitively to eligible students each academic year.
Find out more about our funded field trip places for students.
Career and Personal Development
MSc International Business Economics is designed to help students develop a set of skills and subject knowledge to compete effectively in the domestic and international labour markets as a professional economist.
Future career opportunities include roles in government, international organisations, banks, or private sectors such as economic consultancies. The advanced and quantitative aspects of the programme also equip students with a solid foundation for research-oriented roles at research institutions or progressing to PhD programmes.
Working in Partnership
Lincoln International Business School works with students and organisations to enhance the contribution of business to society. For students, that means developing their business skills and knowledge to improve their career readiness.
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