Business Economics BSc (Hons)

Course detail & modules

On this course you will learn about business and economics in a globalised world, study contemporary issues affecting these fields and develop the professional skills you need to embark on a rewarding career.

You will examine core concepts in business and economics, as well as topical subjects, including:

  • ‘boom and bust’
  • business decision-making
  • fashion or entertainment economics
  • globalisation and trade
  • politics and smart economics
  • economic decisions faced by business and managers
  • how to analyse the economic and social environment that inform those decisions

The course includes a diverse range of modules to help you find your specialism, so you can identify and work towards your career goals. This will allow you to focus on a particular business area once you graduate. There are options in a range of fascinating topics, such as:

  • fashion business
  • urban economics
  • global markets
  • behavioural and happiness economics
  • real estate investment and Islamic finance
  • entertainment economicS
  • innovation, start-ups and business social networks

For your final year dissertation, you can choose between a traditional academic dissertation or an investigative final project on practical business economics-related problems.

Entry requirements

These can include:

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* – C) or Level 2 equivalents.


Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area.

Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.

Compulsory modules

Level 4

  • Principles of Management
  • Professional Skills
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Employability Skills
  • Analysis of Real World Issues


Level 5

  • Microeconomic
  • Analytical Skills for Economists
  • Economics of Climate Change
  • Macroeconomics
  • Financial Management
  • Corporate and Business Law


Level 6

  • Economics of Financial Markets
  • Career Strategy and Planning
  • Business Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Practice
  • Behavioural Economics
  • International Economics
  • Current Issues Analysis


Study & career progression

Popular careers for graduates include consultancy, research and marketing.

On graduation, you could start a career in one of the following areas:

  • economic, financial and real estate consultancy
  • market and business research
  • e-commerce
  • marketing, advertising, pr and sales
  • the civil service
  • intergovernmental organisations
  • management positions in the private and public sectors
  • entertainment, media and sports businesses