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Business Economics (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    05-OCT-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On our four-year BA Business Economics (including foundation year), we work with you to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. You receive a thorough grounding in these areas during your foundation year to prepare you for a further three years of undergraduate study at Essex.

You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.

Our BA Business Economics provides you with the theoretical and practical skills you need to understand and implement economic decisions made by businesses, managers and financial specialists.

This course is collaboration between our Department of Economics and Essex Business School, allowing you to gain an overview of economics that is relevant to business and introducing you to a wide range of skills within economics, management and organisations and finance.

You explore a wide range of topics across both departments, including:

  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Modern economics for the world of business
  • Ethics in business
  • Business strategy

Your future

Many employers want economists with critical thinking skills and business knowledge, who can tackle large data sets, understand the impact of economics on business and find a solution to real world problems. Our course helps you to become more employable and takes you closer to that dream job or postgraduate course when you graduate.

Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including financial analysis, management, accountancy, management and marketing.

Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies including:

  • Bank of England
  • AVIVA
  • Citigroup
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst and Young
  • Morgan Stanley
  • John Lewis
  • Santander

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    39th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 81 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 48%

    65th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    50th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    31st

    28

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