This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation which places us within the top institutions globally for business degrees. Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have attained this hallmark of excellence which recognises a focus on excellence in all areas, including teaching and student learning.
Our Economics degree covers the fundamental aspects of economics, including an understanding of economic systems, an appreciation of financial disciplines, and the related analytical skills (statistics and econometrics) all of which are essential for starting a career in the global economic and financial community.
In the first year, you’ll develop a comprehensive overview in the fields of accounting, finance, and economics, and at the end of the year, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to another of our accounting and finance pathways should you wish. The purpose of this flexibility is to support you in aligning your curriculum with your future career aspirations and to help you keep your options open.
In addition to specialising your knowledge in the field of economics (e.g. macro and microeconomics, industry and regions, econometric techniques) the second year of this four-year course offers the opportunity to study abroad, as you’ll be invited to attend one of our international partner institutions during the second semester. Currently, we have partners in Australia, Canada, and Europe.
In year three you’ll get the opportunity to experience life in a working environment with a 30-week placement, which can be completed at home or abroad, and allow you to apply the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills forged in the classroom, to a real-world context. The opportunity will also see you secure career contacts, improve your resume, and ultimately enhance your employability. Year four will intensify and complete your specialization in the selected economics subjects (e.g. Global markets; Quantitative economic applications). At the end of this career path, you will professionally master subjects and techniques that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.
A degree in economics lends itself to various career options due to the skills you will acquire in the core subjects (economics and finance) as well as in business and strategic management, marketing and communication. Our graduates are now working as economic and financial analysts, industry experts, data analysts, business development advisers, accountants executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, Bank of New York Mellon, BMW Financial Services, British Airways, Enterprise, and Hayes.
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Next start date:
September 2019, September 2020
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
All subjects considered
For 2019 entry: 104-120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our 2019 entry requirements.