Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Economics

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Course summary

Our Business Economics BSc (Hons) course provides training in analytical and empirical methods that can be applied to a wide range of real-world economic and business problems. This course covers current real-world issues and aims to help you understand how economics can be applied to solve problems and address challenges affecting businesses, financial organisations and wider society. Key Course Benefits

  • Tailor your studies
Our wide range of economics and finance courses share a common year one and aim to offer you opportunities to achieve a thorough grounding in economic and financial concepts and principles.
  • Build industry insight
Learn from experienced staff who have worked extensively in economics and hear from industry professionals who in the past, have included speakers from HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission* (staff may be subject to change).
  • Explore both microeconomics and macroeconomics with extensive exposure to how businesses and other organisations operate in a global context, drawing on business case studies from the UK and internationally.
  • Develop highly sought-after skills in economic analysis as well as a wide range of transferable skills relevant for a variety of career paths including those in business, finance, and the public sector.
  • Access maths and statistics support: our sigma centre offer maths and statistics support thought drop-in sessions and bookable appointments with experienced tutors.
*Please see website for further details

Course details

Modules

Year One This course has a common first year. The common first year enables you to work alongside students doing similar courses to you, to widen your knowledge and exposure to other subject areas and professions. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, so you can share your insights and experience which will help you to develop and learn.   If you discover an interest in a specific subject you have studied, upon successful completion of your first year, you could swap degrees with another course in your common first year (subject to meeting progression requirements).    Common first year courses: Banking and Finance BSc (Hons) Business and Finance BSc (Hons) Economics BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment BSc (Hons) Financial Economics BSc (Hons) Global Financial Planning BSc (Hons) Modules Principles of Microeconomics Principles of Macroeconomics Mathematics and Statistics Principles of Finance Business Accounting Entrepreneurial Thinking Year Two In year two, you will continue to develop the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt. We do this by embedding the following four principles into the curriculum and developing your: Technical skills – digital fluency, backed with the right academic knowledgeStudy skills – to be an adaptive, independent and proactive learner Professional skills – to have the behaviour and abilities to succeed in your career Global awareness – the beliefs and abilities to be a resilient, confident and motivated global citizen In year two, you will develop more advanced knowledge and skills to do with microeconomics and macroeconomics and enhance your quantitative and qualitative analytic skills, by interpreting data in an international and contemporary business context. Placement Year There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement* can often be beneficial. Work placements usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future. If you choose to do a work placement year, you will pay a reduced tuition fee* of £1,250. For more information, please go to the fees and funding section. During this time you will receive guidance from your employer or partner institution, along with your assigned academic mentor who will ensure you have the support you need to complete your placement. Final Year Year three aims to bring you to the level to enter the world of work by consolidating your knowledge and skills from years one and two. You could also work on a large final project in an area of your interest, with the support of a supervisor. We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated. Before accepting any offers, please check the website for the most up to date course content. For full module details please check the course page on the Coventry University website. *For further information please check the course page on the Coventry University website

Assessment method

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include: Formal examinations Phase tests Essays Group work Presentations Reports Projects Coursework Exams Individual Assignments. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • European Foundation for Management Development

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Economics at Coventry University - UCAS