Programme content and structure
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.
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
Optional elective courses
Managerial economics and strategy
Students may also take a graduate-level course which is not on this list, subject to approval from the Programme Director. Please refer to the full list of all graduate level courses.
Students are also required to attend the following pre-sessional course before the beginning of the programme: