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Business Economics

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

Considered alongside other qualifications.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Mathematics grade B (5) and GCSE English Language grade C (4) is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Minimum grade of 5 in SL or 4 in HL Mathematics or 6 in SL Maths Studies, plus grade 4 in SL English required if not held at GCSE.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

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

DD

Business or Science National Diploma considered alongside other qualifications.

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

D

Considered alongside other qualifications.

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

DDD

Business Diploma with strong GCSE background including Mathematics and English Language at grade B (5).

Considered alongside other qualifications.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Economics

Business economics

Business and management

In the world of business, success often hinges on decision-making that is founded on proper knowledge of economics and finance. By delving deep into modern economic analysis and ideas, you’ll discover what it takes to make these decisions.

Leicester’s School of Business has an international reputation for being at the forefront of innovation in economic science, and you will be among the first to study at our new £16 million Brookfield campus. This course will prepare you for a career in the business and financial sectors, including business management and financial management.

You will develop your understanding of modern economic analysis and ideas, and of their relevance to a variety of business contexts and decision-making situations. This course combines a solid grounding in both economics, management and business studies-related topics, helping you to gain an awareness of the interconnection between the business and general economic environments.

We will also foster your analytical abilities and critical appraisal skills, which are particularly useful transferable skills for graduate employment. You will also gain important quantitative skills, as well as communication and IT skills.

An optional year studying abroad or undertaking an industry placement will enhance your skills and build your professional network. Your time with us will also equip you with the research techniques that are vital to postgraduate study.

In addition all of our economics degrees are accredited by CIMA, the professional body of management accountants.

The close relationship between research and teaching is one of the great advantages of studying with us, and we welcome talented students from countries all over the world. Our staff are active researchers of international renown, and have acted as advisers and consultants to many international and national organisations, including the European Central Bank, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the Central Bank of Poland, the Central Bank of Greece and a number of UK Government departments.

The first year of this degree is shared with the following BSc degrees:

Economics BSc
Economics and Accounting and BSc
Financial Economics and Banking BSc

This means that you have the option to switch to any of these courses at the end of your first year.

NB. This course was previously named Economics and Business BSc

Modules

For more information on this course and a full list of modules, visit the course information page on our website

Assessment methods

For more information on the methods of assessment on this course, visit the course information page on our website

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

Leicester School of Business

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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.

74%
low
Economics
74%
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

58%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

84%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
64%
Male students
36%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
10%
First year 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.

£21,112
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

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.

£21,112
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

Business and management

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
65%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, research and administrative professionals
11%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£23k

£23k

£32k

£32k

£35k

£35k

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.

Business and management

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

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

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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