Aston University is The Guardian's 'University of the Year' 2020. Course description Our four-year BSc Economics and Management course, with an integrated placement year, provides you with the skills, knowledge and experience to enhance your profile in the graduate job market. This course looks at different aspects of economics and management, combining them to enable you to excel in your professional life and broaden your career options. The course will provide you with the skills to enable you to analyse how changes in the economic environment affect business organisations, therefore making more informed decisions. You’ll also develop practical management skills that will enable you to effectively manage and lead a team. You’ll develop a theoretical and an applied approach to the world of business economics, understand how macroeconomics underpins everything we do, while getting down to the detail with microeconomics in specific business cases. Our graduates from BSc Economics and Management typically find employment in the fields of economics, management, finance and education. Our recent graduates have been successful in securing roles at well-known companies such as Barclays Investment Bank, KPMG, HMRC and Ernst & Young in roles such as Trade Capture Analyst, Technology Consulting Graduate Scheme, Graduate Tax Scheme and Transfer Pricing Analyst. Key course benefits • As part of your degree you’ll undertake a professional placement, gaining valuable practical experience in the field of your chosen subject area • Aston Economics graduates earn a median salary of £27,700, one year after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO), 2020) • Understand the real world implications behind the theory of economics and why it is so relevant in today’s climate • Economics at Aston is ranked Top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2020) • Economics is ranked 13th in the UK for graduate-level employment 15 months after graduation. (Guardian University Guide, 2021). Course details
- Year 1 – You will study a wide range of modules designed to ensure you have a broad foundation and knowledge of management. You’ll consider the economic, financial, human and legal issues managers deal with and the tools and techniques they use.
- Year 2 – You will start to specialise in economics and management subjects. The modules will lay a solid foundation towards your final year studies. In addition to developing a good understanding of theories, there is also emphasis on the application of theories towards understanding how businesses and economies operate. Subject areas include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Markets, Games and Strategy.
- Year 3 – This is when you will undertake a professional placement or choose an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK students.
- Year 4 - The final year continues with further specialisation in economics and management, with a strong emphasis on the application of theories towards understanding and enhancing the functioning of businesses and economies. Subject areas include International trade, Environmental economics and Entrepreneurial economics.
The First Year studied on all Aston Business School undergraduate degree programmes is designed to give students a broad knowledge of business and management. Many employers seek graduates with good 'all round' knowledge of a range of business functions. The broad range of subjects studied ensures that our graduates are some of the most employable in the country, whilst also allowing a transfer between certain programmes.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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. Aston University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. If your qualifications are not listed here and you wish to check whether they meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the university.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|