University of West London

Course Introduction

Business Economics is a vibrant area of study, as it focuses on issues that impact on everyday life. This course will give you a sense of how important it is for businesses to understand 'the economy' in order to increase their chances of success. No prior knowledge of business or economics is needed to enrol on this course.

The course will assume that you have an interest in both business and economics, but no formal knowledge of either. It is designed to give you a solid basis in business and economics concepts, and to equip you with skills that will give you an edge in the Business Economics sector. You will learn about business and economics in a globalised world, study contemporary issues affecting these fields and develop the professional skills needed to embark on a rewarding career.

You will study diverse modules to help you find your specialism, so you can identify and work towards your career goals. There are options in a range of fascinating topics such as:

• fashion business

• urban economics

• global markets

• behavioural and happiness economics

• real estate investment

• Islamic finance.

There is the opportunity to choose between a dissertation and a capstone project in the final year, the latter of which includes industry visits to contextualise your learning in a practical manner.

This is a gateway course, which can launch your career in business economics without the need for a degree in a heavily mathematical subject.

Your degree can take you anywhere, and the knowledge and expertise gained on this course will prove valuable in a range of institutions within the private and public sectors. Popular careers for graduates include consultancy, research and marketing.

You may also wish to undertake postgraduate study to specialise in a subject you've already studied, or to explore something new.

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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) £12,000 Overseas Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) Other Fees