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Business Economics, BA Hons

The Economist says we’re leading the way in keeping economics degrees relevant. See for yourself on this business economics degree and gain the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career.

Our degree in business economics is designed to provide you with a solid grounding in business. You will be able to apply economic theories and data handling skills to analyse real-world economic and business problems. You will also be trained on how to analyse data using statistical software and databases employed across a variety of industries, giving you experience that's vital for employment and postgraduate study.

You can choose from a number of option modules in different areas of business and economics, enabling you to tailor the course to your areas of interest and career aspirations. Graduates pursue careers in private and public companies, government and non-governmental organisations.

UCAS points

112 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

L112 G BA/BusEcon

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Duration

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

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • According to the Economist, we are one of three universities leading the way in keeping economics degrees relevant.
  • You'll enhance your data-handling skills through free Reuter Certification and OANDA trading platforms.
  • Our economics degrees are ranked 3rd in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Top 10 in London for career prospects in Economics subjects (Guardian University Guide 2020)

I think the lecturers were great. If you're struggling, their doors are always open. They genuinely want you to succeed.

- Toby Collingwood, BA Business Economics graduate

Business Economics, BA Hons


Want to find out what studying Business Economics at the University of Greenwich is like? Hear from one of the academics who teaches the course, Dr Adotey Bing-Pappoe.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

We are an experienced team of academics and industry professionals. Trained postgraduate researchers also contribute to seminar teaching with their latest research-led insight. Our teaching is informed by research and consultancy work.

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Entry requirements

If you are

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

Plus, GCSE English language or literature and mathematics at grade C / 4 or above.

We also accept:

  • BTEC/National Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Access courses
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

How you will learn

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Contact hours may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 30-40. Lecture sizes are normally 30-240, and seminars/tutorials are 15-30. This varies by module, if shared between degrees.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate self-study time (around 20-30 hours per week) to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams.

You can use Stockwell Street library and online resources to support further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of contact hours (lectures, seminars, etc), independent learning, assessments, and field trips. Each credit equates to around 10 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on your modules.

In addition, during the week you can also:

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Part time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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Accommodation costs

Whether you choose to live in halls of residence or rent privately, we can help you find what you're looking for. University accommodation is available from just over £100 per person per week (bills included), depending on your location and preferences. If you require more space or facilities, these options are available at a slightly higher cost.

Accommodation pages

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Further costs may include (but are not limited to):

  • Resources: you may need to purchase books for your studies, as well as specific computer software (estimate, £150 per year). Our Stockwell Street library also offers extensive books for loan, access to journals and digital resources.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work placements are optional, and you are responsible for arranging your placement with support from the university.

Previous students have secured placement year at Microsoft, Northern Trust, IBM and Sandals Resort International.

How long is my placement?

Work placements are 9-12 months of full-time paid work. You take this between the second and third years of study.

What are the financial arrangements?

UK placement annual salaries range between £13,000-£18,000 pro rata. Some charity/voluntary work organisations offer travel costs and lunch expenses in lieu of a full salary.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Opportunities are many and varied: business economist for the government, non-governmental organisations, or private and public companies; economist, analyst; management consultant; investment adviser; finance and investment analyst; financial administrator; investment, teaching and merchant banker.

Are internships available?

Internships are optional, and last for a minimum of six weeks. Gain a Certificate in Professional Practice and valuable employment experience before graduating.

Do you provide employability services?

Our Business School Employability team is committed to supporting your journey towards a rewarding graduate destination. We provide a professional service to empower you to achieve your potential. Services include:

  • CV, cover letter, and interview tips
  • Careers fairs
  • Overseas exchange
  • Mentoring

More about our employability services

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

You can access study skills support through your tutor, our subject librarians, and our online academic skills centre.

Where appropriate, we provide support in academic English and mathematics. If you need support to use particular IT packages for a specific module, we provide training for this.

Support from the department

Our Greenwich Employability Passport Scheme will make your CV stand out to employers. It recognises your efforts in part-time work, volunteering, sports and societies during your studies.

Our i3Centre provides business start-up support, mentoring, workshops and competitions. Develop your business ideas by entering our Enterprise Challenge, which rewards innovation.

Accommodation information

Accommodation pages

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