Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Economics with Accounting

Business and Economics

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich L1NL AAB 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time L1N4 AAB 1 October 2018

Top 10

for all subject areas

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Among 1%

of Business Schools in the world

to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation

97%

of employed 2015 graduates

in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating

£27,396

Average starting salary

DLHE 2015

Economics with Accounting course overview

Designed specifically for those anticipating a career in accountancy, this degree offers most of the core elements of an economics degree combined with modules in accounting and finance, which are recognised by the major accountancy professional bodies.

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the structures created by governments and companies. By combining the study economics with accountancy, your understanding of the wider economic environment and skills in interpreting and presenting financial statements will enable you to assist business planning and decision making.

You also will develop hands-on skills in modern financial software which are highly prized by professional institutes and accountancy firms.

Professional recognition

This course meets the accreditation requirements of accountancy professional bodies who will grant exemptions for some of their examinations.

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Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enables students to focus on areas related to their career aspirations.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics and economics.

Enterprise ethos

We encourage a spirit of enterprise here at Loughborough. It's a key part of the Loughborough experience and it can really boost your job prospects. Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Modules


Year 1

Compulsory modules

Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Data Analysis I
Quantitative Economics
Skills for Study and Employment
Principles of Financial Accounting
Introduction to Law
Financial Accounting and Analysis
Accounting in Context

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Financial Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Economics of the Financial System
  • Company Law

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Compulsory modules

  • Research and Communication Skills for Economists
  • Financial Reporting: Theory and Practice
  • Strategic Management Accounting: structures, processes and roles
  • Financial Economics and Asset Pricing
  • Strategic Management Accounting and Performance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Finance and Derivatives

Optional modules

Plus an optional module from a list of options including:

  • Development in Microeconomics
  • International Money and Finance
  • International Trade
  • Developments in Microeconomics

 

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Due to its specialist nature, students cannot switch into this course from other courses.


Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 20% coursework and 80% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, class tests, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

L1NL Economics with Accounting - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: D*D*D
Preferred subjects: Business
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)

L1N4 Economics with Accounting - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture, and Citizenship Studies)
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: D*D*D
Preferred subjects: Business
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Preferred subjects

While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Maths/Further Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, English Language/Literature, Languages (non-native) Government and Politics, Law, and Statistics.

If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

Graduates mainly enter fields in accountancy, while others are employed in more general management positions.

Employers regularly place Loughborough in the top rank of universities for graduate recruitment.

Example graduate destinations and positions: Buckle Barton – Trainee Chartered Accountant, BDO– Graduate Trainee Business Assurance, Grant Thornton – Trainee in International Tax, and National Grid – Graduate Trainee.

Placements

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

Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects. On successful completion, you will be awarded either a Diploma in Professional Studies or a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Professional Placements

A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Your placement would typically be a graduate-trainee role with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

Our dedicated Placements Office help you secure a placement and work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world who regularly target our students for salaried placement positions. Typically around 1/3 of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, improve your language skills (though you will be taught in English) and enhance your self-confidence.

Our dedicated International Relations Office offers extensive support throughout the process. We have a wide range of partners in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australasia.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: L1NL

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: L1N4