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City, University of London

Economics with Accounting

UCAS Code: LN14

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

We welcome applications that include the EPQ. Where relevant, this may be included in our offer, resulting in an 'A' Level offer reduced by one grade.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of grade 6 (B) in mathematics and grade 4 (C) in English

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Contact the Department for acceptable subjects

UCAS Tariff

128

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time including placement abroad | 2021

Subject

Business economics

A world-class economics degree, enabling you to develop a strong methodological, conceptual and quantitative foundation, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding careers in economics and accounting.

Do you want to pursue a career in the fields of economics, finance or accounting? This degree is geared towards helping you achieve your future ambitions. You will learn with leading experts in the field from our own Department of Economics and the Sir John Cass Business School, developing a wide range of economic and quantitative skills and knowledge.

This course has been developed to provide you with the strong knowledge and skills required for a career in economics or accountancy, along with highly transferable skills that will be invaluable to you when seeking employment.

Plus, once you graduate, you will be entitled to a number of exam exemptions from professional accounting exams awarded by several prestigious accountancy bodies.

The Economics with Accounting BSc (Hons) degree will prepare you for a broad variety of rewarding careers in the fields of economics or accountancy, providing you with strong methodological, conceptual and quantitative foundations through extensive study of economics.

Developed as a stimulating intellectual study of economics and accounting, you will learn to appreciate their application to a range of problems and their relevance in a variety of contexts. You will learn the latest developments in all major fields of economics from lecturers recruited for their research excellence. You will also study a range of accountancy topics, taught by staff from the Cass Business School.

By developing the ability to apply economic and accounting theory to the real world – this degree will furnish you with a valuable set of skills that are highly sought after in the accountancy, finance and banking industries. Graduates from our programmes are currently working at high-profile organisations, such as KPMG, Bloomberg, RBS, Deloitte, Lombard, PwC and Ernst & Young.

Should you wish to take your studies further on graduation, this degree will also provide you with a solid foundation for postgraduate study. Economics with Accounting graduates from City are currently pursuing further study in economics, business, finance and management at LSE, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge.

On successful completion of this degree, you will also gain multiple exemptions from professional licensing examinations with several prestigious accountancy bodies, including CIMA, ACCA and ICAEW.

To help you fulfil your future ambitions, you will also have the opportunity to broaden your horizons with our European exchange and placement year schemes, and by participating in our student-led Economics Society.

Modules

The first year lays the foundations of both economics and accounting. Year one is made up of 135 credits which consists of seven core modules and two elective modules.

1st year compulsory core modules:
- Introduction to financial accounting (15 credits)
- Introduction to management accounting (15 credits)
- Introduction to macroeconomics (15 credits)
- Introduction to microeconomics (15 credits)
- Data Analysis 1 & 2 (30 credits)
- Introduction to law (15 credits).

The second year builds on the year one foundations with eight core modules, as you prepare for specialisation in your final year.

2nd year core modules (30 credits each):
- Financial accounting 1 & 2
- Intermediate microeconomics 1 & 2
- Intermediate macroeconomics 1 & 2
- Econometrics.

In the final year, you will refine the knowledge and skills developed in the introductory and intermediate subject areas. An accountancy background can be strengthened by core modules covering topics related to accountancy and financial management, including a module in company law.

The final year also offers a small number of elective economics modules so students can pursue their own academic interests or prepare for a specific career or postgraduate study.

3rd year core modules (15 credits each):
- Management Accounting
- Financial Management
- Advanced Financial Accounting: Theory and Practice
- Financial Analysis
- Corporate Finance
- Applied Econometrics
- Company Law

Assessment methods

Assessment is based mainly on coursework and unseen examination. Marks are weighted in a 1:3:6 ratio for the three years of study. Your coursework may consist of:

Standard essays
Individual presentations
Group presentations and reports
Classwork
Unseen tests
Problem sets

The Uni


Course locations:

City, University of London

City, University of London

Department:

Economics

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
low
Business economics

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

Teaching and learning

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Economics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£26,000
med
Average annual salary
81%
low
Employed or in further education
68%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

32%
Business, research and administrative professionals
22%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
8%
Administrative occupations: finance

This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business economics

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

£39k

£39k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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