Our BSc Economics equips you with the right skills to tackle the different challenges you’ll face in the ever-changing business world. This professionally recognised course (CISI, CBI, CIMA, CFA and STA) ensures that you graduate with the skills that employers need, delivered by leading experts in the field that care passionately about their subject. You will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the methods, theory and applications of economic science and finance, as well their functions in the contemporary business world. Alongside essential academic theory, this course will develop your problem-solving, technical and analytical skills as you apply economic analysis to real-life issues, based on case studies from our major business links. The course has a strong emphasis on the world of work, so you’ll benefit from skills and enterprise workshops, and we’ll help you to find work experience through our network of connections in busy Stratford, iconic Canary Wharf and beyond. Through your understanding of key developments in the global business environment, you will be prepared for a career as an economist as well as a skilled manager, researcher, analyst or strategist working in finance, banking, business management, consulting, commerce, the public sector and voluntary organisations.
Whether or not you’ve studied the subject before, we’ll give you a thorough introduction to the science of economics, and the business environment in which economies and economic decisions operate. The course will help you to understand business behaviour in the context of financial institutions and markets, underpinned by a good knowledge of economic theory and policies. You’ll take a module in Quantitative Methods for Economics and Finance, learn about econometrics, welfare economics, economics of development, international trade, the political economy and how to manage an investment portfolio. In your second and third years you’ll have a choice of nine optional modules, including Economics of Business Strategy, Behavioural Economics, and Monetary Economics, Macroeconomic Modelling and Analysis and Corporate Governance, so you can really customise your learning. This highly popular course will also help you develop valuable transferrable skills, including problem-solving, technical and analytical skills. You’ll learn how to solve financial problems; use our award-winning Bloomberg terminals to source information and perform portfolio analysis; communicate effectively; manage a project and work as part of a team.
We’ll assess you in a way that will mirror some of the tasks you will be expected to carry out during your career. These include preparing and delivering reports and presentations, producing a portfolio of work, delivering a business pitch, analysing a case study, doing a literature review, conducting a business simulation or producing a financial analysis and plan.
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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The following entry points are available for this course:
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For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or email [email protected]
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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