Business Economics BSc (Hons)

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Overview

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Degree

UCAS code: N121 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 5 years
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: N121 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Business Economics, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14820 Per year

What makes this course different

  • High Employability Rate

    100% of our students go on to work and/or study within 15 months after the course. (Source: discoveruni.gov.uk)

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  • Full marks for overall satisfaction

    According to the NSS 2019 100% of our students were satisfied overall. We invest in our facilities, deliver up-to-date and professionally accredited courses and offer superb teaching.

  • Industry 4.0

    The syllabus prioritises skills and competencies relevant to the needs of the 4.0 economy. Students are taught relevant and topical subjects that have been co-developed with industry experts.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

The CISI Education Partner accreditation aims to help students obtain a professional qualification that is recognised worldwide while pursuing their degree. This accreditation ensures that students have a competitive advantage upon completing their studies.

Course modules

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Our extended foundation course is perfect if you want an economics degree but don't have the standard entry requirements. We prepare you for your degree during the foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject. You can then go on to study for a full undergraduate degree.

Developing Academic Literacy

Mental Wealth: Employability in a Changing World

Connecting to Business and Employment through Volunteering

Developing Academic Skills for Business

Inside Business

The Global Business Enterprise

Business Law

Fundamentals of Business Accounting

Fundamentals of Economics

People and Organisations

Foundations of Marketing

Business Statistics and Data Analysis

Intermediate Financial Reporting

Performance Management Accounting

Financial Management

Taxation

Intermediate Microeconomics

Intermediate Macroeconomics

Mental Wealth 2: Graduate Employment Competencies

Resourcing and Talent Management

Digital Marketing

Project Management

Managing Sustainable Operations

Advanced Financial Reporting

Strategic Management Accounting

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence

Behavioural Economics

International Political Economy

Applied Economics Project

Foundations and Applications of Financial Technology (FinTech)

Managing Finance in Digital World

Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics

Mental Wealth 3: Global Enterprise and Consultancy

Strategy and Design in an International Context

Sustainability and Transformational Leadership

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Economics is a dynamic subject, and we will help you learn in a variety of ways that will stimulate your interest and motivate you. Some of these include practical tasks - for instance, playing an investment game using our industry-standard trading platform. Learning how to trade stocks and shares in capital and financial markets and develop sought-after investment management skills. Also, independent study, supported by our specialist business library and a selection of digital materials, databases, handbooks, notes and other resources.

Industry links

We are a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner and our courses are validated by leading industry bodies.

Graduate employers

Our graduates have gone on to jobs at such companies and organisations as, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Marriott, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, KPMG, Deloitte and PwC.

Job roles

Roles you could go into include banker/asset manager, reinsurance broker, data or financial analyst.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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Commencing a 3-year BSc was quite daunting. However, within my first semester, most of my worries dissipated as I saw the immense opportunities UEL had to offer. I got selected for a two-year AWS programme, completed a summer role at PwC, and secured a full-time role at an investment firm months before graduation. “
Tobore Joseph

BSc (Hons) Business Management graduate

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

We pride ourselves on giving students a fantastic experience and great support from day one. We're an inclusive university with a close-knit community of students and our teaching reflects that.

Teaching is delivered through a diverse range of methods, not only to develop your different skills but also to enrich the learning experience.

Knowledge is developed through: Lectures, workshops and guided reading, Seminars and knowledge-based activities with feedback, Online discussions and activities. Thinking skills are developed through: Reflective activities and case studies with feedback, Online discussions and activities.

Practical skills are developed through: IT activities with feedback, Bloomberg and research skills-based activities with feedback, Skills for life and work (general skills) are developed through: Presentations, research and coursework.

    Guided independent study

    When not attending timetabled lectures or workshops, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. This will typically involve skills development through online study, reading journal articles and books, working on individual and group projects, and preparing coursework assignments and presentations.

    Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities including online resources, and specialist facilities, such as edit suites, the library, the full Microsoft Office software, including MS Teams, and Moodle: our Virtual Learning Environment.

    Some students have worked as volunteer community support officers, while others have volunteered in local community groups. If you choose this approach, you'll be able to count your community experience towards your degree.

    Academic support

    If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths, or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential.

    You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

    Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

    Dedicated personal tutor

    When you arrive, we'll introduce you to your personal tutor. This is the member of the academic course team who will provide academic guidance, be a support throughout your time at UEL and who will show you how to make the best use of all the help and resources that we offer.

    Workload

    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    The approximate percentages for this course are:

    • Year 1: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
    • Year 2: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.
    • Year 3: scheduled teaching - 300 hours; guided independent study - 900 hours.

    Your timetable

    Your individualised timetable is normally available within 48 hours of enrolment. Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9.00am and 6.00pm. For undergraduate students, Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities, but there may be occasions when this is not possible. Timetables for part-time students will depend on the modules selected.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course.

    To give you an indication of class sizes, this course normally attracts 40 - 50 students a year. Lecture sizes are normally 40 plus students.

    In workshops, you will be taught in groups of 12 - 15 students. However, this can vary by academic year.

How you'll be assessed

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. You will always receive detailed feedback outlining your strengths and how you can improve. We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days, although you will receive immediate feedback following many of our face-to-face assessments.

Campus and facilities

University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by Royal Docks School of Business and Law

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

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What our students and staff say

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During my studies, I actively engaged with the UEL Career Zone, completing two internships, working with an entrepreneurial team, starting my own freelance business, serving as a student ambassador, winning the BACK:ED Prize, and participating in a mentoring programme. All of that enabled me to be the way I am today."

Crystel Gagan

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Taking the course at UEL was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was a world-class educational environment, which helped me to grasp integrated skills and advanced knowledge of banking and finance. This gave me great confidence in fulfilling all of the requirements of my job."

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MSc Finance and Risk, now working at Central Bank of Vietnam