From allocating departmental budgets to reacting to changes in government monetary policy, successful managers in business make effective economic decisions every day.
This BA (Hons) Economics and Management degree gives you a solid foundation in both subjects, with less of a technical and mathematical focus than our other economics courses.
In your first year you'll examine the key concepts of business economics, including how internal and external economic forces affect businesses. You'll also cover core business topics including marketing, accounting and people management.
In years 2 and 3, you'll build on your economics and management knowledge and study specialist topics that suit your ambitions and interests in areas such as ethics and sustainability, entrepreneurship, risk management and labour economics.
You'll have the opportunity to enhance your career prospects and apply your skills in the workplace on a placement year in industry between years 2 and 3. You can also spend your sandwich year studying abroad at a partner university in countries such as Czech Republic, USA, Spain , Italy, Japan, Sweden, Croatia, Hungary and The Netherlands.
When you graduate, your economics knowledge, management skills, business acumen and analytical ability will make you an asset to any organisation. Your economics skills 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
On this degree course, you'll:
- Learn to become an effective manager with guidance from experts with years of experience in business
- Get a deep understanding of economics, and how microeconomic and macroeconomic factors affect business decision making
- Analyse market movements and learn to make fast-paced investment decisions using our Bloomberg Suite, the trading platform used by professionals
- Get the Bloomberg Certificate as part of your studies, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite
- Tailor your studies to your interests and career ambitions
You can also:
- Apply your knowledge in the workplace on a year-long work placement, boosting your employability prospects after the course
- Study abroad through our links with overseas universities
- Learn a language while you earn credit towards your degree as part of the University's IWLP programme
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through:
- Analysis of topical case studies
- Written reports
- 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
Teaching methods on this course include:
- Practical sessions
You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.
For more about the teaching activities for specific modules, see the module list above.
Careers and opportunities
When you complete your degree successfully, you’ll be suited to managerial-level roles in any company or organisation.
You could pursue a career in areas such as:
- Commercial and investment banking
- Tax consultancy
- Risk management
- Management training
- Human resources
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.
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.
You'll get careers support throughout your studies and for 5 years after you graduate.
Entrepreneurs in Residence
If you're interested in setting up your own business while you study, you can get support on this course from the Entrepreneurs in Residence programme. Our Entrepreneurs in Residence are experienced business professionals who work with us to deliver group workshops and 1-to-1 drop-in clinics to help you plan and market your business idea.