The global financial services industry has generated a strong demand for economists with specialised knowledge of financial systems and markets. By combining both economics and finance, this course equips you to succeed in this sector. On our BSc (Hons) Business Economics and Finance degree you will study how firms and consumers behave in different markets, how capital markets operate and how financial decisions can improve the performance and efficiency of organisations. This degree equips you to interpret, communicate and apply economic and financial information, appraise alternative investment opportunities and improve strategic decision making, portfolio planning and risk management. The course includes an optional year on placement or studying abroad which will help you stand out to employers and equip you for a wide range of rewarding careers. You will be taught by leading academics in their field who apply the latest research insights and professional best practice to their teaching. You will also have the opportunity to tailor your degree by choosing from a range of optional modules in more specialist subjects, especially in your final year. Skills for employability is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects, and this degree has a module specifically built in to help you develop your study and employability skills.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Depending on the nature of the material, most modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 20% coursework and 80% examination), whilst a few other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, presentations, contribution in tutorials, group work, class tests, problem sheets and computer-based exercises.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place they will be invited to visit the department, giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|