- 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.
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.
You can also study a language with this course. You can be awarded the degree ‘with language’ in the title if you choose to study a foreign language in all years of study.
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.