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Rob Kirkland, Programme Manager


Email: dom.em@lse.ac.uk 

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7342


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MSc Economics and Management

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The MSc Economics and Management programme is specialist multidisciplinary degree delivered jointly by the Department of Management and the Department of Economics - one of the largest and most esteemed Economics departments in the world, renowned for its research and contributions to the development of the subject area. The programme is taught and directed by our world-leading faculty Professor John Sutton and Professor Luis Garicano – two of the most eminent economists in their fields.

The programme is aimed at students with a strong analytical and quantitative background, and provides a key combination of an applied focus on Economics at master's level with analytical courses in the field of Management.

We are unique in comparison to programmes offered by other universities and business schools (including the typical MBA programme), as our programme combines the exceptional level of analytical training provided within the LSE’s globally top ranking MSc Economics with the more applied scope and coverage characteristic of Master’s degrees in the field of Management.

The core curriculum focuses on an understanding of firms’ market strategies, exploring the management of firms, and the economic climate of the markets in which they operate. Students will also gain an in-depth understanding of econometric methods and their applications, covering new developments in the use of econometrics methods within organisations and industry.

This programme will provide you with an exceptional foundation to progress either to PhD-level study or to employment opportunities in industry, finance or consulting.

  • Taught by some of the world's leading Economists in their respective fields 
  • Combines the exceptional analytical training of the LSE’s MSc Economics degree with the more applied scope and coverage characteristic of Master's degrees in the field of Management 
  • Built around a central core course entitled Firms and Markets which uses graduate level Microeconomics with a focus on understanding firms’ market strategies, and a two part applied Econometrics course 
  • Use of case studies to apply theory to real-life situations

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The programme is designed around three compulsory core courses, along with a 6,000-word extended essay. 

Students will also attend a pre-sessional introductory course in mathematics and statistics before the beginning of the programme.

In addition to the compulsory courses, students have the opportunity to customise their programme according to their own interests, and benefit from a truly interdisciplinary learning experience, by choosing two optional elective courses from a selection of the LSE’s of world-leading academic departments. 

Programme structure:

Economics and Management Course Structure

Compulsory courses

  • MG411 Firms and Markets (1.0 unit) will introduce microeconomic analysis within management, focusing on market competition, capabilities and internal organization and link between strategy and structure. Particular emphasis is placed during this course on both developing analytical skills and on showing how these analytical skills can be deployed in practical strategic settings.
  • EC486 Econometric Methods (1.0 unit) focuses on empirical research in economics and gives students the opportunity to work with Stata and other econometric software in analysing actual data sets, reproducing and criticising results in previous work and learning the actual practice of econometrics as undertaken by the best applied economists.
  • FM431M Corporate Finance A (0.5 unit) investigates corporate finance topics including capital budgeting techniques, the driving forces behind capital structure, debt and equity finance decisions, and the implications of those choices.
  • MG417 Extended Essay (0.5 unit) comprising of 6,000 words and based on one of the two option courses taken

Pre-sessional course

Students are also required to attend the following pre-sessional course before the beginning of the programme:

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Class profile  

The MSc Economics and Management programme is designed with a deliberately small class size of around 25-30 students to ensure that only the very best students were accepted, and so that the classroom experience was of the highest quality. Since then we have attracted a diverse range of students each year, from a wide variety of employment backgrounds and international locations.

The programme is designed around the diversity of its students, bringing together a variety of real-world experience and international perspectives to form a close-knit academic community.

International diversity

Our students come from a wide range of locations around the world, with students of 11 different nationalities on the programme in 2015/16. 


Variety of experience and age

The programme is well-suited to pre-career applicants, and no previous work experience is required. However applicants with some work experience are also welcome, bringing a variety of experience to the class.


Student profiles



Alumni snapshot

Bingqian Gao, China

MSc Economics & Management class of 2013-14

Current occupation: Research Analyst at SKIM


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The MSc Economics and Management provides a route for acceleration into high-level positions, for example in top consulting or investment banking firms, or careers in academia.  

The programme is designed with potential employers in mind, and gives excellent preparation for employment opportunities in business, consulting or finance. 

Previous students have secured positions at top employers (see some examples below), and a number of our students have also directly entered PhD programmes upon completion of the degree.

Graduate destinations

83% of our students are in work/further study 6 months after graduation.

Here are some examples of the companies and organisations which our alumni now work for:

Company Names

LSE Careers Service

The LSE has a dedicated Careers Service which will work with you throughout your programme to help you fulfil your career goals:

  • One-to-one careers appointments with your programme’s dedicated Careers Consultant will provide you with individually tailored careers advice and support
  • Careers fairs, seminars and workshops   - you will have access to an extensive programme of careers fairs including Consultancy, Business and Management, Banking and Finance, NGOs and Public Sector employers, as well as employer led skills seminars and recruitment presentations throughout the year.
  • LSE Career Hub online job vacancy portaladvertising hundreds of vacancies each week, including full time graduate jobs, internships, volunteering opportunities and part time casual jobs.
  • Help with CVs/resumes and interviewswith one-to-one CV feedback sessions for advice on your own CV. When you have an interview coming up you can also book a half hour practice interview. A number of departmental careers workshops are available, covering topics including CVs and application forms, interviews, presentation skills and assessment centres.

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Programme Directors

Prof Sutton

Professor John Sutton
Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Luis Garicano

Professor Luis Garicano (on leave 2015-2016 academic year)
Professor of Economics and Strategy
Department of Management


Teaching team

Prof Gavazza

Professor Alessandro Gavazza
Professor of Economics
Department of Economics

Prof Schiraldi

Dr Pasquale Schiraldi
Lecturer in Economics
Department of Economics

Dr Gonzalez-Uribe

Dr Juanita Gonzalez-Uribe
Assistant Professor of Finance
Department of Finance



Entry requirements

Your application will be considered on its academic merits. An offer of a place may be conditional on attending additional courses and/or passing qualifying examinations at a suitable standard, in addition to your degree. You should note that there are always many more applications than places available at LSE and possession of the minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered admission. It is therefore in your interests to apply as early as possible.

How to apply

Submit an application to the LSE Graduate Admissions Office:


Applications are open from 19 October 2015 for entry to the programme in Autumn 2016.

We operate rolling admissions so we don’t have a closing date, and places are currently available on this programme. However, we offer places on a first-come, first-served basis, so   we encourage you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Our admissions process is managed centrally, so please visit the LSE Graduate Admissions Office for queries about the application process and requirements. 

Fees and financial support

The programme tuition fee is £24,936.

The LSE provides a range of financial support options for UK and international graduate students.