Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This course is ideal if you are interested in studying economics with a focus on management and business. The programme will give you a strong understanding of economics and business while developing your ability to apply this knowledge to a range of real'world situations.

Many employers require graduates able to clearly state and analyse problems while suggesting realistic strategies and solutions. This course will provide you with these essential skills and so prepare you for a range of jobs in both the private and public sectors.

Course Modules

You take compulsory and option modules at Level 4, Level 5 and Level 6, to a total of 360 credits.

In Year 1, you take five compulsory Level 4 modules to a total of 120 credits. These provide core, cross'disciplinary knowledge.

In Years 2 and 3, you choose from a range of Level 5 and Level 6 option modules, matching your interests, strengths and career and academic aspirations. Full'time students usually take 120 credits in each year and you must take at least 120 credits at Level 6.

You can also choose option modules from our BSc Economics and BSc Financial Economics, subject to fulfilling any prerequisites and with guidance from the Programme Director.


Introduction to Economics;

Introductory Quantitative Techniques;

IT and Professional Skills;

Management Studies I;

Management Studies II.


Advanced Topics in Economics and Finance;

Applied Statistics and Econometrics;

Brand Development;

Capital Markets and Corporate Finance;

Commercial Law for Business;

Corporate Finance;

Economics of Public Policy;

Employment Relations and Human Resources Management;

Environmental Management and Business Strategy;

Financial Institutions and Regulation;

Financial Management;

International Business;

International Finance;

Issues in Development Economics;

Macroeconomic Theory and Policy;

Management of Innovation;

Marketing Principles and Practices;

Marketing Strategy;

Microeconomic Theory and Policy;

Political Economy;

Portfolio Management;

UK Financial Institutions and Markets.


Current Economic Problems;


Mathematics for Economists;


Principles of Finance;

Quantitative Techniques for Applied Economics.

This is an indicative list of option modules; some option modules run in alternate years and those available are subject to change.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £13,350 Overseas Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £6,935 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £10,025 Overseas Fees