BSc

Business Economics with Foundation Year

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Key Facts

L11F
  • UCAS Tariff

  • Course Length

    4 Year

Further details on entry requirements

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Designed for prospective students who do not have a sufficient academic background, our BSc Business Economics (with integrated foundation year course) at Aberystwyth University is the perfect option to access this highly sought-after degree scheme. The foundation year provides a solid base, introducing you to the tools, frameworks, concepts and skills needed to successfully progress through the full undergraduate degree.

Student Satisfaction and Employability Results

91% overall satisfaction for the Aberystwyth Business School (NSS 2020). 

Top 10 in the UK for Teaching Quality for the subject of Business & Management Studies (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

97% of our graduates were in work or further study within 6 months, 3% more than Business and Administrative Studies graduates nationally (HESA 2018*)

Overview

Why study Business Economics at Aberystwyth?

Our degree in Business Economics (with integrated foundation year) will train you to develop effective business solutions using practical economic knowledge. It will prepare you for a professional career in the world of business and commerce, by relating company policy and management strategies to external factors and policies.

The research conducted within Aberystwyth Business School informs our teaching on aspects relating to international trade and business, development economics and policy analysis, labour and regional economics, rural and agricultural economics, the economics of ecology and environment and applied econometrics.

Opportunities for Business Economics (with integrated foundation year) students at Aberystwyth include:

  • being taught by active researchers, ensuring that you are exposed to the latest theories and knowledge in the subject area
  • gaining real world industry perspectives through guest lectures by industry professionals
  • enhancing your career opportunities through our partnerships with business, industry and commerce.
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

Please note: The modules listed below are those currently intended for delivery during the next academic year and may be subject to change. They are included here to give an indication of how the course is structured.

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Fundamentals of Management and Business * AB15120 20
Data Analytics AB15220 20
Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance AB11120 20
Understanding the Economy AB13120 20
Economic Theory and Policy AB13220 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Human Resource Management * AB25420 20
Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy Applications AB23220 20
Managerial Economics AB23320 20
Microeconomics Theory and Policy Applications AB23120 20

Core

Module Name Module Code Credit Value
Contemporary Issues in Economics and Policy AB33120 20
Organizational Psychology AB35420 20
Strategic Leadership AB35120 20
Trade and International Monetary Systems AB33520 20

* Also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh

Employability

The BSc Business Economics (with integrated foundation year) degree provides opportunities in areas such as policy analysis or government administration in the public sector, banking and finance sector or within the private sector. Other career paths include non-government organisations (NGOs) and voluntary organisations. Our graduates have gone to work in the Government Economic Services, HM Treasury, British Council, FDM Group, Nexus Financial Consulting, and Kiva. Many have also pursued research and further studies in higher education.

Learning & Teaching

What will I learn?

Below is an indicative list of core modules that you may study on this course.

First year:

  • Academic Skills Foundation 1 & 2
  • Economics, Finance and Accounting for Business
  • Foundations of Management and Marketing
  • Information Technology for University Students *
  • Introduction to Statistics *
  • The Mathematics Driving Licence *.

Second year:

  • Understanding the Economy
  • Fundamentals of Management and Business *
  • Economic Theory and Policy
  • Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance *
  • Data Analytics.

Third year:

  • Microeconomics Theory and Policy
  • Macroeconomics Theory and Policy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Human Resource Management *
  • Research Methods *.

Final year:

  • Environmental Economics
  • Trade, Development and Growth
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Dissertation *.

* also available partially or entirely through the medium of Welsh.

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.

You will be allocated a personal tutor for the duration of the degree at Aberystwyth University.

Typical Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

A Levels Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

International Baccalaureate:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

European Baccalaureate:
Available to those who are studying for, or who have completed Level 3 qualifications (eg, A-Levels or BTEC diploma) and to mature-aged candidates without formal qualifications who have suitable background education, experience and motivation.

English Language Requirements:
See our Undergraduate English Language Requirements for this course. Pre-sessional English Programmes are also available for students who do not meet our English Language Requirements.

Country Specific Entry Requirements:
International students whose qualification is not listed on this page, can check our Country Specific Entry Requirements for further information.

The University welcomes applications from students studying the Access to Higher Education Diploma. Our inclusive admissions policy values breadth as well as depth of study. Applicants are selected on their own individual merits, and offers can vary. If you are studying a qualification not listed on this page, please get in touch with the Undergraduate Admissions Office for further advice. For further information, contact ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk

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