Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Undergraduate study


Economics and Management - 2016 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.

Extended four-year degree

You can choose to extend your degree and boost your employability by opting to study abroad for a year between the second and final year of your degree or by taking a year-long, salaried professional placement to build your work experience.

This can be done as a one-year study abroad option, a one-year placement, or six months of each. Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Study abroad opportunities currently exist in Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong SAR, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Uruguay and USA.

Our dedicated Placements Office has contacts with over 400 companies worldwide who regularly target our students to recruit for salaried placement positions, many of whom are offered a job after their degree.

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

Year 1

  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Skills for Study and Employability

Year 2

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Information and Management
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Contemporary Business Environment

Plus optional modules from the second year of our other Business and Economics degrees.

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

Final year

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

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

Optional modules in Economics

  • Financial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Developments in Macroeconomics
  • Industrial Economics
  • Corporate Finance and Derivatives
  • Development in Microeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Time Series Econometrics
  • Monetary Theory and Policy
  • Applied Economics

Optional modules in Business

  • Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 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.

In the first year, students can expect class contact time comprised of lectures, tutorials, computer workshops or clinics. There are also weekly Maths tutorials available for those students who do not have A-level Maths. Assessment is by a mix of coursework and examinations at the end of each semester. Coursework typically accounts for between one-fifth and one-third of the available marks for a module, although a few modules are assessed totally by coursework. Coursework assessment is based on individual essays, projects, multiple choice tests, computer-based exercises, class tests and group work.

Career opportunities for economics graduates

Leading employers recognise the value of a Loughborough University Economics degree when recruiting for graduate positions and, as such, Loughborough is among the best universities for graduate employment. The University’s reputation and the quality of its students continue to attract top recruiters.

99% of our 2014 Economics graduates were in work or further study 6 months after graduating, and earning on average £24,600 as a starting salary (DLHE 2014/15). According to research by High Fliers in 2015, Loughborough came 15th in the listing of universities targeted by the largest number of employers*. 

*Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2015’, January 2015

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 – 2016 entry

Information about the entry requirements for this course are below. 
A-level AAB/ABB (General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture are not normally accepted). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
SQA AH AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB 34 points minimum
Other BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English (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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