Economics and Accounting

Course Introduction

The Brunel Economics and Accounting BSc gives students the theoretical and practical skills necessary to understand and analyse economic and accounting issues that arise in business, industrial, financial or government environments.

You’ll learn the fundamental analytical techniques of micro and macroeconomics and gain a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of financial and management accounting.

You’ll also study econometrics and develop sought-after skills in data modelling and get training in analytical packages widely used by business and financial institutions such as SAS, EViews, Bloomberg, Reuters and STATA.

We offer two study options. You can choose three years full-time or four years full-time with a one-year professional placement between years two and three that will give you the chance to apply what you’ve learned to real-life situations

In your final year, you can tailor your course to specialist areas including auditing, taxation, behavioural economics and finance and the economics of labour markets.

The degree is accredited the ACCA and CIMA, which means you’ll gain exemptions from certain professional qualifying exams.

As business and finance become more complex and global, employers are on the look-out for job candidates with the analytical and technical skills needed to keep pace with the changes. Your Brunel Economy and Accounting BSc, with its focus on economic analysis, will make you a preferred prospect in the fields of accounting, business management, financial markets and corporate finance.

Course Modules

Core modules

Year 1

Quantitative Methods in Accountancy, Economics and Finance

Microeconomic Principles

Macroeconomic Principles

Financial Markets

Introduction to Financial Accounting

Professional Skills and Statistics

Year 2

Microeconomic Principles II

Macroeconomic Principles II

Financial Accounting and Statement Analysis

Company Law and Regulation

Management Accounting

Optional modules

Research Methods for Accountancy Project

Introduction to Econometrics

Year 3

Core Modules

Managerial and Industrial Economics

Advanced Financial Reporting

Economic Project or Accountancy Project

Optional modules

Taxation

Auditing and Assurance

Comparative and Contemporary Issues in Accountancy

The Economics of Labour Markets

Behavioural Economics and Finance

International Money and Finance

See the Brunel website for further information.

Start Date

09/2021

Tuition & Fees

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) £9,250 European Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £15,860 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 -- with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
  • Institution's Own Test: 65% in Brunel English Language Test -- with no less than 55% in each subsection
  • TOEFL (iBT): 92.0 -- with a minimum of:
  • Reading - 18
  • Listening - 17
  • Speaking - 20
  • Writing - 17
  • PTE Academic: 58.0 -- with a minimum of 51 in all subscores