BSc (Hons) Business Economics

University of West London
United Kingdom
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
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Duration
3 years
Intakes
September
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Entry Requirements

  • BTEC Level 3 Qualifications or a combination of A Level and Level 3 BTEC qualifications, or Level 3 BTEC and Access courses in Social Care
  • All Level 3 qualifications, including the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 21 Level 3 credits at Merit
  • Equivalent international qualifications
  • If your combined qualifications fall short of the required UCAS points (as may be the case for applicants returning to studying as mature students) your application may still be considered if there is strong evidence of experience working in an educational setting. In this case you will be invited to interview and required to undertake a short written paper in order to assess your suitability for the academic demands of the course. An offer of a place may subsequently be made
  • We also consider applications from those who have gained relevant skills through a wide range of vocational qualifications or responsible experience. Similarly, you will be invited to interview and required to undertake a short written paper in order to assess your suitability for the academic demands of the course. An offer of a place may subsequently be made.

International Students:

  • IELTS at 6.0 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). 

Curriculum

Year 1 (Level 4) 

  • Becoming an Economist
    • Introduction to macro and micro economics
    • History of Capitalism
    • How to read economics data
    • Research skills: Understanding qualitative and quantitative paradigms, principles of data collection and analysis
    • Introduction to ICT
    • Group learning and personal development planning.
  • Understanding Business: Exploring the natures, structure and operations of contemporary business organisations
  • Exploring Microeconomics
  • Principles of Business Law
  • Introduction to Researching in Business Economics
  • Exploring Macroeconomics.

Year 2 (Level 5) 

  • Going Global: Multinational Enterprise 
  • Public Economics for Business Leaders
    • Public policy and the marketplace
    • Alleviation of social problems.
  • Enterprise Risk Management: Exploring companies risk management strategies in a global economy
  • Research Methods for Business Economics.
    Plus two of the following
  • Fashion Business: Developing creative and strategic thinking through the lifecycle of a fashion company
  • Energy, Urban Economics and Climate Change: Focus on the economics and politics of the interlinked fields of energy and environment
  • Financial Markets and Global Finance Centres
  • Globalisation and Trade: Exploring macroeconomic business issues and the rules regulating international trade.

Year 3 (Level 6) 

  • Dissertation or Capstone Project
  • Inclusive Leadership: Politics and Smart Economics
    • Exploring leadership models
    • What makes an effective leader
    • Focus on the issues of women empowerment
  • Development Economics, with a focus on emerging markets.

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