Economics and Management BA (Hons)

Overview

Want to kick-start your career in business, but not sure whether to focus on economics or business and management? This BA (Hons) Economics and Management degree course, which has less of a technical and mathematical focus than our other economics courses, gives you a solid foundation in both subjects.

You’ll learn effective management skills while developing analytical ability. You’ll cover a range of business areas, like business strategy and operations management, and pair it with a deep understanding of economics.

This degree course gives you the skills and know-how to take on roles in business at a managerial level. Your economics knowledge will open doors to roles in areas such as banking, accounting, tax consultancy and risk management.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

What you'll experience:

  • Learn to become an effective manager with guidance from experts with years of experience in business
  • Get a deep understanding of economics and learn the skills to use professional tools, like our Bloomberg Suite, used by traders to track and analyse market movements
  • Get the Bloomberg Certificate when you graduate, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around this professional tool
  • Tailor your studies to your interests and career ambitions
  • Have the opportunity to get the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate in Marketing

Work experience and career planning

To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course that'll develop your skills and build links in the industry.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and develop your abilities.

What you'll study:

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Core modules in this year include:

  • Economics for Business
  • Business Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
  • Marketing Principles and Practice
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Business Operations and Systems Management

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core modules in this year include:

  • Intermediate Economics
  • International Business
  • Managerial and Decision Economics
  • Data and Research Methods for Economics

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Behavioural Economics and Game Theory
  • Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
  • Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
  • Organisational Analysis, Theory and Design
  • International Economics
  • Regional Economic Development and Inequality
  • Risk Management and Supply Chain Vulnerability
  • Study abroad

Optional placement year

On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year

Year 3

Core modules in this year include:

  • Strategic and International Management
  • Industrial Organisation and Competition Policy
  • Economics Research Project

Options to choose from in this year currently include: 

  • Business Improvement and Creativity
  • Development Economics
  • Business Forecasting and Data Analysis
  • International Banking and Financial Instruments
  • Labour Economics
  • Project Management for Enterprise
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Advanced Corporate Financial Management
  • Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment
  • Business Improvement & Creativity
  • Critical Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • analysis of topical case studies
  • written reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • self-led independent study project

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

  • Year one students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
  • Year two students: 45% by written exams 4% by practical exams and 51% by coursework
  • Year three students: 28% by written exams and 72% by coursework

Careers and opportunities

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be suited to managerial-level roles in any company or organisation.

What can you do with an Economics and Management degree?

You could pursue a career in areas such as:

  • commercial and investment banking
  • accounting
  • tax consultancy
  • risk management
  • marketing
  • management training
  • sales
  • advertising
  • human resources
  • IT

What jobs can you do with an Economics and Management degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Toyota, Total Gas and Power and Majestic Wine in roles including:

  • financial analyst
  • account manager
  • trader in financial assets
  • purchasing and acquisitions officer

You could also go on to do postgraduate study or research with this degree.

Our Careers and Employability service offers support and advice for up to 5 years after your studies.

BA (Hons), BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time, Sandwich Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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