BSc Business Economics with a Year Abroad


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Degree of Bachelor of Science



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The BSc (Hons) Business Economics with a Year Abroad degree combines insights from economic science with a focus on management.

This is an ideal programme if you want to understand how the economy works from a business perspective, if you are interested in international trade and organisational leadership, and if you already know that you would like to pursue a career in business or management.

You will gain an understanding of the economic context in which modern business operates, helping you gain the skills to develop business strategies in a competitive environment.

In your third year, you will have the opportunity to spend a year abroad at one of our partner universities where you will be able to study whilst experiencing a different country and culture.

Overview

The BSc Business Economics with a Year Abroad combines insights from economic science with a focus on management. It is an ideal programme if you want to understand how the economy works from a business perspective and if you already know that you would like to pursue a career in business or management.

This degree gives you an understanding of the economic context in which modern business operates, helping you gain the skills to develop business strategies in a competitive environment. As with the BSc Economics degree, you will take specific core modules with additional optional modules offered by the School. We have received excellent feedback from our students, having been ranked first for academic support and second  for overall satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey. We also have a 100 per cent employability success rate (DLHE 2014/15).

This degree also includes a module focusing on core business disciplines taught by Norwich Business School  helping you acquire the ability to understand business from a variety of different perspectives. You will also learn economic modelling skills and statistical techniques. This will ensure that you have a wide range of skills valued by employers.

Course Structure

This four year course provides a wide range of integrated contemporary modules, which focus both on economics and business. Alongside a set of compulsory modules, you will be offered a varied choice of optional modules giving you the ability to tailor your own learning to your interests.

Year 1

Compulsory modules in economics and business will begin the development of key skills and knowledge. You will study a variety of introductory modules from ‘Introductory Economics’ to ’Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting’.

Year 2

You will continue to strengthen your understanding of the macro and microeconomy, alongside learning about the collection and analysis of data. In ‘Applied Economic Analysis’, you will build your statistical skills, and apply them in the form of a practical project designed to answer a research question. This module is also designed to enhance the employability of our graduates.

You will also have the opportunity to focus on and learn about the fundamentals of business strategy or the significance of increasing globalisation through the modules on offer.

Year 3

You will spend your third year at one of our partner universities. You will need to pass your year abroad, but it will not count towards your final degree classification. This gives you the advantage of spending a year studying economics and related subjects as offered by your host institution. This is a great way to further enhance your knowledge of economics, explore economic issues of other countries and develop personal skills which are welcomed by employers.

Year 4

You will take two compulsory year-long modules; ‘Industrial Organisation and Competition Economics’, which will develop your knowledge of how markets operate and firms compete, and ‘Advanced Economics’ which completes your training in macro and microeconomics.

You will also choose a further optional module in economics, which cover areas such as ‘Welfare and Policy’ to ‘Financial Risk Management’.

Assessment

Assessment is carried out through examinations and a variety of forms of coursework, including essays, oral presentations, research exercises and group work.

  • Essays are used for testing general levels of understanding and ability to apply concepts
  • Course tests are used for checking on mastery of technical material
  • Econometric projects are used for testing ability to apply, interpret and assess statistical techniques
  • Critical review of an academic article is employed in order to test both understanding and the ability to critically assess
  • Examinations allow for open-ended treatment of material.

What Next?

You will be well placed to choose from a wide range of career opportunities, including business, consulting, banking, politics, insurance, working in the Civil Service, business economics, personnel, accountancy, actuarial work, marketing, investment and financial risk analysis, and international organisations.

Many of our graduates go on to build careers in leading organisations, both nationally and internationally, such as:

HSBC
Bank of America
Goldman Sachs
Government Economic Services
KPMG
JP Morgan
Grant Thornton
UN – United Nations
Santander
Citi Bank
Barclays
Lloyds
Bank of England
Aviva
PwC
Deloitte
BDO

Economics graduates are also amongst the best paid: the HESA survey shows that economics sits just behind medical and engineering degrees at the top of the graduate salaries table.

Study Abroad

For Home/EU students opting for a Year Abroad the tuition fee is currently £1,350. The Year Abroad tuition fee will be subject to an annual increase. International Students are required to pay 25% of their annual tuition fee to UEA during their year Abroad and will be calculated based on the current tuition fee for that year.

Visit our Study Abroad website.

Course Modules 2017/8

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

  • Introductory Macroeconomics
  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Mathematics for Economists*
  • Introductory Statistics for Economists
  • Introduction to Financial and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Business

*This module is specifically for students without A level Mathematics (or equivalent). Students with A level Mathematics will take Mathematics for Economists, which covers the same topics as Introductory Mathematics but at a more advanced level.

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB excluding General Studies
  • International Baccalaureate 32 If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM BTEC Public Services is not accepted.
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 5 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade B.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA

English for University Study at INTO UEA

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

Candidates with equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply, or contact the Admissions Office for further information.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International Students webpage.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

    Next Steps

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