This course is delivered by the AACSB-accredited Business School, an accreditation attained by fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide. It recognises our focus on excellence in all areas.
Economics is not just money or banking, it is a way of thinking and understanding human action under conditions of uncertainty and scarcity. In a world of fast-paced capital movements, quantitative easing, macroeconomic instability, Brexit and its effect on trade, and continuing issues of the euro as a monetary union, it is crucial to understand what economics means at a basic level.
This course covers the fundamentals of economics taught from a quantitative basis, including an understanding of economic thinking and systems, an appreciation of financial approaches, and related mathematical, statistical, and analytical skills essential for starting a career in the global economic and financial community.
The second year offers the opportunity to study abroad, at 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 undertake an optional 30-week placement in the UK or abroad, allowing you to secure career contacts, improve your CV, and ultimately enhance your employability.
Our graduates are now working as economic and financial analysts, data analysts, business development advisers, accountants and executives for companies such as Adidas UK Ltd, Apple, Bank of New York Mellon, BMW Financial Services, British Airways, Enterprise, and Hayes.
Foundation year: We have a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the general business and management skills required for Economics, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.
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Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
3 years full-time, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week work placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time, or 5 years with a minimum 30-week work placement
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
All subjects considered
For September 2021 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.