BSc (Hons) Business Economics

The ever-changing global economy makes headlines on a daily basis, shaping the world in which we live socially, politically and economically. Consequently, there is a strong demand in businesses throughout the world for economics experts who can contextualise a financial situation, spot opportunities for savings and profit or identify the root of financial problems.We have a strong focus on graduate employability, with employment skills embedded in our Economist’s Toolkit modules alongside research methods and analytical skills. Our Business Futures team, based in Coventry Business School’s William Morris building, will also be on hand to offer you help and guidance in securing placements or internships, as well as preparing you to apply for graduate roles.This course, one of three pathways offered in the field of economics, aims to give you a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles, along with all the mathematical, computing and statistical tools you will need to make informed business decisions. Upon successful completion of your first year, which has the same modules as our Economics BSc and Financial Economics BSc, you will have the opportunity to switch to one of those courses, giving you the flexibility to work out what area of economics interests you before deciding to focus on it (for international students, course changes are subject to Tier 4 compliance approval).Optional modules offered cover topics as wide-ranging as the economics of business organisations, the economics of globalisation, and health economics. Throughout the course, we will provide you with the training to help you to think like an economist; you will have the opportunity to become adept in numeracy, IT and the use of statistical methods, developing advanced skills in problem solving and decision making.A strength of our course is its practical focus; you’ll have opportunities to participate in skills development workshops, as well as economic experiments based on real-life situations, such as the chance to run your own production line. You will also have the opportunity to gain exposure to relevant software through hands-on experience. This experience aims to familiarise you with analytical programmes that economists use in practice, from quantitative software such as Oxmetrics or GRETL to economic and financial databases, such as World Economic Indicators, Eurostat and Thomson Reuters Eikon.You will also have the opportunity to apply for a Placement Year to take in your third year, which in the past has seen students working for a wide range of organisations and companies, including Barclays and the Government Economic Service, or studying at one of our partner institutions that are spread across Europe, Asia and America. **Key Course Benefits**- Current experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands (please note staff are subject to change). - Hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, from Stata to Bloomberg.- Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.- Expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included our own alumni, HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.- Student-led Economics Society organised social events, visiting speakers (subject to availability) and field trips (hereinafter referred to as Field Trips and Visits), which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange.- Strong links with employers to ensure the course is responsive to the needs of potential employment sectors, such as the telecommunications sector (Vodafone) and the IT sector

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£16,800 Per Year

International student tuition fee

3 Years


Sep 2024

Start Month

Aug 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • September 2024

Mode of Study

  • Full Time