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Business Economics (Extended), BA Hons

Our extended degree in business economics includes a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. You’ll be able to tailor the course to meet your own interests or career aspirations.

This extended degree will provide you with a solid grounding in business economics. You'll apply economic theory and data handling skills to analyse data and use industry-standard statistical software and databases, giving you vital experience for employment and postgraduate study.

By choosing option modules, you'll be able to shape your degree to your own areas of interest or to the needs of your future career. A foundation year at the start of your studies will give you the skills required to flourish at degree level.

Our business economics graduates pursue careers in private and public companies, government and non-governmental organisations.

Course/institution codes

L101 G BA/BusEcon

Entry requirements

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Campus

Greenwich

Duration

  • 4 years full-time
  • 5 years sandwich

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • This four-year degree is identical to the three-year course but has a foundation year with lower entry requirements.
  • 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 in London (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Top 10 in London for graduate prospects (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 [Extended], 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

This degree is being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends. (This is standard UK practice across institutions.) The module content for year 2 and 3 will be changing and we anticipate this to be finalised by September 2020.

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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.

Come and meet us

Given the current situation with Covid-19, we are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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Got a question?

To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

Typically our minimum Clearing entry requirements for 3-year standard entry degree courses is 80 points (A Level: CDD | BTEC: MMP) and 4-year extended entry is 64 points (A Level: DDE | BTEC: MPP).

Please call our Clearing line or join live chat now to discuss your options.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

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. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Average intake per year is 20-30. 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 time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

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

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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2020/2021 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 on the three-year course have secured placement year at Microsoft, FTI Consulting, Sandals Resort International, IBM and Northern Trust.

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?

Graduates can work as business economists for the government, non-governmental organisations, or private and public companies in roles such as economists, analysts, management consultants, investment advisers, finance and investment analysts, financial administrators, investment and merchant bankers. Some of our graduates have become entrepreneurs and now manage their own businesses, while others have pursued teaching careers.

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

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If you are a UK or EU student and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

If you want to apply for a later session, please see our how to apply page.

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.