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Economics and Management BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


From allocating departmental budgets to reacting to changes in government monetary policy, successful managers in business make effective economic decisions every day.

This BA (Hons) Economics and Management degree gives you a solid foundation in both subjects, with less of a technical and mathematical focus than our other economics courses.

In your first year you'll examine the key concepts of business economics, including how internal and external economic forces affect businesses. You'll also cover core business topics including marketing, accounting and people management.

In years 2 and 3, you'll build on your economics and management knowledge and study specialist topics that suit your ambitions and interests in areas such as ethics and sustainability, entrepreneurship, risk management and labour economics.

You'll have the opportunity to enhance your career prospects and apply your skills in the workplace on a placement year in industry between years 2 and 3. You can also spend your sandwich year studying abroad at a partner university in countries such as Czech Republic, USA, Spain , Italy, Japan, Sweden, Croatia, Hungary and The Netherlands.

When you graduate, your economics knowledge, management skills, business acumen and analytical ability will make you an asset to any organisation. Your economics skills will open doors to roles in areas such as banking, accounting, tax consultancy and risk management.

This degree shares a common first year with several other business courses. This gives you the flexibility to transfer to another course if you develop an interest in a different subject area.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This accreditation shows that your learning will have an international outlook, that you’ll engage with employers and that you’ll learn about ethics, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

What you'll experience

  • Learn to become an effective manager with guidance from experts with years of experience in business
  • Get a deep understanding of economics, and how microeconomic and macroeconomic factors affect business decision making
  • Analyse market movements and learn to make fast-paced investment decisions using our Bloomberg Suite, the trading platform used by professionals
  • Get the Bloomberg Certificate as part of your studies, demonstrating to future employers that you know your way around the Bloomberg Suite
  • Tailor your studies to your interests and career ambitions

You can also:

  • Apply your knowledge in the workplace on a year-long work placement, boosting your employability prospects after the course
  • Learn a language while you earn credit towards your degree as part of the University's IWLP programme.

Careers and opportunities

When you complete your degree successfully, you’ll be suited to managerial-level roles in any company or organisation.

You could pursue a career in areas such as:

  • Commercial and investment banking
  • Accounting
  • Tax consultancy
  • Risk management
  • Marketing
  • Management training
  • Sales
  • Advertising
  • Human resources
  • IT

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 122 16

    52nd out of 80 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    111 52%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    107 48%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%



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