University of Hertfordshire - BA (Hons) Business Economics with German

University of Hertfordshire

BA (Hons) Business Economics with German

Why choose this course?

  • To receive a broad intellectual learning experience by studying economic issues within the wider political and social environment;
  • To develop a critical understanding of the principles of economic theory;
  • For an appreciation of different approaches to economic problems and their relevance for real-life circumstances; 
  • To develop the ability to apply the theories of economics to a range of decision-making problems in business;
  • To become equipped with a set of subject-specific and transferable skills needed to pursue a successful career.
  • You could be eligible for a £2,000 scholarship if you achieve a tariff of 120 UCAS points (in one sitting) and are a full-time home student starting your course in September 2022. Full eligibility criteria and further details.

What's the course about?

Indicative course structure

Economics drives business, informs policy and affects everyone’s lives. With its applied business focus, this course emphasises the economic analysis of key business functions and the industrial structure of market economies and the global environment. It will give you a detailed understanding of the principles of economics and teach you how to apply these principles to support decision making. As well as developing an understanding of the nature of pricing, investment, employment and many other decisions businesses have to take, you’ll have the option to study modules in marketing, accounting finance and human resource management.

Study a language 

At Hertfordshire Business School there are a lot of opportunities to study a modern language as part of your degree alongside another subject. Your chosen language will comprise 25% of your studies and will be listed on your degree certificate.   

This course will develop language and communication skills, and cultural insights into the countries of the language studied. The course will also develop many other transferrable skills to boost your employability prospects, such as time management and organisation; resilience; cultural understanding; working both independently and as part of a team.

Entry Requirements

UCAS pointsA LevelBTEC

GCSE: Grade 4/C in English Language and Mathematics

All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

Career Prospects

An economist provides specialist advice based on economic theory and knowledge. They study data and statistics and carry out in-depth research, which enables them to be able to forecast future trends and make recommendations. Economists are employed in a variety of roles in both the public and private sectors, and they are highly sought after. Typical jobs relating to Economics include Financial Risk Analyst, Actuary or Statistician. Other options that use relevant skills such as analytical and problem-solving would be in sectors such as business intelligence, market research, retail merchandising and social research. 

Our graduates have started their careers in roles such as emerging market analyst, fund manager’s assistant, management trainee, merchandise associate, pensions administrator, purchase ledger accountant, quality assurance analyst, settlements clerk, trainee accountant and trainee stockbroker. Recent destinations include Citibank, Friends Provident, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco and Vauxhall.

Course Details

You will be studying four 15 credit modules in each semester (this may vary between double modules) and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2 x 1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics.

Year 1

Introduction to microeconomics
Introduction to macroeconomics
The economics professional
Economics tools and techniques
Economy and society

Optional modules
German route a - 4a
German route a - 4b
German route b - 4a
German route b - 4b

Year 2

International trade and the open economy
Consumers, firms and markets
Skills for economists
History of economic thought
Business economics techniques

Optional modules
German route a - 5b
German route a - 5a
German route b - 5a
German route b - 5b

Year 3

Economics of strategy
Industrial organisation
Hbs placement

Optional modules
Anatomy of financial crises
Dissertation - economics
International production and governance
Employment relations
International human resource management
Global marketing ethics and culture
Forecasting methods for managers
Social networking and enterprise
Money, banking and finance
Management science in business
Research methods
Contemporary issues in economics
Performance strategy
Industry practice for economic professionals
Corporate financial strategy
Public finance
Entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity
German mini project
German project
German route a - 6a
German route a - 6b
German route b - 6a
German route b - 6b

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