Business Economics BSc (Hons) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

L112

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

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Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

L112

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

FBLU032

Study options:

3 years full-time
4 years sandwich
6 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 2222
ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

The modern business world is characterised by rapid change, in the form of globalisation, technological advancements and increased customer expectations.

Against this backdrop, commercial enterprises need to develop a sound understanding of the competitive environment in which they operate, the resources needed to succeed and where to allocate them to reach their objectives – something economists can help to provide.

By studying our Business Economics course, you will have the opportunity to focus on the application of economics to situations related to commerce and enterprise. By exploring a range of analytical and quantitative tools that can be applied to business situations through our ‘Economists Toolkit’ modules, you should be able to gain the skills to help companies in a variety of sectors make informed decisions.

Through a focus on contemporary business economic debates and the applications of economics, our course aims to help you to develop the quantitative skills and real-world expertise to support your potential future employability upon successful graduation. Former graduates of the course have gone on to find successful careers in areas such as management, consultancy and the civil service.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD)

European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the European Foundation for Management Development, a global membership organisation dedicated to management development, covering over 900 members across 91 countries.


Chartered Association of Business Schools

Chartered Association of Business Schools

Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) – Coventry Business School is currently an active member of the Chartered Association of Business Schools, which has a membership of over 120 business schools and higher education providers, and supports its members in maintaining world-class standards of teaching and research.


Coventry Business School is recognised by the above memberships for the 2021/22 intake. There is currently no intention for either of these memberships to lapse however if either of these memberships were not to be renewed we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

Chartered Insurance Institute (CII)

This course is recognised by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for the 2021/22 intake. CII recognition allows you to gain certain exemptions from some professional examinations, upon successful completion of this course (subject to application, availability, meeting applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply). If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the CII, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.


Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW)

This course is recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) for the 2021/22 intake. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to secure particular exemptions from certain ICAEW papers, depending on your selection of modules, and you will also need to fulfil the practical experience requirement to qualify as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant. Please note this is subject to availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional costs. If there is any change to the recognition of this course by the ICAEW, we would seek to notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Our Facilities

Lecture talking to student in the trading floor

Trading Floor

Students have opportunities to practice simulated trading and other finance-related activities using the various types of demo software available in the Trading Floor.

Business Simulation Suite

Business Simulation Suite

Coventry Business School's Business Simulation Suite utilises the latest business simulation software to give students the opportunity to improve their business skills.

DigiComm Lab Seating Area

DigiComm Lab

Designed to build creative minds, the DigiComm Lab is equipped with the latest industry-standard marketing and advertising software and devices to support your creative development.

What our alumni say

I really enjoyed how easily real world situations are applied to topics and how factors can be avoided/repeated. I feel as though knowing theories and practices can help me to create a better future, either by learning from mistakes or from repeating successes.

Sophie Kalumba, BA (Hons) Business Economics alumni, graduated 2016, now Associate at PwC Zambia

Course information

The Business Economics course is one of three pathways we offer in Economics; the others being Economics and Financial Economics.

For greater flexibility, all of our Economics courses have a common first year. This gives you the chance to experience and achieve a thorough grounding in economic concepts and principles, along with relevant quantitative techniques and skills, before you make your decision about which area you’d like to specialise in, depending on your interests or potential future career aspirations.

In the first year, you will have the opportunity to study core subjects including microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics and statistics. The second and final years will provide you with the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the business sector, seeing how economic concepts can be applied to understand the structure of markets, the key factors that influence firms’ pricing decisions, the determination of wages across different occupations and the organisational structure of businesses.

Given the importance of human resources within organisations, we place an emphasis on the theoretical and empirical tools developed by economists to analyse the employment relationship. You will have the opportunity to analyse in detail a select number of human resource issues, such as compensation schemes, performance measures, training, discrimination and the impact of government programmes. Traditional analysis of principal-agent theory will be complemented by evaluating recent developments in behavioural economics that focus on the psychology of incentives, including the effect of bonuses and price rates on productivity, and what makes a good performance measure.

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

In your first year, you will have the opportunity to gain a firm foundation in the core subjects of your course as well as the chance to broaden your field of study, through mandatory modules that have a balance between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Quantitative focused modules are also deeply embedded in the course to help you develop relevant skills required for further study and ‘The Economists Toolkit’ module aims to help you engage with enhancing your potential future employability.

Modules

  • Principles of Economics 1

  • Applied Economic Principles

  • The Economist's Toolkit - Analytical and Professional Skills

  • Principles of Economics 2

  • Mathematics for Economists

  • Statistics for Economists

  • Add+vantage

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

Your second year will give you the opportunity to further develop knowledge gained the previous year. Modules include a number of mandatory modules, together with one optional module, which can be selected from a range of choices, and can be used either to develop a specialisation with an eye on your potential future career, or to broaden your approach into various applied topics.

Modules

  • Intermediate Microeconomics

  • Introduction to Econometrics

  • The Economist's Toolkit - Employability Skills

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

  • Topics in Applied Economics

  • Optional modules (1 from the following):

    Choose one from the following three modules:

    • Behaviourial Economics
    • Economics of Globalisation
    • Economics of Business Organisations

  • Add+vantage

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

Overview

In your third year, you will have the opportunity to undertake an optional Placement/Study Abroad Year* working with a host company in the UK or overseas, or studying at a partner University overseas, with the aim of enhancing your potential future employability prospects and potential future career development.

If you wish to undertake the optional study abroad/placement year*, you will take either the Placement Year module or the Study Abroad Year module which both typically run for a full academic year between years 2 and 3 of your course. You are able to progress onto the relevant module if you have successfully completed the first two years of the course (i.e. having accumulated 240 credits) and have a confirmed opportunity two weeks prior to the start of the academic year, however we encourage international students to confirm their placements earlier to ensure they are able to meet any applicable visa requirements.

Students opting for either the work placement or study abroad module* will be registered on a non-credit bearing module and therefore no additional tuition fees apply. While the modules do not bear credits, they do require completion of a marked assessment reflecting on your placement/study abroad or work placement experience. Following successful completion of this assessment, the module selected will appear on your final academic transcript. Students will thus graduate with 360 credits in total, assuming successful completion of their final year.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Modules

Overview

In your final year, your studies should reflect an increased specialisation in your chosen field of business economics. The course now offers two optional modules for you to select, alongside four mandatory modules which are designed to give you the opportunity to become a well-rounded graduate, and include conducting a project in the field of business economics.

Modules

  • Labour Economics

  • Industrial Organisation

  • The Economist's Toolkit - Research Methods

  • Project

  • Add+vantage

  • Optional modules (2 from the following):

    Choose two from the following six modules:

    • International Economics
    • Development Economics
    • Public Sector Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Environmental Economics
    • Further Econometrics

Add+vantage

The focus on preparing students for successful futures sets Coventry apart as a university.

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and extra-curricular activities that are taken each year, and broaden students knowledge and skills within a work focused environment. There is a very wide range of Add+vantage free-choice subject areas, and they are arranged in themes.

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Current experienced staff who have worked as economic advisors, e.g. for Deutsche Bank in the Netherlands (please note staff are subject to change).
  • The opportunity to learn economic skills, while also being exposed to how businesses operate in widely different international markets.
  • Hands-on experience using a range of economics and business software packages, such as Bloomberg Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.
  • Opportunity to change course to either Economics BSc (Hons) or Financial Economics BSc (Hons) after successfully completing your first year, allowing you the opportunity to gain an understanding of the subject before confirming your specialism (course change is subject to Tier 4 compliance approval for international students).
  • Expert contributions by professionals from industry (subject to availability) which in the past have included our own alumni, HM Treasury, Lloyds Bank, Barclays, and the European Commission.
  • Student-led Economics Society organised social events, visiting speakers and field trips which in the past have included a visit to Amsterdam to visit the stock exchange (opportunities are subject to availability, competitive application, meeting applicable visa and additional fees may apply).
  • Facilities available include our Trading Floor, currently one of the largest of its kind in Europe, featuring 42 dual screen Bloomberg terminals.
  • Support offered for maths and stats through the university’s sigma centre, which offers drop-in sessions led by experienced staff (subject to availability).
  • Opportunity to gain exemptions from professional examinations with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), which could help you to progress your potential future career upon successful completion. Please see the Exemptions section of the Overview tab for more details.
  • Faculty research expertise in exchange rate equilibria, international trade, foreign direct investment (FDI) and conflict economics.

Your main study themes are:

  • Economic Theory: Provides an overview of the main concepts, principles and analytical methods used in macroeconomics and microeconomics. This will include the study of scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost; analysis of how consumers and firms make optimal decisions given limited resources; the effects of government intervention on markets; economic growth, business cycles, and stabilization policies.
  • Quantitative Methods: Aims to provide an understanding of the statistical techniques and analysis used by the professional economist, which should enable you to read and understand published empirical work, as well as formulating your own research hypotheses.
  • The Economist’s Toolkit: Designed to equip you with the full range of skills required for successful academic study and potential future career options, including presentation preparation and report writing skills.
  • Managerial Economics: You will have the opportunity to learn how to use economic analysis to solve problems and make effective decisions in the complex world of business. We place an emphasis on the global aspects of managerial economics and its application in the international marketplace.
  • Industrial Organisation: In-depth analysis of market structure and its implications for business and consumers. You will have the chance to see how game theory can be applied to understand strategic interactions between firms; the opportunity to learn how barriers to entry restrict competition; explore business strategies such as price discrimination and bundling; discuss the importance of product differentiation; and consider the implications of collusion between firms.

This course is available on a three-year full-time basis or a four-year sandwich basis, where between Years Two and Three there is one year of supervised work experience or a 12-month period studying abroad*. The course can also be studied part time over six years. Find out more information on part-time study, including how to contact us directly to discuss how this course will be structured if you choose to take it on a part-time basis.

The Faculty’s employability team, the Talent Team, will assist you in applying for a suitable placement*, preferably in a business- or finance-related position in a private, public or charitable organisation (opportunities are subject to availability, a competitive application process, meeting applicable visa requirements, and additional costs may apply).

Your course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, seminars, tutorials, self-directed study, computer-based workshops, and the use of statistical/econometric software (such as SPSS and Oxmetrics). Our team of Progress Coaches will be available for advice throughout your time on the course, and are able to offer support for any academic or personal issues (subject to availability).

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include formal examinations, in class and/or online tests, essays and/or reports, group projects and presentations.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate modern economic theory and the empirical methods used by economists.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the workings of economic systems, both within the UK and the wider global economy, including the ability to interpret relevant data and evaluate government policies.
  • Apply economic theories and empirical methods to real-world situations, by making appropriate use of data, abstraction, and logical reasoning in order to analyse economic events and issues.
  • Communicate technical concepts related to economic analysis and policy debates to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Examine issues of sustainability and ethics from an economic perspective, and critically appraise the ethical and sustainability implications of economic policy.
  • Integrate issues of national economic policy and analysis in a global context, and hence appreciate the value of international cooperation.
  • Use a range of transferable skills, such as: writing clear and concise reports based on evidence and logic; making effective use of information technology; confident delivery of presentations; creative problem solving and self-motivation.

 

We set out below the typical teaching contact hours that you will receive on this course. Teaching contact hours will vary in different semesters and years of study and may vary due to module selection. In addition to the contact hours below, we offer the opportunity to attend additional optional sessions, including sessions with the Faculty’s Progress Coaches, or to meet with staff during their advice and feedback hours.

Within your first and second years, you will have around 12 contact hours of teaching a week which includes:

  • Medium group teaching: practical classes, seminars or workshops each week
  • Large group teaching: lectures each week.

In your final year, if you are undertaking a project/dissertation, there is a greater emphasis placed on independent study and therefore total contact hours may be reduced.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake a significant amount of self-directed studying and revising in your own time each week, which may include, for example, guided study using hand-outs, online activities.

A variety of international Field Trips are offered each year, both tied to the course, as part of the Business School, or as University wide Field Trips. Our international experiences will give you the opportunity to apply the practical skills learnt through activities in a new international setting, as well as giving you the chance to meet international employers and gain an understanding of the varying economic climates that exist around the world.

If you opt to undertake the optional Placement/Study Abroad Year* in your third year, it is possible to spend a year studying or working abroad as part of your studies. We currently have links with institutions across Europe, Asia and America. Past students have studied applied economics at Zhejiang Gongshang University, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics and California State University Long Beach.

We also support you in finding an internship* (working with a host company) both here in the UK or abroad, during breaks in your studies. Past students have gone to work in countries as far afield as China to teach English as a foreign language and Belgium to work for Toyota.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2018/19, we provided a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni in 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016


12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

What our students say

I really enjoyed how easily real world situations are applied to topics and how factors can be avoided / repeated. I feel as though knowing theories and practices can help me to create a better future, either by learning from mistakes or from repeating successes.

Sophie Kalumba, BA (Hons) Business Economics, graduated 2016, now Associate at PwC Zambia

Entry Requirements

University Course Code: FBLU032
A Level BTEC IB Diploma GCSE requirement
BBB DDM 30 points Minimum 5 GCSE's graded 9-4 / A* - C including Maths and English.

A-Levels

A-Level applicants are required to have three
 A2 Levels. Coventry University may include AS grades within an offer for certain courses, but we are not able to accept two AS Levels in place of one A2 Level. In some courses it may be necessary for entrants to have passed specific A2 Levels in nominated subjects. Please see the course pages for more information.

Access Diplomas

The Access Diploma to include 30 Level 3 credits at Merit, plus GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade A*-C, or specified equivalents.

Coventry University welcomes applicants who have completed, or who are studying, the Access to HE Diploma developed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). Successful completion of the course will require you to gain 60 credits with at least 45 to be achieved at Level 3 (with the remainder at Level 2). In some cases we will require you to have gained Merit or Distinction grades in a number of units or in nominated subjects. For more information on the entry requirements for your chosen course please see the relevant course pages.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas

The University will accept the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma for entry to most courses. In some cases we will require applicants to have studied either certain named modules or a specific named Diploma. The appropriate course page will have full information on the entry requirements. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry to degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that provide a total volume of study that is equivalent to three A2 Levels. For example, you could be studying a BTEC Level 3 Diploma plus an A2 Level, or a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma plus two A2 Levels. Where a specific A2 or BTEC subject is required for entry then you must be offering this as part of your combination of qualifications.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance amongst other things. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force from time to time.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.0. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our students say...

I really enjoyed how easily real world situations are applied to topics and how factors can be avoided / repeated. I feel as though knowing theories and practices can help me to create a better future, either by learning from mistakes or from repeating successes.

Sophie Kalumba

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £9,250 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2021

2021/22 fees TBC*
2020/21 fees - £13,900 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Course essentials at no extra cost

We're committed to communicating study costs clearly to make sure you're not faced with having to make any unexpected payments.

This is why our ‘Flying Start’ package provides you with a few course essentials. Your full-time fee for an undergraduate degree will cover the following:

UK field trips

Any mandatory site visits and trips within the United Kingdom.

Key material

This can include core textbooks, software and equipment.

Laser prints

1,000 A4 sides of black and white laser printing credits per year.

Optional year

Pay no tuition fees for optional work placements or study abroad trips.

The following are additional costs not included in the fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip

This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.

EU student fees

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals starting in the 2020/21 academic year must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

What our students say...

I really enjoyed how easily real world situations are applied to topics and how factors can be avoided / repeated. I feel as though knowing theories and practices can help me to create a better future, either by learning from mistakes or from repeating successes.

Sophie Kalumba

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

A key advantage of this course is that, as well as giving you the opportunity to acquire highly sought-after skills in economic analysis, it aims to give you extensive exposure to how businesses and other organisations operate in widely different international markets.

Students at Coventry University can benefit from our long-established links with HM Treasury and other government departments, which currently offer a number of internships*, that can be undertaken during your optional Placement/Study Abroad Year* or outside of term time, as well as a unique mentoring programme for our students, Each academic year, at least 10 second year students are paired with employees of different departments and can explore a variety of tasks and potential future career options, receiving assistance in the design of their curriculum vitae with a view to potential future employment. Please note, the unique mentoring programme is subject to a competitive application process and availability.

Upon successful graduation, you should possess an in-depth knowledge of economic theories and models, with strong analytical and problem-solving skills and mathematical ability. You should also be able to demonstrate a wide range of desirable professional skills, including: team working; critical evaluation; self-directed learning; problem-solving; action planning and organising; written and oral communication; questioning and listening. The following personal qualities will also be addressed in each of the skills modules: achievement orientation; initiative and creativity; self-confidence; decisiveness; reflectiveness; adaptability and flexibility.

On successful completion, you should be well placed to pursue a wide variety of potential future career options in investment banking, accountancy, tax consultancy, the public sector, auditing, derivatives trading, management consultancy, mergers and acquisitions, and many more. Past graduates have found employment in a wide variety of careers at managerial level with prestigious employers.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your potential future career options and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your potential future career.

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee any internships, placement or study abroad opportunities and that all such opportunities may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

Where our graduates work

Past graduates from our economics courses have found employment in a wide variety of a number of prestigious employers in the public and private sectors including PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bank of England, Government Economic Service (GES), Vodafone and HSBC. A number of our previous graduates have also gone on to postgraduate study and professional training such as teaching. Please note that further study and training opportunities are subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.

£24K

Our graduates earn an average salary of £24,000 six months after the course (DLHE 2014/15)

What our students say

I enjoy the diversity of the modules – although they are mainly economics based, I like the Economist’s Toolkit module which allows you to gain employability skills.

Milena Damjanovic, BA (Hons) Business Economics
Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.