UWE Bristol - BA Hons Business Management and Economics

UWE Bristol

BA Hons Business Management and Economics

After graduating, you'll be eligible for a placement with the Government Economic Service (GES), one of the biggest employers of economists in the UK. You could work for all sorts of government agencies around the world.

Why business management and economics?

In an ever-changing global economy, economics in business is becoming increasingly significant.

Combining this discipline with business will broaden your knowledge, open up career paths and provide context when applying theory and practice to real-world businesses.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) Business Management and Economics teaches a 50/50 split of academic disciplines in economics alongside a vocational knowledge of business.

If you're interested in a future in business and intrigued by economics, this is the perfect next step for you.

Bristol Business School will help you develop the practical skills you need for a future in the public or private sector. Discover how to use specialist tools for economic analysis. Learn excellent managerial skills, analytical expertise and how to factor the role of ethics and sustainability into decision making. Train in our modern Bloomberg trading room to get real-time insight and unrivalled practical experience.

Our teaching embraces pluralism (considering multiple theories or approaches together) to help you debate complex questions, form opinions and look at things from different perspectives.

Regular guest speakers and case studies mean you'll broaden your knowledge of the industry, and stay on top of the latest developments.

Where can it take me?

With our emphasis on employability, you'll graduate with the skills and experience that you (and your future employer) need to succeed.

Our graduates go on to careers in business analysis, management, marketing, personnel, strategic management and planning in private and public sector organisations.

If you choose further study, you'll be ready for a master's in areas like financial management, economics, human resource management and marketing.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 112
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

This degree is an ideal launch pad for a career in business analysis, management, marketing, personnel, strategic management and planning in either private or public sector organisations.

We have an excellent relationship with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and many of our graduates have started careers with them.

If you choose further study at UWE Bristol, you'll be ready for a master's in areas like financial management, economics, human resource management and marketing.

Course Details

Year 1

Introduction to Management
Economic Reasoning
Understanding Business and Financial Information (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
Introductory Microeconomics
Introductory Macroeconomics
Understanding Organisations and People (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
Understanding the Principles of Marketing (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
Statistics and Data Management.

Year 2

Managing People
Management and Cost Accounting
Economic Theory, Policy and Applications
Research Methods for Business
Operations and Business Systems
Good Business, Bad Business and Sustainability.

Two optional modules
Emerging Economies
Economics of Money, Banking and Finance
International Trade and Multinational Business
Introductory Econometrics
The Wellbeing of People and Society.

Placement year

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after Year two.

Depending on which you choose, you'll either complete a placement learning or learning and development module.

Final Year

Strategic Management (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
Applied Economics
Managing Organisational Change (Accounting, Economics and Finance)
Sustainable Business
Work Integrated Learning or Cross Cultural Learning and Development or Placement Learning or Learning and Development on Study Year Abroad.

One major project from:
Applied Business Project
Business Project
Final Year Project.

Optional modules-
The Economics of Developing Countries
Economic Issues in International Business
Behavioural Economics
Islamic Banking and Finance
Political Economy
Economics of International Financial Markets
Interactive and Digital Marketing
Public Relations
Competing through Quality
Organisational Leadership
Integrated Business Simulation
Global Marketing Management
Feminist and Gender Economics.

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