BA (Hons) Economics and Business

BA (Hons) Economics and Business

Understanding the principles and theories of economics is a great advantage for a business leader in any industry. On this course you will combine a thorough investigation of economic concepts with comprehensive training in the key functions of business management. You will learn about the impact managers can have on their organisation, how strategic business decisions are made, and how to manage people.

Starting with a broad introduction to economics and business, you will move on to explore more specialised topics. These include:

  • International trade
  • Strategy and leadership
  • Contemporary business economics
  • Financial analysis
  • Managerial economics
  • Economic policy.

We make sure your learning is always kept practical and relevant through field trips, live projects and experiments. You will also have opportunities to enter economics competitions. We have close links with businesses across the region, and you will regularly hear from high profile guest speakers. These connections also provide opportunities for networking, internships and work experience placements.

This degree is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). You will have the chance to study for a professionally recognised qualification (Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership) alongside your degree. We will also fund your membership of the Royal Economic Society while you study.

If you do not yet meet the minimum requirements for entry straight onto this degree course, or feel you are not quite ready for the transition to Higher Education, this is a great option for you. Passing a foundation year guarantees you a place on this degree course the following academic year.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

This course will give you the skills to succeed in many different careers relating to economics and business management. These include skills in constructing arguments, communication, decision making, planning and managing people and projects.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as an:

  • Economist
  • Accountant
  • Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Business manager
  • Business consultant

Course Details

Optional Placement Year

As with all of our Business courses, you have the option to go on a placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree. If you choose not to do a full year, you can do a shorter placement module in Year 2. You can also choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

Year 1

Practising Responsible Business Behaviours
Principles of Applied Economics
Organisational Behaviour in a Digital Age
Economic Policy and Practice
Understanding Customers and Markets

Year 2

Developing Analysis Techniques
Business Analytics and the Block Chain
Industrial Economics
Management Practice in Disruptive Times
Labour Economics
Financial Analysis and Application
Research Methods
Controversies in International Trade

Year 3

Research Investigation
Critical Economic Policy
Operations and Project Management
Developing Organisational Strategy in the Digital World
Beyond Economics: Understanding the Changing Global Economy
Managerial Economics
Strategic Leadership for Innovation and Change
Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Global and Cross Cultural Marketing

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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