Combine a specialised study of economics with a broad understanding of the functions and processes involved in the management of an organisation.
You'll cover the core concepts, practices and techniques of each subject, gaining an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, organisational behaviour and strategic management. You'll also learn about key aspects of business such as marketing and supply chain management. Diverse optional modules will give you the chance to focus on topics that interest you, such as business or labour economics, econometrics, transnational corporations or managing people from different backgrounds and cultures.
You'll explore the interaction between the economic environment and the organisations which inhabit it, while developing the analytical, quantitative, computing, presentation and other transferable skills required by the business world and employers in both the private and public sectors.
Our degrees have a modular structure. This means that compulsory modules provide you with the core knowledge and skills that you need, while optional and discovery modules allow you to shape your course to suit your personal interests and career aspirations.
Year 1 equips you with the mathematical and statistical knowledge you'll need to study both subjects, and a basic understanding of accounting practices. You'll also explore economic theory and history, and study organisational behaviour as the basis for your management modules.
From this foundation, you'll develop your knowledge in both subjects over the course of Year 2. You'll study microeconomics and macroeconomics, as well choosing from a range of optional modules on topics as diverse as labour economics, econometrics and transport economics. On the management side, you'll explore important business functions like marketing, operations and supply chain management, the use of information in organisations and how the principles of organisational behaviour work in practice.
By your final year, you'll have strong research and analytical skills to apply to your dissertation - an independently researched project on a management topics of your choice. Another compulsory module will examine the challenges of strategic management. In addition, you'll select optional modules from both subjects focusing on the topics that suit your interests and career plans, from management decision-making to public enterprise and regulation.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: Mathematics grade A/7 and English Language grade B/6 or equivalent, or an appropriate English language qualification.
An economics degree can open a variety of doors for you. Over the last few years we have seen graduates go into a wide variety of careers including roles such as Portfolio Manager, Insolvency Case Officer, Management Consultant, Financial Advisor, Commercial Analyst, Teacher, Investment Manager, and Risk Analyst. Individuals also progress into graduate study.
Find out more about Careers and Employability in Leeds University Business School
You will be supported throughout your studies by a dedicated employability team in the Business School who will help you develop and demonstrate the professional skills and experience that top employers are looking for through one-to-one support, workshops and lectures from employers such as L'Oréal and Unilever.
The team also works with a large network of experienced professionals from companies such as HSBC, M&S and KPMG, who take part in our innovative Nurturing Talent Mentor Scheme. With around 140 places available, this scheme offers Business School students the chance to receive free one-to-one advice and mentoring for a year during their studies.
In addition, Leeds University Business School students also have full access to the University Careers Centre and Centre for Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Studies. Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
Study abroad and work placements
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Read more about Study Year Abroad
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to spend a year on placement with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors, in the UK or overseas.
Read more about the Year in Industry
EU students with a viable business plan have the opportunity to apply for a year in enterprise as part of this course. During this year you will start your own business with support from the University including advice, office space and living costs allowance.
Read more about the Year in Enterprise
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