Business Economics is a vibrant area of study, as it focuses on issues that impact on everyday life. This course will give you a sense of how important it is for businesses to understand 'the economy' in order to increase their chances of success. No prior knowledge of business or economics is needed to enrol on this course.
The course will assume that you have an interest in both business and economics, but no formal knowledge of either. It is designed to give you a solid basis in business and economics concepts, and to equip you with skills that will give you an edge in the Business Economics sector. You will learn about business and economics in a globalised world, study contemporary issues affecting these fields and develop the professional skills needed to embark on a rewarding career.
Why choose this course?
You will study diverse modules to help you find your specialism, so you can identify and work towards your career goals. There are options in a range of fascinating topics such as:
- fashion business
- urban economics
- global markets
- behavioural and happiness economics
- real estate investment and Islamic finance
- Entertainment economics
- Innovation, start-ups and business social networks.
With the dissertation on the final year, you could choose between doing a more traditional academic dissertation or a capstone project incorporating industry visits on a practical business economics-related problems. This is a gateway course, which can launch your career in business economics without the need for a degree in a heavily mathematical subject.
Career and study progression
Your degree can take you anywhere, and the knowledge and expertise gained on this course will prove valuable in a range of institutions within the private and public sectors. Popular careers for graduates include consultancy, research and marketing.
You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.
For more details please see the Career and study progression section.
Other options available for BSc (Hons) Business Economics with Foundation Year
- Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
Fees for home and EU studentsMain feeFees for our 2018 courses have not yet been released.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.