To be a business leader you need to understand both how to run a business and how to make financial decisions that will keep your business profitable. This BA Economics and Management degree will give you the skills to do both.
You'll have the edge in the employment market by being able to show an understanding of the core elements of business, such as marketing, managing people and operations management, and a deep understanding of economic theory and practice.
After your second year you can apply this knowledge on an optional paid placement. Previous students have worked at places like the Office for National Statistics, Amazon, or the Department for Energy and Climate Change.
What you'll experience
- Benefit from expert teaching informed by our academics' close relationships with organisations such as the Bank of England and the Office for National Statistics
- Personalise your studies to the areas of economics and business you're most interested in, whether that's sustainability, global business, financial markets or business development
- Gain a Bloomberg Certificate (a trading platform that's used by 250,000 financial service professionals) in our dedicated Bloomberg Suite
- Be employment-ready by using the same software (EViews and STATA) and the same financial databases (Eikon and S&P Global IQ) as professional economists
- See economics and business from a different angle by spending a year abroad at a partner university in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe or the Far East
- Get support to set up your own business from our Entrepreneurs in Residence programme
- Learn a foreign language as part of your degree
Work experience and career planning
Get work experience while you study with support to find part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities. Towards the end of your degree and after graduation, you'll get 1-to-1 support from our Graduate Recruitment Consultancy to find your perfect role. On top of this you'll get bespoke careers support through our faculty 'career-ready' programme.
You can boost your employability by taking an optional paid placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree.
Previous students have had placements in organisations such as:
- Metropolitan Police
- Eaton Power Management
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.
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.
Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.
We've listened to our students and they've told us that they want to keep some of the positive changes we've made to teaching and learning, so we are keeping a blended model which will include some online learning.
The majority of your learning (around 80%) will be face-to-face and will include:
- practical sessions
To learn more about how our teaching and learning have evolved visit our Covid information pages.
In this course there's an emphasis on using the latest software and tech to support your learning and develop your practical knowledge.
We pride ourselves on the academic support we offer our students. You'll have a personal tutor, student engagement officers and study support staff to help you throughout your studies.
Your assessment will depend on which modules you take. The majority of assessment is through coursework, but assessment methods are likely to include:
- analysis of topical case studies
- written reports
- self-led independent study project
When you finish this degree you'll be highly employable. You'll understand how all parts of a business connect and how financial data and decisions influence success and failure. You can apply these skills to any business sector that you're interested in.
Graduates of this course have gone on to jobs as:
- Commercial analyst
- Product manager
- Claims handler
- Sales consultant
- Financial analyst
- Account manager
- Trader in financial assets
- Purchasing and acquisitions officer
Graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as:
- National Grid
- Cummins (power solutions)
- Prospect Legal
- H & M
- Total Gas and Power
- Majestic Wine
You could also choose to continue your studies at postgraduate level, or set up your own business with help and support from the University.