University of Buckingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Economics

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Course summary

The University of Buckingham is:

  • Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).
  • We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.
  • Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.
  • Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.
  • As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.
BSc Business Economics if a perfect programme for you to pursue a business career, or if you want to work as a consultant or as a specialist business economist in the private sector. This programme offers the spread of subjects that are likely to be most useful. It enables you to supplement the basic economics modules with modules from the Department of Management thus providing a rounded view of business activities.

Course details

Modules

Accounting for Business, Behaviour in Organisations, Business Simulation, Business Success through Service Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethical Behaviour, Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management, Creativity, Innovation and Enterprise, Cross-culture Management, Digital Economy and E Business, Econometrics, The Economics of Europe, The Economics of the Labour Market, Finance for Managers, Game Theory in Business, Globalisation and International Business, History of Economic Thought, Industrial Organisation and Strategy, International Economics, Issues in Developing Economies and the MENA Region, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Theory, Managing People and Change, Marketing Fundamentals, Marketing Management, Mathematics for Economists, Microeconomic Policy, Microeconomic Theory, Money, Banking and Financial Markets, Operations Strategy, Principles of Macroeconomics, Principles of Microeconomics, Process and Operations Management, Psychology at Work, Public Sector Economics, Quantitative Methods 1, Quantitative Methods 2, Regulation and Privatisation, Statistics for Business and Economics, Supply Chain Management, Understanding Business and Management, Welfare Economics.

Assessment method

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars and tutorials. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. A range of activities is pursued within the tutorial groups depending upon the module. Some modules emphasise problem solving as a means of reinforcing and cementing the important ideas – for example the module in Microeconomic Theory. Occasionally we use game playing to encourage discussion and understanding – for example when competing groups of students try to control a computer model of the economy in Principles of Macroeconomics. Other modules place greater emphasis on writing short and accurate technical pieces (Welfare Economics) or longer more discursive papers. The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

International applicants

With staff and students from over 90 countries around the world, the University enjoys a wonderful and culturally diverse atmosphere. We provide support for students from outside the UK including: assistance with visa application and renewal; guaranteed accommodation in halls of residence; and a personal tutor to support your academic studies. Academic staff are available to help and advise, and operate an open-door policy. We have the best staff to student ratio of any university in the UK. Our students have formed a number of overseas clubs, and there is a sports and social programme each term to ensure you enjoy your time with us. Our idyllic setting between Oxford and Milton Keynes offers access to a range of cultural and social activities and Bicester Village, the renowned shopping outlet is a short bus ride away. English Language requirements: it is very important that your English level is of a good standard for you to be successful in your studies. All applicants must achieve specific requirements in all four components (listening, reading, speaking and writing). Please check our website for more details of the undergraduate or postgraduate language requirements for your course. https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must also have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C / Grade 4, or above (or equivalent).


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5Average of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component)

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/international/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £40464 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £40464 Whole course
England £25344 Whole course
Northern Ireland £25344 Whole course
Scotland £25344 Whole course
Wales £25344 Whole course
Channel Islands £25344 Whole course
International £40464 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

A generous endowment from the Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Ronald Coase has enabled us to offer new scholarships to study a range of Economics courses at the University of Buckingham from September 2021. Coase Scholarships have a value of £11,000 for a two year degree. Up to 14 scholarships are available per academic year and cover a range of economics programmes starting in January and September each year, including this one. The scholarships are open to undergraduate applicants that are UK nationals and should have, or expect to achieve, three A-level passes with at least one of these graded at B. Women, ethnic minorities and people from lower income backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

Business Economics at University of Buckingham - UCAS