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Economics and Business with Placement Year

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

Economics

This Economics BSc (Hons) course focuses on practical expertise. It will provide you with a firm understanding of the interaction of crime, fiscal and monetary policy, political issues, international constrains and role of happiness in economy. You will develop a solid knowledge of the foundations in econometrics modelling as well as other critical areas.

Why choose this course:
-Gain an in-depth knowledge of markets and economy. This programme is focused on developing practical skills needed for a career as an economist, consultant or policy advisor.
-To enhance your CV, we fund your membership of the Royal Economic Society during your study. Membership increases your professional profile as a future economist and enables you to access competitions, grants, conferences, job market and symposiums.
-We invite a range of high profile guest speakers. Our cooperation with businesses provides a great opportunity for networking, internships and work related experiences.
-Field trips and real-life economic projects and live experiments embedded in the programme.
-Opportunity to compete in economics competitions both within the University and on national and international scales.
-Opportunity to qualify as a Microsoft Office Specialist.
-Access to a range of specialist resources including, Financial Information Database (FAME) and Financial Times Interactive to support your learning and research.
-Opportunity to take a placement year, giving you chance to gain experience while studying.

Modules

Level 1
At level one (year one), the modules are designed to give you a grounding in the key theoretical areas of economics and business. You will study six modules each worth 20 credits and will be introduced to a range of specialist subject areas.

Modules
Compulsory modules:
Practising Responsible Business Behaviours: This module considers ideas including stakeholder theory, the triple bottom line, corporate social responsibility, business ethics, the role of the state or of supra-national organizations.

Principles of Applied Economics: Develop your understanding of economic principles to learn to apply standard economic techniques. You will explore microeconomic and macroeconomic theories and how they affect business decisions.

Organisational Behaviour in the Digital Age: Examine and assess key concepts and issues associated with behaviour in organisations. This module discusses the role of contemporary business in the modern digital age.

Economic Policy and Practice: Explore the fundamental concepts and techniques of macroeconomic analysis in more depth. Learn how the Central Bank and Government affect inflation, consumption, economic growth and unemployment.

Understanding Customers and Markets: Focusing on customer relationships, this module examines how organisations can analyse and segment markets to improve performance and profitability.

Optional modules:

Developing Analysis Techniques: Mathematical and statistical skills are essential for various academic programmes. This module introduces essential quantitative methods for modelling and analysing financial data. In addition, statistics and probability concepts will be discussed and applied to various events. These theories will then be used to analyse practical situations and contribute to obtain necessary information for problem solving. This module feeds into level – five module “Applied Econometrics”.

Business Analytics and the Blockchain: Gain a practical grounding in the skills and techniques necessary to conduct data analytics. The module introduces the blockchain and the scope of the blockchain industry. It covers some tasks that you face as a data analyst and give you chance to apply analytical techniques.

All modules are worth 20 credits unless stated otherwise

The Uni


Course locations:

York St John University

York St John University

Department:

Management

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
77%
Male students
23%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

Economics

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
E

After graduation


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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
60%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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