BSc

Business Economics

Key Facts

Code L113
  • Typical A-level offer

    BBB

  • Course Length

    3 Years

Further details on entry requirements

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If you are interested in the wide range of issues impacting on every-day life including the creation of employment, inflationary pressures, international trade issues, the process of business competition, innovation and growth, the development of third world countries, the protection of natural resources and government policy-making, then this might be the degree for you. On successful completion of you this degree you will have a coherent understanding of economics and the professional skills to apply both microeconomics and macroeconomics in context. 

Aberystwyth Business School: 90% student satisfaction (NSS 2016)

96% of undergraduates from the Aberystwyth Business School who graduated in 2015 were in employment or further education six months after graduating (DLHE 2015)

  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Employability
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Student Views

Overview

Why study Business Economics at Aberystwyth?

  • Study in a world-leading department for research and practice
  • Enhance your career opportunities through our partnerships with business, industry and commerce
  • Taught by industry-leading lecturers and you will gain in-depth knowledge of economic principles
  • Be enriched by our visiting speakers who bring their professional experience to the classroom
  • Become confident with the technical and quantitative aspects of Economics
Our Staff

Students at the Aberystwyth Business School are taught by lecturers and other teaching staff who are active researchers and expert practitioners in their chosen subject area.

Over 75% of full time members of teaching staff are qualified to PhD level. Most are currently research active, meaning that students benefit from being taught ‘new’ knowledge in their chosen field of study as well as recognized literature. The School also employs part-time and full time staff devoted purely to teaching. Many part-time staff combine teaching duties with consultancy and business activities, ensuring that students have access not only to up to date research but the latest applied knowledge.

Modules

Employability

Career Prospects: From Campus to Career

Our graduates have entered and are successful in a number of sectors; 

  • Chartered Accountancy
  • Investment Banking
  • Insurance
  • Underwriting 
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Retail Management 
  • Distribution and Logistics Management
  • Sales Executive
  • Health Service Management 
  • Fashion Industry

What skills will I obtain from this degree? 

Studying our degree in Business Economics will equip you with the following skills;

  • Understanding of organisational behavior and structure 
  • Improved numeracy skills and the ability to research, interpret and use business and financial data
  • Deep understanding of the causes and effects of economic and other external changes
  • The ability to communicate clearly in a written and spoken form
  • Effective problem solving
  • Analytical and creative thinking skills
  • Decision-making
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Time-Management and organisational skills
  • Self-motivation and self-reliance

What work experience opportunities exist at Aberystwyth University? 

Click here to find out about the various opportunities that our Aberystwyth University Careers team offer.

Enhance your employability prospects with GO Wales and YES (Year in Employment Scheme) managed by our Careers department. 

Teaching & Learning

What will I learn?

The breakdown below will provide you with an illustration of what you may study during the three year degree scheme.

In the first year you may discover:

  • Economic principles
  • Economic mathematics and statistics
  • And a selection of elective modules

In the second year you may explore:

  • Policy implications of economic theory
  • Economic interpretation
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Econometrics

In the third year you may study:

  • The core understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Industrial organisation and policy
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Investment and Financial Instruments
  • Taxation
  • Development of Economics
  • Economics of Labour and Industrial Relations
  • International Trade and Trade Policy

How will I be taught? 

You will be taught through lectures, seminars and tutorials of which are in small groups. You will be required on some modules to deliver presentations, work effectively as part of a group and undertake any essays that are required from you.

At Aberystwyth University, all our modules are placed online for you to study further in the comfort of your room. We also have a wealth of printed texts which are available in our library and the National Library of Wales.

 The course is assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Assessed essays
  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Dissertation (certain modules)
  • You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of degree at Aberystwyth University. 

Student Views

Business Economics and the study thereof, provides a student not only with an in-depth understanding of both micro and macroeconomic principles, but combines other essential core elements relevant to the understanding of both modern, postmodern, and current international global economic issues. Through the use of additional elements of the social sciences framework, which include psychological, sociological, and ethical teachings, a student will gain a firm, and coherent understanding of both the socioeconomic, and economic issues affecting modern economic institutions, as well as the ability to apply both theoretical and logical solutions to the issues faced by ever increasingly globally connected economies. Paul Michael Simpson

Typical Entry Requirements

A Levels BBB

GCSE requirements (grade C min):
English or Welsh, Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DMM

International Students

International Baccalaureate:
26 points overall

European Baccalaureate:
75% overall

Applicants are considered on their individual merits and offers can vary. For further information, please contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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