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Economics and Management University of Portsmouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Overview
Want to kick-start your career in business, but not sure whether to focus on economics or business and management? This BA (Hons) Economics and Management degree course, which has less of a technical and mathematical focus than our other economics courses, gives you a solid foundation in both subjects.

You’ll learn effective management skills while developing analytical ability. You’ll cover a range of business areas, like business strategy and operations management, and pair it with a deep understanding of economics.

This degree course gives you the skills and know-how to take on roles in business at a managerial level. Your economics knowledge will open doors to roles in areas such as banking, accounting, tax consultancy and risk management.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

Accredited by
This course is accredited by EPAS, a scheme operated by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This European network promotes excellence in management development.

The EPAS accreditation lets potential employers know that this course gives you the relevant skills and abilities you need to work in the industry when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn’t do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs.

What you'll experience

On this degree course, you'll:

Learn to become an effective manager with guidance from experts with years of experience in business
Get a deep understanding of economics and learn the skills to use professional tools, like our Bloomberg Suite, used by traders to track and analyse market movements
Get the Bloomberg Certificate when you graduate, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around this professional tool
Tailor your studies to your interests and career ambitions
Have the opportunity to get the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Introductory Certificate in Marketing

Careers and opportunities
Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be suited to managerial-level roles in any company or organisation.

What can you do with an Economics and Management degree?

You could pursue a career in areas such as:

commercial and investment banking
accounting
tax consultancy
risk management
marketing
management training
sales
advertising
human resources
IT

What jobs can you do with an Economics and Management degree?

Previous graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Toyota, Total Gas and Power and Majestic Wine in roles including:

financial analyst
account manager
trader in financial assets
purchasing and acquisitions officer
You could also go on to do postgraduate study or research with this degree.

Our Careers and Employability service offers support and advice for up to 5 years after your studies.

Course details

Modules

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.
In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Modules
Year 1
Core modules in this year include:
Economics for Business
Business Accounting
Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis
Marketing Principles and Practice
Managing People in Organisations
Business Operations and Systems Management
There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2
Core modules in this year include:
Intermediate Economics
International Business
Managerial and Decision Economics
Data and Research Methods for Economics
Options to choose from in this year currently include:

Behavioural Economics and Game Theory
Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship
Financial Management
Leadership, Ethics, Governance and Sustainability
Economics of Money, Banking and Financial Markets
Organisational Analysis, Theory and Design
International Economics
Regional Economic Development and Inequality
Risk Management and Supply Chain Vulnerability
Study abroad

Optional placement year
On this course, you can do an optional work placement year between your 2nd and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry. We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions.

Year 3
Core modules in this year include:
Strategic and International Management
Industrial Organisation and Competition Policy
Economics Research Project
Options to choose from in this year currently include:

Business Improvement and Creativity
Development Economics
Business Forecasting and Data Analysis
International Banking and Financial Instruments
Labour Economics
Project Management for Enterprise
Public Sector Economics
Advanced Corporate Financial Management
Behavioural Finance and the Psychology of Investment
Business Improvement & Creativity
Critical Leadership: Theoretical and Practical Perspectives

We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.

Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry and some optional modules may not run every year. If a module doesn’t run, we’ll let you know as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative module.

Placement year
Build confidence and experience in the field, with an optional paid placement year after your second year of study. We’ll help you find the perfect placement with an organisation that matches your career ambitions.

You’ll get mentoring and support throughout the year and experience working in management or economics. You’ll return to complete your studies with first-hand knowledge of the industry and valuable experience on your CV.

Previous students have secured placements at big name organisations, such as Rolls-Royce and Cummins UK.

Work experience and career planning
To help you secure a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course that'll develop your skills and build links in the industry.

We can help you identify placements, internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies and develop your abilities.

Learning support
As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University’s Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

academic writing
note taking
time management
critical thinking
presentation skills
referencing
working in groups
revision, memory and exam techniques

If you have a mental or physical disability, the Additional Support and Disability Centre (ASDAC) can give you help, support and advice so you can reach your potential.

Teaching
Teaching methods on this course include:

lectures
seminars
workshops
tutorials
practical sessions

Assessment method

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

analysis of topical case studies
written reports
essays
presentations
self-led independent study project
You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed as follows:

Year one students: 58% by written exams and 42% by coursework
Year two students: 45% by written exams 4% by practical exams and 51% by coursework
Year three students: 28% by written exams and 72% by coursework

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • European Foundation for Management Development

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points 112-120 points from 3 A levels or equivalent.
A level 112-120 Tariff points from 3 A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM
Access to HE Diploma 112-122 Tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Cambridge Pre-U score of 54-60.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at grade C or above to include English at grade C and Mathematics at grade B/5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English at grade 4 and Mathematics at grade 5
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points 29 points from the IB Diploma, with 655/754 at Higher Level - 29 points from the IB Diploma, with 664 at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 - H3, H3, H3, H3, H4
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112-120 Tariff points.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English Proficiency Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
PTE Academic 54.0 An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
TOEFL (iBT) 79.0 79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
Trinity ISE Pass Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £14,300 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Home/EU/Islands Year in placement/industry £925 Year abroad of a language course £925. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduate-fees-and-student-finance International (Non-EU) Year in placement/industry £2,500 Year abroad of a language course £2,500. For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/international-students/funding **Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation.**

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