• Study mode: Full Time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Three Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

Course Overview

The ability to analyse and solve business problems in market economies is highly sought after in many types of careers, both in the UK and around the world.

Our BA (Hons) Business Economics programme is designed for those who want to combine economics with a focus on how business leaders today make decisions. You’ll also explore the key areas of economics to understand and put into a business context its role within business, the UK and the wider global economy.

On this course you’ll learn how to apply economic theories and data handling skills to analyse real-world economic and business problems. Additionally, you will learn to construct arguments and effectively communicate to a wide range of audiences.

We are committed to providing you with the best learning experience. We continue to invest in our facilities such as our modern library and computing suites. You’ll also benefit from our multi-disciplinary approach to education. All our programmes have a distinct focus on providing you with industry-relevant teaching, and resources and career support services designed to help you succeed.

On graduating you’ll have a solid understanding and be able to effectively identify and assess the impact of public policy on industry and society, as well as diverse business issues such as digitisation and technological change, the development of market economies, social inequality, and Brexit. You will have gained skills and knowledge that are attractive to a range of employers across both public and private sectors.

Our graduates pursue careers in a variety of business-related roles in private and public companies, government and non-governmental organisations, as well as smaller specialist businesses.

More placements, more choices

Bucks is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student. To increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

Course Details

UCAS CODE: BEC1

On this course you’ll learn about business and economics in an interconnected world, study contemporary issues affecting these fields and develop the professional skills you need for a successful career.

First year modules will provide you with a solid background in economics and management, while your second and final years provide some choice and flexibility, allowing you to tailor aspects of your degree and your assignments according to your interests and career ambitions.

You'll be assessed through essays, coursework assignments, individual and group research projects, exams and a final-year dissertation or project. You will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and live briefs with students from other business management degree programmes, gaining the practical and transferable skills you need for your career.

All our academics who teach on the programme have a wide range of educational and professional experience and have extensive links with industry. With smaller, more intimate class sizes, you’ll have access to one-to-one teaching and support.

What are the course entry requirements?

A typical offer will require a UCAS Tariff score between 80-104 points. A minimum of two full A-levels (or equivalent) is required. Every application is considered on an individual basis.

For further details of our international English entry requirements, please visit our international pages.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the three-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a degree course, can apply for a four-year programme including a Foundation Year; find out more.

Course Modules

Module Map

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

The modules available on this course are as follows:

Year 1 Modules

  • Global Business Environment
  • Economics and Society
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Graduate Challenge
  • Career Viewpoint
  • Data Insights for Business Decisions

Year 2 Modules

  • Contemporary Business Economics
  • Corporate Business Law
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • International Political Economy

Year 3 Modules

  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Agility
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • International Finance
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Change Management and Organisation Development
  • Dissertation (optional)
  • Consultancy Project (optional)

Fees

How much does it cost

Full Time Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022: £9,250 per year

Full Time International, Academic Year 2021-2022: £13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:
0330 123 2023
advice@bucks.ac.uk

How do I apply?

For application details please visit bucks.ac.uk/applying-to-bucks

Employability

What are my career prospects

Our aim is to equip you with ‘employable knowledge’, which can be applied to real-world situations, giving you the skills you need to find the right role after you graduate. Our strong links with industry and knowledge of their requirements for graduates helped to shape this programme.

Many graduates from Bucks Business School pursue careers in areas such as accountancy, banking, investment, insurance, risk management, marketing, human resource management.

Our modules and teaching expertise will help you become more independent as a learner and more certain of your discipline expertise. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.


The Big Deal

At Bucks, we believe in putting our students first. That’s why our Students’ Union have developed our exclusive ‘Big Deal’ package. We’re the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich the university experience.

We offer FREE events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK.  It’s a big deal!

We are proud that our exciting and dynamic students’ union is ranked in the top three in the UK for representing student’s academic interests (NSS 2020). It’s a big deal!

Want to find out more? Visit our Students’ Union page or watch our video.