Business Economics BA Hons

Business Economics BA Hons

The applied nature of our BA (Hons) Business Economics degree prepares you to work across all areas of the economy, especially the private sector.

Specifically, your degree combines the study of economics, with a wide variety of applicable business-related theories/models such as E-business, sustainability and innovation among others.

In this course the focus lies on three key pillars: it is applied enabling you to make sense of the impact of policies; it centres on enhancing your employability; finally, it provides you with a global outlook critical to sustainable growth within an organisation. The international focus of the course is derived through a variety of means including the student body, the teaching team and the use of international teaching materials. In addition to this you’ll also have the opportunity to gain industry experience by going on a professional placement, or to travel overseas to study abroad at one of our partner universities.

Economics is a major social science which studies the economy and its impact on society and the natural environment. Economics draws on and influences other social sciences and it is also a core business discipline, which is integral to understanding organisational behaviour, strategy and corporate performance. This course will equip you with a firm foundation of economics through a unique pluralist approach, which will bring to life diverse economic ideas and empower you to understand the relevance of competing economic theories and their application to business decision-making.

In order to do this effectively, this course equips you with a vast analytical toolkit, which includes mathematical and statistical analysis, critical thinking and the use of business tools and techniques to provide a richer understanding of the challenges contemporary businesses face within both the UK and International economies. During your study here you will have the chance to access to our Trading room and to work on a live client project with our Business Advice Centre. Finally, you will also gain critical communication and IT skills with our expert teaching team that has industry experience.

As Business Economists work in a number of settings: you will be prepared for a wide-ranging data-driven career in both the public and private sector, therefore, providing you with a range of options dependent on the graduate role you subsequently seek. The technical skills within this course, alongside your engagement with our Graduate+ employability programme and extra-curricular awards, will further enhance your development as a work-ready graduate.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above
  • A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.
  • IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands

Career Prospects

Enhancing employability skills
Our Business Economics programmes undertake co-curriculum activities such as study trips, internships and placements. These provide you with the opportunity to work with a wide variety of organisations, enhancing your employability, confidence and learning.
Throughout the programme, you will receive assistance for your own development through co-curriculum activities, including our dedicated Employability Challenge Weeks and extended induction programmes.

There’ll be opportunities to try out different graduate roles with a wide variety of placements and internships on offer to complement your studies.
Past students have undertaken placements in companies such as Bosch, Network Rail, the NHS and Emirates.

Course Details

Year 1

Principles of Economics
Governance, Ethics and Law
Professional Development for Economists
Applied Economics
Economic Analysis
Data Intelligence

Year 2

Intermediate Microeconomics
Economics and Sustainable Development
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Business Operations

OPTIONAL modules
Entrepreneurial Finance
Political Economy
Dynamic Business Issues and Solutions
Study Abroad
Islamic Economics
Accounting for Business
Entrepreneurship in the Digital Age
Business Technology and the Finance Function

Final Year

International Economics
Industrial Economics

ONE of the following core project routes
Economics Research Project (Major)
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Advice Project
Business Research Methodology and Practice + Business Start-Up Project

Optional modules
International Business
Empowering Future Leaders
Real Estate Economics and Financial Bubbles
Labour Economics

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