Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Undergraduate study


Economics and Management - 2017 entry

LN12 - BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time
LN1F - BSc (Hons) DPS/DintS* 4 years full-time sandwich

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

  • About the course
  • Course structure
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

Organisations today operate in a complex global environment and require dynamic, innovative managers who also have a robust understanding of economic theory in order to compete effectively.

Designed to train students in the areas of economics, business and management, this degree contains all the essential modules of an Economics degree jointly with the core business and management modules you will need to understand how organisations, behave, compete and implement change both internally and externally.

About the course

This course offers you the opportunity to combine specialised study of economics with an understanding of management in the real world, and develop key competencies valued by employers.

In the first year you cover the core foundations of economics and business and management. You then get to specialise by selecting optional modules in areas of interest to you and your career aspirations in the second and final year. Unlike many other joint honours degrees of this type, the final year allows you to choose from an even split of economics and management options.

Optional Year on Professional placement or Studying Abroad

You can choose to extend your degree to a four year degree to include a year on professional placement, a year studying abroad, or six months of each.

  • salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Our dedicated Placements Office work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world to help you secure a placement. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a job by their placement employer.
  • Studying Abroad at one of our partner universities around the world also boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please email us.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Data Analysis I & II
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Skills for Study and Employment

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Operations Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Business Information Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Contemporary Business Environment

Plus a number modules from a list of options including: Introduction to Financial Economics, Introduction to Econometrics, Consumer Behaviour, Information Systems Development, Organisation Studies, Financial Management, Data Analysis for Management.

Optional year on placement or studying abroad (or 6 months of each)

Final year

  • Technology and Society
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • Research and Communication Skills for Economics

You may choose an equal number of credits from the following sets of optional modules:

Optional modules in Economics

  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Trade
  • Developments in Macroeconomics
  • Developments in Microeconomics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Corporate Finance and Derivatives
  • Financial Economics and Asset Pricing
  • International Money and Finance
  • Development Economics

Optional modules in Business

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning
  • Knowledge Management
  • International Marketing
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Project Management
  • The Changing Work Organisation
  • Analysing Careers

Teaching and learning

Our extensive and regular interaction with major companies around the world ensures all our teaching is commercially relevant. Many of our teaching staff are invited by governments, the media and companies around the world to advise on issues of policy and practice. Their insights keep our courses up to date with the latest thinking and best practice.

More information on teaching and assessment >

Career opportunities for Economics graduates

Our great all-round student experience develops well-rounded graduates who are highly employable:

  • All our courses offer the opportunity to include a year on professional placement or studying abroad to help you stand out to employers
  • 97% of our 2015 Economics graduates who are employed are in professional/managerial roles, 6 months after graduating (DLHE 2015).
  • The average salary for employed Economics graduates from 2015 is £28,000+, 6 months after graduating (DHLE 2015)
  • Loughborough is one of the Top-15 universities most targeted by leading employers (The Graduate Market in 2016, High Fliers Research)

 *Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2016’, January 2016

Example BSc Economics and Management graduate destinations: 

Graduates enter such diverse fields as banking, accountancy, financial management, insurance and marketing, while others are employed in more general management positions.

  • Accenture – Analyst
  • AIB - Corporate Business Lender
  • Allied Irish Bank – Corporate Business Lender
  • Barclays - PPI Case Manager
  • Deloitte - Assosciate Auditor
  • KPMG - Audit Assistant
  • Morgan Stanley – Trade Support Analyst
  • PwC - Tax Associate
  • RBS – Marketing Executive
  • Smith & Williamson – Trainee Chartered Accountant

Entry criteria – 2017 entry

Information about the entry requirements for this course are below. 
A-level AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
SQA AH AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB 35 points minimum with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

All applications must be made through UCAS. To find out what to do next, please read our how to apply section.

 = Scottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers 
IB = International Baccalaureate Diploma 
BTEC = Business and Technology Education Council (UK)

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Economics and Management BSc please follow the links for further useful information:

Contact details

To enquire about any of undergraduate courses please contact:

Charlotte Connor
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223393 
Email: sbe.ug@lboro.ac.uk 


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