Why study BA (Hons) Business & Management (Economics) at BU?

  • Explore alternative theories concerning the working of micro and macro economies, alternative economic systems and alternative economic policy strategies
  • Opportunities to study abroad at one of our international partner institutions
  • Study a diverse subject that provides a stepping-stone to work in any industry, anywhere in the world
  • Complete an optional 30-week placement, giving you invaluable opportunities to gain industry experience and build a professional network
  • Study at a university with over 35 years’ teaching experience in this area, excellent industry connections and an international reputation
  • You'll be career-ready with 94% of our graduates in employment or further studies, fifteen months after graduating.

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Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the business and management skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

Course accreditations

The accrediting bodies of our BA (Hons) Business & Management (Economics) course are renowned industry-wide for promoting excellence and the highest standards, all of which is reflected in the Bournemouth University Business School experience:

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation is a hallmark of excellence that has been awarded to fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accreditation gives you complimentary CMI student membership (and access to resources and services) and means that when you graduate, you’ll receive a CMI L5 Certificate in Management and Leadership qualification in addition to your Bachelor’s degree.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025

Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation Year: 4 years full-time or 5 years full-time with a 30-week minimum placement.

Accreditations:

The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation Year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.