Business Economics, BA Hons

Business Economics, BA Hons

This programme covers the principles of economics and their application to business. The core courses equip students with a knowledge of economics and a wide range of practical skills in investigation, information management and presentation.

This programme provides an option in Human Resource Management, Business Law or Accounting from Year 1 onwards. As with all economics-based degrees, employers value the transferable skills gained by the students for their use in analysis, decision making and communication.

We are proud to say that we are 1st for student course satisfaction in London for Economics, according to both the Guardian and the Complete University Guide 2016 league tables.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide expertise and training in the principles of economics and their application appropriate for students of business economics
  • To provide students with an understanding of international businesses and the challenges in global economic governance.

UCAS code

L112 G BA/BusEcon

Department

International Business & Economics

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM at least two A-levels or equivalent

PLUS GCSEs at grade C or above in English and mathematics or equivalent

* Applicants who do not have English as their first language require IELTS of 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent in a Secure English Language Test. Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our pre-sessional English language programme prior to degree studies.

* Direct entry to Year 2 or 3 is available for qualified applicants from a recognised university or higher education institute.

* Students on this programme may apply to participate in overseas exchanges with our Erasmus partners.

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework, seminar presentations and a project.

Professional recognition

Exemptions from some examinations of professional bodies.

Career options

Graduates have opportunities in accounting, financial services, the City market sector, advertising, insurance, journalism, the civil service and education.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Sandwich

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Work Placement (Business School)

Year 4

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

Economics

Our programmes in Economics will give you the knowledge and practical skills to meet the demands of both national and international employers.

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Undergraduate placements

The Business School has a dedicated Placements Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year, preferably with an organisation relevant to their programme or preferred career path. To find out more visit the department's placements page.

"I will remember the warm and friendly atmosphere from both the students and the staff. But mostly the variety of cultures I came across. My three years at Greenwich were very exciting, full of interesting new experiences and people."

Raissa Sawane (Cote d'Ivoire)   
BA Hons Business Economics Graduate

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