Economics and Business with a Year in Industry BSc (Hons)

Swansea University

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    8 (Economics)
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

The BSc Economics and Business degree at Swansea University has an excellent reputation for producing high performing graduates.Economics and Business degree can lead you to many different careers, from investment banking and management consultancy to politics and management roles within international organisations. Combining core elements of economics and business, this degree is ideal if you want a career in politics, policy, business or finance.

It gives a solid theoretical and practical understanding of economic principles in relation to business environments, as well as the analytical techniques employed in business decision-making and strategy. By the end of the course you will be able to confidently apply knowledge, investigative and model-building skills to advise different types of organisations. From private businesses to the government, you can have a tangible impact on economic policy.

This degree gives you a robust understanding of modern economic principles and contemporary issues. Early teaching delivers a comprehensive base of knowledge encompassing micro and macro economics, statistics, finance, accounting and methodology. In later years you have greater module choice covering specialist areas of business, politics, economic development and mathematics.

Economics and Business graduates from Swansea are poised for financially rewarding and mentally challenging employment opportunities. Whether you target the pressured energy of a trading floor or the credibility of becoming an authority on business trends, this degree will make you a strong candidate for any graduate employer. Your future job title could be any of the following: Economist, Analyst, Researcher, Government Adviser, Management Consultant, Derivatives Trader, Financial Analyst and Econometrician.

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  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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About this University

Swansea University is set on two beachfront campuses either side of Swansea's bustling city centre, offering students the perfect combination of study and seaside living. The university provides outstanding teaching, learning and positive outcomes for its students (awarded a gold rating, TEF 2018).


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