Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Economics and Management

Business and Economics

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich LN1F AAB 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time LN12 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 and Management course overview

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. By equipping you with these skills, this course is designed to open up a wide range of careers in consultancy, management or as an economist

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.

Optional modules enable you to specialise to suit your career aspirations. Unlike many other joint honours degrees of this type, the final year allows you to choose an even split of economics and management options.

Natalia: Economics and Management at Loughborough University

BSc student Natalia Chronowiat, on her course at Loughborough and why the combination of economics and management suited her career goals. She also talks about settling in as an international student and securing her placement year in industry.

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 & II
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Organisational Behaviou
  • 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

Optional modules

Plus a number of modules from a list of options including:

  • Introduction to Financial Economics
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Information Systems Development
  • Organisation StudiesFinancial Management
  • Data Analysis for Management

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Compulsory modules

  • 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 and Management

  • 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

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


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. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

LN1F Economics and Management - 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)

LN12 Economics and Management - 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 enter fields as diverse as banking, accountancy, financial management, insurance and marketing, while others are employed in more general management positions. Often, these are with companies that operate globally.

Example graduate destinations and positions: Aviva – Trainee Accountant, The Economist – Analyst, Jaguar Land Rover – Financial Analyst, and PricewaterhouseCoopers – Tax Consultant.

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 1/3rd of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroadboosts 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.

Our students

Channing

Course

Economics with Geography

Department

Business and Economics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

1st

Christina

Course

International Business

Department

Business and Economics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Helen

Course

Management Sciences

Department

Business and Economics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Matt

Course

Business Economics and Finance

Department

Business and Economics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

Final

Simon

Course

Retailing, Marketing & Management

Department

Business and Economics

Qualifications

BSc (Hons)

Year of Study

2nd

Department / School Key Information Sets

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

UCAS code: LN1F

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: LN12